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Chapshnell's TR

Places To Eat:
shalanu pizza and grill - Chabad
Dinitz (and small kosher store near it)
King Solomon

Places to Stay:
King David
Intercontinental
President hotel
Hotel Maximilian
Salvator superior apartments
Boscolo prague autograph collection

Sheraton
Hilton old town
Marriott
Hilton Prague

Places to see:
Jewish quarter- cemetery (maharal and kli yakar), 6 shuls, museum, (can daven micha/maariv at oldnew shul and get free entry),
old town square - municipal house, powder tower, astronomical clock (hourly show), wenclesas square,
Charles bridge (by boat?- Prague Venice boat),
Palace,
metronome- nice view point,
petrin tower viewpoint,
victov hill, free army museum,

Noda beyebuda kever (at zizkov TV tower in prague 3, its an easy 4 stops on the metro from old town, open sun, tues, and thurs till 4),
Museum, markets (havelska street market, parizska window shopping (right off the ghetto), lesser town (mala strana), dancing house,
water night show at Prague 7,
cable car??, 
45 min night boat tour on river,

Terezin concentration camp -  Drive or hr bus from train station

Holesav- Kevarim of shach , kolin, nikolsberg,

Tips:
can use Triposo app to tour

Tour guide Michael Dushinski, midushy@gmail.com, +420606498214
$80 per hour, minimum 4 hours.

King David hotel has a tour everyday to the major places.

Shacharis
6:30 King David
7:30 King David
7:45 Chabad
8 kehila building (near altneu)

Kosher list

1) always keep a few krona change in your pockets for bathroom breaks. It costs about $0.15-$0.25 USD (in Krona) per visit no one will let you in for free. (besided the chabad restaurants).

2) You can rent boats to go on the Vlatlava river, not sure the cost. You can also rent "City Bikes" in the old town square for 300 Czech krona. (About $12) for 2 hours & every additional hour its 50 krona which is about $2 USD.

3) All Jewish attractions close at 6pm (or 4 in winter).


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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2013, 04:43:23 AM »
i will be in prague for shabbos. it looks theres 4 options of restaurants that offer shabbos meals, with 3 different hashgachos.

does anyone have any info that can help me make a decision?

When Rabbi Senter's yeshiva went to Prague, the Shabbos meals were at Dinitz. Maybe call him and ask him about it.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2013, 05:12:09 AM »
When Rabbi Senter's yeshiva went to Prague, the Shabbos meals were at Dinitz. Maybe call him and ask him about it.
ok great, all the info i got online seemed to indicate its similar to regular rabanut in israel.

do you have contact info for rabbi senter?

thanks

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2013, 05:26:10 AM »
KS= King Solomon
oh , regarding KS, first of all his hashgacha sometimes is expired. ive seen it a few months over due. -
he used to get shchita from Vienna or Bratislava, and now he doesnt and he claims he does his own shchita. - and as i said i know him and hes a sly guy so i would never rely on his word or his hechsher.
besides hes the most expensive!

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2013, 05:34:30 AM »
oh , regarding KS, first of all his hashgacha sometimes is expired. ive seen it a few months over due. -
he used to get shchita from Vienna or Bratislava, and now he doesnt and he claims he does his own shchita. - and as i said i know him and hes a sly guy so i would never rely on his word or his hechsher.
besides hes the most expensive!
thanks for the info

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2013, 11:13:41 AM »
So it looks like the best bet is still Chabad.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2013, 11:42:03 PM »
ok great, all the info i got online seemed to indicate its similar to regular rabanut in israel.

do you have contact info for rabbi senter?

thanks

See PM.

Keep us posted with what you find out.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2013, 02:40:38 PM »
Regarding dinitz- last night when I ate there - it was a good feeling seeing the mashgiach in the restaurant the whole time......

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2013, 06:03:27 PM »
See PM.

Keep us posted with what you find out.
rabbi senter replied that he didnt have current info

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2013, 07:30:21 PM »
rabbi senter replied that he didnt have current info

Thanks.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2013, 02:00:14 PM »
Just got back..

I didn't really check out any other place besides Chabad. Didn't want to chance it.

I did see the owner of King Solomon, and he does look a bit shady.

The Teuda from Chug Chasam Sofer looked real and current, but I heard they only come by a couple of times a year.

The local Rav HaMachshir is a Ger. Don't mean that in a bad (or good) way, just saying.

The Chabad shabbos meals were great.

They just opened up a Dairy restaurant. It is located where the Meat restaurant was. The meat restaurant is now in the new Chabad house.

Both of them have a half decent menu, but as of last week, most of the menu was unavailable.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2013, 05:29:00 PM »

The Teuda from Chug Chasam Sofer looked real and current, but I heard they only come by a couple of times a year.

The local Rav HaMachshir is a Ger. Don't mean that in a bad (or good) way, just saying.

the teudah from chasam sofer is real, i called them

true, the rabbi of prague is a ger, but he doesnt play an active role in day to day operations of the hechsher. they have a kashrus professional from israel who runs it

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2013, 05:06:46 PM »

The Chabad shabbos meals were great.


Did you reserve the Shabbos meals in advance?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2013, 05:18:09 PM »
Did you reserve the Shabbos meals in advance?
you should

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2013, 06:27:42 PM »
Any tips? I'll be there next week iy"h.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2013, 06:45:45 PM »
i think someone just wrote a trip report on prague. check (pardon the pun) to be sure