Hospital in the Rock - Bunker, Budapest

4.5
Part of the vast, interconnected caves beneath Castle Hill, Hospital in the Rock - Bunker served as a nuclear bunker and emergency hospital during 20th-century wartime. During World War II, the 10 km (6 mi) of caves and cellars in this region were connected and used as a bomb shelter. You can visit the hospital portion, where doctors treated civilians and soldiers until July 1945, then again during the 1956 Revolution. Take a guided tour of the hospital, learn more about Hungarian history from 1938 up through the Cold War, and witness the difficult conditions under which doctors and nurses worked in these caves. With our custom trip planner, Budapest attractions like Hospital in the Rock - Bunker can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The old city walls you can come down with an elevator and on the right you will find the hospital in the rock. You can visit it with Guide (English or Magyar). 10% discount we had received from the ticket office of the Church of morning Chan visited shortly before. Capes are provided for free. The visit was very touching and exposure of the exhibition about the atomic bomb was well explained the treatment to which you should refer for decontamination.
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  • First of all, a war in any mean is one of the worst things human can do. This place shows the history of either one of a unique war hospital in Europe, as well as the way doctors and nurses worked dur...  more »
  • By learning about the hospital during WW2 and the nuclear bunker it served during the cold war, you really get to learn about Budapest history. Also, the exhibition regarding the effects of nuclear we...  more »
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  • Rude Staff Bought a ticket and found out after the fact that pictures were not allowed. Found this out 15 minutes before tour. Told one staff member that I wanted a refund, and he said, to paraphrase "well, if you bought from this counter than I can refund you, but if you bought from that counter then you'll have to go there". This was totally fine and he was very fair to say this. Went to the other counter and asked for a refund. Cashier said "well if taking pictures is SO important to you, then I can give you a refund". Not paraphrasing. She went on to say "If you want pictures you can go onto Google and you can find the best pictures ever of this place, so many good pictures ... Doesn't make sense..." Got my refund, held my tongue because she clearly didn't care what I had to say or about my feelings on the matter.
  • Well worth an hour of your time, this good little tour gives a nice insight into a fascinating part of the history of Budapest. The only reason for a 4-star rating is that it would be better if a little more time was available to study the exhibits. However, this is a "must do" for any visitor to the city. A shame that no photography is permitted (no explanation given).
  • I loved the exhibition. Truth is shocking and it makes you think. Even though the tour was running because it's way longer in normal speed than 1 hour. It would be way better if there would be less people in a tour (we were 27). I think the value it delivered today didn't worth 4000 HUFs (€13).
  • Great place to see. Amazing place. The young lady that took us through today 13. 18. 2017 really knew about the history & was clearly passionate about her country & also about what happens if war comes again to the world in the form of a bomb!!!
  • The story of the hospital in the rock is very interesting but the determination to rip people off leaves a bad taste in the mouth. I've hardly ever spent so much money - a frankly breathtaking amount of money - for what was a short video then a tour which was interesting, relatively short, however, but around rooms monotonous and lacking variety - essentially a series of rooms filled with taxidermy with original equipment. I don't think I've ever walked past so many dummies in uniform, nor will I ever again. It would be worth it if it was half the price, but I was genuinely amazed that people would pay so much for this.

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