WDEC 2024 at the Fiumei Road Cemetery

WDEC 2024 at the Fiumei Road Cemetery
Discover the tours that will take place at the Fiumei Road Cemetery in Budapest, during the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2024.

May 25 at 10:00 a.m., Memorial Day of Hungarian heroes

Commemoration of the Hungarian National Guard and representatives of military and social organizations with wreath-laying.

The Fiume Road Graveyard National Memorial is where many heroes of modern Hungary are laid to rest. People, whose actions and decisions had an impact on Hungary’s fate. On the Day of Remembrance of Hungarian Heroes, we will remember them because Hungary would not be the same without them.

May 25 at 10:00 a.m., "The silver thread from my hand" (Literature walk)

On the walk, we will pay our respects at the graves of Hungarian writers and poets who weren't included in the previous literature walks. We will learn more about the lives of Béla Balázs, Anna Lesznai, Mari Jászai, Lenke Bajza, Sophie Török, Zseni Várnai, Dezső Tandori, Imre Sarkadi and Iván Mándy.

May 29, 17:00 p.m., Bicycle tour

On hidden paths – Bicycle tour in the Fiumei Road Cemetery.

One of the most distinctive green spaces in Budapest, the Fiumei Road Cemetery, is home to a wealth of special monuments, many of which are tucked away in the wooded areas at the back of the cemetery. The bike tour will explore these lesser-known corners of the cemetery, uncovering fascinating tales along the way. As we will ride through the tree-lined avenues, we will encounter artistic tombs, learn about our guardian angels, and discover the stories behind family mausoleums and slender female figures.

The tour will start at the main entrance of the Fiumei Road Cemetery.
Note: The organizer cannot provide bicycles for the programme. Please bring your own bicycle.

Additional information

The tours are organised in Hungarian language. If you would like to have a guided tour in English, please contact idegenvezetes@nori.gov.hu.