Along the way we recount historic events of the Holocaust, point out interesting stories and facts about the communist dictatorship. You will see Budapest's most famous landmarks, such as the Great Synagogue, the Parliament building, the former Jewish quarter, the fascinating UNESCO protected World Heritage site of the city center with an amazing view to Buda Castle and the Andrássy avenue. On this trip we will shed light on facts that many would just walk over: Did the ghetto of Budapest serve as a place of execution or a shelter? How did a couple of people save thousands of Jews during the war? Who was the franciscan father by whom the bloodiest crimes were committed? How did the communists party commit election fraud and got into power? Where is the secret atomic bunker that was unknown by Hungarians till 1994 ? How did Budapest celebrate the 70th birthday of Stalin ?
We are Hajni and Gergő, collegues. We both are licensed tour guides living in Budapest. Our passion is Hungarian history and culture during the 20th century. We are particularly interested how Hungary shifted from the Nazi invasion to the Soviet regime. After the 2. World War uniform changed, but terror remained . We would like to share our perspective with you about the darkest decade of the 20th century in Hungary.
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bike, helmet from Best Bike Tours, Semmelweis utca 14.
Dohány street synagogue, hidden wall of the former ghetto, Glass house (the buildig was under the protection of Swiss embassy), shoes at the Danube, the contradictory Memorial to the victims of the german invasion, secret atomic bunker, Soviet War Memorial, statues and memorials commemorating the 1956 Revolution, Parliament building, House of Terror Museum