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Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

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Address: Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and...

The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.

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Excellent tour and museum

Our tour guide was Timi, who was amazing - she was informative and answered all our questions regarding the history of the hospital. If you get a chance, you should do your tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was Timi, who was amazing - she was informative and answered all our questions regarding the history of the hospital. If you get a chance, you should do your tour with her! Tours run about once every half an hour. The hospital museum itself has a great presentation and the reconstruction with mannequins effectively relayed the stories... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went and saw this museum. It is a reminder of the horrors of war. Excellent presentation but be prepared to be shocked and amazed at the resilience of the human spirit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A rare glimpse into an unseen world. This hospital was built in a natural underground cave and provided refuge for hundreds of people during the midst of terrible bombing in WW2. To see the conditions where these brave medical people and volunteers survived and saved lives is an experience I'll never forget.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one tour/site to visit. Once inside you realize what is was like to live and be treated in an underground nature made cavern. You also realize that during war everyone is treated equally regardless of race, German soldier or Soviet soldier

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The tour is the only way you can get into this intriguing Cold War-era facility, and fortunately it's a pretty good tour. The rooms have been stocked with life-size wax figurines, some of them pretty gruesome, but the whole package does give you a decent sense of what it might have been like as a patient in this hospital. Added... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Walking down the street from the Hilton in Buda we were interested by the signs pointing to a hospital and nuclear bunker. They are one in the same. Small museum that shows how the Hungarians prepared for a nuclear war in the 50's and 60's.

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Haderslev, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This hospital is reminder of past and the harsh reality of wartimes. The project started around the '30s and the aim was to build a hospital which was out of reach for the enemy, during the second World War it was improved so it also served as an atom bunker. There are no individuals tours, you must join a group... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

It was my wife who decided she'd like to visit here and despite my initial misgivings it was a really interesting and informative place to visit. Sadly they don't allow photographs inside the bunker.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fascinating bit of history and an excellent tour. Very well described and a lot of work has been put into the display. Well worth going to.

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Badalona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was recommended by a tour guide, she really insisted on it so we went, and we took the best history and cultural lesson of the trip. It is a very interesting passage in time to see the actual rooms and halls of the war hospital which later became a nuclear bunker. There is an introductory video which summarizes the... More 

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Sziklakorhaz, Guest Relations Manager at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, responded to this review

Dear Frine V, Thank you very much for your kind reviews! We are trying to do our best in order to provide high level services so we are glad to hear you had a great and unforgettable time with us. Best wishes, Hospital in the Rock Team More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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