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 small-group tour (maximum 6 participants). 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.
Caught between eastern and western Europe, Budapest has a character uniquely its own. It's also the last cheap, civilised city in Europe. Budapest can seem like one big sight, with each phase in its history, from the Ottoman period until the Communist days and from renaissance to revolution, leaving its mark on the city. For the tourist, a trip to Hungary's capital is dominated by the majestic sights of Buda. In the summer, there are open-air festivals at Szeged, Diosgyor Castle in Miskolc, Gyor and Pecs. Visit the former Royal Palace complex, the Matyas templom and the Belvaros. Margaret Island is a giant recreational park and feels pleasantly separated from the city bustle. Hungarian National Gallery houses Hungarian art since the birth of the nation. Although Esztergom is Hungary's most sacred city, home of the Archbishop and the nation's biggest church, it has a real-life edge. The first-time visitor to Szeged is invariably struck by its space and grandeur. One's immediate impressions of Hungary's third largest provincial city are of greenery and plazas, of broad.
|Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017||Monday, Dec 31, 2018||$ 57|
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