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Shoes on the Danube Bank

Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
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Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed yesterday

In 1944, Jews were shot and tossed into the freezing river by Hungarian nazis, but first they had to take of their shoes for re-use. This simple, unassuming memorial is deeply touching, as it evokes that terrible period in Hungarian history that the nation still...More

Thank jpfSydney
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most heartbreaking memorials I have ever seen. The simplicity of the memorial tied to the horrific events that happen provide a perfect sense of reflection, sadness, and outrage to those atrocities. Do not miss this if you are in Budapest.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These iron cast shoes are shoes of the Jewish victims that were forced to undress by the Nazi's who would randomly shoot people and leave some alive as a psychological scare tactic. It's unbelievable to see

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed yesterday

We crossed the bridge to reach the Parliament and took a stroll along the Danube river and we spotted the shoes.

Thank Sajeedah M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely location right on the bank of the Danube, until you think about what this sculpture commemorates. Unfortunately there wasn't much information provided at the site. You need to have a guide book or do some research beforehand. Definitely worth checking out, but read up...More

1  Thank rucuki
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a bus tour of the city and were on the opposite side of the bus when we drove past this memorial. After hearing the story of it, I made my husband walk the 1.5 miles from where our river cruise was docked so...More

Thank KathyfromMV
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly makes you reflect on the horrific tragedies of the world and the effects of horror upon people throughout Europe.

Thank sammyj718
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you're not Jewish, you'll easily feel the graveness of this place. Among the shoes. visitors place candles and flowers. Sit on a bench and contemplate on how ruthless people can be. And swear to yourself: "Nevermore".

Thank UdiDvir
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although we visited on a hen weekend, we knew this was somewhere a lot of us wanted to visit. A heartbreaking memorial remembering the Jews that the Nazis shot alongside the Danube, for them to fall and allow the river to take their bodies away....More

Thank Calikins
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the smallest memorials in this city, but one of the most poinant. A series of cast shoes commemorating one of the most heinous acts. It's right on the riverbank and that's the reason I missed it the first time I went past on...More

Thank Ian H
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from 495emma | Reviewed this property |
I also would not call it an attraction. It is a small area with bronzed shoes in many shapes and sizes representing the persecuted of the time . It is a very moving experience and if you are visiting the wonderful Parliament... More
What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from Roxy L | Reviewed this property |
It's a memorial and consists of a number of iron shoes on the rivers edge. There is nothing to do there except look at it and think about what it meas if that's what you're asking?
History about what took place there.
26 June 2016|
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Response from diddlers2017 | Reviewed this property |
Have a quick look at Wikipedia for the story. Jews were shot here during WW2 and their bodies fell into the river but they were ordered to remove their shoes first.