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Title: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MLM on August 06, 2010, 02:51:17 AM
I will be going to Vienna for two days and one night in september and ideas of a good tour guide and some major must see sights? Also what are my options for kosher food?

There is the Hotel Bristol and the Imperial is it worth the extra SPG points for the Imperial?
Title: Vienna stopover
Post by: Hi its me on March 16, 2011, 03:35:15 PM
My family will be flying from the US to Israel after Pesach.
We will have a full day to spend in Vienna.
Does anyone have suggestions as to what sights to see (kids age 13,11,8,5,and 1 yr)?
Kosher food?
Jewish sites?

Thank you
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Bp on March 16, 2011, 04:25:47 PM
If you call kivrei tzadikim Jewish sites! The kaver of the chasam sofer in bratislava is only a hour out of Vienna, & there is a kosher hotel in the jewish neighborhood in vienna they serve breakfast, not sure about dinner,don't remember the name of the hotel
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on March 27, 2011, 02:38:25 PM
will be spending a night at the NH Vienne Airport hotel, whats the best way to travel to the Jewish area? (with 2 kids)

Also what are the eating options? it'll be a day after pesach.. so not sure if everything will be available...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on May 22, 2011, 07:55:51 PM
you can go see the castle of kaiser Franz Joseph i think it's called the Schönbrunn Palace
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on May 29, 2011, 05:01:30 AM
also "KUNSTHISTORISCHES Museum" is an art museum but it also has many objects that were made for the Habsburg emporers.

also the "IMPERIAL PALACE" it's in hofburg which was the center of the Habsburg empire. Today in the palace there are 3 museums about the life of the imperial court. 1. The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decoration 2. the Sisi Museum about  the empress' life, and 3. the Imperial Silver Collection which contains a collection of tableware and other stuff from the habsburg dynasty.
Title: vienna
Post by: jacob on July 19, 2011, 09:18:38 AM
I will be going to vienna for 3 days in august. Can s o give me a list of the kosher restuarants and shul there? Also is there enough sightseeing there for 3 days or should i go out of vienna to somewhere else. (Besides the chasam sofer's kever i no about that)
Title: Re: vienna
Post by: FlyFirst on July 19, 2011, 12:48:01 PM
I will be going to vienna for 3 days in august. Can s o give me a list of the kosher restuarants and shul there? Also is there enough sightseeing there for 3 days or should i go out of vienna to somewhere else. (Besides the chasam sofer's kever i no about that)

Kosher hotel in saltzburg Austria.  Hotel Alpen Karawanserai
Title: Re: vienna
Post by: Bp on July 19, 2011, 03:37:41 PM
I will be going to vienna for 3 days in august. Can s o give me a list of the kosher restuarants and shul there? Also is there enough sightseeing there for 3 days or should i go out of vienna to somewhere else. (Besides the chasam sofer's kever i no about that)

First what Hotel will you be staying? I don't know about sightseeing, but Ill try to help as much as i know,

Im not familiar with all the shuls, I davend in Ohel Moshe (http://www.alljewishlinks.com/ohel-moshe-in-vienna-austria/)

Hotel Stefanie (ftp://www.schick-hotels.com/hotel-stefanie-vienna.en.htm) serves kosher breakfast they are located in the Jewish neighborhood,
Theres a very good bakery (http://vienna.unlike.net/locations/301645-Ohel-Moshe-Bakery) right by Ohel Moshe,they serve breakfast and lunch,
There is also a pizza shop named Milk & Honey I didnt eat there so I cant give a review.

For Fleishig Alef-Alef (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl) is known to be very good but they were closed when I was there,
I got Great shawarma and shnitzel  from Ainhorn Butcher (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Berl+Ainhorn+Koscher+Fleisch+und+Imbiss+(Meat)&aq=&g=Gro%C3%9Fe+Stadtgutgasse+7,+1020+Wien,+Austria&ie=UTF8&ll=48.220641,16.381903&spn=0.007334,0.019226&z=16&cid=17639841912566561888&iwloc=A), just note they close very early.
Title: Re: vienna
Post by: U-no-me! on August 02, 2011, 02:31:16 AM
I will be going to vienna for 3 days in august. Can s o give me a list of the kosher restuarants and shul there? Also is there enough sightseeing there for 3 days or should i go out of vienna to somewhere else. (Besides the chasam sofer's kever i no about that)

There are plenty (  8 ) of kosher restauraunts in vienna. alef alef is under the hashgacha of rabbi schwartz (the highest hechscher in vienna) as is the butcher (berel) which has a semi takeout. alef alef is closed in the afternoon. it is located in the district 1 on juden gasse (jew street). from there if you cross over the bridge over the Danube river, on the main thouroughfare (district 2) there are a number of restauraunt there as is the kosher supermarket.

Vienna is a small city (although on the map it looks quite large) and has a great public transportation network which is easy to navigate.

There are minyanim in Vienna.

IMO 1 day is adequate for touring vienna.

The main sites which you want to see are
1) Shonbrunn palace (district 13) this is the main residence of kaiser franz joseph (who happened to be agreat friend of the jews). the property is larger than the whole of Monaco.
It is a 5 minute subway ride From district 3 which is where the CAT train (takes 16 minutes from the airport) drops you off if you are coming from the airport.
 2)Sisi museum and the imperial apartments from the hapsburg dynasty (district 1, the center of town). Sisi museum has tons and tons and tons of gold bronze silver and all different types of utensils and plates that the hapsburg emperors used and the imperial apartments (which IMO is the main attraction there) is the palace in which the emperors used.

Also there is a historical shul next alef alef.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on July 08, 2012, 09:30:41 PM
Looks like one night in Vienna so looking for hotel recommendation.

Hotel Bristol and Le Meridien are both available with C&P's, 4,800+$90 and Hotel Imperial is available with C&P's, 8,000+$150.

Looking at paid rates, theyre EUR225, EUR169 and EUR359.

Thoughts?

Other hotels worth looking at?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 04, 2012, 05:21:02 PM
Looks like one night in Vienna so looking for hotel recommendation.

Hotel Bristol and Le Meridien are both available with C&P's, 4,800+$90 and Hotel Imperial is available with C&P's, 8,000+$150.

Looking at paid rates, theyre EUR225, EUR169 and EUR359.

Thoughts?

Other hotels worth looking at?
What did you do?

Anyone have advice if I want to travel out to the Alps for a day? Any decent hotel chains?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 04, 2012, 06:35:22 PM
FYI, when searching for tix, ITA didn't show me the tix I paid for ($260 from TLV on Austrian)
Kayak showed them as being available for 249 from austrian and 259 from travelocity.
When i went to Austrian's website, they only had tix for almost double the price, but travelocity let me book them for the 260 (which includes their $10 fee)

With 8% cb + 3 MR, it'll come out to around $215 net. Not a bad deal... 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 04, 2012, 06:51:14 PM
Wow, this thread made me actually dig up my old blog posts about my trip through Eastern Europe years ago... can't believe I actually had a sense of humor back then. :o
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 05, 2012, 03:51:49 AM
Wow, this thread made me actually dig up my old blog posts about my trip through Eastern Europe years ago... can't believe I actually had a sense of humor back then. :o
Where can I find these relics?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 05, 2012, 04:00:13 AM
Also, does anyone know how the train ride to the Alps is? Is it as scenic as the ride in Switzerland? Is it often delayed? I may try to time the return leg with my return flight, and don't want to risk being stranded?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 29, 2012, 02:52:28 PM
Updates on plans:

2 nights at Hotel Bristol w/ SPG using C&P. They opened up the second night when I asked.  $90 + 4.8k per night. Base cost is $325, so a great looking deal to me.

1 night at Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre, Salzburg using 28k points that I got when I stayed one night in BKK to earn 50k nights. There is a nice looking Sheraton, but I'd rather burn these points. 28k points

1 night Hilton Danube. Not in the center, but a nice looking place, and I've got to start using some of my HH points. 30k points
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 07, 2013, 05:54:28 AM
Here is my short TR for my mid-December trip to Vienna. Pix will follow in a separate post.

The Flight:

Our plans to go kind of fell into our lap when my co-worker booked cheap tickets for himself, and I realized that with my mother in law visiting us from the US, that we could leave the 2 older girls for a few days.
The tix on Kayak were running $250 or so on Austrian, but when I actually checked Austrian, the cheapest were $450, as it was on other websites, so it may have been a slight glitch. And the infant tik cost $9.
I never researched the mileage accumulation for this fare class, so I may receive n/t, but I'm still going to try.

Destinations:

We decided to spend a majority of the time in Vienna, but I wanted to experience the European rail system again, and see other parts of Austria, so we went to Salzburg for 24 hrs. The train ride was 2.5 hours, and while Innsbruck seems to be more beautiful since it's further in the Alps, it would have been a 4.5 hr train ride.
Slovenia was also an option w/ a good value SPG location and only a 1 hr train ride, but we decided to remain in Austria.
Initially, the train cost for the 2 of us would have been around 85 euro each way (2nd class), but when I checked 5 days b/f leaving, I saw a single train in each direction at the exact times we wanted for 35 euro one way, and 45 the return, so a total of around 85 euro.
When all was said and done, we did 2 nights in Vienna, 1 in Salzburg, and 1 in Vienna.

Hotel Selection:
We decided to go w/ an SPG property for our first 2 evenings.
There are 3 choices in Vienna, all of them with very good reviews.
Hotel Bristol - https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=89
Hotel Imperial - https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=97
Le Meridian - https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1852

The first 2 are part of the Luxury Collection, and the Bristol and LM are cat 5, while the Imperial is a cat 6.

I nixed the LM since it was a bit too modern, and my SO enjoys the classical style. I settled on the Bristol b/c I preferred the 4.8k + $90 as opposed to 8k + $150. The Bristol is a beautiful hotel, but when you see the Imperial, which was a former palace of a prince, it pales in comparison.
Initially, they only had C&P for a single evening, but a email to the hotel opened up another evening.
Since the going cost was around $280 or so, I got a decent cpm on my points.

