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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 #75 on: April 09, 2014, 07:34:59 PM »
Reading thru this thread, it seems like the intercontinental is the best option for shabbos, are they accommodating with late checkout motzei shabbos? And is it a nice hotel?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2014, 07:59:17 AM »
Reading thru this thread, it seems like the intercontinental is the best option for shabbos, are they accommodating with late checkout motzei shabbos? And is it a nice hotel?

Intercontinental is by far the best option. However, you may be abke to save $100 or more a night by staying at the President Hotel.

With regard to Moitzei Shabbos the Intercontinental will make you pay for an extra night. The President allows paying $60 for late checkout, which IME they will offer to  waive if you write a nice reviews on TA.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2014, 08:58:39 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2014, 09:00:39 AM »
Is thurs afternoon to motzei shabbos enough time in Prague?
I would like to take the train from Prague to Vienna either motzei shabbos or sunday?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2014, 10:39:45 AM »
Hotel Maximillian is another great option for Shabbos.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2014, 10:41:07 AM »
I would like to take the train from Prague to Vienna either motzei shabbos or sunday?
The trains to Vienna are quite frequent so you shouldn't have a  problem. I believe their schedule is available online.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2014, 12:56:21 PM »
Check this out:
http://www.pragueczechtravel.com/prague-tips/prague-to-vienna-by-train.php

Here is the Train Schedule for trains leaving to Vienna from the Main (Hlavni) Train Station: (as of April 28, 2012)

That website shows

Here is the Train Schedule for trains leaving to Vienna from the Main (Hlavni) Train Station: (as of April 28, 2012)
Train leaves the station at:
0:42
5:57
8:30
10:57
12:30
13:30
16:30
17:30

The travel time is around 4 hours and 15 minutes.

I would like to go in the summer so motzei shabbos will be after the 5:30 train, does it makes sense to take the 12:42 train? or should I wait for Sunday morning?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2014, 01:21:52 PM »
The overnight train may be a longer trip so you might want to check travel times. The trip is pretty painless and easy. Seats were really comfortable too, better than most economy class seats. We had a whole compartment to ourselves (6 seats, we were 2 people).

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2014, 01:33:17 PM »
is the train station safe so late at night?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2014, 04:08:49 PM »
Is thurs afternoon to motzei shabbos enough time in Prague?

Yes.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2014, 04:15:08 PM »
is the train station safe so late at night?
I was there at around 2am, and it was quite creepy. My wife was seriously panicking so if you can avoid it I would recommend that.
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2014, 05:07:55 PM »
The benefit of taking the night train, is that I don't kill a day on the train (and save on hotels that night)

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 12, 2014, 06:45:34 PM »
Can anyone recommend which guide to download on kindle for Prague?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2014, 03:18:02 PM »
I downloaded the triposo app from the App Store and found that to be very helpful. On this topic: I spent about 2 and a half days in Prague from mon night till thurs morn. It was more than enough time. We had a tour guide for the jewish ghetto(the Shuls and the cemetery) and then took us across town to the kever of the Noda Beyehuda and his family which is located under (almost literally-the rest of the cemetery is literally under) the Zizkov Television tower(the cemetery is only open a few days a week during afternoon so check beire you go for hours. From there we went to Charles bridge  by cab walked across and walked up to the castle(about 20 min) which has a gorgeous view of the entire city we didn't actually go into the castle as it closes at 4 during the winter and we got there at 4. We went back to our apartment for the night from there. The next day we were planning on going to terezin to see the concentration camp but due to a miscommunication with the driver by the time he showed up it was not worth traveling there anymore. Instead we just walked around the city went to some cable car type of thing up a mountain on the other side if the river    It looked interesting but was closed. We went to the astronomical click and saw the towers etc. old town square had loads of street performers of which some were interesting. Then we walked to wenclesas square which is not too far from the Jerusalem synagogue which was closed(didn't know wen it is open) but still worth it as the facade is of the nicest I've ever seen. All in all prague is just a beautiful city to just stroll around and get lost. As per the restaurants we only ate at the chabad restaurants which were very decent. This was based in recommendation (kashrus wise) from a few people who I believe are reliable and travel there often. As per the kashrus on beer (which is almost running from the faucets in this city and tastes really good) crc Chicago has on their website some helpful info. Any more questions I'd more than happy to answer if I can.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2014, 03:18:42 PM »
And oh btw sorry or the lengthy comment just figured I'd get it all down while I'm at it.