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.
Morning arrival to Budapest
Go deep underground to explore the Buda Castle Labyrinth
Packed Lunch (Vegetarian provided by Hotel Abeda)
Walk across the Chain Bridge over the Danube River – Connecting historic Buda and Pest
Climb up Castle Hill and take in the views from Fisherman’s Bastion
Trace the founding of Castle Hill to the Mongol invasion of Europe!
Check-in to hotel
Budapest by night: Royal Palace, Fishermens’ Bastion, ‘Judengasse’ (Jewish Alley) of medieval Buda
Reflect at the somber “Shoes on the Danube Bank” installation
The Dohany Synagogue and Jewish Museum – Experience Europe’s largest synagogue
Learn about the uniquely Hungarian form of “Neolog Judaism”
Visit the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial – Rescuer of Budapest Jewry during WWII
Come face-to-face with the legends of Hungary at Hősök Tere – “Heroes Square”
Evening: Cruise on the Danube River
Citadel, Statue of Liberty and City Panorama
Remains of the Ghetto Wall Memorial at Kiraly Street
Arrive to the Central Market Hall
Varosliget Lake and nearby Castle
Evening: Luxuriate at the Szechenyi thermal spa and pool in Budapest
Szentendre – visit the small Synagogue, Micro Art Exhibition, and a Picturesque Hungarian Village
Bob Sledding at Visegrad
Visit Visegrad Castle.
Obuda – the Synagogue that became a TV Studio and then a Synagogue.
Depart from Budapest Airport