In Salzburg, we had a bunch of options.
SPG has some incredible looking properties, but most were cat 6, and they have a Sheraton which was a cat 5, but I wanted to save on the cost.
There are 2 Radisson Blu's there, and I have a stash of 50k points from their free night promo. One was around 28k, and the other was 44k I think.
I booked the cheaper one which was outside of the old city, but I canceled it.
I went with the Crowne Plaza-Pitter for 25k (minus a 10$ reduction for having the PC cc). We received an upgrade, and were happy with the hotel besides for some internet problems.

Finally, for the last evening, I went back and forth btw a nice looking Radisson Blu for 50k, but in the end, booked the Hilton Vienna Plaza due to the Friends and Family sale for 50% off. The cost was $110, and we were upgraded to a corner suite (Gold member), which while nice and spacious, wasn't decorated all that 'fancily'.

Hotel Compensation:
The Bristol gave us 1k for a minor cab issue.
The Sheraton is giving us 4,500 points (I hope AA miles) for bad internet connection in our room.
The Hilton gave us 20k HH for the crib with the missing slat which almost had my child fall out of it.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 07, 2013, 06:35:25 AM
Nice, keep it up...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on January 07, 2013, 06:57:56 AM
very nice!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 08, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
Transportation:
Since we arrived Sunday evening and didn't want to learn the public transit system on the fly, we contacted an Israeli who has a 'cab' company and he quoted us 32 euro from the airport to the Bristol. This compared to the 50 or so euro the hotel quoted us, and the 40 or so going rate for a cabby. Besides for a slight miscommunication, this worked out well.
We decided to not rent a car, although my friend did in his visit.

We took a cab to the train station from the Bristol and paid 25 euro, but that was b/c he didn't put it on the meter. It should have cost around 13 euro.

The public transportation is great, and we took it to Schoenburg and to the airport, and it was easy to learn, and cheap. Tix to the airport cost around 4 euro each.

TBC (ran out of time)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 20, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
30min layover in Vienna airport is that to risky?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 20, 2013, 05:57:19 PM
30min layover in Vienna airport is that to risky?

I'm assuming your talking about a connecting flight. The airport is very small and it can be done. The risk is if the first flight is delayed.

GL

O0
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 23, 2013, 07:19:24 PM
Anyplace nice to go for Shabbos?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 23, 2013, 07:23:38 PM
Anyplace nice to go for Shabbos?
Meridien is a few minutes walk from Shul IIRC
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 23, 2013, 07:24:13 PM
Meridien is a few minutes walk from Shul IIRC

And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 24, 2013, 01:49:58 AM
And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?
There are a few restaurants along with a bakery and some small makolets.

Here is a list of places. (some are outdated)
http://www.chabad.at/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/588993/jewish/Kosher-Places.htm
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 24, 2013, 07:18:58 AM
And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?

alef alef.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 24, 2013, 07:31:45 AM
alef alef.
Just chk in advance that they're open for walk ins.
When I went, there was a party and we couldn't come in.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 24, 2013, 08:05:29 AM
Sorry guys, I meant food for Shabbos. Is there a place that caters meals for tourists?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 24, 2013, 08:41:57 AM
Sorry guys, I meant food for Shabbos. Is there a place that caters meals for tourists?

You could pick up food at Simcha the butcher.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 28, 2013, 07:36:33 AM
You could pick up food at Simcha the butcher.

But you gotta eat it in the hotel, right? No restaurant where you can sit and be served on Shabbos?

Actually, if I end up going, I may just go during the week.

Anybody have any experience with car rentals in VIE?

Also, any insight on the local SIM market? When I was a bochur back in '09, I bought a prepaid SIM and paid for a data package, but don't remember the details too well. What are people doing these days?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 28, 2013, 08:10:40 AM
Update: it seems like bob is the way to go for mobile data, with rates that seem almost too good to be true. Check this link out via google translate: https://shop.bob.at/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Mobilkom-bob-Site

Anybody have any experience with them?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on February 05, 2013, 11:41:28 AM
I searched Shamash for kosher restaurants in Vienna, and they came up with 8 results. I've attached a screenshot here, as I can't figure out how to link to their search results page.

Anyone have any input on these places? Are they good? Not good? Are any of them out of business by now? Any other good places that are not listed? Do any of them have any kashrus problems I should be aware of?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 05, 2013, 12:53:59 PM
I searched Shamash for kosher restaurants in Vienna, and they came up with 8 results. I've attached a screenshot here, as I can't figure out how to link to their search results page.

Anyone have any input on these places? Are they good? Not good? Are any of them out of business by now? Any other good places that are not listed? Do any of them have any kashrus problems I should be aware of?

Thanks!
I'll try finishing up my TR soon and I'll comment on them.
Going soon? If so, feel free to call me.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on February 05, 2013, 01:04:11 PM
These are with a good hechser

Alef Alef      Meat
Kosher Bakery     Bakery
Novellino       Dairy
Pension lich...    Hotel (old)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2013, 01:52:01 PM
Pension lich...    Hotel (old)
The food or the hotel? (or both)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on February 05, 2013, 01:53:26 PM
The food or the hotel? (or both)
Hotel, never knew they had food too...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2013, 01:53:50 PM
Hotel, never knew they had food too...
What makes it kosher then?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: bigworld on February 11, 2013, 02:09:52 AM
Can anyone write their experience at hotel bristol?
is it worth the points?
is it better then the le meridien?
were you able to get upgraded?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 11, 2013, 02:43:34 AM
Can anyone write their experience at hotel bristol?
is it worth the points?
is it better then the le meridien?
were you able to get upgraded?
Enjoyed it a lot.
I used C&P, and they even opened up an extra night for us after we emailed them.
I think i received a slight upgrade due to my Gold status, but n/t too big.

Not nearly as grand as the Imperial, but quite beautiful nonetheless.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Bp on February 11, 2013, 08:37:42 AM
Used c&p, as a plat got upgraded to a massive beautiful suite, IIRC it was called the Opera suite, 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: bigworld on February 12, 2013, 01:47:28 PM
k thanx for the info
Is it within walking distance to any shuls?
or any kosher bakeries/resteraunts? (not for shabbos)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 04, 2013, 08:13:19 PM
Does anyone know which Hilton is a closer walk to kosher food and shuls?

The Hilton Vienna or the Hilton Vienna plaza?

Also, how many kosher places are there to eat at?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 05, 2013, 08:13:36 AM
Does anyone know which Hilton is a closer walk to kosher food and shuls?

The Hilton Vienna or the Hilton Vienna plaza?

Also, how many kosher places are there to eat at?

These are with a good hechser

Alef Alef      Meat
Kosher Bakery     Bakery
Novellino       Dairy
Pension lich...    Hotel (old)
There might be another one or two places.

And the Hilton Vienna is around a 15-20 minute walk from kosher places.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: bigworld on March 05, 2013, 01:56:32 PM
how bout the bristol-how far walk to kosher places?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Flybiz on March 05, 2013, 02:13:04 PM
I will be spending only 12 hours in VIE, so dont have a whole lot of time...

I just need to know how to get around from the airport to the Schonbrunn Palace and to a restaurant or two.

If anyone can help me with transportation (best way to get around) and make a recommendation where to eat, it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 05, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
how bout the bristol-how far walk to kosher places?
Around 30 minutes
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 05, 2013, 03:35:46 PM
how bout the bristol-how far walk to kosher places?

It's one train ride.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 05, 2013, 04:03:59 PM
It's one train ride.
we're two different ppl you and I...
walk it! it's beautiful vienna, and you can walk through the main pedestrian areas
:)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on March 05, 2013, 04:04:50 PM
we're two different ppl you and I...
walk it! it's beautiful vienna, and you can walk through the main pedestrian areas
:)
+1 beautiful place!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: bigworld on March 06, 2013, 02:11:00 AM
drago and moishebatchy-which shul is closest to Bristol? (walking i guess)
and do you remember what time shachris was on weekday?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on March 06, 2013, 01:17:15 PM
The nearest will be Mizrachi at Judeenplatz 8,

For more haimish ;) then khal chassidim at Grosse Schiffgasse 8, shachris is 7:50-8
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Flybiz on March 17, 2013, 10:19:50 PM
I will be spending only 12 hours in VIE, so dont have a whole lot of time...

I just need to know how to get around from the airport to the Schonbrunn Palace and to a restaurant or two.

If anyone can help me with transportation (best way to get around) and make a recommendation where to eat, it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

 


Can anyone help please?

Thanks
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 18, 2013, 01:35:57 AM

Can anyone help please?

Thanks
I don't remember the exact transit number, but you should be able to do it with only 1 stop.
You can contact Schonbrunn for help.
(I'd advise paying for the whole entrance fee to see Schonbrunn. There's a lot going on there.)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: bigworld on March 22, 2013, 04:05:28 PM
We ate at novellino(milchigs) and was very good.
Also went to Alef Alef (fleishigs)-not a great food selection but was very fresh and pretty decent.
We stayed at the Bristol-got upgraded to the opera house suite. Very nice hotel, the suite was very big and nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Its more of an old style hotel, not the new modern funky type. used to be a castle years ago.
The schonbrun is good to visit, but if youve been to the palace of versaille in paris, this is a small scale copy.
Got a driver to the cemetary near vienna and to chasam sofer for 100 euro round trip.
The trains are very easy to use and very convenient.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 23, 2013, 05:53:31 PM
When I went to Vienna we took a boat to Bratislava (where the chasam sofer is buried)
Was a buitifull boat ride and not expensive if I recall (besides for buying drinks in the boat)
And if you don't want to take boat both ways there's also busses...
We also slepped over a night there... It's a very nice city with castles and nice city tour !
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 23, 2013, 05:56:51 PM
In Vienna we also went couple times to the Prata (park- it's a stop on the subway )
It's fun to go around  there if you have time to waste... It's small rides , 3d IMAX, works biggest Ferris wheel (at one point I think) games etc..
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 23, 2013, 05:59:28 PM
There's also a BIG shopping district.. I think called shvedenplatz.. Has brand name stores and reg (and Zara ,h&m) you can get horse and buggy rides there, and see the famous opera house there (though never went inside myself) 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 23, 2013, 06:34:22 PM
And for those who have a thing for great views there is the Danube tower... Tallest tower there with amazing views (and bungi jumping!) but no easy way to get there that I know of...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on March 24, 2013, 12:47:29 AM
Thanks for the tips. You know, this isn't Twitter; you can use more than 140 characters per post
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 24, 2013, 01:34:43 AM
Just slowly remembering things We did there... Went there a couple of times (have fam there)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on April 06, 2013, 05:54:53 PM
Have an over night stop on way to US... (cheap tickets so Austrian doesn't offer accommodations)

I'm with wife and 3 young kids, looking for a bigger hotel where I can stay in one room without them noticing the kids, or without them making problems.. any ideas?

