Rumbach Street Synagogue

The Rumbach Street synagogue is located in Belváros, the inner city of the historical old town of Pest
The Rumbach Street synagogue is located in Belváros, the inner city of the historical old town of Pest, in the eastern section of Budapest.

Nearby Attractions

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Great Synagogue
Europe's largest - and the second largest in the world - this imposing Moorish Revival synagogue dates from 1859.
Weeping Willow
Designed by Imre Varga, and adjoining the The Central Synagogue, this magnificent Holocaust memorial has the names of the dead or the missing on 30,000 inscribed leaves.
Dohany Street Synagogue
Also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, it's a historical building in Budapest and the largest synagogue in Europe.
Kazinczy Street Synagogue
Kazinczy Street Synagogue is an Art Nouveau orthodox synagogue built between 1912 and 1913 Budapest VII.
Jewish Ghetto Wall Fragment
The Budapest Ghetto was liberated on January 17th, 1945.
Karl Lutz Memorial
Dramatic sculpture depicting Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, who saved many Jews during the Holocaust.

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A Day in Budapest: Private Tour with Tickets Included
Budapest, Hungary’s capital and the largest city on the River Danube became famous for its spectacular architecture, rich cultural heritage, vast Parliament building, impressive synagogues, delicious local cuisine, and for being the world’s top Spa destination! The 19th-Century Chaine Bridge connects the hilly Old Town of Buda with the flat but vibrant district of Pest.  On your full-day tour, your expert local guide will show you some of the most important historical and cultural sites of Budapest - and not to mention some truly breathtaking views. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Commence your tour at Heroes' Square by the iconic Millennium Monument with statues featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes.
  • Visit two of Europe’s most important synagogues at Dohány Street Synagogue and Rumbach Street Synagogue (if open at the time of the tour);
  • Admire the elegance of St Stephen's Basilica, a neoclassical cathedral (tickets included) named for the first King of Hungary;
  • See the scale and opulence of the Hungarian Parliament Building - which contains the Crown of St Stephen;
  • Discover Budapest’s stunning array of architectural styles, from the Turkish era to Art Nouveau;
  • Enjoy the buzz of Pest, a vibrant cultural hub on the eastern banks of the Danube;
  • Take a well-deserved, relaxing lunch break at Bisztró Csárda (Lunch not included);
  • Head to Buda District and enjoy the calm and historic vibe of Buda with its characterful streets;
  • Find out what drove Buda and Pest to unify as one large capital city;
  • Walk up to Castle Hill, which offers phenomenal panoramic views of the city and over the river;
  • Learn about the Buda Castle, by the imposing equestrian Statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy;
  • Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church with tickets included;
  • End your tour at Fisherman's Bastion where you are free to enjoy the panoramic views of the city at your leisure.

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest, a great city of the Renaissance, situated majestically on the Danube River. Budapest is famous for its stunning array of architecture and fairytale towers displayed extravagantly all over the city from the castle to the opulent parliament building; for its abundance of luxury thermal spas and vast network of underground caves; for its gastronomy; and for its rich artistic and cultural heritage. 

Budapest is the cultural, political, and economic hub of Hungary. The mighty Danube River neatly dissects the city, with the old town of Buda extending into the hills on the west bank and Pest sitting in the lowlands to the east. As Hungary’s largest city, Budapest is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic thanks to its long and complex history beginning with the Romans, and the legacies of the Asiatic conquest, Mongol invasion, Ottoman siege, German control, and Soviet rule. Your guide will talk you through the many trials and tribulations of the city, and the story of how Buda and Pest were eventually united as one city. 

Enjoy exploring both sides of the city; start at the Heroes' Square and learn about the iconic Millennium Monument with statues featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes. Walk around trendy Pest home to the largest Parliament building in the world, its height is matched by the imposing St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Great Synagogue is also one of the largest places of worship for the Jewish faith in the world.

Then head across the river to the old town of Buda, with spectacular views from the castle. Enter Matthias Church and end your tour at Fisherman’s Bastion where you can admire the panoramic views at your leisure.

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.

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