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Hungary: Kosher Country Guide

KWB's Highlights:

Breathtaking views, beautiful towns, and historical landmarks.

Read our tips and let us know if we missed anything! We would love to add your comments for the benefit of other Kosher travelers.

KWB’s Highlights:
  • You can find Jewish heritage everywhere in Budapest, Eastern Hungary and Western Hungary.
  • After France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine this country is the fifth largest community of Jews in Europe with approximately 150,000 Jews.
[caption id="attachment_25115" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Budapest Great Synagogue - Dohany St.[/caption] Shabbat and Kosher food
  • Besides Chabad Budapest, some of the options for Shabbat meals are: Carmel and Hanna, two restaurants that offer delicious pre-booked meals.
  • In Budapest we have found 2 supermarkets, 2 bakeries, and 3 restaurants. Check our full list here.
What to do?
  • Just in Budapest you can visit the outstanding Dohany Street Synagogue, the biguest in Europe and the Jewish Museum with its wealth of Judaic treasures.
  • You can also connect with Jewish heritage by seeing the impressive Holocaust Memorial, the Rumbach Street Synagogue, the beautifully restored Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue, and more.
[caption id="attachment_28646" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Kazinczy Street[/caption] Eastern Hungary
  •  You can walk in the streets of Tokaj and the neighbouring villages, famous for their wine-producing areas, a business where Jews were, for many centuries, very active.
  • Stop in Miskolc , the second biggest Hungarian city and a local Jewish centre in Eastern Hungary.
Western Hungary
  • The towns in this area have the earliest traces of the Jewish communities dating back to the 13th century.
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