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House of Terror

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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Ranked #49 of 293 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was well worth a visit. We learned a great deal about the history of Hungary during WWII and the Communist era. We found the layout of the museum a bit confusing and there is a ton of information there - maybe an audio guide is the way to go. There are informative paper handouts in English in each room... More

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Nathrop, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

60 Andrassy is an address that will be with me for the rest of my life. The museum chronicles the Nazi and Arrow Cross atrocities and also the Soviet era.

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I dragged my friends to this place to learn more about hungarian history. There was only one member at the ticket desk. She was very polite and patient, but it took us some time waiting in the queue (which was getting longer). We opted to buy the audioguide, but later we found out there were some papers in every room... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The outside impression that the building gives you is shattering, and so is the main hall. From this you would think that the museum would be a masterpiece. However, if you are Jewish, from a country with a heritage of fighting the Nazis, or conquered and oppressed by the Nazis or anyone who knows the horrors of the fascist nazis;... More

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Cambridge, UK
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

To understand something of the recent history of Hungary, this is probably a must. To give it justice, you probably need at least 2 hours and I would advise an autoguide. We didn't but wished we had. There is still plenty to read and watch and you can take the written sheets away with you. The museum plots the history... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When we were going round the museum it was very full with lots of students and maybe that stopped us getting the best from the place. Lots of information to take in - fact sheets, videos being shown and lots of artefacts too.

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Burghausen, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I just want to say that this visit is worth it. Especially to those people who come from southamerica. This experience will make them better understand the fight against communisn but also understand that extreme fascism is not good....

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new yrok
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29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This museum about the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Hungary is really well done and very informative about the period of history for Hungary and Budapest. And this is very recent history for the Hungarian people and enriched our experience visiting Budapest .

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Aarhus, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The first impression of the museum were two grumpy and impolite girls at the ticket desk. They did not care to inform us that we had the the option to buy audioguides in English, which turned out to be a serious shortcoming. I was all in all impressed by the visual presentation throughout the museum, especially the installation in the... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We read to allow a couple of hours and were glad as we spent about that there. We opted for the audio guides as we're not big readers and think they were worth it. I was shocked by the dates involved in the history and had very little idea of what happened here during my lifetime. Everyone seems aware of... More

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