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Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

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Address: Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 70 701 0101
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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and...

The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.

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Very interesting piece of history

They offer a guided tour through the hospital. It's well organised the guide was very animated, spoke good English and made the details come alive. It was relatively easy to find.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They offer a guided tour through the hospital. It's well organised the guide was very animated, spoke good English and made the details come alive. It was relatively easy to find.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great idea for a museum - you can learn a lot about Hungary's history post-war and during communism. There are waxwork recreations of the horrible conditions in which doctors had to work and patients had to suffer. Be sure to time your arrival well - English tours only run at certain times and you need to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating tour. We stumbled upon it one afternoon, but it turned out to be a highlight of our trip. To learn how these caves were used as a hospital during WW II and then as a shelter for a nuclear attack was totally fascinating. The tour guide was great and gave detailed explanations.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After watching a short film explaining how the hospital came into being, we were taken on a guided tour. Our guide was good and the wax mannequins brought it all to life. The exhibition covers a broad span of history from WW2 to the Cold War and the 1956 revolution. You wouldn't expect to find a hospital in a cave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really wanted to visit this place so we made time and I don't regret it. It's very well done and you can only go inside with a guide (maybe it's worth giving a call before going so you know when the tour starts...we had to wait for 45 minutes). Inside there are ceramic figures representing doctors and patience and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very good tour with a lot of great information. Because of the realistic wax figures and the visual realness of the tour, it was a great learning experience. Much of the original hospital equipment is still in place which is very interesting. I would advise this tour to anyone with even the slightest interest in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Working in the hospital environment on a daily basis, we were intrigued to see what the conditions were like in an underground hospital many many years ago including the Second World War. The tour started with an introductory video for us all to watch (subtitles were very helpful). We were then introduced to our tour guide who said it would... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hospital can be visited with the guide, who didn't explain much about the place. They try to convince the visitors how bad Russia is and what would be the effect of a nuclear bomb in Russia, which of course is not related to the Hospital. What a shame.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After finding this hidden attraction, we joined the tour with our excellent guide Timi. She was very knowledgeable about the attraction- a fascinating labyrinth of caves which housed a hospital during the second world war and the uprising of 1956. But it is it's change into a nuclear bunker that really made this an interesting attraction. The cold war made... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour lasts about an hour and takes visitors through the tunnels of this former war hospital and nuclear bunker. Wax dolls set the stage and all the equipment is authentic. I enjoyed it, as a time-efficient way to get a glimpse of Hungary's recent history. However, the tour is quite fast-paced, and thus not suited for those who wish... More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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