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The 5-hour Jewish heritage tour
This Jewish Heritage tour starts in the the Castle District where the first Jews of Buda settled in the 13th century. We visit the small, medieval synagogue in the former Jewish street, discover the facts about life during the Turkish occupation in the 15th -17th centuries. Still on the Buda side we can visit the statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews in the 2nd World War, and a memorial plaque of Gabor Sztehlo, a Hungarian Evangelical pastor who saved the lives of Jewish children and adults.

On the Pest side of the river we walk through the former ghetto area visiting the lovely oriental building of the famous Dohany street synagogue, the third largest in the world. There is a guided tour in the Jewish Museum, a small but rich collection of objects associated with religious holidays and rituals of everyday life. A sign on the wall indicates the site of the building where Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism was born. Behind the synagogue is the Holocaust Memorial, a metallic weeping willow with names engraved on the leaves to remind us of the people who perished in the war. Passing through the court of the synagogue, which was part of the ghetto and turned into a cemetery for those who were killed here. Next to the synagogue we look at the Temple of Heroes, a simple modern building erected in the 1930s for the memory of the Jews fallen in the 1st World War. Finally we visit the late art nouveau building of the orthodox synagogue in Kazinczy street, which is one of the main places of worship for the orthodox community.

Coffee and a cake at a traditional Hungarian cafe is included as part of both the .

By the end of our tour we hope you will appreciate the influence of Hungarian and Jewish culture has had on each other throughout the centuries and created an impression of the colourful life of the present day Jewish community.
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Main stops of the 5-hour Jewish Budapest tour:
• the Castle District with a small, medieval synagogue in the former Jewish street and with the memorial plaque of Gabor Sztehlo
• the statue of Raoul Wallenberg

the former ghetto area:
• the famous Dohany street synagogue
• and its Jewish Garden

• the Jewish Museum
• on the site of the former building in which Theodor Herzl was born

• the Tree of Life (a.k.a. the Holocaust Memorial)

• the Temple of Heroes

• the orthodox synagogue in the Jewish district

• coffee and a cake at a traditional Hungarian cafe
Hungarian Contact
Kati Forras
+36 3055 38126
UK Office
Stephen Barnett
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