Hungary: Country Guide
Breathtaking views, beautiful towns, and historical landmarks.
- 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 of us.
Shabbat and Kosher food
- Besides Chabad Budapest, some of the options for Shabbat 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.
- 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.
- There won’t be any regrets as the towns in this area have the earliest traces of the Jewish communities dating back to the 13th century.