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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are within a block of each other.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals)
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes.
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 6:30 and mincha maariv around shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Szeychenyi baths.

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Dont know if thats back up and running.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: February 10, 2017, 11:12:39 AM »
The "Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube" is on the Pest side two blocks south of the Parliament.

I would add Dohány Street Synagogue to the wiki even if you don't go inside.

Uber pulled out of Hungary thanks to legislation that made it impossible for them to continue. Another app Taxify offers alternative to traditional taxis in Budapest. /I have no personal experience with Taxify/
Thanks...my mistake. What other things did I miss? I feel like im leaving out something. Cemetery?
Maybe more stuff needed in a Hungary master thread, i.e. Tzadikim buried in eastern Hungary, keristir, kalov, lisa,, mad, uhel, ratzfert, l'havdil, Balaton, lillafured national park
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: February 10, 2017, 01:09:02 PM »
There are several Danube river cruises. AFAIK, at least the one I took left from the Pest side, from Vigadó téri Hajóállomás. It's a few steps away from Vorosmarty ter (which is also a tourist spot). Vigadó tér is a nice square as well.

In the summer the artists' village of Szentendre makes a nice half-day tour from Budapest. You can take a cruise there as well, or take the train from Batthyány Square.

In Buda the entire castle area is nice to walk around. The Fisherman's Bastion, which is where all tourist flock to and where they stared charging an entrance fee is the most annoying part of the entire castle. A few blocks away is the remains of a synagogue from the middle ages that was used by Syrian Jews during the Ottoman occupation. Yes, hold your hat, Hungary had mostly Sephardi Jews at that time. address: Táncsics Mihály u. 26

Bécsi kapu, or Vienna Gate used to be called Zsidó kapu (Jewish Gate) for a reason.
if you are so inclined, it's good to read Megillat Ofen by R. Yichak ben Zalman Schulhof (his father was the dayan of Prague) about the siege of 1686 before taking this walk.

Széchényi Chain Bridge is definitely something to see as well.

There are kevarim closer to Budapest than eastern Hungary. Vac is a 45 minutes drive to the north. ר׳ ישעי׳ זילבערשטיין זצ״ל אב״ד ווייצען is buried there.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: February 10, 2017, 01:12:40 PM »
There are several Danube river cruises. AFAIK, at least the one I took left from the Pest side, from Vigadó téri Hajóállomás (check google map). It's a few steps away from Vorosmarty ter (which is also a tourist spot). Vigadó tér is a nice square as well.

In the summer the artists' village of Szentendre makes a nice half-day tour from Budapest. You can take a cruise there as well, or take the train from Batthyány Square.

In Buda the entire castle area is nice to walk around. The Fisherman's Bastion, which is where all tourist flock to and where they stared charging an entrance fee is the most annoying part of the entire castle. A few blocks away is the remains of a synagogue from the middle ages that was used by Syrian Jews during the Ottoman occupation. Yes, hold your hat, Hungary had mostly Sephardi Jews at that time. address: Táncsics Mihály u. 26

Bécsi kapu, or Vienna Gate used to be called Zsidó kapu (Jewish Gate) for a reason.
if you are so inclined, it's good to read Megillat Ofen by R. Yichak ben Zalman Schulhof (his father was the dayan of Prague) about the siege of 1686 before taking this walk.

Széchényi Chain Bridge is definitely something to see as well.

There are kevarim closer to Budapest than eastern Hungary. Vac is a 45 minutes drive to the north. רב ישעיהו זילברשטיין is buried there.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: February 15, 2017, 09:38:59 AM »
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