Sitting right on the Danube river, the parliament building is one of the top sights in the city. 

Parliament building

Parliament building

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Shoes of men and women

Shoes of men and women

Just a short walk down the river there is a monument that is striking in its simplicity. The "Shoes on the river" is a sad reminder of the Jewish people during the Second World War who were lined up on the edge of the bank and then shot and thrown into the river.

People still pay their respects to those that died here

People still pay their respects to those that died here

Jewish gravestones being restored at a synagogue

Jewish gravestones being restored at a synagogue

The look of the area around parliament and along the river

The look of the area around parliament and along the river

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