The Jewish Quarter June 19th 2014 Awaking with ridiculously sore feet (why do we always find it necessary to do everything possible on the first day and not pace ourselves?) we decided to stick closer to our temporary home in the Jewish quarter.
We were a couple of blocks from the Dohány Street Synagogue, also called Budapest's 'Great Synagogue.' And great it certainly was. My only synagogue experience up until now had been at ... read more
Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive milita... ... read more