Meeting point: Vörösmarty square (at the lion fountain)
Length: 2 – 2.5 hours – covers about one and a half mile (~ 2.5 kilometers)
No booking is requested up to 8 people travelling together, just show up with a smile!
Groups more than 8 pax: we offer low cost private tours (booking is essential)
About our Jewish District Walk
An excellent walking tour with an introduction to the rich past of the historical Jewish quarter. Abundant highlights include Europe’s largest synagogue, Tree of Life Holocaust memorial, the Orthodox synagogue and other places of the Jewish and non-Jewish daily life in the most colourful part of the city. During this walk you will learn about the significant events happened before WWII and about the Holocaust history of Hungary. You will also learn about the culture of the most influental Jewish communities along with their lives, traditions, cuisine and music.
Hungary has the largest Jewish population in East-Central Europe and the second largest synagogue in the world. The Jewish quarter is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list of sights. The tour shows you not only the religious traditions but also other cultural art-, and scientific contributions, as well as the mutuality with the Hungarian history and evolution. It covers the history of the largest synagogue in Europe, leads through the cemetery and the memorial garden, as well as other precious places of worship and the hidden Jewish symbols of the neighborhood. We also pop in to the most authentic local pubs and cultural centers which are the top meeting points for party people.
- Dohány street Grand Synagogue
- Kazinczy street Ortodox Synagogue
- Rombach street Synagogue
- Gozsdu Courtyard
- Wallenberg Memorial Park
- Last piece of ghetto wall
Visiting the Synagogues
The tour does not include entrance into the Temples, but you could go back afterwards and pay the fee to enter. If you wish to visit Dohany street Grand Synagogogue or Kazinczy street Synagogue please book a fully customized private Jewish District walk with us.
Our tour guide was excellent! He combined history, with architecture and anecdotes to create a memorial and extremely worthwhile experience. He took us to the ghetto wall and neighborhood, three synagogues-Great, Dohany Street, and the Orthodox synagogue. We ended
our tour at a ruin pub, a new Budapest phenomenon. Young people renovate the insides of condemned buildings into a maze of corridors and courtyards, and turn them into hip pubs and restaurants. It reminded me of Le Marais in Paris.”