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“Lovely” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shoes on the Danube Promenade

Shoes on the Danube Promenade
Budapest | On the bank of the Danube, Budapest 1052, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #13 of 261 attractions in Budapest
Type: Historic Sites
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“Lovely”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Too bad there wasn't any signs to explain what the shoes were, but it was a lovely place to visit, with such strong history.
We even saw some kids shoes, which was sad =[

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“Never again...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My wife and I walked from our Viking Cruise ship to the site of the shoes...almost immediately we were unable to speak as we focused on the shoes and thought of those who were slaughtered at this point...the whole setting is one of beauty with some of the great buildings of Budapest visible in every direction...did they weep as they witnessed the unspeakable horror that took place on the beautiful Danube? We prayed that such evil will one day be only a remembrance and that all implements of war and torture will be beat into instruments of peace that better the human condition...idealism? Perhaps! Yet, still our prayed for reality.

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“incredibly evocative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a very moving experience and is definitely worth visiting. The other people there were quiet and respectful. It can be reached by walking north from Szechenyi bridge or south from Margit Hid along the waterfront. The approach form Margit Hid is longer and not suitable for anyone with mobility problems owing to the roadworks. As others have said, you can't access from parliament because of the roadworks.

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“A Moving Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Just seek out the shoes by the Danube and spend a few minutes in quiet reflection.
Seems strange to describe it as an attraction but it is certainly a poignant reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

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“A Stark reminder of the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a stark reminder and a lasting monument to the attrocities of the war, time for quiet reflection, candles placed at night

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