Budapest - Budapest's Jewish Legacy: The Buda Castle’s Northern Tip

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Budapest's Jewish Legacy: The Buda Castle’s Northern Tip

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(84 reviews)
Buda Castle Hill, Budapest, Hungary
45 mins

About the tour

During this live tour, Adam will walk you through the Northern part of the Buda Castle hill, which is one of the least visited parts of the UNESCO-listed hilltop neighborhood. The 45 minutes long walk starts at the Western promenade of the Castle district with views overlooking the Buda hills. Before walking down the streets of this off-the-beaten-path residential neighborhood, Adam will introduce you to the Mary Magdalene church which is one of the rare medieval monuments of Budapest. Fans of architecture will love the National Archives, while the viewpoint of the top of Vienna Gate is a treat for those collecting postcards. The residential part of the Castle hill between the Vienna Gate and the Matthias Church was once home to a large Jewish community that played an important part in the medieval history of Hungary. As we walk towards the iconic Fisherman's bastion, your guide will show you the traces of the once flourishing Jewish community and will also tell you a few stories about those who've been awarded the Righteous Among the Nations title. The walk concludes with one of the nicest views Budapest can offer: the skyline of Pest with the House of Parliament building. This tour is an excellent complement to Adam's virtual tour in the Buda Castle and the Historical Jewish Quarter tour.

Meet Adam


Working as a tourist guide was not my first career choice, but it seems to be the right choice. For a while I followed a sort-of standard path: getting my bachelor, and my masters degree and started to work for a multinational company. Meanwhile my interest towards my hometown kept growing to the point that my friends convinced me to return to school and get my licence to become a tourist guide. As the saying goes: the rest is history. I have been in the business since 2011 and regardless of all the hardship, difficulties, uncertainty I still have passion for my profession. Which I hope will be obvious for you once you take a tour with me in Budapest, or in the Hungarian countryside. By joining a tour with me you will get two in one: a professional, licenced guide and an amateur urban photography enthusiast. Both are very handy when it comes to live, virtual tours. You can expect great angles, excellent postcard opportunities and a dry sense of humour during my tours as I strongly believe in entertaining while educating.  Kind regards

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Budapest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Budapest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Yelka L.

07 September 2021

Adam is an excellent tour guide, he has a wonderful grasp of the English language. I love the way Adam positions his camera allowing us to take beautiful postcards. I highly recommend his tour and am looking forward to more travels with Adam. A lifesaver whilst in severe lockdown.

Rosalyn B.

06 September 2021

Caring, full of knowledge, highest professional attitude

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

06 September 2021

Simply the best! What a joy you are to be with. THANK YOU!

Olga P.

06 September 2021

Terrific tour of some rather sad history. But which tour related to Jewish history is not sad? Adam is very knowledgeable and relatable, on a personal.level. He somehow manages to respond to chat all along! A most valuable and fascinating tour.

M B.

06 September 2021

Adam is a superb guide. His tour today was so historically rich and a celebration of Roshashana. Well done, Adam!

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