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Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial

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Address: Pest side of the Danube Promenade, Budapest 1052, Hungary
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Very moving and a fantastic way to show memorial. It was sad but a lovely way to tell the story and the view from the riverside is very beautiful.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving and a fantastic way to show memorial. It was sad but a lovely way to tell the story and the view from the riverside is very beautiful.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked up to the Dancing Shoes close to the Parliament building and it bought a lump to our throats. The artist had made this display to depict the people who were told to take their shoes of before being shot and dumped in the Danube. Really sad.

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Thank Philip F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a quick place to walk by after seeing the parliament. It doesn't take long, but it gives a good appreciation for some of the sad side of history. It is just some metal shoes on the edge of the river, but they represent Jews executed by the powers that took over during WWII. These are important things to... More 

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading the history of these shoes, it was quite humbling to actually go there and see them and feel what those poor people had to endure at the water's edge.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is worth the walk from the city centre but it would be nice to see some information that explains the story behind the shoe sculptures.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this sculpture very moving, but incredibly beautiful. A lovely tribute and well worth visiting. 2 min walk from Parliament.

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Thank Elaine H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make you realise how lucky we are to have our freedom. Such a beautiful and peaceful place to be. Tranquil and quiet.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The site is just along from the parliament building on the bank of the Danube. When you visit the shoes are a poignant reminder of how people were marched to the edge of the river and shot during the second world war

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With no visible plaque or anything you have to pre read up on this memorial. It's touching especially the children's shoes which people leave sweets in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this memorial is such a beautiful and thoughtful way to remind people that atrocities happened to real people, and if we are not careful they could happen again.

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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