Jewish Roots and Revival

Explore the rich Jewish history and present of Budapest! From hidden synagogues to kosher-style restaurants and the Jewish roots of contemporary Budapest nightlife.

This walk explores Jewish life in Budapest from the 19th century until nowadays.We explore the remains of the Jewish golden age, learn the story of Orczy House, a close-knit Jewish community living in a massive downtown building, containing several kosher restaurants, a butchery and coffee shops, two synagogues and a ritual bath. After entering the largest synagogue of Europe, we revisit the dark heritage of the 20th century, such as the infamous ghetto wall during the Second World War, and learn how the children and grand-children of victims and survivors face this multi-generation drama. 

We finish our tour by celebrating the contemporary Jewish renaissance of downtown Budapest. We explore how an old kosher salami factory metamorphosed into a kosher-style restaurant, learn to read Jewish motifs on secular buildings and feel the multicultural pulsation of this lively neighborhood.

Main sights:
• Dohány Street Synagogue
• Kazinczy Street Synagogue 
• Jewish Quarter
• Party District

If you are interested in a private tour, please drop a line to We look forward to meeting you!

Budapest Budapest | Architecture Architecture | Jewish heritage Jewish heritage | History History |
120 minute
Dohány Synagogue – Dohány utca 2. (térkép)
Vasvári Pál Synagogue (map)