Kazinczy Street Synagogue

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Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

1. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

2. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.

Budapest: Kazinczy Synagogue Entrance Ticket with Extras

3. Budapest: Kazinczy Synagogue Entrance Ticket with Extras

With this entrance ticket, discover the Kazinczy Street Synagogue in Budapest at your own pace. Marvel at the brightly and naturally lit synagogue's interior before tasting Hungarian Jewish kosher dishes at the next door restaurant, Hanna Garden, if you choose the optional extras. Head right to the heart of Budapest, to the former Jewish Ghetto, to visit the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, which opened in 1913. The synagogue is considered Europe’s most outstanding Orthodox Jewish house of worship and is one of the most significant Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) monuments in Hungary. Learn about how the synagogue is protected as a national monument by the Hungarian State. Marvel at its walls and ceilings decorated with bright, stained mosaic windows that let in cascades of natural light,— making it one of the most beautifully illuminated synagogues in Europe. Learn about Hungarian Jewish culture from another perspective: from its culinary side. Combine your visit to the synagogue with one of the optional extras by trying Hungarian Jewish dishes in the glatt kosher restaurant Hanna Garden, next to the synagogue.

Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

4. Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center). After a break, continue your walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories of this area, you also get basic information about Budapest. During your journey you will visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as "Hungary’s Schindler”, then you pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have 2 options: you can accept the invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

Budapest: Jewish Quarter Exploration Game

5. Budapest: Jewish Quarter Exploration Game

The city game starts at the Great Synagogue of Dohány Street. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You'll finish at the Carl Lutz Memorial. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups competing against each other and meeting at the game's final stop.

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What people are saying about Kazinczy Street Synagogue

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Benyamin was THE BEST guide!! So young but so knowledgeable and so passionate about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest both before the war and after. We learned so much from him. He is wise beyond his years! Highly recommend!!

Benjamin is the best. His knowledge of the history of Jews in Budapest was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. If I ever get back to Budapest I would take it again

Daniel was an excellent guide and clearly knew his subject (and others). Would definitely recommend - hardly noticed the time passing by !

Our guide was very knowledgeable and relatable. He made the tour very enjoyable.

Very well done!! Benjamin was young but very knowledgeable. Not to be missed!!!