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Shoes on the Danube Bank

Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
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Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the hardest sites to see. The story goes that the Nazis walked prisoners tied together and executed one and pushed them into the water and the other would drown because of the weight of the dead body. They did this to...More

Thank sillysull
Reviewed yesterday

Moving reminder of the terrible cruelty inflicted on the Jewish population of Europe during the Second World War. This simple tableau of left behind shoes representing all ages brings home the reality of the extermination of all the individuals targeted by the right wing Arrow...More

Thank CacaMck
Reviewed yesterday

Not worth visiting by itself. However, if you visit the Parliament and keep on walking along Danube, you cannot miss it.

Thank Voula D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This will pull at your heart strings...it's a very moving tribute to those Jews who lost their lives in the war...it has shoes and memorabilia on show to remind us of the huge loss of world war 2.

Thank Neatesy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Shoes on the Danube was a simple but powerful reminder of the treatment of the Jewish people in WW2, particularly the children's shoes. Early morning before the crowds is the best time to gain an understanding of just what occurred.

Thank family_friendly2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very important to visit to fully realize the tragedy of the 2nd world war. On the shore of the Danube near Parliament.

Thank RossEric58
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not included in many tourist books or tourist literature and this is a disappointment. It should be a must for all visitors to Budapest to show what people can do to others and that we must stop things like this happening. Sadly some...More

Thank Thirskies
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another important historical reminder of the awfulness of humanity. Hardest part is when you really look at the shoes and realise a lot of them aren't adult sized.

Thank KellysOdyssey
Reviewed 2 days ago

I expected to be moved by this memorial but I wasn’t, perhaps it was the hoards of tourist that surrounded it and disrespected it all for a photo op. I don’t think people realized the magnitude this group of shoes represented. Perhaps going when it...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place really send a massage of what the minorities and specially the Jewish people suffered from during the war. A must visit place

Thank Gil N
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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17 September 2017|
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Response from mcmonScotland | Reviewed this property |
I think that the Budapest Card is good value if you are going to do a lot of the included museums/activities in a short time and travel on public transport all the time. Budapest is a very walkable city. And public transport... More
17 September 2017|
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Response from Susan I | Reviewed this property |
You can either purchase online or at the airport as you arrive. If you wish to purchase at either location, but will not be using it right away because your hotel shuttle, or a taxi, is taking you to your hotel, you can... More
13 June 2017|
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Response from jdshro | Reviewed this property |
Hungary was allied to Germany during WWII but late in the war Hungary joined in armistice negotiations with the US & UK. When Hitler found out he felt betrayed and in 1944 occupied Hungary. Most Hungarian Jews were... More