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Hospital in the Rock

Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
+36 70 701 0101
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 70 701 0101
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

My visit here was the highlight of the trip for me. I work in healthcare so found it very interesting. Our guide, Reka (I think that was her name) was fantastic and gave us lots of information and answered any questions. It was amazing to...More

Thank Charlotte N
Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Dear Charlotte N, Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate your feedback. The foundation of our mission is to show the real face of war and the value of peace so it is always motivating to make our legacy accessible to wider public...More

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

The Hospital in the Rock museum was one of the best museums I've ever visited. I'm not normally a huge fan of museums, and definitely not of guided tours (mandatory for this museum), but this one was well worth the visit. A WWII underground hospital...More

Thank ccalano
Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Dear ccalano, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a great review about our Museum and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are delighted that you had a great time with us and we are looking forward to...More

Reviewed April 14, 2017

This was really interesting and well organised, running regulkar tours in English. We went on speck and booked a tour about 2 hours later so stopped for lunch while waiting. The tours are in small groups and involve a fair amount of walking, covering about...More

Thank HelenCopestake
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I visited the hospitall in the rock as I am a student nurse so love things like this. It did not disapoint. The tour is only 1 hour but very informitive. Going thourgh the caves beneath Buda Castel is amazing and to here how they...More

Thank KAWtea
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Recommended by friends, we found this tour very interesting and informative. An amazing complex using natural tunnels in the limestone rocks. A guide with excellent English enhanced our visit.

Thank travelinglight1
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We visited this attraction on a recent visit to Budapest Our guide was very informative explaining the reasons for and the history of this incredible place The exhibition gave us a good impression of the workings of this remarkable hospital and nuclear bunker Well worth...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This was well worth the time and effort to find and do. We had the whole family including my parents and 3 of our kids ages 21, 15 and 12 with us and we all found the guided tour interesting and informative.

Thank aisakson
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Our walking tour guide mentioned this otherwise we never would have known about this incredible hospital in the underground cave system! Very interesting and well kept, but our guide seemed rushed and we had no time to read the information on the walls or get...More

Thank karajake
Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Dear karajake, Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to visit our Museum without a guide because of safety requirements. The provided information make tours more lively and facilitate better understanding of historical tendencies and...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting to walk through the tunnels and soak in the history of the place dating back to WWII and the Cold War. It was definitely a lot less crowded than most of the other places we...More

Thank Karen Z
Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Dear Karen Z, Thank you very much for your kind review. Visitors have to stick to the group and if they took photos during the tour, they would not pay attention to the guide, thus, it would slow down the tour. Tour guides take a...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

This was a bit difficult to find, but worth it. The story behind how it was used during WW2 and the excellent guides, was very interesting. The wax dummies brought home difficult this would have been for both the medical staff and the patients.

Thank Bernard A
District I / Buda
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
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May 5, 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear Zoe9798 The closest bus stop can be found at Szentháromság Square, next to Matthias Church. The number 16 bus (Szell Kalman Square – Deák Square) as well as the 16A and the 116 (Szell Kalman Square – Dísz Square) stop... More
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March 30, 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear SherriLR, The Museum can only be visited with a guided tour. Tours depart every hour on the hour during opening times. A guide in Hungarian and English is always available. Full tour duration: 60 minutes, covering the... More
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Response from Amanda C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not necessary to buy online, we just showed up and queue to pay and joined the tour. There are concession prices for above 65 / student prices as well!