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The Glass House

Vadasz utca 29, Budapest 1054, Hungary
+36 1 269 1450
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“carl lutz” (7 reviews)
“glass factory” (3 reviews)
“diplomat” (2 reviews)
Vadasz utca 29, Budapest 1054, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 269 1450
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

You may walk past the front a few times a tad perplexed (located next to a school) but once found, its an enlightening and touching exhibition. Run by volunteers and maintained on donations it really is a labor of love keeping the story of Carl...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The opening hours are limited, and from the outside the entrance is not obvious. The exhibition is one room with photographs and a model of how the house was used as a refuge in the 1940's. When we went, there were just a couple of...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

It was a bit difficult get to the address but once I entered there was a very kind man and gave without any cost an audio guide in English. It's a small exhibition however the story of this man who managed to save around 40000...More

2  Thank Angé M
Reviewed 12 January 2017

To stand in their courtyard and realize exactly how many Jewish people were given refuge was humbling. The only constructive criticism I would offer is that the exhibit area needs to either have translations available or possibly an audio tour in multiple languages.

1  Thank TravelChic4469
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a very interesting tour. It was amazing that 3000 people fit into that small area! The guide was very informative as well.

Thank scolson5
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Glass House tells the story of a building which used to be a glass factory and was used by the Swiss Diplomat Carl Lutz to save Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust. It is located not far from Saint Stephen Basilica. Tip 1: the...More

5  Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were travelling with our 8 and 10 year old children and felt that we should visit at least one Holocaust memorial site in Budapest. We chose the Glass House because of the remarkable story behind it. Upon arrival we weren't entirely sure how to...More

5  Thank Jo B
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Glass House (Üvegház), played a crucial role in accommodating and eventually saving the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the period from mid-1944 until January 1945. The building enjoyed diplomatic immunity, courtesy of the Swiss government. Carl Lutz, who was the Swiss Vice-Consul...More

7  Thank Traveltheorient
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The Glass House is on a nondescript street. You only know you're in the right place by the address and the plaque on the building (to the right of the entrance). The building, which had once been a glass factory, was a safe house for...More

4  Thank Rwilsker
Reviewed 27 May 2014

.... that the prospects of this museum is constrained by lack of funds. Having spent the first year of my life in the basement during WWII, the Glass Factory was to be one of the high points of our Budapest stay. However, the upper floors...More

4  Thank Joseph M
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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11 January 2017|
Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
As I recall there was no entrance fee. Inside, There was a donation box where people are able to donate as much money as they want to if they wish to do so.