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Shoes on the Danube Bank

Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
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Id. Antall Jozsef rakpart | right on the bank, between Roosevelt ter and Kossuth ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most impressive monuments I have ever seen. The storie behind the shoes makes you feel silent. It is incredible to think wat has happened here. Especially when you see the beautiful view on the background. A must see monument.

Thank AnitaAlmere
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A powerful reminder of what the Nazis did, shoes remind us of Second World War executions beside the Danube River.

Thank MarksiElena
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

not just a must see also, need to know the story behind it and the symbolism. A very heartbreaking story behind those shoes.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seeing the shoes along the river is absolutely breathtakingly poignant. It really makes you stop and think about the pain that was caused there.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very unique place and very strong place to go Must must place to visit in Budapest this is just 5 minutes visit and free

Thank Tal N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the 'house of horrors' (exhibiton of the nightmare that Budapest suffered under the Nazis, and then under the communists of Stalin during the cold war), and passed by this sculptural exhibition on the way back .... brought tears to my eyes.

Thank HappyUKWanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago

In 1944, Jews were shot and tossed into the freezing river by Hungarian nazis, but first they had to take of their shoes for re-use. This simple, unassuming memorial is deeply touching, as it evokes that terrible period in Hungarian history that the nation still...More

Thank jpfSydney
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Should not be missed. A gruesome reminder of the horrible things that went on during the second world war...Leaves an impression for sure.

Thank Susanna K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most heartbreaking memorials I have ever seen. The simplicity of the memorial tied to the horrific events that happen provide a perfect sense of reflection, sadness, and outrage to those atrocities. Do not miss this if you are in Budapest.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These iron cast shoes are shoes of the Jewish victims that were forced to undress by the Nazi's who would randomly shoot people and leave some alive as a psychological scare tactic. It's unbelievable to see

Thank Debbie J
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
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What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from 495emma | Reviewed this property |
I also would not call it an attraction. It is a small area with bronzed shoes in many shapes and sizes representing the persecuted of the time . It is a very moving experience and if you are visiting the wonderful Parliament... More
What is the attraction like? I'm not sure what else to call it
27 January 2017|
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Response from Roxy L | Reviewed this property |
It's a memorial and consists of a number of iron shoes on the rivers edge. There is nothing to do there except look at it and think about what it meas if that's what you're asking?
History about what took place there.
26 June 2016|
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Response from diddlers2017 | Reviewed this property |
Have a quick look at Wikipedia for the story. Jews were shot here during WW2 and their bodies fell into the river but they were ordered to remove their shoes first.