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Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

1. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.

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Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Historical Walking Tour

2. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Jewish Budapest is much more than the Jewish district and Dohány Street Synagogue that most walking tours present to visitors. On this 3-hour historical walking tour you’ll learn about the alternative Jewish experiences in a city where, before WW11, a quarter of the population was Jewish. Major sites on this walking tour can include: 1. Buda Castle and Medieval Jewry From 1100 to 1200, there was continuous Jewish settlement side-by-side with the emergence of Buda Castle Hill as the center of political power. Archival reconstructions provide a glimpse of remnants of the synagogue built here by the medieval Jewish community. 2. Óbuda Synagogue Until 1844 Jews were prevented from buying property in Pest or Buda. As a consequence, the economic and cultural wealth accumulated by Hungarian Jews centered around a third township, Óbuda. An impressive Classicist synagogue, built and consecrated in 1821, was a proof of the affluence and influence of the community, and continued to be a symbol of the strong Jewish community that flourished in Hungary in the following decades. Optional stopover: Frankel Leó Road Synagogue, a small eclectic synagogue, built in 1880 and hidden in the courtyard of a house 3. Lipótváros/Dohány Street After the emancipation of Hungary’s Jews in 1868, Pest and ¬Buda began a swift transition into a unified and modern city. The formation of a Jewish upper-¬class bourgeoisie is exemplified by the Dohány Synagogue (1859), the greatest Jewish place of worship in Europe. This is the building that inspired Manhattan’s Central Synagogue. Optional stopover: New York Café, once a bustling hub of Hungarian literary and fine arts figures, many of them of Jewish origin (still in operation) 4. Király utca promenade/Teleki tér A significant influx of Eastern Jewish refugees during WWI created new centers that were very different from the opulent neighborhoods of established Hungarian Jews. Visit small Hasidic shtibls and Sephardic¬rite prayer¬ houses that still surround the market where peddlers and petty¬ traders operated during the interwar period. 5. Újlipótváros/Pest Ghetto Until 1943 Jews of Budapest were in a relatively protected position compared to Eastern European Jews in general or Hungarian Jews elsewhere. Yet in October 1944, with the rest of the city’s citizens, they endured a Soviet siege, the Nazi and Hungarian Arrow Cross mass killings, and the coldest winter of the war. Due to international rescue missions and the relatively rapid advance of the Soviet Army, the devastation, though terrible, was not complete. The 2 ghettos of Budapest in Districts XIII and VII offer a direct connection to the events. In addition, the lovely neighborhood of Újlipótváros provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of a mostly assimilated Jewish upper-middle class from the interwar and postwar periods. Optional concluding venue: Kozma Street Jewish cemetery, a historical site that sheds more light on social and cultural preferences of Budapest Jewry than any building or memorial

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Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

3. Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center). After a break, continue your 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 your journey you will visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as "Hungary’s Schindler”, then you 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 have 2 options: you can accept the invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

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Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

4. Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

Explore Budapest on a guided walking tour with a choice of 4 routes. You can decide the best way to discover the gems of the Hungarian capital on a 3-hour guided walk. Pick one of the following options: A. Pest Downtown: This tour includes Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica (the second-largest cathedral in Hungary), Liberty Square, and the Central Market Hall (the largest covered market hall in Europe). B. Castle District: Visit the former Royal Palace (now the National Library and National Gallery), Alexander Palace (now the office of the President of the Republic), Castle Theater, the Fishermen's Bastion, and Matthias Church. C. Jewish Quarter: See Europe's largest synagogue, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, and more. D. City Shopping Tour: Look for treasures and special buys in the Central Market Hall, along Váci Street and Fashion Street, and at the city’s shopping malls. A professional guide will help you design a route to meet your interests. The use of public transport may also be recommended in certain instances.

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What people are saying about Kozma Cemetery

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Wonderful experience

Daniel and Esther were terrific and very knowledgeable guides. They made our tour very enjoyable. So glad we chose this tour. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Jewish religious practices and artifacts and the history of the Jewish population in Budapest and Hungary.

George was a great guide. His knowledge of Budapest is very thorough and knows a lot of interesting facts and tidbits. George was ready to go wherever I wanted and was interested in what I wanted to see and know Well with the time and money

Fabulous your! Barbara was amazing!! She is so knowledgeable, personable, and very enthusiastic about sharing info about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest . Our best tour in Budapest so far.. -:) Highly recommend .

Highly informative and enjoyable small group tour. The very personable guide answered all our questions, and we had a lot! I would recommend it without hesitation.

This was such an informative and interesting tour. It had a personal touch and I would highly recommend.