Private Walking Highlights of the Jewish District in Budapest
Delve into Hungary's Jewish history in Budapest's Seventh District. On your private walking tour, you will:
- Enjoy the personalised attention of a Private licensed guide
- Visit the Great Synagogue, Europe’s biggest place of worship for the Jewish faith
- Enjoy the buzz of Pest, a vibrant cultural hub on the eastern banks of the Danube
- Visit three synagogues built-in styles from the Moorish to Art Noveau.
- See moving memorials and hidden treasures in the Jewish quarter.
- See historic Kazinczy, Rumbach, and Dohány Street Synagogues
- Visit Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching Emmanuel tree.
- See the dramatic memorial to Carl Lutz who saved many Jews during the Holocaust.
- See the last remaining part of the WWII ghetto wall.
Though small in size, the 7th District currently has Budapest’s highest population density, leading the streets a buzzing ambience, day or night. Plenty of historical remains, a cemetery, a memorial garden and a museum provide a poignant narrative on the Holocaust and the former Budapest Ghetto.
As Central Europe’s largest Jewish community, Budapest is home to around 90,000 Jews, of which ten thousand are believed to be Holocaust survivors. Since the fall of communism, the city has seen a revival of Jewish religious life in the city. Shops and businesses reopened and around 20 synagogues are now found throughout the city, representing a variety of movements including Orthodox, Chabad Lubavitch, Neolog and Liberal. Budapest also boasts many Jewish schools, cultural centres, monuments, historical sites, kosher restaurants, ritual baths, kosher butcheries, bakeries, and even a matza factory. Several museums are dedicated to Jewish interest.
On this fascinating tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, you will discover the Jewish Heritage of the 7th District with a knowledgeable local guide. Hear centuries-old tales of Jewish history and gain first-hand insight into Jewish culture past and present. Discover Dohany Synagogue, the largest in Europe - with a capacity for over 3,000 people, visit a memorial to heroic Jewish soldiers who fought in WWI. Your tour of Budapest’s Jewish Culture will take you to the “Weeping Willow” memorial, inscribed with the names of over 400,000 Jews killed in the Holocaust. You will also see a bronze statue of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat credited with saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives in Budapest.
Learn about the lives of the Jewish community under Soviet rule when Budapest became the only Soviet satellite country where an operational Rabbinical Seminary continued to exist. Learn about the beautiful Rumbach Synagogue, the Orthodox community within the Jewish Quarter and the story of Carl Lutz Memorial.
Please note the following as well, relating to your visit to the Dohany Synagogue:
Your tickets are for a specific time slot at 10 AM. Tickets cannot be exchanged nor refunded for a different time slot.
- Please dress appropriately. Men must wear a kippah (available on-site).
- You will undergo a security check upon entry.
- No large backpacks are permitted.
- Opening hours may be changed last minute due to services and events.