Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

4.6
The emotional exhibit, Shoes on the Danube Bank pays tribute to Jewish victims killed along the Danube during World War II. View the 60 pairs of iron 1940s-style shoes that represent the footwear left behind by the Jews who were forced to stand barefoot at the river's edge to be shot by Arrow Cross militiamen during the Holocaust. Sculptor Gyula Pauer and filmmaker Can Togay designed and created this moving memorial, which was erected in 2005. Experience this powerful installation in between your visits to other nearby sites, such as the Parliament building, which is just a short walk away. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budapest trip simple and quick.
Create an itinerary including Shoes on the Danube Bank
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Shoes on the Danube Bank

Shoes on the Danube Bank reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
21,023 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • What a heart wrenching history. I applaud the Hungarian people for their desire to learn and teach so that such atrocities never happen again.  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • Never forget! Shocking and intense vibe! One should not miss this memorial! People respecting the meaning even placing candles and flowers for the fallen. Horrible peace of history, incredible and nice memorial, to be able to remember. One should be strong to stand next to the shoes, knowing the meaning. Absolutely shocking.
  • amazing views of the lighted buildings including the Citadel the palace on the hill and the Parliament building and the three bridges. A definite recommend. It probably is the scenic highlight of Budapest. Please consider the night mode on your camera to capture the best pictures.

Plan your trip to Budapest

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Budapest

See all ›
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Government Building
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Matthias Church ©
World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Bridge
Szechenyi Lanchid
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Budapest

See all ›
House of Terror Museum ©
Specialty Museum
House of Terror Museum
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) ©
World heritage site
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Koller Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Koller Gallery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Memento Park ©
Specialty Museum
Memento Park
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Budapest

Liberty Statue ©
Historic Site
Liberty Statue
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) ©
Castle
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Zoo
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

Shopping in Budapest

See all ›
Central Market Hall ©
Farmers Market
Central Market Hall
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arena Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Arena Mall
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac) ©
Flea Market
Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac)
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Budapest

Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Neighborhood
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) Veszprem
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
Eger Castle ©
Castle
Eger Castle Eger
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Dobo Square ©
Landmark
Dobo Square Eger
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Bolyki Pinceszet ©
Winery / Vineyard
Bolyki Pinceszet Eger
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Budapest

Széchenyi Thermal Bath ©
Thermal Spa
Széchenyi Thermal Bath
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Heroes' Square ©
Monument
Heroes' Square
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool ©
Thermal Spa
St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
2.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fungarian ©
Lesson / Workshop
Fungarian
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Silverline Cruises ©
Nightlife
Silverline Cruises
2.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
MiniPolisz ©
Entertainment Center
MiniPolisz
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mysterium Tours ©
Nightlife
Mysterium Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min