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Free Tour of the Jewish Quarter and World War II

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2020

Hello travelers! We are a group of guides happy to live and work in Budapest! With degrees in History of Art and Tourism. And after years of experience in the city, we have come up with the recipe for the perfect free tour: INGREDIENTS: -300 grams of history (just enough so that you don't get saturated) -150 grams of legends -several tablespoons of curiosities, gossip and news - "salt shaker" to the taste of the guide -A handful of tricks so that you learn to move around the city - A guide wanting to enjoy yourself - A motivated public PREPARATION: We start by adding the 300 grams of history, because every tour has to start with a good historical context. But immediately we add 150 grams of legends to the mixture in small doses and stir well until a well-homogeneous and balanced dough is left. Let it rest and add salt to taste until you start to hear a few laughs. That is the signal that tells you that the mix is on the right track. It is then the right time to add several spoonfuls of curiosities, gossip and current affairs, always at the request of the diner. All this is put in the oven for 2 and a half hours at maximum power. And to avoid that the dough does not drop, go adding tricks and recommendations. If the steps have been followed well, we assure you a good free tour. And if the recipe is also made in Budapest, success is guaranteed!

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Tour description

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The Jewish Quarter and its history. Learn about Jewish culture in Budapest and what it experienced in its darkest moment, "The Second World War."


They say that reality always surpasses fiction, and on this tour you will be able to prove it. In 1944-45, the Jewish Quarter became the Budapest Ghetto. An essential tour to understand the most recent and tragic past of the city, and its reflection today.


Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it



AIM:

  1. Contextualize Hungary in World War II.
  2. Get to know the Jewish people, traditions and history better.
  3. The effect of World War II and the Holocaust in Budapest.
  4. Discover the moments of light within the darkness that was experienced. We will introduce you to the "Righteous Among the Nations"



ITINERARY :

🟢 We start at the Great Synagogue of Budapest, 🕍 the largest in Europe! There we will reveal all the secrets of the “Jewish cathedral” – why is it nicknamed that?...
🟢 Before entering the ghetto, we will tell you in detail about “The Battle of Budapest”, one of the bloodiest and most unknown battles of World War II.
🟢 We will visit the synagogue cemetery and see the “Tree of Life” 🌳 a beautiful tribute to the victims of the deportations in Hungary.
🟢 You will learn the shocking story of Raoul Wallemberg , and from there we will walk to the Orthodox Synagogue, where we will talk about this Jewish community. Their rituals, clothing, kosher food and many more curiosities.
🟢 Next we will stop at the Carl Lutz Monument to tell you who are the “righteous among nations” 🫂 and what role they had in this city.
🟢 And since there is time for everything, we will also talk about urban art ,🎨 since the Jewish neighborhood is full of murals by street artists and is the birthplace of the Ruin Bars
🟢 We will follow the trail of the “stumbling stones” and reach the third synagogue on our tour, Status Quo . Does its name have anything to do with the rock group? 🧑‍🎤We will reveal that secret to you...
🟢 You will be impressed by the ruined building that hides the wall of the Budapest ghetto, the last remaining testimony of the Holocaust in this city. There we will talk about Nazism in Hungary, through the Arrow Cross Party.

This is a vibrant, powerful, crude tour at times, but necessary... Those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat it. And to tell you about it, we have professional guides, graduates in Art History, Tourism and passionate about Budapest!
Don't miss this Free Tour of the Jewish Quarter and World War II. We will wait for you!

Requirements:

-A minimum of 6 people is necessary for the tour to depart
-On Free tours we do not accept large group reservations.
Group reservations of 6 or more people who want to attend must pay 8 euros or 3,500 huf per person at the beginning.
If not, the guide may not admit them. (This also applies if a group of 6 or more makes several multiple reservations. For example: you are a group of 10 friends, and you make 2 reservations of 5 people)

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Dohány u. 4, 1074 Hungary
    Budapest, Dohány u. 4, 1074 Hungary
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    Look for the green or orange umbrella at the Great Synagogue

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Gran Sinagoga de Budapest
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sinagoga Rumbach
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Szimpla Kert
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gozsdu Court

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Carmen 15 Feb 2024
Málaga

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Nos encantó la experencia, un profesional súper cualificativo, atento y nos diferentes recomendaciones.
Ángela 05 Feb 2024
Granada

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Todo magnífico
Alicia 23 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Tour muy recomendable!
Liliana 15 Jan 2024
Temperley

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Laura: una genia. Muy dinámica, clara y sólida. Bravísimo!!!
Pedro 14 Jan 2024
Almansa

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Muy interesante los datos que nos contó Sandra, explicándonos con detalle la historia de los judíos en Budapest. Recomendable, aunque a primera hora de la mañana en enero, se pasa mucho frío 🥶
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