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Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
WARSAW:
Kosher Delight - http://www.kosherdelightpoland.com
Grzybowska 2, Warszawa, Poland - 1st floor.

Galil Restaurant - http://www.galil-restaurant.pl/
Zielna 37, 00-108 Warszawa, Poland

Taim - Offers catering, for 6 or more people according to it's website: http://koshercateringtaim.com.pl/o-nas/?lang=en

Shabbos
Chabad in warsaw offer shabbos meals by night and day - reservations in advance required and they have a suggested donation of $18 per person per meal.
Donate - http://www.chabad.org.pl/component/content/article/75-chabad-lubawicz/458-wsparcie

LODZ
Kosher Delight - http://www.kosherdelightpoland.com

KRAKOW
Kosher Delight - http://www.kosherdelightpoland.com

Synagogue:
WARSAW:
Noyzyk Shul English Website: http://warszawa.jewish.org.pl/en/nozyk-synagogue
Twarda 6, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

Chabad Shul - English Website: http://www.chabad.org.pl/component/content/article/114-nieprzypisana/469-english
Zygmunta Słomińskiego 19, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

Things to Do:
WARSAW:
You can visit The Noyzyk Shul:
    from Monday to Friday at: 9.00 AM 7.00 PM,
    Sunday at 11.00 AM 7.00 PM.
The cost of admission is 10 PLN.

Kevarim
Jewish cemetery near the Old Powazki. Established in 1809, it is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world. Spread over an area of nearly 44,000 square feet (3160 square meters), the cemetery was left largely intact by the Nazis and includes the graves and tombs of a quarter of a million people, including the great Rabbanim of Warsaw as well as many secular giants in literature and the arts.

The Jewish Ghetto
The infamous Warsaw Ghetto, the scene of the only organized uprising.
On the left side of the Praga River, where the Ghetto used to be, you can visit several monuments commemorating the Jews of Warsaw, including the Monument over the Ghetto Heroes at Zamenhof Square, and Umschlagplatz, a memorial raised at the very spot where Warsaw Jews were gathered in 1943, loaded on cattle wagons and transported to the death camp at Treblinka. It is still possible to see how Jews lived in Warsaw ulica Prozna, a street left largely intact from before the Holocaust.

Hotels:
WARSAW:
Intercontinental - 5 min walk from the Noyzyk Shul

Getting Around:

Notes:


Helpful map of Kevorim and phone numbers

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=zhZzyXUv-dV0.kYv6ziQDH_n8
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2012, 07:31:04 PM »
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2012, 10:43:11 PM »
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?
Surprisingly I would actually suggest a tour 1. because its so cheap and 2. It will give you a more authentic feel then just walking though some grass... As for birkenau it's a mile walk away MUST go! You can see the crematoriums and it's just a must see. I was more affected by there then Auschwitz for reasons.
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 27, 2012, 08:38:02 PM »
I have a 4 hour layover in Warsaw. Is it enough time to see anything?
How far is the airport from the city?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2012, 03:32:06 AM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2012, 09:07:21 AM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.
more like half of that 15 min. it took me about 20 min by bus
about 5 mi

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2012, 03:31:13 PM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.

Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 29, 2012, 04:13:10 PM »
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
the shul, cemetery etc

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2012, 04:13:22 AM »
the shul, cemetery etc

Thanks. Are they near each other, or for that matter are all the jewish things i.e. the ghetto etc; near each other? How much should a taxi be from the Airport?
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« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2012, 04:29:59 AM »
i got a guide from the chabad and we kept the same taxi for the few hours which cost $40

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« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2012, 07:37:07 AM »
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?
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« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2012, 07:47:05 AM »
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?

I found it cheaper to buy local prepaid SIMs for each country.

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2012, 08:23:49 AM »
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
You can go to ger which is near the airport.

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« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2012, 01:57:21 PM »
You can go to ger which is near the airport.

Like how near?
Is there still anything to see in Ger?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2013, 06:30:06 PM »
In Warsaw you can go to:
"Umschlagplatz" it's the spot where about 300,000 jews were deported to the death camps.
The Nozyk shul located at Ul. Twarda. Before the war there were many Shul Bulding's and additionally there were aprox 300 - 400 Shtiblach (where the chasidim Davened)
The Warsaw cemetery (Ul. Okopowa) where over 250,000 jews are buried including such greats as R' Chaim Brisker and the Netziv. The cemetery was only 1 of many, it was only opened in 1806. Warsaw was aprox. 40% jewish before the war.

Alot of jewish history is close by, such as ger which is about 1 hour away, Aushwitz 3.5 hours etc;

Taxis are cheap but try to know what the aproximate price should be before getting in to a cab because they can really rip you off. The aprox fare from the airport to city center, jewish area is about 35 - 40 zloty definitel never more than 50 with heavy traffic.
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: June 26, 2013, 04:02:23 PM »
Have a 13hr layover 9am to 10pm at WAW in about two weeks. Anyone here have suggestions of what to do/see/ or where to eat in Warsaw? I would like to hopefully see the Warsaw ghetto, what else is worth seeing?

Also, anyplace to lock up carryon bags in the airport when I go out?
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