Hungary / Budapest

“The way you greet someone determines how he will welcome you” (Hungarian proverb)​

THE END OF THE WAR - 4 DAYS IN JEWISH BUDAPEST

 

Hilighted City: Budapest

Woven into the fabric of this historic city is the spirit of the Jewish people. The communities of Hungary can be traced back over 1,000 years. Hungary has the largest Jewish population in Eastern Europe. A vibrant community remains active in Budapest with kosher Restaurants, Hotels and Matzah factories. The Ghetto Wall (Judengasse: Jewish Alley), the shoes on Danube bank and the Glass House all support an informative journey of Jewish history that remains in this city. Among sites not to miss is a visit to 
the building used by Carl Lutz, the Swiss diplomat who assisted over 62,000 Jews in their struggle for survival. Budapest today is a center for education, culture and welcomes the world to explore its well-preserved buildings, monuments and museums.


Day 1

Citadel, Statue of Liberty (not the Statue of Liberty!) and City Panorama.
Visit the Dohany Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Memorial Garden, Orthodox Synagogue.
See the remains of the Ghetto Wall Memorial at Kiraly Street. 
The Jewish population of Budapest was reduced from 200,000 to 70,000 in the ghetto, and about

20,000 were housed in specially marked houses outside the ghetto, having been granted diplomatic protection by neutral politicians, like Raoul

 


Day 2

Tour the Central Amsterdam Museum Plaza, including Van Gogh Museum, Diamond Museum,

Moco Modern Art and Rijksmuseum.
After lunch, enjoy an easy walking tour of the city:
The Old Church, The Jewish Quarter (Jodenbuurt), Royal Palace, The Jordaan District, The Dutch East India Company, The Begijnhof Convent,
Masterpieces of Dutch Art, The Widest and Narrowest Bridges.​

 

Day 3

Visit the Portuguese Synagogue A magnificent building dating from 1675. Its sheer size says something about the visibility of the Jewish community in Amsterdam - they didn’t feel they had to hide.
Jewish Historical Museum, including the Children’s Museum.
Take in Anne Frank’s House and read excerpts from the heroic girl’s famous diary.
Finish off the day with a relaxing and romantic sunset Canal Cruise.

 

Day 4

Back in time at Zaanse Schans, a residential area where the 17th and 18th centuries are brought to life.

Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread (dare you not to eat), or visit the clog-making factory. Don’t miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and windmills either.
Tour of windmill, used to produce paint! Tour of Clog Museum (before Nike or Adidas…)

 

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