I stayed a couple times at the LM was very nice, but kinda small hotel, not sure if we'll be very inconspicuous... any better ideas? Hilton any better?

Also whats the status with Simchas restaurant?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on April 06, 2013, 11:51:42 PM
Have an over night stop on way to US... (cheap tickets so Austrian doesn't offer accommodations)

I'm with wife and 3 young kids, looking for a bigger hotel where I can stay in one room without them noticing the kids, or without them making problems.. any ideas?

I stayed a couple times at the LM was very nice, but kinda small hotel, not sure if we'll be very inconspicuous... any better ideas? Hilton any better?

Also whats the status with Simchas restaurant?
As a Gold, I received an upgrade at the Hilton (see above for which one, I forget offhand), and the corner suite would be big enough to handle e/o if you receive it. But I'm not sure about them noticing...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on May 08, 2013, 07:50:51 AM
Are there any kosher food places that don't close in the afternoon (specifically between 3-5 pm)?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: nocknock on May 21, 2013, 12:06:53 AM
Any info about Alpen Karawanerai hotel? Neighborhood Attractions etc.?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on May 28, 2013, 05:13:02 PM
Is the pizza store any good? I see there are two of them listed any recommendations? Thanks
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on May 28, 2013, 09:11:26 PM
I'm not sure about pizza but Ohel Moshe Bakery that is located in the heart of the jewish neighbourhood is a great bakery that has decent breakfast menu and they have where to sit down and eat as well. 

Bakery Ohel Mosche
Lilienbrunngasse 18
1020 Wien
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 28, 2013, 09:19:33 PM
Is the pizza store any good? I see there are two of them listed any recommendations? Thanks

The Pizzeria at Taborstraße 43 was quite good, IMHO. Novellino was awful, though others have reported better experiences than me.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on May 28, 2013, 11:03:16 PM
The Pizzeria at Taborstraße 43 was quite good, IMHO. Novellino was awful, though others have reported better experiences than me.

Thank you!! How about the actual place both look similar decent or is one "old European style"?

And anyone know if there are any parks or playgrounds in the area for kids? I'm staying at the Hilton and I'm planning on walking from the pizza back to the hotel
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: hocker on May 29, 2013, 06:23:41 AM
The Pizzeria at Taborstraße 43 was quite good, IMHO. Novellino was awful, though others have reported better experiences than me.
I actually liked the food in Novellino very much.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 29, 2013, 08:03:26 AM
Thank you!! How about the actual place both look similar decent or is one "old European style"?

Novellino is very clean and sleek, very up-to-date. The Pizzaria is... well, a pizzaria. Like any other pizza shop.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 29, 2013, 08:04:00 AM
I actually liked the food in Novellino very much.

The Pizzeria at Taborstraße 43 was quite good, IMHO. Novellino was awful, though others have reported better experiences than me.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on May 29, 2013, 02:28:17 PM
Thanks for your help...

I just had a great meal at Novellino's... can highly recommend.. I thought it was a pizza store but turns out it's a nice dairy restaurant..

I had great pizza, Avocado Salad was really good, vanilla milkshake was great, iced coffee sweetened with sugar scared me a bit, but was nice (not enough ice though), french onion soup tasted fine but no cheese :(, and spinach ravioli (sauce was great, actual raviolo so so)

Overall very happy.. price wasn't bad all that for 55 Euro. (had 2 milkshakes and ice cream as well)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ayjay on June 05, 2013, 01:17:14 PM
im gonna be in vienna for 3 days in the summer, including shabbos. any tips for hotels, restaurants (especially for shabbos), or things to see/do around town?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 05, 2013, 02:05:52 PM
im gonna be in vienna for 3 days in the summer, including shabbos. any tips for hotels, restaurants (especially for shabbos), or things to see/do around town?
Read the thread? ::)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on June 05, 2013, 04:04:59 PM
Read the thread? ::)
im sure he did, i think he meant with a stroller.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 05, 2013, 07:23:41 PM
im sure he did, i think he meant with a stroller.

#InsideInformation ;)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 05, 2013, 07:27:18 PM
im sure he did, i think he meant with a stroller.
Then maybe he should have mentioned that fact?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 05, 2013, 07:43:57 PM
Then maybe he should have mentioned that fact?

Indeed he should have.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on June 06, 2013, 04:16:43 AM
Lol.
Lets be happy he didnt start a new thread.

What ayjay's issue is, theres no specific concrete info on the thread
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on June 06, 2013, 05:14:07 AM
On the other hand if it was wiki'd like other threads were it would be a lot easier to read.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ayjay on June 06, 2013, 01:16:47 PM
Read the thread? ::)
thanx for the warm welcome ???

i read the thread before posting, but theres not much info about shabbos in vienna (thanx rots). if anyone went and ate shabbos meals in the restaurant (i think its alef alef), or had a good experience with hotel on shabbos or good minyanim- it would be a big help.

also, stroller tips would be nice too, although thats not as important as the basic info. thanx
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 06, 2013, 07:25:46 PM
Alef Alef is open shabbos but you must order in advance. I did eat there during the week and the food was great but overpriced. We stayed shabbos in Gross's apt rentals and ate takeout food as its much cheaper.
There are many places to daven shabbos, including Khal Chasidim and Ohel Moshe.
As per a article in the Ami Magizine a while ago there is a eiruv in most of Vienna.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on June 19, 2013, 05:45:31 PM
has anyone been to salzburg/innsbruck region with kids? looking for tips on things to do with an almost 2 year old. will be based in salzburg (spg) and innsbruck (ideas for hotel?) but we'll probably have a car so it can be something that requires some traveling into the mountains. i've read about the ice caves - looks amazing - but doesnt seem doable with this age kid.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: SLP on July 03, 2013, 09:35:15 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget friendly hotel, preferably near the kosher stores? Yes, I read the thread, but I'm not looking to use points ion this trip.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on July 04, 2013, 10:45:13 AM
What hotel is located near the Shuls and restaurants.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moko on July 04, 2013, 08:40:34 PM
In general, Google maps is a great way to find hotels near an address or area. For example, type "hotels near 1 Main street NY, NY". Or "hotels near Vienna". Or even "Starwood hotels near Boston". It will also provide pricing for most major hotels and some smaller inns & motels.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ayjay on July 05, 2013, 09:20:20 AM
Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget friendly hotel, preferably near the kosher stores? Yes, I read the thread, but I'm not looking to use points ion this trip.

I'm going in a few weeks and booked the starlight suites. Heard about it from friends. Suites are nice and spacious, price is great, and it's within a 10 min walk of the restaurant (I think shuts too).
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 05, 2013, 09:42:00 AM
has anyone been to salzburg/innsbruck region with kids? looking for tips on things to do with an almost 2 year old. will be based in salzburg (spg) and innsbruck (ideas for hotel?) but we'll probably have a car so it can be something that requires some traveling into the mountains. i've read about the ice caves - looks amazing - but doesnt seem doable with this age kid.
I spent a day in Salzburg during the winter w/ my 6 month old.
Train ride from Vienna was great.
We did the fortress tour, and enjoyed the christmas markets
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: dealer on July 10, 2013, 10:54:21 PM
Looking for a guy that drives people in vienna to prague and the like...
toda
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on July 11, 2013, 02:41:34 AM
I spent a day in Salzburg during the winter w/ my 6 month old.
Train ride from Vienna was great.
We did the fortress tour, and enjoyed the christmas markets

thanks
which fortress tour are you referring to?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 11, 2013, 05:02:35 AM
thanks
which fortress tour are you referring to?
There is an old fortress/castle overlooking Salzburg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohensalzburg_Castle
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on July 11, 2013, 06:45:03 AM
Looking for a guy that drives people in vienna to prague and the like...
toda
motty Hammer +43676848044718
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: pghtown on July 17, 2013, 05:31:01 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget friendly hotel, preferably near the kosher stores? Yes, I read the thread, but I'm not looking to use points ion this trip.
Hotel Stefanie is on the main street in the Jewish area (Taborstrasse) and kosher breakfasts are available. 1-2 min walk to the few kosher restaurants and groceries and shuls. Highly ranked on TripAdvisor
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 20, 2013, 05:52:44 PM
how bout the bristol-how far walk to kosher places?
Around 30 minutes
to which "kosher places" is the walk 30 minutes? according to google maps, alef alef is 15. are you referring to someplace else or is gm not accurate?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 20, 2013, 05:57:32 PM
to which "kosher places" is the walk 30 minutes? according to google maps, alef alef is 15. are you referring to someplace else or is gm not accurate?
I was referring to the area with the bakery, shul, and pizza store.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: pghtown on July 21, 2013, 09:38:31 AM
I was referring to the area with the bakery, shul, and pizza store.
Hogtel Stefanie is a 2 minute walk to the bakery, shul, kosher market, pizza place and most of the other restaurants.  There is also a Hotel Mercure that looks nice that is in the Jewish area.  Alef Alef is in the central part of the city next to the Main Synagogue, about 15-20 minute walk to the Jewish area I describe.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 21, 2013, 11:05:55 AM
Hogtel Stefanie is a 2 minute walk to the bakery, shul, kosher market, pizza place and most of the other restaurants.  There is also a Hotel Mercure that looks nice that is in the Jewish area.  Alef Alef is in the central part of the city next to the Main Synagogue, about 15-20 minute walk to the Jewish area I describe.
Exactly. It's around 15 min from the Bristol to Alef Alef, and that is another 15 min to the main Jewish scene.
Around 30 in total.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 22, 2013, 06:56:24 AM
im looking to hire a jewish babysitter in vienna. does anyone know of someone i can ask?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: world2see on July 22, 2013, 08:17:33 AM
motty Hammer +43676848044718
+1
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ayjay on July 22, 2013, 04:37:32 PM
im looking to hire a jewish babysitter in vienna. does anyone know of someone i can ask?

