New Thematic Tours!
- Free walking tour
- Starts daily at 3:30pm
- Meeting point: Vörösmarty square ( at the lion fountain)
- Length: 2.5-3 hours
- Groups more than 12 pax must pre-register 24 hours in advance.
- Difficulty: Easy -covers about one and a half mile. (~ 2,5 kilometers )
- Learn about the rich history of Hungarian jewry
- See the other side of the party district
- Type: regular scheduled tour
- Booking: show up or booking advance Online
- Meeting: 3:30 pm, Vörösmarty square ( at the lion fountain)
- Duration: 2.5-3 walk & some rest
- Groups: more than 12 pax must pre-register 24 hours in advance.
- Price: Free (Only no compulsory tip, if you like the tour)
- From September to May we run our Free Tours on request! Register online a day in advance!
We are currently expanding on our thematic tours, and you are in for a real eye opening cultural experience with this new tour by AllNightCrash! Basically a free walking tour, the theme of this one is the gem of the inner city, the Old Jewish Ghetto.
You may have travelled the world, and been to many cities, but you have never seen a place like Budapest! History has not been kind to the Hungarian capital, and the result is streets that have a story to tell. Sometimes sad, sometimes happy, sometimes rich sometimes poor, the streets of Budapest exhale life itself.
Budapest, like all metropolitan cities, have a mix of ethnicities. There has always been a strong Jewish presence in Hungary, and like most European countries, their story is one that heavily involves prosecution. They are arguably the most persecuted religious group in European history.
In Medias Res
This tour will involve lots of historical background, and you will get to see the largest Synagogue in Europe, and one of the most beautiful ones in the world (The Great Synagogue). This grand place of worship is flanked by two smaller Synagogues as well, both with immense historical significance for the local Jewry, and yet they are very much off the radar. One of them is the synagogue in Rumbach Sebestyén street, where many Jews were rounded up and murdered during the Nyilas terror (the Nyilas were the allies of Nazi germany who ruled Hungary for only a year through a successful coup).
The VIIth district is home to the old ghetto. It is also the party district, and has always been a sector of partying and leisurely activity. The piety of the day and the strolling large families of Hassidim are replaced at night by college students, party seeking foreigners and clubs galore! If you check the Gozsdu court or Kazinczy street during the day, and then go back at night, you won’t believe your in the same place! This tour is all about getting a feel for the atmosphere of this magnificent part of Budapest!
Do you collect memorabilia? You can get all sorts of cool knick knacks here. Hungry? Guaranteed delicious and traditional foods are available, and all are 100% kosher or glatt kosher.