WEDNESDAY, 22nd APRIL
Welcome drink and sandwiches are offered.
Venue: Semmelweis University Faculty of Dentistry, 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi u. 47.
THURSDAY, 23rd APRIL
17.00 City walk or Visit to the Hospital in the Rock
Please indicate your choice on the registration form.
CITY WALK WITH BUDAPEST BEYOND SIGHTSEEING – TOURS TAKE APPROX. 2HRS
Tours depart from Vas str. 17. Faculty of Health Sciences
Are you looking for Hungarian reality?
Don’t simply be a tourist: experience!
Budapest palace quarter tour
An elegant tour in the Palace Area of the 8th district.
Legends come alive, you can even feel the long passed world of the Hungarian aristocracy in the air. We guide you through the 19th century palaces. We pass by some important historical memorials, for example: the 1838 ice flood, 2nd World War, 1956 Revolution and great Hungarian inventors. We walk around telling stories and anecdotes about lifes, loves and adventures of the blue-blooded possessors of these beautiful buildings. We even visit a palace and color the interactive tour with games.
Join us to see why this area was the pulsating center of Hungary for arts, politics, economy and culture.
Secret Sights of Budapest Downtown
We wander around the winding streets of the old Pest, the Inner City.
During the playful and local-history based walk we discover miracles together, like the ancient city wall from the middle ages, a romantic but shabby palace of Miklós Ybl, the greatest Hungarian architect /Unger House/, a cozy courtyard /Wagner House/, a hidden unusual memory of the communism /once the Pioneers’ Department Store/. We cross passage way houses and legendary green gardens and we show the secret shortcuts of the city.
We enter into a mysteriously deserted but magnificent building /Párisi Courtyard/ and we stroll on Váci street – the most fashionable main street of Budapest – but we present it from another, totally ‘non-touristic’ angle. Art, history and funny games accompanies us on our way with the help of the intelligent and friendly guides.
GUIDED TOUR IN HOSPITAL IN THE ROCK – 1 HOUR LONG
The Hospital in the Rock Museum (Sziklakórház Múzeum) is part of an approximately 6-mile (10-km) stretch of interconnected caves and cellars beneath Buda Castle Hill. This museum is dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.
The history of the emergency hospital goes back to World War II, when Castle District was part of the Government Quarter. The caves and tunnels were connected and fortified and used as an air raid shelter. On the orders of the Mayor of Budapest an emergency surgical hospital was also built within the caves beneath Buda Castle Hill. The hospital was actively used during WW II until July 1945 and then during the 1956 Revolution to treat wounded civilians and soldiers. Between 1958 and 1962 it was expanded to withstand potential chemical and nuclear attacks during the Cold War. The “Hospital in the Rock – Secret Emergency Hospital and Nuclear Bunker” opened to the public in 2008.
Nearly 200 life-like wax figures, along with the original furniture and medical equipment help you to journey through time and breathe in the air of World War 2, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Cold War. The most recently added section introduces today’s military medicine through the rescue operations of the Special Operations Forces. Source
When the tour finishes, you will be only a few minutes away from the Castle District of Buda, whre you can visit great sights like the Fisherman’s Bastion or the Matthias Church, or dine in one of the several restaurants in the area.
FRIDAY, 24th APRIL
18.30 – 22.00 Boat Cruise and Dinner&Dance on the Danube River
You are warmly welcomed to join the last event of the Cohehre Conference.
We planned a memorable boat cruise and dinner for you on the Sirona boat, which has panoramic windows all over the hall to get a clear view of Budapest. The view from the opened terrace is tower above all your imagination.