me too. would be a huge help
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Saver on January 07, 2014, 10:26:12 PM
Just wondering if anyone can advise me.  I would like to stay at the Marriot category 1-4  in Vienna, as I would like to do the Marriot deal of buy two nights get one night free.  Does anyone know which one is close to the Jewish community and walkable on Shabbos?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 23, 2014, 11:11:55 AM
How much is this Motty Hammer for a day of driving?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on January 23, 2014, 01:11:31 PM
PUTPAC
He's a good guy
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Jeremiah on March 26, 2014, 06:03:25 AM
Any suggestions of the best way to get to the chasam sofer?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on March 26, 2014, 08:10:28 AM
Best would be renting a car it will take about 35 minutes.
But there is a bus too from the airport to bratislava and it stops 200 ft from the tzyin
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 26, 2014, 02:32:43 PM
Personally I enjoyed the boat the best...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on March 26, 2014, 02:33:58 PM
For a driver take Motty Hammer
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 27, 2014, 06:15:37 AM
FYI, i sent the Bristol (SPG property) an email asking them for a kosher breakfast since I'm Plat, andt hey happily agreed for the 2 rooms I have booked.
(Family going, not me)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on October 05, 2014, 04:25:42 PM
Anyone knows if VIE has lockers to store stuff for the day?  Like for our carry on's

If not do lounges offer this service?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on October 05, 2014, 11:19:35 PM
Anyone knows if VIE has lockers to store stuff for the day?  Like for our carry on's

If not do lounges offer this service?
http://www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/va/uploads/data-uploads/Passagier/Gepaeckdienste_en.pdf
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on October 07, 2014, 04:32:07 AM
http://www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/va/uploads/data-uploads/Passagier/Gepaeckdienste_en.pdf

Thanks!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on October 13, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
Ended up checking carry ons at airport,  Paid 100 EUR to an Israeli tour guide,  and spent the day in vienna. 

Thanks for all the info
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on October 14, 2014, 04:39:29 PM
Ended up checking carry ons at airport,  Paid 100 EUR to an Israeli tour guide,  and spent the day in vienna. 

Thanks for all the info
Name and number of tour guide?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on October 14, 2014, 05:19:34 PM
Anyone going Thanksgiving weekend?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: morgs on October 21, 2014, 03:12:53 PM
Anyone interested in spending a night IN the Schonbruun palace 8)!!!!!(Be ready to burn a hole in your wallet though :D)
http://www.jetsetter.com/hotels/vienna/austria/5022/schloss-schonbrunn-suite?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily&utm_term=20141021_vJDA_TUEJ_np&utm_source=jetsetter&DG=6881edf9-c465-4f01-9461-f93642e5eec7&nl_id=54349&ckey=
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 16, 2014, 08:51:00 AM
How can I reserve Shabbat meals at Alef Alef? Do they have a email or only phone?

TIA
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 16, 2014, 09:17:43 AM
How can I reserve Shabbat meals at Alef Alef? Do they have a email or only phone?

TIA
fwir only phone
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 11:35:16 AM
Will hopefully have a full TR of my trip this weekend up sometime this week.. Pictures to follow..

Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MC on November 30, 2014, 11:36:11 AM

Will hopefully have a full TR of my trip this weekend up sometime this week.. Pictures to follow..
Great! Looking forward
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on November 30, 2014, 12:06:23 PM
Looking forward
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 12:40:48 PM
Thinking of trying out a new TR method of listing what i did, ate, etc and write it separately, then at the end list what i did when aka schedule. Or should i just write it by day and keep it shorter?
Title: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MC on November 30, 2014, 12:47:03 PM
It's not a bad idea. But the real plus sides to the regular day by day version are:
-It reads more like a story, and
-It's a little more helpful if someone is planning a similar trip and wants to know how much to fit in a day.

ETA: just realized that said you would write the schedule. Never mind the above then. Just the story point - it makes it more interesting to read.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 12:50:51 PM
It's not a bad idea. But the real plus sides to the regular day by day version are:
-It reads more like a story, and
-It's a little more helpful if someone is planning a similar trip and wants to know how much to fit in a day.

ETA: just realized that said you would write the schedule. Never mind the above then. Just the story point - it makes it more interesting to read.

Yea.. I am going to put in the schedule/story as well. Guess instead of putting my feedback reviews in the schedule story I will list them..

Now since I prob won't sleep tonight, two papers due Thursday and a final I need to practice for I will have it up by tomorrow morning, and if you get lucky maybe some photos
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on November 30, 2014, 12:52:40 PM
Yea.. I am going to put in the schedule/story as well. Guess instead of putting my feedback reviews in the schedule story I will list them..

Now since I prob won't sleep tonight, two papers due Thursday and a final I need to practice for I will have it up by tomorrow morning, and if you get lucky maybe some photos
Tnx
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 12:58:44 PM
Tnx

So far in word I am at a page long.. Oyy..

But I don't mind bc if I ever come back here I would have my references. I think I do these for myself more than anyone else just because it gives me a future reference shall I return
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MC on November 30, 2014, 12:59:43 PM

Yea.. I am going to put in the schedule/story as well. Guess instead of putting my feedback reviews in the schedule story I will list them..

Now since I prob won't sleep tonight, two papers due Thursday and a final I need to practice for I will have it up by tomorrow morning, and if you get lucky maybe some photos
Lol, one reason I'm glad I didn't find DDF till after college.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 01:03:10 PM
Lol, one reason I'm glad I didn't find DDF till after college.

lucky you.. going to be a fun night, atleast I will sleep on the plane
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 05:46:49 PM
Here is the Trip Report for my trip this past weekend. I am breaking it into two posts. One with the trip report and one with details about everything. Pictures coming later this week. Questions, concerns, or comments always appreciated..

Vienna Trip Report
11/27/14 to 11/30/14

Long ago when AA was having a pricing mistake on YQ charged I managed to snag two seats for my parents ORD-VIE and BUD-ORD with the routing of ORD-PHL-ZRH-VIE and BUD-LHR-PHL-ORD, about three weeks ago AA changed that to ORD-LHR-VIE and BUD-LHR-ORD which they accepted no issue. As nice as I am, I convinced my parents to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna during their stay. And knowing how I love saving points and money I decided to take a trip and “crash” in their room for the weekend as well.

I landed into Vienna on Thursday, November 27 and from there went to the hotel, the Park Hyatt Vienna, to meet my parents for the weekend. After checking in we went around for a walk and to the Jewish community on the other side of the river to check out the kosher store and bakery. After those we went to dinner at the dairy restaurant Novellino. At that time, tired from traveling we decided to call it an early night.

The next day (Friday) we went to visit the Judenplatz Memorial and Museum. This took about an hour and a half to visit the memorial outside and walk around. The same ticket you buy here also allows entry for free to the other Jewish Museum. Second, we went on a tour of the Opera Building. Unfortunately we didn’t have anything good playing with our schedule or I would have seen something there. If you have the chance I would recommend seeing an opera, play, something there as it is an amazing building and they say one of the best in the world.  If you can’t manage to see something as well, I would recommend just taking the tour.

For Shabbat we walked to the Central Shul, which is about an eight-minute walk away from the hotel. After Davening we ate Friday night and Shabbat day lunch at Alef Alef that is right next door to the Shul. After lunch we walked around a bit. Soon thereafter Shabbat was over we went to Schoenbrunn Palace to see what it was like with the lights and market outside. We also went after to a little musical/concert there, which could be passed, as it was nothing special and over priced. To end Saturday night off perfectly I convinced myself to have a nice cigar and whiskey at the Hyatt’s “Living Room” lounge.

The next day, (Sunday), we went in the morning to Schoenbrunn Palace tour, the longer one, unless you are into audio guides, etc., then it might be a bit boring.. FYI, no point bringing a camera, no photos allowed and they are strict about it. Caught me a few times with my iPhone. After the palace we went back to Novellino for lunch (had to transfer trains but all in all took less than 15 minutes, cheaper and quicker than a taxi). After lunch we went back to the Jewish Museum and walked around there for around an hour, but could have used longer. Finally my parents went to get the train to Budapest and I got the train to the airport.

This is where I end. See the next post for details about each place.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 05:50:57 PM
Details about places in Vienna:


Hotel: Park Hyatt Vienna (Category Six)
   To/from the hotel: There is a Subway station about a two-minute walk from the hotel. You would take the City Airport Train (CAT) to the city and then the subway to the exit. The price of the CAT train includes a ride in the city.
   Review: The hotel is amazing, simply put. The hotel is in an old bank and most of the layout stays the same and therefor has this special feel to it. We had the basic room and it was definitely bigger than European standards.
   Living Room: Inside the hotel they have a lounge they call the “Living Room”. They serve cigars and whisky in there (in addition to regular things) but those are the main items. Prices weren’t that bad for a cigars and it is definitely an enjoying time to chill and have a nice smoke.
     Shabbat: For some reason, the hotel staff knows about Shabbat (or at least some of it). When we needed them to open the door they already knew what we were talking about. As the hotel is only 6 floors high there is a stair case right next to the elevator that you can take up. However to get to that you would need to pass through a motion door so depending how you feel you can either wait for someone to walk through it opening it or **maybe there is another way, (I didn’t look).  Once you get upstairs you also need to use your keep to open the door to the main floor as each floor has a door between the elevator and the hallways.  With regards to the lights in the room there is one motion light but that can be disables with a call to engineering who will come up to unplug the fuse.

