Explore the communist-era Budapest and gain insight into life behind the “iron curtain” on an exciting journey back in time!
Embark on our time machine and take an exciting journey back in time to Budapest’s communist era. Explore Hungary’s history during the communist dictatorship as you marvel at the giant monuments that still stand as reminders of this dark era and gain insight into life behind the “Iron Curtain”.
Our journey begins with a visit to the Liberation Monument standing atop Gellert Hill, erected to commemorate the Soviet liberation of Hungary in World War II, but also marking the start of communist rule in the country. From here, you’ll have a breathtaking view of Budapest while learning about the historical significance of this landmark.
Next, we’ll venture to the outskirts of Budapest to Memento Park showcasing 42 original giant statues from communist times, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. Here, you’ll encounter larger-than-life figures such as Red Army soldiers, Marx, Engels, and Lenin, which once stood in the city as symbols of communist ideology. You’ll gain insight into the daily lives of Hungarians living behind the “Iron Curtain” and learn about the communist dictatorship in Hungary
As part of this tour, You’ll have a chance to sit in the iconic Trabant, the most affordable car in the former East Bloc, that was widely used during the communist era in Hungary. Experience what it was like to navigate the streets of Budapest in this historic vehicle and get a feel for the everyday life of Hungarians during that time.
But that’s not all! As we continue the tour you’ll also have the opportunity to step into the shoes of a Communist leader. Wave to the crowds from the tribune and imagine yourself addressing the masses, just as the leaders of the past once did. You’ll also have the chance to view the giant boots of Stalin, a poignant symbol of the country’s communist past, and gain insight into the events of the 1956 Revolution, a significant moment in Hungary’s history.
Additionally, you’ll visit the Barrack Exhibition, where you’ll get a firsthand look at the workings of the infamous state security police during the communist era. Learn about their methods, strategies, and impact on Hungarian society as you explore this thought-provoking exhibit.
Our Communist Dicta tour concludes in the city center with a visit to the last standing Soviet War Memorial on Liberty Square, where you’ll learn about its historical significance and its place in Hungary’s past. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into the 1956 Revolution by visiting the memorials on Kossuth Square near the Parliament Building, where you’ll hear stories of bravery and resistance against the communist regime.
Join us on this unique and informative journey through Hungary’s communist history, as we delve into the monumental landmarks and learn about life behind the “Iron Curtain”. Gain a deeper understanding of this significant period in Hungarian history and its lasting impact on the country. Book your Communist Dicta Tour today and embark on an unforgettable adventure.
- Visit the Liberation Monument atop Gellert Hill, a still-standing monument of the Communist era
- Enjoy a guided tour of Memento Park showcasing 42 giant statues from communist times and learn about the life behind the “Iron Curtain”
- Visit the last standing Soviet War Memorial in Budapest
- Visit the memorials near the Parliament Building and learn about the 1956 Revolution
Admission tickets are not included in the tour price
Admission to Memento Park HUF 3000 /EUR 8
Duration: 4 hours
Driving distance: 30 km
Guide: English-speaking guide
Tour Type: Private tour
1APR-29OCT at 10 AM & 2.30 PM
Check-in: 15 minutes before the published departure time
Budapest Scooter Tour 1053 Budapest Vámház körüt 10 (the office is located inside the house courtyard ) Hotline: +3630984510
Communist Dicta TourPrices per person in EUR
1 person 125 EUR
2 persons 75 EUR
3 persons 60 EUR
4-5 persons 50 EUR
6-7 persons 45 EUR
8-10 persons 40 EUR
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