Budapest: Hammer & Sickle Communism Walking Tour

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In this tour, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of Hungary’s communist era. Learn about everyday life during the days of communism, when people drove Trabant cars and drank spirits at work.

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  • Learn the in-depth communist history of Hungary
  • Visit an exhibition about 1956 revolution
  • Hear about historical events that put Hungary on the map
  • Walk to the Parliament and Liberty Square Soviet Memorial
  • Gain knowledge and interesting insight from your guide


Journey back in time and learn what life was like in Budapest during the 50 years of communist rule. Hear what it was like to live behind the Iron Curtain and how the residents negotiated everyday events, such as how to get a passport and what was school life. Learn about events such as the 1956 Revolution, listen to tales of the first protests in the fight back against an unethical regime and visit a small exhibition commemorating the volleys. Follow your guide through small streets of Pest downtown to areas where the action happened, including Liberty Square with the last Soviet monument and the square of the Hungarian Parliament.


Licensed expert guide Refreshment (coffee, tea or soft drink)

Important Information

  • This tour involves 2 hours of continuous walking The tour operates in all weather conditions Because of the subject the tour is not recommended to children under age 14

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