Restaurants: Alef Alef, Novellino,  & Random Kosher Bakery
     Novellino: Ate there Thursday for dinner and Sunday for lunch. Food was good to great, wouldn’t call it amazing. We tried a few things, the pizza, lasagna, spaghetti w/ sauce and cheese, potato gnocchi w/ sauce and cheese, mozzarella sticks, soup (minestrone and onion), and finally tiramisu cake. They were all good, I would say the lasagna was not the best and that I would probably pass then next time, as well as the pizza as it could have been cooked more and better. (15 min walk)
     Alef Alef: Ate Shabbat dinner and lunch here. For the meals it is 30 Euro a person per meal. Friday night they started off with around 5-6 different salads on the table, then gave out fish (one piece of salmon, one piece of gefilte fish), then they served a soup – plain broth with one matzo ball, for main dish they served a choice of beef, veal or chicken, I choose the chicken and was quite happy with it. (8 min walk)
For Shabbat lunch they started off with the same salads and then fish. After the fish they bought out a plate with a scoop of liver and egg salad, finally they served some beany cholent and kugel with a family style plate of chicken and meat strips.
Both meals they had bottles of water on the tablet and would replace it when empty. For desert it was fresh fruit at night and ice cream or fruit during the day.
     Bakery: A couple blocks away from Novellino is a small kosher bakery. Stopped there before Shabbat and picked up a few things. The cakes and snacks were decent and nothing to complain about. (12 min walk)

Shul: Central Synagogue
   The walk to the Central Synagogue from the Park Hyatt is about 8 minutes, a quick and easy walk. The Shul is beautiful and especially nice. There is a cop standing at both sides of the street and the Shul has their own security by the entrance. It is recommended to bring your passports and there is an Eiruv.  Friday night Davening was quick, less than an hour, Shabbat morning Davening started at 9 and ended around 11:30 with a small sit down Kiddush, a piece of cake, kugel and a drink. (8 min walk)

Activities:

     Judenplatz Memorial and Museum: Would recommend going to. (2 min walk)
     Jewish Museum: Would recommend. (8 min walk)
     Opera Building and/or Tour: Would recommend the tour. If you have time go see something that is playing there. (12 min walk)
     Schoenbrunn Palace Tour: I wasn’t really into the audio guide but if you can manage those and have patience then I would recommend it. Otherwise just a quick walk through it. (Drive or 2 trains)
     Schoenbrunn Concert: Pass (drive or 2 trains)
     Hofburg Palace: Just walked outside and saw the balcony Hitler stood on 1938 and announces Austria into the Nazi party or something like that. If you are up for a chill then you can go see it. (8 min walk)
**All times are from the Park Hyatt
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 30, 2014, 05:52:16 PM
So when did you tell your parents that you were crashing in on them, or was it a surprise?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 05:53:13 PM
So when did you tell your parents that you were crashing in on them, or was it a surprise?

As soon as they booked the hotel.. My dad was sitting on the two free night certs.. And I told him to book this one and then say "Hey, guess I might as well come"
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on November 30, 2014, 08:00:56 PM
Anyone here has experience with a full day stopover in VIE on Austrian airlines JFK-VIE-TLV, will the bags be checked all the way through, or I'll have to pick them up and recheck?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on November 30, 2014, 08:03:31 PM
@chuck
Thanks for the TR.
I love Vienna as a city, I didn't know that you are from there!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on November 30, 2014, 08:04:14 PM
Anyone here has experience with a full day stopover in VIE on Austrian airlines JFK-VIE-TLV, will the bags be checked all the way through, or I'll have to pick them up and recheck?
I don't have experience with OS but usually it's ok
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
@chuck
Thanks for the TR.
I love Vienna as a city, I didn't know that you are from there!

Ummm, I am not from  there. How'd you get that impression.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on November 30, 2014, 08:12:12 PM
Ummm, I am not from  there. How'd you get that impression.
I though that this

So when did you tell your parents that you were crashing in on them, or was it a surprise?
Says you're father resides over there.
Guess I'm wrong
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 08:14:46 PM
I though that this
 Says you're father resides over there.
Guess I'm wrong

Nope. Read my first main paragraph.

Quote
Long ago when AA was having a pricing mistake on YQ charged I managed to snag two seats for my parents ORD-VIE and BUD-ORD with the routing of ORD-PHL-ZRH-VIE and BUD-LHR-PHL-ORD, about three weeks ago AA changed that to ORD-LHR-VIE and BUD-LHR-ORD which they accepted no issue. As nice as I am, I convinced my parents to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna during their stay. And knowing how I love saving points and money I decided to take a trip and “crash” in their room for the weekend as well.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on November 30, 2014, 08:26:40 PM
I don't have experience with OS but usually it's ok
Here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42415.0 someone reported otherwise with different airlines. Anyway to verify with OS?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on December 01, 2014, 07:33:09 AM
Anyone here has experience with a full day stopover in VIE on Austrian airlines JFK-VIE-TLV, will the bags be checked all the way through, or I'll have to pick them up and recheck?
Why shouldnt it go through? its only a 12 hour stop
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 11, 2015, 12:18:56 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/story/budget-carrier-to-launch-worlds-shortest-international-route-only-10-minutes-of-flight-time.html - Shortest international commercial flight.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on January 11, 2015, 12:28:02 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/story/budget-carrier-to-launch-worlds-shortest-international-route-only-10-minutes-of-flight-time.html - Shortest international commercial flight.
Interesting, Lots of people from Vienna travel by bus-boat, to BTS, and from there to LON or other European countries is dead cheap... (BTS-LON like 20 Euro OW) 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on January 11, 2015, 01:02:19 PM

http://www.flyertalk.com/story/budget-carrier-to-launch-worlds-shortest-international-route-only-10-minutes-of-flight-time.html - Shortest international commercial flight.

If they would have had it this past November i would have done it.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 18, 2015, 07:37:29 PM
Interesting, Lots of people from Vienna travel by bus-boat, to BTS, and from there to LON or other European countries is dead cheap... (BTS-LON like 20 Euro OW)

Very true. I am from Vienna and my father would fly to Israel that way so many times. The tickets would always be somewhere around 1/3 cheaper (savings after taking driving,gas,parking x2 into consideration).
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 16, 2015, 06:06:06 PM
Is there anything kosher open year round  in Salzburg or Salbach Hinterglemm?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on April 16, 2015, 06:08:19 PM
Is there anything kosher open year round  in Salzburg or Salbach Hinterglemm?
www.kosherhotel-victoria.at
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 16, 2015, 07:21:17 PM
www.kosherhotel-victoria.at
Thanks

They are actually only open for Pesach and the summer. 

From what I see there isn't any year round Kosher hotel or restaurant in the region. 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on April 19, 2015, 10:53:38 PM
any kosher places in Vienna open these days?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 08:09:30 AM
any kosher places in Vienna open these days?

Food/Hotel? What are you looking for?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 20, 2015, 08:12:08 AM
Food/Hotel? What are you looking for?
I'll be up in the Alps for 2 days this week.  I would be very excited to hear of somewhere I can eat a kosher meal in the region.  I also need lodgings,  however that is easier arranged as there are many hotel options. 
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 08:13:15 AM
I'll be up in the Alps for 2 days this week.  I would be very excited to hear of somewhere I can eat a kosher meal in the region.  I also need lodgings,  however that is easier arranged as there are many hotel options.

Where in "the alps"? Might want to reach out to some restaurants in Vienna and see if they ship anywhere there? I know a lot if not all the shechting happens in Salzburg so they go out there frequently.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 20, 2015, 11:46:41 AM
Where in "the alps"? Might want to reach out to some restaurants in Vienna and see if they ship anywhere there? I know a lot if not all the shechting happens in Salzburg so they go out there frequently.

I will be in Salzburg and Salbach

Will do

Thanks
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: harrym on April 20, 2015, 07:06:00 PM
I'll be up in the Alps for 2 days this week.  I would be very excited to hear of somewhere I can eat a kosher meal in the region.  I also need lodgings,  however that is easier arranged as there are many hotel options.
Try Hoffy's in Antwerp IME they will ship ready made meals.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on April 20, 2015, 11:49:38 PM
food in Vienna. anyone know of anything please?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on April 21, 2015, 12:06:08 AM
food in Vienna. anyone know of anything please?
There is a dairy place in the Jewish area, don't remember what its called.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on April 21, 2015, 08:17:00 AM
There is a dairy place in the Jewish area, don't remember what its called.
Novellino (formally Milk N Honey)
Zirkusgasse 15, 1020 Wien

Ohel Moshe Bakery
1020, Lilienbrunngasse 18, 1020 Wien
Bakery / Coffee shop
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 21, 2015, 09:03:51 AM
food in Vienna. anyone know of anything please?

A lot.

Alef Alef, Novellino, Kosher bakery in the Lilienbrunngasse,Simchas,Bahur Tov, Berel...
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 22, 2015, 12:43:10 PM
Anybody know anything about a supposedly new restaurant called Yehudale?

Also a new place called Ulam?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 22, 2015, 01:03:33 PM
Anybody know anything about a supposedly new restaurant called Yehudale?

Also a new place called Ulam?

Sefardi Place with good shwarma from what I hear. Located at Volkertmarkt.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 22, 2015, 01:50:26 PM
Sefardi Place with good shwarma from what I hear. Located at Volkertmarkt.
Thanks.  Do you have a phone number? Do you know when they close? I need something open after 11... Am I dreaming?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 22, 2015, 01:51:43 PM
Thanks.  Do you have a phone number? Do you know when they close? I need something open after 11... Am I dreaming?

PM?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 22, 2015, 02:02:41 PM
PM?  ;D ;D ;D
I guess I better wake up...

Anybody in Vienna interested in hosting a late night DO tomorrow night with food?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shauly on August 31, 2015, 02:39:25 PM
Anybody do a twelve hour stopover in Vienna lately and have tips?

I think we are going to refresh in the lounge for a bit, take a train to the city/Jewish quarter, find something to eat and just play it by ear.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 31, 2015, 02:42:09 PM
Anybody do a twelve hour stopover in Vienna lately and have tips?

I think we are going to refresh in the lounge for a bit, take a train to the city/Jewish quarter, find something to eat and just play it by ear.

Lots to do in 12 hrs
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shauly on August 31, 2015, 03:06:58 PM
Lots to do in 12 hrs

Anything specific?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 31, 2015, 03:14:03 PM
Anything specific?

Prob even have time for a Jewish tour in midtown if you schedule it ahead of time. Food, sight seeing, shopping.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on September 02, 2015, 05:31:46 PM
What's the jewish tour in Vienna?
Any good?
Have contact info?

