Budapest

Discussion in 'Others' started by Medic7922, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Medic7922

    Medic7922 Senior Member

    Im thinking of going to Budapest in October for a few days R&R with the Memsahib, Obviously we need to do the Tourist bits but is there anywhere of WW2 interest that I can visit without upsetting she who must be obeyed for an afternoon.
     
  2. Owen

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  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Me again............

    At the risk of stating the obvious, you have plenty of time to organise the trip.

    Go to Tripadvisor and do a search on things to do in Budapest.

    You might even find my reports on my own trip, I post under the name of EX4THHUSSAR

    Ron
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Ron,

    I have just returned from a short 4 day visit to Budapest and our Hotel was only a short distance from the Synagogue.

    Entrance fee includes the Museum and Garden of Remembrance.

    The Synagogue, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doh%C3%A1ny_Street_Synagogue was situated in the Ghetto section of Budapest and all those of the Jewish faith living in Budapest were resettled in the Ghetto.

    I learned that the majority of those living outside Budapest were deported to Concetration Camps to vanish in the Holocaust.

    Those that remained in the Ghetto were lucky to survive and thousands died and were buried within the Memorial garden when the Russians liberated the City.

    The Fortress on the Buda side of the Danube was designated a " Festung " by Hitler and there was terrible fighting in the area.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citadella

    Unfortunately the Fortress was closed for visitors and only some of the exterior could be seen, but the views were stunning.

    A link with good photographs of the area.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=budapest+citadella&biw=1232&bih=657&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UiZWVP-oCpDcaIHngMAP&sqi=2&ved=0CC0Q7Ak


    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Tom

    Many thanks for your excellent Budapest report

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

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