This tour was created for those, who would like to get an overview of the past and present of Hungarian Jewry and would like to understand the differences between our main religious wings. With the help of our English/German speaking guides you will be acquainted with the most important chapters of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry.
We visit the Synagogue triangle, which shows different views of Jewry in Budapest. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. You will see The Martyrs’ Cemetery where thousands were buried, who were killed during WWII. Our next stop will be the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the Holocaust. We pass by the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Austria-Hungary during WWI.
The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Madách Square, Rumbach Street Synagogue, Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center).
After a break we continue our 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 our journey we visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as „Hungary’s Schindler”, then we 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 two options: you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.
Further important information:
At the end of the tour you will be given a Jewish Centre entrance ticket. These tickets are valid for one entry during next 24 hours. If you would like to go back the next day to the Jewish Centre, please keep your ticket and show it at the entrance gate.
- Meeting at Deák Ferenc square
- Gábor Sztehlo Monument – the statue of a Lutheran pastor, he was the first Hungarian who was awarded as righteous with the Yad Vashem honour by the State of Israel
- Király utca – the first Jewish Center in Pest
- Jewish Museum with local guiding
- Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue
- Martyrs’ Cemetery – Holocaust Memorial Park
- Raoul Wallenberg Park
- Tree of Life
- Heroes’ Temple – (outside visit)
- Jewish Centre
- Carl Lutz Memorial Park
- Rumbach Street Synagogue – (outside visit)
- Madách Square
- Gozsdu Passage
- Orthodox Jewish Quarter
- Interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
Cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can have 10 % discount in the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant.
- professional guiding during the whole tour
- entrance fee to the Jewish Museum
- entrance fee to the Dohány Street Synagogue
- entrance fee to the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- entrance fee to the Jewish Centre, where you can visit the Hungarian Jewish Archiv and an audio-visual exhibition about the past of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest
- entrance fee to the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
- a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or 10% off your order at the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant
|An expanded Jewish Heritage Tour (3,5-4 hours)
||10 am / 2 pm
1st May till 31 October everyday except Saturdays
From Monday to Thursday at 10am and 2pm, on Fridays and Sundays at 10am ONLY
Program is NOT available on Saturdays
Meeting time: 15 minutes before the program
Meeting place: Dohány Street Synagouge (H-1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 2,)
Duration: 3,5 - 4 hours
We don't have tours on jewish holidays, when the great Synagogue is closed for guiding.
May: 30, 31
September: 20, 21, 22
October: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23
Please send your reservation via e-mail to email@example.com. We will send the confirmation of your booking within 1 day, but usually in 3 hours!