Tia
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 03, 2015, 10:39:58 AM
I was not particularly a fan of Novellino or Bahur Tov, but then again, maybe things have changed in the last few years. The pizza shop was quite decent, and the butcher was a fun guy (especially if you speak Yiddish).
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on September 03, 2015, 10:44:08 AM
I was not particularly a fan of Novellino or Bahur Tov, but then again, maybe things have changed in the last few years. The pizza shop was quite decent, and the butcher was a fun guy (especially if you speak Yiddish).

Ainhorn is the name of the butcher place and Berel is a great guy (butcher) and his SIL who runs the take out is lots of fun.

Simchas is pretty good and Alef Alef also has good fleishig food (most people go there for Shabbes meals if they have nothing else set up).

They have a few newer places but haven't been yet.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 03, 2015, 10:49:22 AM
he was asking about the jewish tour. i, too, wonder what that is
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on September 03, 2015, 10:56:41 AM
he was asking about the jewish tour. i, too, wonder what that is

Obv being from there, I have not done it but heard from 2 people that used it that it was enjoyable and not too long and you get the benefit of walking through or close to midtown Vienna which is beautiful.

http://www.viennawalks.com/indexe.php?page=jued
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 03, 2015, 11:00:43 AM
he was asking about the jewish tour. i, too, wonder what that is

I wasn't addressing him, per se; I was merely contributing some random info to the thread, based on earlier posts (from a few months ago, admittedly).
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shauly on September 07, 2015, 06:40:40 AM
Novellino is very nice. I'm here now, and honestly I'm okay just to sit here with the free WiFi until it's time to head back to the airport.  ;D Vienna doesn't seem terribly interesting.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 07, 2015, 02:33:31 PM
Novellino is very nice. I'm here now, and honestly I'm okay just to sit here with the free WiFi until it's time to head back to the airport.  ;D Vienna doesn't seem terribly interesting.
too bad you have to pay for tap water
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 07, 2015, 11:03:37 PM
I will be having an 11 hour stopover on Thursday morning.
Anyone else being there?
Any "updated" tips on what to do / what to avoid?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: morgs on September 08, 2015, 02:17:30 AM
too bad you have to pay for tap water
I remember being surprised by that as well-but I think that the service and overall quality of the food made up for it
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shauly on September 08, 2015, 10:45:50 AM
I remember being surprised by that as well-but I think that the service and overall quality of the food made up for it

They gave me a free glass with my coffee, and I made sure to leave the water running a few seconds longer in the bathroom to make up for it.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 08, 2015, 07:14:10 PM
I will be having an 11 hour stopover on Thursday morning.
Anyone else being there?
Any "updated" tips on what to do / what to avoid?
i wrote a tr on it back in the day
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shauly on September 09, 2015, 05:35:00 AM
I will be having an 11 hour stopover on Thursday morning.
Anyone else being there?
Any "updated" tips on what to do / what to avoid?

I was just there Monday. Check the weather, it was much colder than we expected it to be.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on October 29, 2015, 10:46:01 AM
Is there a Minyon in Vie @ 9:00am?

Also, is THIS (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bernat+Ainhorn/@48.2202973,16.3813778,19.48z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x476d07a8f5020f2d:0xf4cd4ec27493bc60) the kosher bakery?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on October 29, 2015, 10:50:31 AM
Is there a Minyon in Vie @ 9:00am?

Also, is THIS (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bernat+Ainhorn/@48.2202973,16.3813778,19.48z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x476d07a8f5020f2d:0xf4cd4ec27493bc60) the kosher bakery?

No that is not the bakery, that is the butcher.

Low chance of a 9am minyan.

This (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ohel+Moshe+Bakery/@48.2154207,16.3785319,19z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1skosher+backer+wien!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xa5c3d74e4cd01b21) is the kosher bakery.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on October 29, 2015, 11:08:14 AM
No that is not the bakery, that is the butcher.

Low chance of a 9am minyan.

This (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ohel+Moshe+Bakery/@48.2154207,16.3785319,19z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1skosher+backer+wien!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xa5c3d74e4cd01b21) is the kosher bakery.
Thanks. Can i go in 9am to the central Shul to Daven?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on October 29, 2015, 11:11:37 AM
Thanks. Can i go in 9am to the central Shul to Daven?

Hm. Might wanna call first to make sure about there being a minyan. Think it is earlier then 9 though.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 03, 2016, 06:55:37 AM
Hey, maybe i missed this but what is a regular shul to daven at during the week? I'm staying at the park hyatt Vienna so proximity would be ideal.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 03, 2016, 09:22:49 AM
Hey, maybe i missed this but what is a regular shul to daven at during the week? I'm staying at the park hyatt Vienna so proximity would be ideal.

You are a 2 min walk from Mizrachi am Judenplatz. They have daily minyanim.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2016, 01:39:48 PM

You are a 2 min walk from Mizrachi am Judenplatz. They have daily minyanim.

Do you have a link to the shul with the times of the minyanim?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 01:42:07 PM
Do you have a link to the shul with the times of the minyanim?

http://www.misrachi.at/

Tell me when you'll be there and if you care for Shabbes only or also weekday and I can find out for you.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2016, 01:46:48 PM

http://www.misrachi.at/

Tell me when you'll be there and if you care for Shabbes only or also weekday and I can find out for you.

Thanks, I'm scheduling to come in April probably just for a day, from Budapest and then onto London. Is there an English version to the website?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 01:52:27 PM
Thanks, I'm scheduling to come in April probably just for a day, from Budapest and then onto London. Is there an English version to the website?

No. Also the site isnt updated. Come April, shoot me a PM.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2016, 01:55:25 PM

No. Also the site isnt updated. Come April, shoot me a PM.

Awesome thanks!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 01:56:25 PM
Awesome thanks!

Np.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2016, 03:57:31 PM

Np.
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What do you recommend as the best restaurants in Vienna?

What are the must sees if I'm only going to be there for a day?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on January 18, 2016, 08:56:24 AM
Are there any other options for Shabbos food except for Alef-Alef for a group?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 18, 2016, 05:16:50 PM

Are there any other options for Shabbos food except for Alef-Alef for a group?

No.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 09, 2016, 01:48:55 PM
Have one day which city should I choose to explore Vienna or Budapest? And Why?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 09, 2016, 01:50:34 PM
Have one day which city should I choose to explore Vienna or Budapest? And Why?

I think Vienna has more to offer and between: Jewish Tour, Inner City, good food, some shopping, easy ways to get aorund etc it offers a wide variety of things to do.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 09, 2016, 01:53:33 PM
Have one day which city should I choose to explore Vienna or Budapest? And Why?
And I vote for Budapest
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 09, 2016, 01:57:13 PM
And I vote for Budapest

I love going back and forth with you on this!  :D
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 09, 2016, 02:02:54 PM
And I vote for Budapest
I am leaning towards Budapest and wanted to hear what you guys say, I feel that Vienna needs more time to explore.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 09, 2016, 02:14:22 PM
I am leaning towards Budapest and wanted to hear what you guys say, I feel that Vienna needs more time to explore.

I agree. 3 days is ideal but still enough fun stuff to do within a day as well.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 09, 2016, 02:17:41 PM
I am leaning towards Budapest and wanted to hear what you guys say, I feel that Vienna needs more time to explore.
If you think you will be back in the area them def do Budapest this time. Can technically be "done" in a day
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on February 09, 2016, 02:21:35 PM
If you think you will be back in the area them def do Budapest this time. Can technically be "done" in a day
They are both great and you can spend 1-3 days in either places
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 09, 2016, 02:31:26 PM
If you think you will be back in the area them def do Budapest this time. Can technically be "done" in a day
That's the thing I have no idea when I will be back in the area, so I keep thinking should I take off a little from my day and half to see Vienna a bit. Maybe if I have a list of must do's as a first timer it might be easier to decide if I should go for it or not. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on February 09, 2016, 03:28:04 PM
That's the thing I have no idea when I will be back in the area, so I keep thinking should I take off a little from my day and half to see Vienna a bit. Maybe if I have a list of must do's as a first timer it might be easier to decide if I should go for it or not. Thanks guys.
If you only have a day and half, stick to one city. my 2 Pfennig
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: in4tar on February 14, 2016, 11:10:06 AM
I am looking for direct flights from the US to Vienna, and it looks like there are not many. So far I've found direct from ORD (by Austrian Airlines), from IAD (Austrian), JFK and EWR (Austrian). Any other airlines fly to Vienna directly from the US?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 14, 2016, 11:19:57 AM
I am looking for direct flights from the US to Vienna, and it looks like there are not many. So far I've found direct from ORD (by Austrian Airlines), from IAD (Austrian), JFK and EWR (Austrian). Any other airlines fly to Vienna directly from the US?

MIA (and Ill count YYZ due to proximity) - thats it.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 03, 2016, 07:09:58 AM
Is there Uber in Vienna?
or another taxi app?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 03, 2016, 08:15:16 AM
Is there Uber in Vienna?
or another taxi app?

Uber and Mytaxi.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 04, 2016, 09:27:08 AM
NOVELLINO Great Food and great service!
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on April 05, 2016, 09:58:42 AM
Some random snapshots of Vienna

 (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/683/22365253373_05b264c58d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/A5kLCM)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/672/22798401900_f414539d31_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AJBLAQ)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5781/22568073007_7d54180a26_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AoggR2)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5836/22568120678_63119bc128_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aogw1W)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/706/22363687884_8fd60790c8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/A5cKgA)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 05, 2016, 10:30:08 AM
Looks about right!  ;)
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 05, 2016, 06:20:26 PM
what time does ohel moshe bakery open tomorrow?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 05, 2016, 07:34:39 PM
what time does ohel moshe bakery open tomorrow?

They'll be open after Shachris.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: zow on April 05, 2016, 10:19:17 PM
Thanks to Vacation Lover for the great photos -- VIE looks beautiful -- and to everyone for all the info. Definitely bumping VIE up on our bucket list.   I have a clarifying question: several posters have cited "shopping" as an attraction. Is this clothing? Musical instruments? Judaica? Something else?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 05, 2016, 10:20:56 PM
Thanks to Vacation Lover for the great photos -- VIE looks beautiful -- and to everyone for all the info. Definitely bumping VIE up on our bucket list.   I have a clarifying question: several posters have cited "shopping" as an attraction. Is this clothing? Musical instruments? Judaica? Something else?

