Thematic Walking Tours

Our partner Kult-Turist offers the following thematic walking tours for the participants of the congress:

1. Building Imperial Dreams in Hungary

2. History of Health and Healing in Hungary

 

Date / Time:
Thursday, 31 August, 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday, 3 September, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (History of Health and Healing) / 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Building Imperial Dreams)

Please note:

We will need a minimum of 10 participants in order for the tours to take place, so please register early. You can book your ticket through this site.

1. Building Imperial Dreams in Hungary

During this walk along the Andrássy Avenue - a UNESCO World Heritage site - you are going to discuss the social history behind the rapid urban development that created modern Budapest, one of the twin capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, in the last three decades of the 19th Century. The tour focuses on the architectural representations and articulations of imagining an imperial role for Hungary.

Your guide: Miklós Vörös

Miklós is an anthropologist and cultural historian who is specialized in the critical analysis of manufacturing and consuming cultural heritage. He has been associate professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design for the past ten years

Meeting location: Opera House (H-1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22.)

How to get there: it is just a few minutes walking on foot from downtown

Underground 1 get off at Opera stop

Tram 4 or 6 get off at Oktogon stop
Bus 979 or 105 get off at Opera M stop
Trolley-bus 70 or 78 get off at Opera M stop

Tour ends at the Heroes’ Square (H-1146 Budapest, XIV. Hősök tere)

To get back to the center of Pest take the underground no. 1.

Price: 15 €/person

Planned dates: August 31st Thursday – 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

September 3rd Sunday 4.00 pm – 6 pm
We run the walks with min. 10 pax.

2. History of Health and Healing in Hungary

During a 2-hour walking lecture you will learn about the history of health and healing in Hungary. You will start your journey with a guided visit to the Semmelweis Museum of the History of Medicine. Then you will enjoy a scenic view from the former Palace Gardens  (Várkert Bazár), from here the guide will share with you the secret, how Budapest became a Spa capital and how the healing medical waters were used by the Romans, Turks and the Hungarians. You will visit the Castle district and finish the walk with a guided visit in the Golden Eagle Apothecary's Shop Museum (Arany Sas Patikamuzeum).

Your guide: Dr. Emese Lafferton

Emese is a historian, specialising in the history of biological and racial sciences in Central and Eastern Europe in the long 19th century. Before joining the History faculty at Central European University, Budapest, she spent a decade lecturing and researching at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities in the UK.

Meeting location: Semmelweis Museum of History of Medicine (H-1013 Budapest I., Apród utca 1-3.)

How to get there: it is just north from the Elisabeth Bridge on the Buda side

Tram19 or 41 get off at Várkert Bazár stop
Tram 56 or 56A get off at Döbrentei tér stop

Bus 109 get off at Várkert Bazár stop
Bus 5 or 178 get off at Szarvas tér / Döbrentei tér stop

Bus 8 or 110 or 112 or 239 get off at Döbrentei tér stop

Tour ends at Golden Eagle Apothecary’s shop (H-1014 Budapest, I. Tárnok u. 18.) in the castle district. To get back to Deak Square (Pest) or Szél Kálmán Square (Buda) metro station take bus nr. 16.

Price: 19€/person including the entrance fee to the 2 museums

Planned dates: August 31st Thursday – 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

September 3rd Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Miklós 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
We run the walks with min. 10 pax.