Jewish Roots and Revival

Hungarian Jewish history in a nutshell

Before World War 2, hundreds of thousands of Jews lived in Budapest, creating one of the World’s largest and most diverse Jewish community on the crossroads between East and West. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy brought a golden age for its Jewish citizens, for the very first time in history they enjoyed the same civil liberties as their fellow Christian citizens.


However, the years of prosperity and inclusion soon ended and were replaced with decline and exclusion, resulting in the Holocaust. After WW2 and the fall of communism, a Renaissance had begun in Hungary; cafés, cultural hubs opened, festivals started, a vivid and unique Jewish community is rejuvenating in Budapest’s downtown. Our walk takes you through hidden synagogues, cultural hubs and  the traces of kosher life in the city!

Explore Hungarian Jewish history from the golden age of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the vibrant, contemporary Jewish cultural life in the heart of Budapest!

Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Highlights: The ‘Jewish Triangle’ (Dohány, Kazinczy and Rumbach Street Synagogues), Kőleves Ruin Pub, Klauzál square

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