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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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A very poignant memorial to the women and children who were killed at the side of the Danube by soldiers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracie C
Reviewed yesterday

This place is very thought provoking on the banks of the Danube. These poor people must have been terrified and makes you realise how lucky we all are. It’s not a place to visit on a wet day the embankment gets covered in puddles and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A visual that reminds you of the sad history of the place, a reminder of World War 2 and the effect it had on people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a beautiful walk along the riverbank. Snow falling and picturesque then you reach the shoes. It’s quite shocking to think how these people died and seeing the toddlers shoes was very hard.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 163laviniae
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s not like you can say you enjoyed this experience. But it opened my eyes to a world my generation will never truly understand. A humbling and haunting experience that will be with me for a long, long time. Go there and remember. I/we will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 606chrise
Reviewed yesterday

Really moving memorial though I'm not sure the history is always understood. The murderers here were not the Nazi party but the Hungarian Arrow Cross militiamen; it's an important distinction. Located on the banks of the Danube in the center of Budapest's beauty and grandeur,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking along the Danube,&all shoes were lined,up when the Jews,were forced to remove their shoes&went into the water,where they were shot.very sad & moving reminder.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fabuloustimes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never to be forgotten, this memorial is sublime and extremely clever in reminding us all of a terrible past. I knew of how many perished but not of those who were shot into the dance. Clever very clever and poignant Shoes facing towards the waters...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marksandom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This historical place is a sad memorial. When you are in Budapest it is necessary to go there to thank about this bad time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julianh141
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stop by this memorial on my recent trips to Budapest for work. This is very well done memorial to some of the travesties that happened in Budapest during the war. It’s a little hard to find down by the river but once you find it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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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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alfjoy37
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
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alfjoy37
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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Susie658
13 June 2017|
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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
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