Pulawy - Kazimierz Dolny - Naleczow

July 6, 2017

Visit Pulawy and learn about Jewish life in the residential town of one of the most prominent Polish noble families, the Czartoryski; experience the charm of a shtetl in Kazimierz Dolny and have a walk in the in the 18th c. park in Naleczow - one of the prettiest towns in the area.

This tour is part of Lubliner Reunion 2017, which is organized by the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre. Click here for more details of the event.


​9.00 Meeting on the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) near the high stairs (for guests who are staying in the Old Town)

9.15 Meeting in the Ilan Hotel parking lot (for guests who are staying in the Ilan Hotel)

Please be punctual as the bus will not be able to wait.


Jewish settlement in Pulawy dates back to the second half of the 17th, when Jews were mainly living in a nearby village of Wlostowice. In the 18th c. the Czartoryski noble family moved their main residence from Warsaw to Pulawy, transforming it into an important cultural and political centre. As a result, Wlostowice lost its central position and the community offices moved to Pulawy. Jews were granted a privilage to settle down in the northern part of Pulawy, called Piaski, near the Vistula river bank. In the interwar period Jewish inhabitants constituted almost half of the town's population. Pulawy was heavily bombed at the very beginning WWII, in Semptember, 1939. The majority of Jewish district was completely destroyed at that time. Four months later, on December 28th, 1939 the Jewish citizens of Pulawy were deported to numerous labour camps in the area.

Visit: the area of the former Jewish district on Piaski, the monument on the site if the destroyed synagogue, the Czartoryski family residence with the park

Kazimierz Dolny (Kuzmir on Vistula)

The Jewish settlement in this town is known to have existed already in the times of King Casimir the Great, who in the 14th c. granted privileges to the Polish Jews. Legend has it that in this town King Casimir had a romance with a Jewish girl called Ester. In the 19th c. tzadik Ezechiel ben Zvi-Hirsch Taub, a disciple of the Seer of Lublin, settled here and made hasidism a mainstream among Kazimierz Jews.

Visit: the synagogue (today museum), the Jewish cemetery and the lapidarium, the main square and its historical buildings and the Three Crosses Hill (viewpoint to the town and Vistula river).


Enjoy one of the most popular health resorts in Poland. The microclimate here encourages treatment and regeneration of the body and gives a perfect conditions for relaxation and recreation. One of the main attractions of Naleczow is its beautiful 18th century park, the heart of the town, surrounded by dozens of historic villas.
Visit: the 18th century park

19.00 Return to Lublin, the end the tour

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registration deadline: April 30, 2017

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  • Price includes transportation and guiding service

  • The whole program in conducted in English

  • If you already signed up for a tour via questionnaire on the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre's website, you don't need to fill the above form. 


Please note: the price does not include travel insurance.

In case none of the sites listed on the upcoming Lubliner Reunion 2017 tour list are of specific importance to you, or you wish to have an individual roots tour in the region of Lublin made for you, please contact us in advance.


We will be happy to prepare a special itinerary for you. You can check the list of towns and shtetls in Lublin Region here.

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