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Built in 1872 in intricate Moorish Revival style, Rumbach Street Synagogue (Rumbach Zsinagóga) was the work of Austrian architect Otto Wagner, one of the leading stars of the Viennese Secession. It is a confection of Islamic detailing, from its colored brickwork to the arch-shaped windows and minaret-style spires and was the place of worship of moderate-thinking Neolog Orthodox Jews.

Before World War II, Budapest had one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe, consisting of around 200,000 people. This community was decimated by the Nazis, who first herded the Jews into the ghetto in District VII before incarcerating hundreds in Rumbach Street Synagogue; from there they were then shipped off to their deaths at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. By the time Budapest was liberated from Germany in 1945, over half of the Jewish population had been murdered. Under communist rule after the war, Judaism – and indeed all religions – was banned in Hungary, but despite this, prayers were still held at Rumbach Street Synagogue until 1959, since when the synagogue changed hands several times before being returned to the Jewish community around 45 years later. Today its pretty exterior has been fully restored, but some renovation work is still needed in the once richly adorned, octagonal interior, which is intricately domed and patterned in traditional Moorish style.

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Sun-Thur 10am-5:30pm
Rumbach Sebestyén utca 11-13, Budapest, Hungary, 1074
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Budapest Dohany Great Synagogue & Jewish Ghetto Tour

Budapest Dohany Great Synagogue & Jewish Ghetto Tour

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Though today Budapest's Jewish Quarter is a bustling entertainment hub full of chic bars and restaurants, within this district there's a rich cultural history if you know where to look. Follow your guide to uncover the Jewish history of Budapest's District VII on this walking tour. You can visit the largest synagogue in Europe, learn about the history of the Holocaust, and stroll along the district's 18th-century high street, spotting landmarks as you go.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Budapest Private Jewish Walk with Great Synagogue & Kosher Dessert

Budapest Private Jewish Walk with Great Synagogue & Kosher Dessert

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Take a 2- to 3-hour walking tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter and absorb the rich history of the area. Visit the Holocaust Cemetery, the Jewish Museum and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the third-largest synagogue in the world, among others. Your guide will discuss the important role that the Jewish community has played in the country’s economic, cultural and political life and why their history has been so entwined with the history of Budapest and Hungary as a whole.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Jewish Heritage of Budapest - Private Tour

Jewish Heritage of Budapest - Private Tour

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Explore the history and culture behind Budapest’s Jewish Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, discover the area’s famous synagogues and monuments. Learn the complex history of the Jewish community in the events leading up to World War II and beyond. Pause for a piece of complimentary cake and coffee at the Fröchlich Confectionery. Your guide will also provide handouts and a notebook to record your observations, leaving you with a richer understanding of Jewish culture in Budapest by the end of the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Jewish Heritage in Hungary with a Historian
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Jewish Heritage in Hungary with a Historian

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Get a historian’s perspective on Budapest’s Jewish Quarter with this guided walking tour. Wander the shop and bar-lined city streets of District VII, passing by key landmarks including synagogues and statues. A guide explains how the neighborhood evolved from Jewish ghetto to gentrifying bohemian quarter, as well as covering key chapters from Budapest’s Jewish history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Virtual Jewish tour in Budapest with Patricia

Virtual Jewish tour in Budapest with Patricia

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Live guided virtual tour! Enjoy Budapest from home! Ask as many questions as you wish! This is how you can personalize your tour and visit. My name is Patricia, I am a licensed guide and a passionate local with a hint of sarcasm. During the tour we visit the Great Synagogue followed by a short walk to discover the hidden and untold stories of the current VII. district. Throughout the tour I explain the history of Jewry in the Carpathian basin, beginning from the 2nd century, through the tragedy of the Holocaust, till present day. Then we pause to admire the beauty of the Orthodox synagogue. And many other hidden sights, and stories. The experience is a virtual live guided tour. Because of the possible time differences ( Budapest, UTC +2 ), I would suggest we set the time via email after your booking. You can choose the best suitable time, and I can send you further details about the videocall as well. See you soon!
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  • 1 hour
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Private Jewish Heritage Tour of Budapest with Local Expert

