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The Glass House

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Address: Vadasz utca 29, Budapest 1054, Hungary
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Sobering history, worth seeing

The opening hours are limited, and from the outside the entrance is not obvious. The exhibition is one room with photographs and a model of how the house was used as a refuge in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The opening hours are limited, and from the outside the entrance is not obvious. The exhibition is one room with photographs and a model of how the house was used as a refuge in the 1940's. When we went, there were just a couple of other visitors. The attendant took time to tell us about the house and its history,... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

It was a bit difficult get to the address but once I entered there was a very kind man and gave without any cost an audio guide in English. It's a small exhibition however the story of this man who managed to save around 40000 Jewish people back in the holocaust is marvelous. I strongly recommend it to get out... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

To stand in their courtyard and realize exactly how many Jewish people were given refuge was humbling. The only constructive criticism I would offer is that the exhibit area needs to either have translations available or possibly an audio tour in multiple languages.

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Brazil, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a very interesting tour. It was amazing that 3000 people fit into that small area! The guide was very informative as well.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Glass House tells the story of a building which used to be a glass factory and was used by the Swiss Diplomat Carl Lutz to save Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust. It is located not far from Saint Stephen Basilica. Tip 1: the display is NOT in English - but you can ask for typed pages (in English... More 

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chichester
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were travelling with our 8 and 10 year old children and felt that we should visit at least one Holocaust memorial site in Budapest. We chose the Glass House because of the remarkable story behind it. Upon arrival we weren't entirely sure how to access the building but did eventually gain admittance. We received a warm welcome but sadly... More 

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3 Thank Jo B
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Glass House (Üvegház), played a crucial role in accommodating and eventually saving the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the period from mid-1944 until January 1945. The building enjoyed diplomatic immunity, courtesy of the Swiss government. Carl Lutz, who was the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest at the time, used this opportunity to set up a safe-house in this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The Glass House is on a nondescript street. You only know you're in the right place by the address and the plaque on the building (to the right of the entrance). The building, which had once been a glass factory, was a safe house for around 3,000 Jews. It was set up by a now almost ignored hero, Carl Lutz.... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

.... that the prospects of this museum is constrained by lack of funds. Having spent the first year of my life in the basement during WWII, the Glass Factory was to be one of the high points of our Budapest stay. However, the upper floors have since been converted to apartments and access to the basement is restricted with only... More 

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Lokeren, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Not far from the wealthy hungarian parliament, follow your way via Bathory ut to Vadasz Utca 29 and try to find the poor Carl Lutz museum : not exactly nr. 29 but nearby, there's a dirty brown metal door, with view on an even more dirty inner place. Right from you, some stairs, entrance of 5x5m museum. A video tape,... More 

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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