During our TRABANT ride we’ll discover the most important monuments of our Communist past: Soviet Army Memorials, an abandoned factory, and the Memento Park. I’d like you to become familiar with 40 years of Communist dictatorship in Hungary. A private Budapest TRABANT tour and many childhood memories to share with you.
Let me introduce you the TRABANT, one of the masterpieces manufactured in the Communist block. It’s hard to believe that families – including my own family – had to wait 7-8 years for a smoky and noisy TRABANT car even in the 1980’s.
Something you might consider a symbolic icon of the Communist bloc actually represents my childhood. I grew up during the Communist era and I’d be really happy to share my experiences with you. I’ll show you a different Budapest, not the shiny and colorful city that you can see on the pages of the travel magazines but the neighborhoods where the time has stopped 30 years ago, where you can still see remains of our Communist past.
I’ll tell you about our history re-written several times and about the Communist era and the political changes seen from a child’s perspective. We’ll see monuments remembering the 1956 revolution.
We’ll drive all around the city center, the 8th and 9th districts. I’ll then show you the House of Terror, the former headquarters of the Hungarian secret police. We’ll also see the neglected factories of the Csepel island, and the exptremely monumental statues of the Memento Park. We’ll end the tour with admiring the magnificent view from the top of the Gellért hill.
All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 2 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.
Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.