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Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial

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Address: Pest side of the Danube Promenade, Budapest 1052, Hungary
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It's horrible what one man can do to another man in the name of hate You all the time want to make sure your kids will born to a better world, this kind of monuments should... read more

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Tel Mond Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's horrible what one man can do to another man in the name of hate You all the time want to make sure your kids will born to a better world, this kind of monuments should remind us all the bad nature of humanity

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Powerful work of art that describes human frailty amongst so many local works of public art displaying kings, battles won and military escapades. Particulalry poignant at this time of political turmoil in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in a very cold morning, walking along the Danube we were looking out for the shoes, having read briefly about this as we approached and could see the display in the distance, the chills set in. Thinking about the families either escaping or being captured and executed in such a manner, not only here but in many cases... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a cold and windy day but we would not have missed going here. So sad at what happened in 1945/1946

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A sombre, but beautiful reminder of the shocking ravages of these WW2 events, Anyone going to Budapest should have this on their 'to see' list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple, moving and effective piece of art. As we move into dark times in 2016 it is even more poignant. Man never learns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everybody interested in the history of Nazi terror in Hungary should visit this site, Its simplicity and realistic offering, at the very site the murders happened is heart breaking even for an eye witness of the Budapest horror of the holocaust like myself.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the display but what it symbolises - with a cold breeze blowing from the river it is chilling in feeling and thought

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, lasting tribute to a tragic event. Totally harrowing and a complete must see whilst in Budapest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very touching memorial to those lost in the senseless killings. Surrounded by the beautiful architecture and river, you are humbled by the site of the old fashioned shoes bolted to the riverside.

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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