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Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
+36 70 701 0101
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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.
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  • Average6%
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Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 70 701 0101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You are required to go with one of the tour groups (every half an hour I think) with guides in English and Hungarian. Our guide was excellent, communicated well with us and had extensive knowledge about the museum and the history, whilst being entertaining in...More

Thank Sam E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entrance of the museum is on a quiet street. I visit this museum 3 times :)), and usually I went up in Buda, and then came down to the entrance on some stairs. The guides ar very good, and explain well the history of...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hospital in the rock is one of the rare places in Budapest where you will hear about WWII. The history of the hospital is condensed in the end of the war, with the siege of castle hill above and the wounded below. The tours...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Family took the tour. Perhaps being that we are physicians we are a bit biased...but this is a fascinating place to visit...the power of the human spirit.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently visited Budapest again for a few days. This was my first trip back there in about 10 years. We decided to check out the Hospital In the Rock and it was a huge hit. Not only is it cool that you are in...More

Thank Y4119CMcatherineg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to go by family members who have traveled to Budapest. Though it's mentioned in many travel guides as a must see, it seems like a bit of an out of the way finds. Though its literally right under your feet! Fascinating history of...More

Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hospital in the Rock initially were caves used by families for food storage, with refrigeration they were abandoned. Then during the World War II they connected the caves and turned them into a hospital and bunker! Highly recommend it!

Thank linda5712016
Reviewed 1 week ago

For history and cultural buffs like me, photography of the place is very important. The ONE thing that really ruined the entire experience is the " no photograph " rule. For 4000 Hungarian Florint ( 13 Euros / $ 15 USD / $ 19 CAD...More

Thank Trixcentrix
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has two parts: a hospital from the age of second world war and a nuclear bunker from the age of cold war. (Fortunately it was not used.) If you have a free hour after visiting the Royal Palace and the Castle District, don't...More

1  Thank Benczur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guides are well versed in the story of the hospital and are open to questions - an unusual tour that opened the eyes of all to a part of Hungarian history known by so few - I'd have to say a must for...More

Thank Vanessa H
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear Zoe9798 The closest bus stop can be found at Szentháromság Square, next to Matthias Church. The number 16 bus (Szell Kalman Square – Deák Square) as well as the 16A and the 116 (Szell Kalman Square – Dísz Square) stop... More
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear SherriLR, The Museum can only be visited with a guided tour. Tours depart every hour on the hour during opening times. A guide in Hungarian and English is always available. Full tour duration: 60 minutes, covering the... More
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13 June 2016|
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Response from Amanda C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not necessary to buy online, we just showed up and queue to pay and joined the tour. There are concession prices for above 65 / student prices as well!