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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 via mobile

This is a site we wished to see - unfortunately from too recent history! Open air sculpture of shoes on river side- moving and poignant. Some visit to simply tick off list, others to reflect on the significance and sacrifice. Privileged to visit.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To remember and do not forget how crawl mankind can be. 3500 people were killed there. Nowadays we still let people kill each other!

Thank Ronitronen
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in Budapest. Very simple but moving, people have added flowers / sweets also which bring some colour / texture. I think it would be even better if some more info was on a wall nearby, we read about it beforehand.

Thank LTJ889
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you know the history then this small place is worth a visit. Adjoining the parliament house this is at the river side. The only issue is that it requires some maintenance as tourists leave a lot of candles and other items which over a...More

Thank atulthapliyal
Reviewed 2 days ago

I guess it’s one of very few places in Budapest where silence and contemplation dominate the city noise. People come there to pay their respects to the victims of totalitarian system, murdered with cold blood in 1945. It is hard to express all the emotions...More

Thank this_world_is_mine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very sad event(s) led to this memorial. Saddest to see were the little children's shoes. The nazis had their victims remove shoes before they were shot and thrown In the Danube. Shoes had more value than human life.

Thank tucsonfolks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simple and moving monument to those killed by their own people inww2 well worth seeing and a chilling reminder of how people can turn against their own

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very moving. Must know the story behind the exhibit. This is part of Budapest that is a must see but depressing to think of the reason for the shoes.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago

memorial site,very touching ,shoes of men woman n kids on the danube!must visit !! beautiful view from the danube!

Thank jaakamat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very moving story about those lost in WW2 and how they were killed. Evidently women and children were taken to the river , had to remove their shoes and then were shot. You can see while driving by .

Thank Steve 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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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
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
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