Book a Communist Budapest walk with me, so that I can get you closer to the most painful periods of our modern history. I’ll show you monuments of our Communist past and will also explain you how people lived in my beloved city during the Communist dictatorship. We’ll finish the tour in the House of Terror where you can meet the victims and the victimizers of the Communist regime.
Hungary fell under Communist rule after WW2 and its new leaders not only changed the way of thinking and the everyday life of the people but the cityscape of Budapest, too. It’s hard to believe that the shiny and glorious city was all black and grey when I was a child.
I’d like to show you the very few Soviet Army Memorials left in Buda and Pest. We’ll see the monuments commemorating the 1956 revolution near the Parliament building and the Heroes square. I’d like to show you the examples of the Socialist-Realism architecture, so that you’ll have a better understanding about how local people lived during the last 70 years. We’ll end the tour visiting the House of Terror, which is one of the most poignant museums of the city.
I’ll explain about the years of the heavy dictatorship and about the consolidation from the beginning of the 1960’s, how Hungarians lived through the Goulash Communism. I’ll also tell about the political and economical changes of 1989, how Hungary became free and independent, how we witnessed the most important changes of our lives in Budapest and in Hungary.
All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 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.