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Shoes on the Danube Bank

Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
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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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Reviewed yesterday

A very simple but extremely moving set of sculptures on the banks of the Danube. It is a sobering reminder of the dreadful things which happened to Jewish people during WW2

Thank Datchet
Reviewed yesterday

this is a free exhibit right on the river. Learn the story behind it prior to making the visit. It is a very moving site.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's one of those makes you stop and think moments.... if you are doing a walk around this great city stop by this place. It's a dramatic part of history

Thank Sjouktje R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With all the fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor, you'd think this was a big attraction for Budapest; it is not. However, it is a small, but powerful and moving memorial. You wouldn't necessarily feel like you'd missed anything if you didn't see it, but if you're...More

Thank Slimdog-G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very moving tribute and memorial to part of the history of Budapest. Can be included as part of a lovely walk along the Danube.

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful but heartbreaking monument of Nazi terrors in Budapest. Worth visiting as no one should forget the lessons of history.

Thank 517eevam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Imagine the owners of those shoes, aligned to the shore waiting the bulet. Interesting is to know, that some of them survived, finding the power to swim to the csepel island.

Thank Mike007883
Reviewed 2 days ago

So moving, simple but says so much. Don't miss it!! I was quite overcome just looking at this poignant mamorial

Thank cazmum2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

The simple nature of this memorial communicates a moving message. Its easy to find on the banks of the Danube very near the parliament building. It doesn't takle long and can be incorporated into a visit to that area. Please take time to visit.

Thank MissMinkle850
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking along the Danube River in downtown Budapest, you come upon these shoes symbolizing a memory of the Hungarian Jews killed during WW11. Preserved in iron, they provide a stark reminder of that horrible event. Gives a person pause for thought.

Thank pdm72
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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Hi, Susie658. What would you like to know about this attraction?What is it about?
13 June 2017|
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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
What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from 495emma | Reviewed this property |
I also would not call it an attraction. It is a small area with bronzed shoes in many shapes and sizes representing the persecuted of the time . It is a very moving experience and if you are visiting the wonderful Parliament... More
What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from Roxy L | Reviewed this property |
It's a memorial and consists of a number of iron shoes on the rivers edge. There is nothing to do there except look at it and think about what it meas if that's what you're asking?