Shoes On The Danube BankCurrently Open
- Address: Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1052, Hungary
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, War Memorial, Family And Kids
Shoes on the Danube Bank is one of the most heart-breaking and touching memorials in Budapest. Danube as a delta is present in a lot of other cities, but in Budapest it has an even higher historic significance. It is a bitter reminder of the ordeal that the Jews had to go through during the World War II. It represents the Jews who were killed by the Arrow Cross Militiamen, by being asked to take their shoes off and directly shot so they could fall in the river and be carried away by the force of the water. This heart touching concept was the brain-child of Can Togay and Gyula Pauer. The memorial is built with utmost precision and is a sight worth watching. The recreation of about 60 shoes out of iron seems very real to the eyes and quickly takes you back in time.
- Free Entry
- You can visit the memorial any time of the day.
- Nearby subway station: Kossuth Lajos ter
- Nearby tram station and bus station: Kossuth Lajos ter M
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66.14% of people who visit Budapest include Shoes On The Danube Bank in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
47.05% of people start their Shoes On The Danube Bank visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shoes On The Danube Bank
90.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shoes On The Danube Bank
A must see part of your trip to Budapest...a very moving set of sixty cast shoes... sweets and candles were left inside the children's shoes.. it is a very important part of our past that can not be forgotten.. do some research first so you know the story behind it.. easy to find on river bank .. near to government buildings....
A very interesting monument. Can be profound even. It's not much to see but the emotions it can stir within you is definitely worth experiencing. Do read up about the history of this representation before you visit. From an accessibility point of view it's quite convenient and doesn't have closing timings or entry fees. It's by the side of the river bank and proves for a great view while you stroll by.
Once again, another tourist attraction and historical monument (to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II) to visit when in Budapest. It's something different from the usual buildings and statues that i usually see. Great view of the lit up buildings across the river.
A haunting memorial located near many of the cities main attractions. There isn’t much of an explanation once you’re there, so I would suggest doing some research before stopping by. It’s not a whole day trip, so plan to make it a stop on your way toward one of the close by attractions.
It's a memorable monument. People should visit it but before going they must read the history behind it. It's really close to the Parliament near the danube river and you can walk there anytime you want.