Day Tour

Golden Age Architecture in Budapest (3 Hours)

Context Travel

Budapest, Hungary

Valid for Travel Now Through: 22 Mar 2019

Golden Age Architecture in Budapest (3 Hours )

Budapest, Hungary

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Budapest’s Jewish history is rich, complex, and continues to thrive today. Led by a Jewish historian, we’ll discover the intriguing and bustling 7th district, including the Great Synagogue on this 3 hour tour. We will begin on Andrassy Street, the commercial center of the city, and also the area where many Jews settled at the end for the 19th century. From there, we’ll delve into smaller side streets to discover the rich offerings: silver shops, kosher butchers, prayer houses, and smaller synagogues. We also grapple with the experience of the Holocaust and World War II in Budapest, and look at the remains of the ghetto walls “yellow star houses,” and will discuss the deportation of the Jews in the larger context of the Holocaust in Europe.

To end our experience, we will look at the contemporary Jewish history in the city and visit several synagogues, including the Dohany (Great) Synagogue. As time allows, we may visit a ritual bath or duck into a kosher shop to experience modern Jewish cuisine. Since our group is small, there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions to further enhance our immersion in Budapest’s rich Jewish history.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six other people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our "docents" are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

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