About Jewish Cultural Heritages Tours
Zrínyi u. 5
Budapest, Hungary 1051
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These tours show the Hungarian and Jewish culture in our country. English speaking guides are well trained, and have the necessary qualification to help to understand the Jewish past and present in Hungary and in Budapest. The tours are in one (English) language, and keep the sightseeing tours with small groups of people.
First To Review: Andrea T.
Feb 16, 2010
I went on the Expanded Grand Tour - with three synagouges (3,5-4 hours )
This tour was created for the one, who would really like to understand the differences between our main religious wings. With the help of our English-speaking guide you can be acquainted with the most important chapters of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány synagogue, which is the largest in Europe. Guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried, who were killed in the ghetto times. The Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We passed by the Heroes temple, which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during the WWI. To understand the present we continue our walk to the old – new Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. You can see the Carl Lutz Memorial, than we have an interior visit of the statusquo movement, the Rumbach Street Synagogue, the Király Street, the famous Gozsdu Courtyard and the center of the orthodox Jewish community, with an interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. After approximately 3,5-4 hours-long tour, you can have a cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary. You can chose this tour with a lunch too, in that case with ticket you will get 15% discount in Carmel a kosher restaurant.
May 28, 2012
One of the best and most interesting places that I have been to. The Dohnanyi Street Synagogue is one amazing piece of architecture. My personal favourite was the shrine to Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved so many Jewish people from the Holocaust and Stalin.