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Free Budapest Jewish Quarter Tour

The history of Budapest can not be told without the story of it’s Jewish inhabitants. Jews, brought by Romans, were here even before Magyars arrived at the end of the 9th century. Throughout turbulent history the relationship between the two was turbulent, with ups and downs, but ultimately Jewish numbers swelled and, at the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest was the third largest Jewish city in the world, after New York and Warsaw. And,  at the hart of it all was Jewish Quarter – most vibrant, energetic, alive part of Budapest. Then came the darkness of Nazism and Hungarian Jews were almost completely wiped out.

On our tour you will learn about all of this and much more. We’ll see  many traces of Jewish heritage, led by majestic synagogues, which rival any in the whole world with their beauty and grace. This part of the city is also well known for it’s street art and ruin bars. This whole mix today makes Jewish Quarter the coolest part of Budapest.

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Meeting point:

Tours normally start at 10:00 am, but I can be flexible. Contact me and we’ll figure out details. Meeting point is right next to Deak Ferenc Sq. where Metro lines 1,2, and 3 converge.

Language: English

Free tour concept
Free tours as a concept are getting more and more popular every day. The idea is simple: don’t charge people fix amount of money upfront, but let them tip, at the end of the tour,  depending on their budget and, most importantly, how much they enjoyed the tour. That way, everybody can join and guides are eager to do the best job they can. So, everybody wins!




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Hosted By George Schalm

George Schalm

I have been doing walking tours in Budapest for more than 5 years. I love history, architecture, art, good food and wine. I love meeting people from different countries and backgrounds. I adore this city and if you join one of my tours, you'll find out why.