Shoes On The Danube Bank

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  • 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 - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Shoes On The Danube Bank

  • Shoes On The Danube Bank Address: Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1052, Hungary
  • Shoes On The Danube Bank Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shoes On The Danube Bank Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shoes On The Danube Bank(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shoes On The Danube Bank: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shoes On The Danube Bank

  • 66.09% of people who visit Budapest include Shoes On The Danube Bank in their plan

  • 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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

90.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shoes On The Danube Bank

People normally club together Buda Castle and Miniversum while planning their visit to Shoes On The Danube Bank.

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Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest Reviews

  • 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.

  • Very powerful memorial on the east bank (the Pest side) of the Danube River. Situated between two main tourist attractions - the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Parliament, it can't be missed. My only problem is that the explanation, on the iron plaques, is not situated directly nearby and most of the people get absolutely no idea (I heard them talking myself) what this monument all about. The text itself is also quite blank and not explanatory enough, it says only: "To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45".

  • The shoes monuments is a creative way to honour the victims. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Budapest. My heart sank when I saw few tiny shoes.

  • It's a world-famous composition(60 pairs of metal shoes that represent the Hungarian Jewish victims who were forced to lined up at the embankment, and were shot into the Danube) definitely worth coming, simple but powerful and moving. If you can catch up the sunset, it's also nice to take a walk along the river bank.

  • Heartbreaking.... This memorial made to honor the Jews that were lined up on the east bank ( pest side) of the Danube and shot . They were forced to take their shoes off and the bodies of the men, women & children fell into the Danube, thousands of people. It’s difficult, but necessary to visit this moving memorial which is very well done.

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