If you start your journey on the Trail of the Wonder Rabbis, you will get a quite surprising experience while retracing the footsteps of the region’s Hassidic Jews, whose community was once quite extended, and had rich culture. The 150-kilometre-long pilgrimage route connecting 10 settlements includes the Jewish memorial places and architectural beauties of the Tokaj wine region.
Mád: the starting point
Mád is both the starting point and the end point of this excursion. The symbol of the settlement is the baroque synagogue, which is a monument building, and due to the balanced interiors created with lovely artistic details, it is one of the most valued architectural monuments of Hungarian synagogue construction. On the opposite side is the former home of the rabbi and the religious college, and the region’s biggest Jewish cemetery can be found at the edge of the village. This is the final resting place of the renowned rabbis.