Kaertner Strasse, Mariahilfer Strasse, Der Ring are some of the beautiful streets that are in the inner city with great stores (clothing, etc), cafes and old buildings that make it lots of fun to stroll around in.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: zow on April 05, 2016, 10:23:28 PM
Kaertner Strasse, Mariahilfer Strasse, Der Ring are some of the beautiful streets that are in the inner city with great stores (clothing, etc), cafes and old buildings that make it lots of fun to stroll around in.
Sounds great. So "window shopping", not that you necessarily are going there with a purchase in mind (like you might do at mahane Yehuda or Hong Kong for suits etc). Thanks.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ABC on April 27, 2016, 04:01:53 PM
Stopping over in VIE from 7pm - 10am

What is my best options for hotels? looking maybe for something next to the lake (if there's a nice view).
Food ?  what's open at night and in the morning
Daven?  netz minyan
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: p672 on May 01, 2016, 02:35:28 AM
Stopping over in VIE from 7pm - 10am

What is my best options for hotels? looking maybe for something next to the lake (if there's a nice view).
Food ?  what's open at night and in the morning
Daven?  netz minyan
the earliest minyan i know is in templegasse
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: p672 on May 01, 2016, 02:44:17 AM
Ainhorn is the name of the butcher place and Berel is a great guy (butcher) and his SIL who runs the take out is lots of fun.

Simchas is pretty good and Alef Alef also has good fleishig food (most people go there for Shabbes meals if they have nothing else set up).

They have a few newer places but haven't been yet.
Berel, best gabbai i ever saw, a gishmaker yid.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Simcha89 on May 23, 2016, 09:21:17 AM
Hello

I'll be in Vienna from Friday morning until Tuesday.

What are the must see's in Vienna?

I'd also like to go to Budapest and Bratislava for a day trip, can someone recommend the must see's and does anyone know of a tour guide that'll do the driving?

Thanks
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on May 23, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Hello

I'll be in Vienna from Friday morning until Tuesday.

What are the must see's in Vienna?

I'd also like to go to Budapest and Bratislava for a day trip, can someone recommend the must see's and does anyone know of a tour guide that'll do the driving?

Thanks
Mutty Hammer
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Simcha89 on May 23, 2016, 10:52:49 AM
Mutty Hammer

Thanks, any recommendations on where to go?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on May 23, 2016, 02:28:33 PM
I'd also like to go to Budapest and Bratislava for a day trip, can someone recommend the must see's and does anyone know of a tour guide that'll do the driving?

Budapest is too far for a day trip unless you stay overnight. You will spend all your time on the highway.
Bratislava is doable. Kever of Chasam Sofer and Bratislava Castle is interesting.
Eisenstadt or Esterhazy's castle in Fertod makes a good day trip.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Simcha89 on May 25, 2016, 10:14:05 AM
Mutty Hammer

thanks, do you have motty's contact info? i messaged him via facebook on monday but havent heard back
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on June 07, 2016, 11:26:18 PM
thanks, do you have motty's contact info? i messaged him via facebook on monday but havent heard back
+43676848044718
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Stevenl on June 28, 2016, 08:22:11 PM
Is there a wiki on Vienna? I need a rundown on the restaurants there (what is good?) Also I am there for a a day and half so my itinerary includes the schonbrun palace and zoo, the imperial apartments and treasury, the  Kunsthistorisches museum, judenplatz, and possibly the  belvedere. Am i missing something worth while to see? Should I cut anything out of my itinerary?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: elya on July 12, 2016, 06:08:41 PM
Is a 50 min connection (PRG-VIE-TLV) in VIE pushing it too close for a couple with a baby?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 12, 2016, 06:36:18 PM
Is a 50 min connection (PRG-VIE-TLV) in VIE pushing it too close for a couple with a baby?

You can / will most likely make it but with kid it'll be a bit tight and not relaxing.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: elya on July 12, 2016, 06:37:17 PM
You can / will most likely make it but with kid it'll be a bit tight and not relaxing.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 26, 2016, 06:21:30 AM
Which hotels are walking distance to the jewish community?

Brand hotels preferred.

Tia
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 26, 2016, 06:53:34 AM
Which hotels are walking distance to the jewish community?

Brand hotels preferred.

Tia

Many. Very many.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 26, 2016, 06:54:48 AM
Many. Very many.
Thanks.

However, what would you recommend?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 26, 2016, 06:59:06 AM
Thanks.

However, what would you recommend?

Spg: Bristol, imperial, do&co
Hyatt: PH
IHG: intercontinental

Just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 26, 2016, 06:59:53 AM
Spg: Bristol, imperial, do&co
Hyatt: PH
IHG: intercontinental

Just off the top of my head.
Thanks
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 26, 2016, 10:51:30 AM
I recommend the Park Hyatt Vienna. Just don't drop your phone on their front steps, like I did recently. 😩
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: ethana on November 21, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
Can anyone recommend a good jewish history tour?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on November 21, 2016, 07:28:17 PM
Where is a better option to be over shabbos/weekend vienna or london ?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 21, 2016, 09:22:52 PM
Where is a better option to be over shabbos/weekend vienna or london ?

Such separate and different cities. I find shabbes in Vienna to be beautiful. Can have a beautiful hotel, minyan, food right in the inner city which is magnificent to walk around and stroll around on a shabbes afternoon.
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Post by: lifetimedeals on November 21, 2016, 10:21:59 PM
Such separate and different cities. I find shabbes in Vienna to be beautiful. Can have a beautiful hotel, minyan, food right in the inner city which is magnificent to walk around and stroll around on a shabbes afternoon.
hotels are not expensive?
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Post by: benjie1305 on November 21, 2016, 10:52:54 PM
hotels are not expensive?

They can be. Any miles/points lying around?
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Post by: lifetimedeals on November 21, 2016, 11:28:19 PM
They can be. Any miles/points lying around?
spg/hyatt
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Post by: benjie1305 on November 22, 2016, 07:41:23 AM
spg/hyatt

That'll do it for the inner city.
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Post by: ethana on November 24, 2016, 01:41:39 AM
where's a good place to eat on shabbos?
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Post by: benjie1305 on November 24, 2016, 06:06:03 PM
where's a good place to eat on shabbos?

AlefAlef
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Post by: ethana on November 26, 2016, 10:37:20 PM
does anyone if the jewish museum is open on christmas?
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Post by: ethana on November 26, 2016, 10:42:54 PM
going to szg and vie, how many days do I need in each?
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Post by: sirfrancisdrizzy on December 04, 2016, 10:00:49 PM
Hello all!

All things being equal, any advice about spending the 4 days before Christmas in either A) Prague/Vienna (2.5 Days Each), B) London, or C) Another European destination?

I have 4 days in transit before I head Stockholm to New York and would love any suggestions.

Any help would be much appreciated!!
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Post by: mmgfarb on December 04, 2016, 10:11:58 PM
Hello all!

All things being equal, any advice about spending the 4 days before Christmas in either A) Prague/Vienna (2.5 Days Each), B) London, or C) Another European destination?

I have 4 days in transit before I head Stockholm to New York and would love any suggestions.

Any help would be much appreciated!!
No need to cross post.
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Post by: ethana on December 08, 2016, 11:04:53 AM
sorry if its been asked before-whats the deal with milk in austria?
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Post by: jmz on December 11, 2016, 12:46:11 PM
Looking to go for an extended weekend to vienna with one year old child. Is there an eruv between the PH and the shul? and can someone recommend if its a good idea to go with our child or are there other places in europe that are more suitable?  (were coming from israel)
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Post by: Emkay on December 11, 2016, 12:51:24 PM
Looking to go for an extended weekend to vienna with one year old child. Is there an eruv between the PH and the shul? and can someone recommend if its a good idea to go with our child or are there other places in europe that are more suitable?  (were coming from israel)
You can check http://www.eruv.at. I believe they are up to date.
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Post by: travelor1 on January 08, 2017, 04:55:11 PM
Hi, looking to go to Vienna for Shabbos was I have Hilton points wanted to know if anyone stayed in Hilton plaza Vienna what the story is for Shabbos and during the week?
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Post by: Drago on January 15, 2017, 11:19:32 AM
Worth stopping for 8-12 hours on a layover? I forgot if it's easy to get from the train to the center, or other tourist attractions easily.
I've been there once before, and traveling with kids this time, but it seems like a nice opportunity.
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Post by: ethana on January 15, 2017, 01:31:24 PM
just went to the museum of sound-highly recommended
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Post by: Deals Fan on January 22, 2017, 07:40:30 AM
Is 5 hours enough to go to kever of chatam sofer and back to the airport?
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Post by: moisheyb on January 22, 2017, 01:02:31 PM
Is 5 hours enough to go to kever of chatam sofer and back to the airport?

Driving time it's about an hour or so however the last 15 minutes in Bratislava could take up to 45 min or so with traffic crossing the bridge. Also you need someone to come and open the kever for you, when I went I waited about an hour or so. Leaving Bratislava and back to central Vienna took us about 45-50 minutes. Sounds doable to me.
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Post by: Deals Fan on January 22, 2017, 01:37:19 PM
Anyone recommend a driver  for the day for 15 people?
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Post by: yg99 on January 23, 2017, 05:46:57 PM
Anyone recommend a driver  for the day for 15 people?
Try Motty Hammer 43 676 848044718
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Post by: davidmal on February 09, 2017, 09:29:28 AM
Anyone have a short wiki?
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Post by: benjie1305 on February 09, 2017, 09:47:06 AM
Anyone have a short wiki?

