Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest

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Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest - Address

Address: Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1052, Hungary

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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. 

Shoes On The Danube Bank Ticket Prices

  • Free Entry

Shoes On The Danube Bank Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit the memorial any time of the day.

How To reach Shoes On The Danube Bank by Public Transport

  • Nearby subway station: Kossuth Lajos ter
  • Nearby tram station and bus station: Kossuth Lajos ter M

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  • A different and very poignant way to remember a terrible event in history. You definitely need to understand the significance of it before visiting. It's a short walk from the parliament building, and from there you can walk back down the river towards the chain bridge, which at night looks amazing.

  • The view of the city from this spot is breathtaking. However, this is a very sentimental place. We will reminded how cruel and unfair people were killed at this place.

  • Although its very simple.. I think a great way to commemorate a historical event. Definitely makes you emotional knowing after learning about its history.

  • At first, it looks like some kind of weird art installation. But as soon as you get the whole picture, the emotions quickly turn into something else. The subtle yet explicit appearence combined makes it a more vivid scene than a lot of other monuments with grand statues etc. It's actually one of the most powerful monuments I have ever visited. I left very emotional. Highly recommended.

  • Deep and meaningful way to remember the travesty that happened here. I love how real the shoes are. They are worn out and well used shoes. Well done. Highly recommend visiting this.

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