Visiting Budapest: Rich Jewish History Sites for the Jewish Traveler

Visiting Budapest: Rich Jewish History Sites for the Jewish Traveler 625 488 Sarity Gervais

If you are planning on staying in Budapest a few days after Kosherica’s Glatt Kosher Riverboat Danube cruise we recommend seeing some of the following sites. We will visit some of these locations on our Jewish Heritage tour. Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, has a vibrant Jewish community and rich in Jewish History for the Jewish traveler. It offers several attractions and sites of interest for Orthodox Jewish visitors. Here are some places you may want to consider visiting:

  1. Dohány Street Synagogue: Also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, it is the largest synagogue in Europe and a significant landmark in Budapest. The synagogue follows Orthodox traditions and houses the Hungarian Jewish Museum, a Holocaust Memorial, and a cemetery.

  2. Orthodox Synagogue on Kazinczy Street: This synagogue, known as the Kazinczy Street Synagogue or Orthodox Synagogue, is an active Orthodox place of worship. It features beautiful architectural elements and hosts regular services.

  3. Jewish Museum and Archives: Located within the Dohány Street Synagogue complex, the Jewish Museum provides insights into the history and heritage of the Hungarian Jewish community. It exhibits religious artifacts, artwork, and documents related to Jewish life in Hungary.

  4. Holocaust Memorial Center: The Holocaust Memorial Center is an essential place to visit to learn about the Holocaust in Hungary. It documents the history of the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the Hungarian Jewish community and its tragic fate during World War II.

  5. Obuda Jewish Cemetery: Situated in the Óbuda district of Budapest, this historic cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in the city. It is a peaceful place to pay respects to Jewish ancestors and notable figures from Hungarian Jewish history.

  6. Kosher Dining: Budapest has several kosher restaurants and eateries where you can enjoy authentic Jewish cuisine. Some popular options include

a. Carmel Restaurant: Located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest, Carmel is a popular glatt kosher restaurant offering Hungarian and Israeli cuisine. They serve meat dishes and have a variety of traditional Jewish specialties on their menu.

b. Macesz Huszar: Macesz Huszar is a kosher restaurant that specializes in traditional Hungarian Jewish cuisine. They provide glatt kosher meals and offer a range of dishes including soups, stews, and traditional Jewish desserts.

When planning your visit, be sure to check the opening hours, guided tours, and any specific requirements or protocols for visiting these sites. It’s also advisable to contact local Jewish organizations or the Budapest Jewish Community Center for additional information and assistance tailored to your specific needs.