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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) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad
-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
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

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. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-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
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour

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 #91 on: July 22, 2015, 01:31:53 PM »
Anyone did the ferry ride on the Danube river?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 22, 2015, 02:46:20 PM »
Anyone did the ferry ride on the Danube river?
Yup.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 22, 2015, 03:00:42 PM »

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2015, 03:37:13 PM »
Worth it? Which one?
Don't remember which one.

Was a nice ride, seeing the city from a different angle, similar to the circle line around Manhattan, but not worth if you don't have extra time.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2015, 10:13:21 PM »
Don't remember which one.

Was a nice ride, seeing the city from a different angle, similar to the circle line around Manhattan, but not worth if you don't have extra time.
+1
IME was right near the Elizabeth bridge and included a cold beer.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2015, 10:14:50 PM »
there are a few of them. Most of them leave from Hajóállomás 5. Vigadó tér which is right in the center of town, a block away from the Marriott and from Vorosmarty ter.
http://www.citytour.hu/hu/hop-on-hop-off-turak.html
or http://www.mahartpassnave.hu/en/
Depends how much time you have

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2015, 11:12:10 AM »
Is the tour by Aviv Travel of the Dohany shul worth it?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2015, 11:36:01 AM »
Is the tour by Aviv Travel of the Dohany shul worth it?
be aware that it is an active reform synagogue

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2015, 03:14:53 PM »
be aware that it is an active reform synagogue
it's neolog to be precise which is not reform. There is a museum that you can go to without entering the synagogue.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2015, 05:33:51 PM »
it's neolog to be precise which is not reform.
potato, potaato
bottom line, not halakhic, contains organ

There is a museum that you can go to without entering the synagogue.
no need for a guide at the museum

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 03, 2015, 04:31:02 PM »
Is Frohlich bakery kosher?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 03, 2015, 04:50:55 PM »
Is Frohlich bakery kosher?
Fröhlich Cukrászda Pastry Shop (VII., Dob utca 22., Tel.: [+361] 266-1733, www.frohlich.hu) has fresh kosher traditional Hungarian and Jewish pastries, Parve and Cholov Yisrael. Store hours 9 am – 6 pm.
All of the above premises are certified Mehadrin Kosher by the Beth Din Tzedek of the Chareidi Communities of Budapest, Rav Boruch Oberlander Av Beth Din.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 03, 2015, 04:53:05 PM »

Fröhlich Cukrászda Pastry Shop (VII., Dob utca 22., Tel.: [+361] 266-1733, www.frohlich.hu) has fresh kosher traditional Hungarian and Jewish pastries, Parve and Cholov Yisrael. Store hours 9 am – 6 pm.
All of the above premises are certified Mehadrin Kosher by the Beth Din Tzedek of the Chareidi Communities of Budapest, Rav Boruch Oberlander Av Beth Din.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: January 03, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »
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