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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

Definitely worth a visit, situated right on the banks of the Danube, not far from Parliament. A moving monument to the atrocities of WW2.

Thank pjbeck1208
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stumbled upon this while walking along the river. Not sure what it is for but it was boring. Small brass shoes lined the bank. Save your time and do something else.

Thank Allison M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a simple monument but it delivers a strong deep message. Possibly a good idea to read about the background on the internet as the info there is a bit lacking

Thank Steve D
Reviewed yesterday

Almost passed the shoes before I saw them. Slowly realized what they symbolize. The impression is strong, and will linger for a long time.

Thank RejseMorten
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you are equipped with tissues when u visit this site. It is very painful to imagine how all of this happened yet you must not skip this site.

Thank Nevin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very touching and sobering memorial. Budapest has quite a lot of Jewish memorials around the city, and I think it's incredibly important that events like this are remembered. You also get some beautiful views across the Danube and of the parliament building next door.

Thank stuairey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very moving story, we had to make a detour to see this for real and we were not disappointed, so many people lost and for what ultimate outcome?

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked along the Danube after taking a guided tour of the Parliament building as not far from each other. Had mixed feelings about visiting "the shoes" due to the history about them. Was not what i was expecting as lots of people about taking pictures...More

Thank Judie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The shoes are carefully arranged and there is an explanatory plaque. Very poignant and moving, although having heard about the display in advance, I had imagined it to be more extensive. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gillian T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to see this memorial as the sun was setting and it is very moving. In amongst all the fun and adventure of traveling to a new city its important to remember and reflect upon some of the appalling things that humans have done...More

Thank Jennifer L
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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
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
...More
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Susie658
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
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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
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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?
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