Starting next Friday, Budapest’s Dohány Street Synagogue will welcome tourists again 

The Dohány Street Synagogue Complex, which includes the synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the cemetery garden, the Wallenberg Memorial Garden and the ghetto exhibition, will reopen to tourists on August 6, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) told MTI on Friday. 

In a new development, Mazsihisz also announced that the Temple of Heroes (Hősök temploma), which has so far been closed to visitors, will also be open to the public. However, for the time being,

the Dohány Street Synagogue will only be open on the busiest days for tourism, so Friday, Sunday and Monday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., it was announced. 

Mazsihisz explained that there is currently no restriction on the number of visitors, nor are masks required; but everyone working within the facility — at the cashier, ticket office and security screening and as tour guides — must have a certificate proving they have received two doses of vaccine. Hand sanitizers are also installed, and hygiene standards will be strictly adhered to. 

The statement quotes Mazsihisz’ tourism director Ivan Róna as saying that tickets for the Heroes’ Temple, which has so far only been open for religious events, can be purchased until 3 p.m. to make sure visitors have at least an hour to see the buildings and garden. 

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