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“Incredibly moving” 5 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 #12 of 255 attractions in Budapest
Type: Historic Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Incredibly moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It's hard to find as they're doing lots of building work to the Parliament building, but it's one of the most moving memorials I've seen. The flowers left by passers by in the boots are heartbreaking too. A place to sit and remember before moving on.

Visited September 2013
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“sad, so sad, but necessary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

lest we forget...
in Jan '14 the area was under re-construction, so we did not get very close, but certainly got the idea of the extent of the tragedy this sculpture represents.

Visited January 2014
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“moving tribute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

its very hard to find, but look for this momument thats on the side of the Danube. Learn about them before you go as there is no real plaque to explain this is a memorial for all the innocent Jewish victims pushed into the Danube to die. Park across the street and you'll have to make a run for it but moving

Visited October 2013
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“Very beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was a nice spot to visit. We went at night time which was nice because its along the waterfront and the city was all lit up which added to the beauty I think. It is also quite moving. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
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“A simple but poignant memorial”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Is what it is. Sculpted metal shoes on the river bank that provide a very poignant reminder of the extent of the atrocities of WW2. Worth seeing if you're planning to walk a lot anyway - perhaps not worth going entirely out of your way for.

Personally I found the experience quite touching.

Visited February 2013
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