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Shoes on the Danube Bank

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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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Very thought provoking memorial , worth visiting if only to remind ourselves the unnecessary suffering people can cause to others

Thank FranG1051
Reviewed today

Went to look at the Shoes memorial while on a trip to Budapest. It was very moving to see the spot where innocent people were forced to take off their shoes then murdered so that their bodies fell into the Danube. So sad.

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This is a memorial that really hits home once you learn the story behind these haunting shoes sculpted and attached to the bank of the Danube river. It's certainly one of the landmarks easy to disregard or miss in favor of other places to visit...More

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Reviewed today

Super powerful and moving - but you really appreciate the context and extent of the social injustice when you also have the rest of the history of what happened during those times ... this is recent history, people ... they lined them up and saved...More

Thank lobsterabbit
Reviewed yesterday

There are no signposts or notices to the shoes, we only found it by using our good friend google maps! Worth visiting, very solemn and quite moving.

Thank ChrisR169
Reviewed yesterday

Very moving. A must visit for all visitors to Budapest to see the atrocities committed by the Nazis.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed yesterday

This sculpture is worth the short detour near Parliament. Such a sad history. The shoes commemorate the spot where Hungarian Jews were led to the river to be killed by the Nazis in the 1940s.

Thank Tifster
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very moving and heart wrenching monument, just to stand here and think of how these people felt just before they were shot will bring tears to your eyes.

Thank NeilS303
Reviewed yesterday

On the banks of the Danube within eyesight of the Parliament building lies a sombre Holocaust memorial to the victims of WWII. Jews were murdered here by fascist militia. In memory, a sculptor created bronzed shoes, depicting the final steps of the murder victims, as...More

Thank ciarsd
Reviewed 2 days ago

It makes you think of the life you have It was very moving just standing there thinking of what they went through Would recommend going there

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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
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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
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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