Shoes on the Danube Bank

Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

Shoes on the Danube Bank
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 3 min walk
  • Batthyány tér • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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5,350
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200
Terrible
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Unbelievably sad
Oct 2020
We were walking near the Parliament and suddenly found the Shoes. This memorial was built in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Just a row of man, women shoes, children's sandals, that look like all these people just left their shoes and will come back soon. Mass executions were carried out on the banks of the Danube and to make it easier people were tied together and placed by the water. After the first shot, the falling one pulled everyone in the chain into the waves. This story shocked me a lot.
Written June 23, 2021
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sulu205
Ralph, AL102 contributions
Bucket List
May 2021
simple but stirring exhibition of bronze shoes of holocaust victims that were made to take their shoes off before being shot and dumped into the Danube River
Written May 24, 2021
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Alberta Z
3 contributions
Filth
Jan 2021
This overrated place has filth, overflowing tras everywhere. We found it not worth your time and effort.
Written February 11, 2021
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rodrick
Bucharest, Romania6 contributions
A very historical surreal experience
Dec 2020
A very historical surreal experience. And it was lovely to walk down the whole Danube promenade where there are plenty of other statues too!
Written February 11, 2021
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Laurylau-p
Eindhoven, The Netherlands682 contributions
The memory of the shoes
Jan 2020
Shoes on the bank of the Danube to commemorate the victims of the Jewish community during the Second World War.
Written December 31, 2020
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Jim W
Loves Park, IL212 contributions
Sobering
Nov 2020 • Couples
What a heart wrenching history. I applaud the Hungarian people for their desire to learn and teach so that such atrocities never happen again.
Written November 26, 2020
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Otto R
Fitzroy, Australia12 contributions
Jewish Memorial on Danube waterfront.
Oct 2019
Simple, sobering memorial near the Parliament. This is the location where the fascist army murdered Hungarian Jews towards the end of WW2. Many Jewish people were lining up and shot them allowing their bodies to be washed away by the Danube River.
Written September 24, 2020
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Nian1
Gelsenkirchen, Germany74 contributions
Dont miss it when you are in Budapest.
Dec 2019
Impressive! The view to not forget how terrible holocaust was. How terrible people could be. On my opinion everyone should seen that.
Written September 16, 2020
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Peterst71
3 contributions
Very interesting!
Aug 2020
Due to the historical background, it is a sad place, but a fantastic idea is the way it is presented. Really touching and in addition with a beautiful view in the background and against the shoes. Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 14, 2020
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Abe R
Weiden, Germany46 contributions
Bone chilling
Sep 2020 • Couples
This monument is a simple but stirring exhibition of bronze replica shoes of holocaust victims that were made to take their shoes off prior to being shot and dumped into the Danube. It’s chilling to know that the location is in earshot of the Parliment building and in view of the main part of Budapest.
Written September 12, 2020
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