Private Jewish Heritage Tour of Budapest with Local Expert

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Take this 3-hour Budapest private walking tour to visit many historical Jewish places and learn about incredible events which happened there through times. Your private tour includes visiting the following historical places: ● Herzl Square and the Great Synagogue ● A guided walk in the Jewish Quarter ● Major landmarks of the city’s World War II Ghetto of 1944 ● Flódni, the iconic modern Jewish delicacy at the Fröchlich Patisserie You will: ● Take a walk in the former Jewish ghetto in Budapest ● Explore famous synagogues ● Get handouts to take notes while your private guide will be telling you stories ● Get a cup of coffee with cake at Fröchlich Confectionary
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Jewish History and Heritage Walking Tour of Budapest

Jewish History and Heritage Walking Tour of Budapest

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Discover Budapest’s Jewish history and heritage on this 3-hour walking tour of Budapest. Learn about Budapest’s dark history as you explore the Pest Ghetto and the Buda Castle district; admire the Óbuda and Dohány Synagogues; and visit small Hasidic shtibls and Sephardic­rite prayer­houses in the city’s VII and VIII districts.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Guided Jewish Tour in Budapest with Patricia

Private Guided Jewish Tour in Budapest with Patricia

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Get ready for experiencing the mixture of techno and kosher – the Budapest way! I'm waiting you with a coffee of your choice. Let me know what kind of coffee or drink would you prefer before the tour! :) During the tour we visit the Great Synagogue followed by a short walk to discover the hidden and untold stories of the current VII. district. Throughout the tour I explain the history of Jewry in the Carpathian basin, beginning from the 2nd century, through the tragedy of the Holocaust, till present day. Then we pause to admire the beauty of the Orthodox synagogue. We deep dive into the Jewish culture and experience the eclectic mix of the past and present. There are some kosher restaurants and bars to try, not to mention the (in)famous ruin bars of the district. The amazing Jewish-Hungarian cake named flódni is my treat at the end of our tour!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour

Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour

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Exploring Budapest’s Jewish Quarter independently may leave you only scratching the surface of its history and missing out on detail. Ensure you cover the highlights and more on this private half-day walking tour: visiting the Great Synagogue, Gozsdu Courtyard, Jewish Museum, and other musts; and giving you a guide to reveal the full stories behind the sights. The tour includes a choice of start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
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Historian-Led Private Walking Tour of Jewish Budapest

Historian-Led Private Walking Tour of Jewish Budapest

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Delve deep into Budapest's Jewish history and heritage during this private 3-hour walking tour. Visit small prayer houses, former Jewish ghettos, and the Dohány Street Synagogue — the largest synagogue in Europe — accompanied by engaging commentary from your dedicated guide. This private tour ensures personalized attention for you and your party. Hotel pickup included.
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  • 3 hours
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$267.49
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Jewish Budapest Walking Tour

Jewish Budapest Walking Tour

Explore the cultural center of Budapest with me! If you’re interested in history, street food, going out or street art in Budapest, you can find it all in one place, in the Jewish Quarter. During our tour we discover the depths and riches of Jewish heritage in the city. Dwelving in to Jewish history, I’ll show you the hidden Jewish treasures of the neighborhood with 3 synagogues. We’ll take a look at the murals, that make the Jewish Quarter a true open air gallery; the kosher restaurants, and last but not least I’ll invite you in to the most authentic local ruin pubs and cultural centers which are the top meeting points for locals and party people. Please keep in mind, the synagogues we visit on the tour are functioning religious places. On Friday afternoon, whole Saturday and on Jewish high holidays they are closed.
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  • 3 hours
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Rumbach Street Synagogue (Rumbach Zsinagóga) hours of operation: Sun-Thur 10am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rumbach Street Synagogue (Rumbach Zsinagóga) costs USD 23.02. Guided Rumbach Street Synagogue (Rumbach Zsinagóga) tours start around USD 23.02 per person.
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