Explore the amazing Jewish heritage of Budapest in an imposing and enlightening nutshell throughout this walking tour. Join the tour and learn about the Hungarian Jewish culture the most memorable way possible: through its living, breathing tactile history. We start our tour with the Shoes on the Danube Bank which is a memorial statue by film director Can Togay and sculptor Gyula Pauer, created to honour the people killed by Fascist militiamen in Budapest during World War II. The installation is made up of 60 pairs of period-appropriate iron shoes, representing the victims who had to take their shoes off before execution, leaving them behind on the riverbank. In 2017 the statue was ranked second among the world’s most fascinating public sculptures by America’s prestigious Architectural Digest magazine. The next station of the tour is the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest Jewish sacred house in Europe and the second largest synagogue in the world. Following the synagogue you will take on an extensive tour of the Jewish Museum with an insider guide to explore the past and present of the Hungarian Jewish heritage through a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. Still not leaving the premises of the great synagogue complex, we will take the time to commemorate the victims of the holocaust at the Martyrs’ Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching monument of the Tree of Life. As the last stop in the garden, you will be taken to see the stunning Heroes’ Temple and the Jewish Family Research Centre. As the final part of the tour we will head down the depths of the Jewish Quarter with an exterior visit to the beautiful Rumbach Street Synagogue. After a short break we continue our walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories of this area, you also get basic information about Budapest. During our journey we visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as „Hungary’s Schindler”, then we pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in Art-Nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the kosher Fröhlich confectionery.
This tour takes you to the charming and most intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda castle district. A journey into the dark history of XV and XVII century, with stories of battles, vampires and myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth. Visit with us the hidden corners of Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Get amazed by the stunning and magical atmosphere of Buda Castle. Let yourself be guided by a professional storyteller wearing exquisite perior outfits in order to impersonate a character from the olden days. Enjoy a perfect mix of history and folklore combined in a special and unique experience. The tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. The tour does not include access to the interiors of sites visited.
Discover UNESCO World Heritage Buda Castle and its rich history of battles and sieges, war and peace on a time travelling walking tour where history unfolds before your eyes in virtual reality. We start our tour at the foot of Castle Hill and end at a breathtaking view of the Pest side from the top of it. The tour takes you through 7 historical periods from the 13th century onwards to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Our custom created 360-degree 3D animations in virtual reality bring history to life in a way that has never been done before. Between each station, the audio guide helps connect the dots between the historical periods. Due to the technology and content of the program, the minimum recommended age is 12.
There are a number of illegal graffities and art as well, but since 2011 various firewalls (or also called partition walls, they are between buildings and have a purpose of stopping fire from spreading) have become canvas for artists in the Jewish Quarter and there was a project called Firewall Rehabilitation born. Civil based, non-profit groups started colouring up the big, grey, empty, sometimes depressing walls of the former Jewish ghetto, which was also damaged like most other parts of Budapest during the Second World War. Nowadays the city councils and other institutions, like embassies, different agencies support this legal way of street art in Budapest, that’s why if you walk around the 7th district you can find many murals depicting different themes. They are about history, culture, food, partying, or simply art. During this easy, 3 hours long walk we will introduce you the artistic face of the Jewish Quarter and sometimes we spice it up with a little history as well while looking at beautifully painted murals. Murals we see on the way: The Angel of Budapest: Ángel Sanz Briz, SisI and Elisabeth town, A Hungarian invention: the Rubik’s cube, The Famous 6:3 football game played by Hungary and England, The Oak trees of Polish-Hungarian friendship, The Cover of Time magazine in 1957, and many more.
On this tour, you’ll get to know the backstory of Budapest’s most intriguing district, learning about its former inhabitants, it’s tragic downfall during and after WWII and how it managed to rise from the ashes as the epicentre of Budapest’s nightlife and alternative arts scene. Along the way, we’ll visit both the legendary ruin pubs and some secluded ones that most tourists will never even have heard of. Aside from dipping into the city’s drinking scene, we’ll also check out all the other things that make this district one of the city’s most vibrant. As we walk the city, you’ll get a chance to take in the atmosphere, hear unique stories, the neighbourhood’s ubiquitous street art explore some of the best local designer shops, galleries and bookstores. This is more than just a simple pub crawl - you’ll come away with an understanding of Budapest’s unique underground culture and how the party got started here. The tour takes place in the early evening hours which, and perfect way to see area’s changing pace as it turns from day to night.