What do you need to know?
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Post by: mochjas on February 09, 2017, 10:07:57 AM
What do you need to know?
This being your hometown I nominate you to make a wiki

Hotels (points), shuls, kosher food and must see sights. I'm sure Davidmal will help you format it if you give him the info
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Post by: davidmal on February 09, 2017, 10:10:21 AM
This being your hometown I nominate you to make a wiki

Hotels (points), shuls, kosher food and must see sights. I'm sure Davidmal will help you format it if you give him the info
100%

My father asked me for some recon on Vienna and Budapest
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Post by: davidmal on February 09, 2017, 12:23:38 PM
Benjie....
how about I do the whole TR and you review it and add and Edit it?
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Post by: Emkay on June 29, 2017, 12:29:34 PM
 Anyone here eat by Chabad in Vienna?
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Post by: bingit on September 03, 2017, 02:10:32 AM
Have a 12 hr overnight stopover in Vienna on the way back from tlv. are there any hotels in airport? spg or marriot? if not how do I get from airport to city the cheapest way?
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Post by: pghtown on September 04, 2017, 10:12:12 PM
Train takes you right into center of city.
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Post by: nafnaf12 on September 06, 2017, 04:21:06 PM

Thanks davidmal for the Wiki.

Will iyh be heading to Vienna /Budapest the week after Sukkos
Right now I have reservations for
Hotel Nestroy, Vienna
Tue, Oct 17 - Thu, Oct 19 $397.71 (2 rooms)
Any reviews on this hotel? Is it worth the hassle to go for a brand name hotel? (I would have to eeither buy vouchers or points)

Also does VIE have lockers where a can leave a few duffel bags for the week?
Thanks
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Post by: mmgfarb on November 06, 2017, 02:03:30 AM
Thanks davidmal for the Wiki.

Will iyh be heading to Vienna /Budapest the week after Sukkos
Right now I have reservations for
Hotel Nestroy, Vienna
Tue, Oct 17 - Thu, Oct 19 $397.71 (2 rooms)
Any reviews on this hotel? Is it worth the hassle to go for a brand name hotel? (I would have to eeither buy vouchers or points)

Also does VIE have lockers where a can leave a few duffel bags for the week?
Thanks
Did you end up taking this trip? Have a write up of what you did in Vienna?
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Post by: nafnaf12 on November 07, 2017, 04:39:33 PM
Did you end up taking this trip? Have a write up of what you did in Vienna?
yup! Was really nice
Didn't have a chance to write up a TR.
Feel free to pm of you have any questions
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Post by: SRM on May 22, 2018, 06:01:39 PM
Anyone know of a good Jewish tour guide in Vienna? (not just a driver)
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Post by: Proisrael on May 23, 2018, 01:47:27 AM
Mods please add Mea Shearim Kosher Restaurant to the wiki. This place is the absolute best sushi I have tasted. Big menu with a ton of options for Chinese as well
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Post by: yitzyul on May 25, 2018, 02:37:30 PM
Possibly have a 4-5 hour stopover in VIE.
any of the wiki items nearby? and how far to shul and food?

(fastest and easiest mode of transportation?)

Thank You
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Post by: Proisrael on May 27, 2018, 01:01:42 AM
Possibly have a 4-5 hour stopover in VIE.
any of the wiki items nearby? and how far to shul and food?

(fastest and easiest mode of transportation?)

Thank You

Uber and around 20-30 minutes
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 19, 2018, 08:27:11 AM
Can anyone recommend a good option for meals for shabbos nachamu? Also anyone familiar with a frum Airbnbs in the area? Thanks
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Post by: marilyn121357 on July 19, 2018, 10:53:06 AM
I was there 2 weeks ago and ate at Alef Alef. The Shabbos meals came out to $35 a person and were very good. They have Friday night dinner and Shabbos lunch. It is Heimeshe food. There is a Shul next door as well as the Mizrachi Shul a few blocks away. You need to bring passports to get into the Shul’s. I stayed a the Intercontinental which was about 20 minutes away and a very easy walk.
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 19, 2018, 03:05:35 PM
I was there 2 weeks ago and ate at Alef Alef. The Shabbos meals came out to $35 a person and were very good. They have Friday night dinner and Shabbos lunch. It is Heimeshe food. There is a Shul next door as well as the Mizrachi Shul a few blocks away. You need to bring passports to get into the Shul’s. I stayed a the Intercontinental which was about 20 minutes away and a very easy walk.
thanx!
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 19, 2018, 04:10:39 PM
Whats the best way to get from budapest to vienna??
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Post by: buchir on July 19, 2018, 06:13:44 PM
Anyone know of a good Jewish tour guide in Vienna? (not just a driver)

Call motti hammer from the wiki. (He's not just a driver, I would say more has drivers working for him...)
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Post by: buchir on July 19, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
Whats the best way to get from budapest to vienna??

I would say by car... (that's what I did)
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 22, 2018, 07:56:26 AM
I was there 2 weeks ago and ate at Alef Alef. The Shabbos meals came out to $35 a person and were very good. They have Friday night dinner and Shabbos lunch. It is Heimeshe food. There is a Shul next door as well as the Mizrachi Shul a few blocks away. You need to bring passports to get into the Shul’s. I stayed a the Intercontinental which was about 20 minutes away and a very easy walk.
even for shabbos?
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 22, 2018, 09:26:55 AM
Is Uber currently operating in Vienna?
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 22, 2018, 09:47:55 AM
Is Uber currently operating in Vienna?
Yes
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Post by: marilyn121357 on July 22, 2018, 11:52:10 AM
Yes, they have Shabbos meals that you need to reserve and pay for ahead of time.
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Post by: Luvisrael on July 29, 2018, 11:33:12 AM
Mods please add Mea Shearim Kosher Restaurant to the wiki. This place is the absolute best sushi I have tasted. Big menu with a ton of options for Chinese as well
is the hechsher reliable?
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Post by: shimino1 on November 15, 2018, 06:09:34 PM
Anyone stayed at the Marriott? How long of a walk is it to Shul? I will be there Chanuka and am nervous about it raining.
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Post by: buchir on November 15, 2018, 06:43:01 PM
Anyone stayed at the Marriott? How long of a walk is it to Shul? I will be there Chanuka and am nervous about it raining.

was just there but drove to shul. why wouldn't you stay closer to the jewish area?
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Post by: shimino1 on November 15, 2018, 07:08:18 PM
was just there but drove to shul. why wouldn't you stay closer to the jewish area?
Where would you consider the Jewish area to be? We need a hotel that is walking distance from a shul and Shabbos meals.
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 15, 2018, 07:36:34 PM
The Jewish area is in the center of town. All of the top hotels are walking distance.
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Post by: Luvisrael on November 15, 2018, 09:17:45 PM
Where would you consider the Jewish area to be? We need a hotel that is walking distance from a shul and Shabbos meals.
sofitel is near aleph aleph
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Post by: buchir on November 18, 2018, 06:38:31 PM
Where would you consider the Jewish area to be? We need a hotel that is walking distance from a shul and Shabbos meals.

Where are you planning to daven? eat meals? Park hyatt isn't too far either (from aleph aleph)
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Post by: shimino1 on November 18, 2018, 06:45:14 PM
I guess we will eat at Aleph Aleph and daven nearby.
It seems from my search that most of the good hotels nearby are booked or very expensive for our dates.
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Post by: shimino1 on November 28, 2018, 02:06:48 PM
What is a better location in terms of walking to Kosher restaurants:
Chabad area or next to Alef Alef?
Also we are arriving on Friday afternoon and we want to eat at Alef Alef on Shabbos. Is there a way to order Shabbos meals in advance? Does Chabad do Dinner? Lunch?
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Post by: Happyguy on February 11, 2019, 02:02:27 PM
Are there any cheapish restaurants in Vienna?
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Post by: shimino1 on February 11, 2019, 03:27:22 PM
Bachur Tov was very reasonable.
The Shusi place was expensive and so was Alef Alef IINM.
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Post by: G11600 on February 11, 2019, 03:45:03 PM
Are there any cheapish restaurants in Vienna?
The restaurants there are not expensive in general. Bahur Tov is very good and cheap, as is pizza prego and others. Certainly cheaper than US or Israel. Quality also excellent.
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Post by: G11600 on February 11, 2019, 05:50:06 PM
The restaurants there are not expensive in general. Bahur Tov is very good and cheap, as is pizza prego and others. Certainly cheaper than US or Israel. Quality also excellent.

Eg in Bahur Tov a large portion of skewers + fries + salad will cost around EUR 13 = USD 15 including tax and service. Lamb chops EUR 15. Take-away pita with chicked EUR 6. Excellent value!
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Post by: Happyguy on February 12, 2019, 05:06:36 PM
Is there any point seeing the Shonbrunn palace or the Imperial Palace from the outside because i am not that interested in art and museums etc..?
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Post by: Luvisrael on February 12, 2019, 06:48:48 PM
Is there any point seeing the Shonbrunn palace or the Imperial Palace from the outside because i am not that interested in art and museums etc..?
imo yes, because they are beautiful, and shonbrunn has beautiful gardens and falls outside too, great for taking pictures. also its right near the zoo which we enjoyed too. in general there are beautiful buildings all over vienna, which are just nice to see from the outside
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Post by: ludmila on February 13, 2019, 02:48:42 AM
imo yes, because they are beautiful, and shonbrunn has beautiful gardens and falls outside too, great for taking pictures. also its right near the zoo which we enjoyed too. in general there are beautiful buildings all over vienna, which are just nice to see from the outside
+1 Definitely worth it.
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Post by: Proisrael on February 13, 2019, 07:46:03 AM
Is there any point seeing the Shonbrunn palace or the Imperial Palace from the outside because i am not that interested in art and museums etc..?

Place is HUUUUGGGGGEEEEE I don't think going inside is worth it unless you care about ancient palaces....but outdoors is very nice.
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Post by: Happyguy on February 13, 2019, 01:31:50 PM
Does anyone know anything about the hechsher of Bahur Tov, RABBI BENJAMIN AMINOV
& MOSHE ISRAILOV?
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Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on March 04, 2019, 05:14:53 PM
Stuck here overnight, is there anything to see in the city now? I don’t mind walking around, is it safe? Any place to get kosher food?

Any help/leads would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Post by: Luvisrael on March 04, 2019, 05:51:57 PM
Stuck here overnight, is there anything to see in the city now? I don’t mind walking around, is it safe? Any place to get kosher food?

Any help/leads would be appreciated.
Thanks
a few awesome kosher restaurants, yes its safe , look at the wiki
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Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on March 04, 2019, 07:08:42 PM
a few awesome kosher restaurants, yes its safe , look at the wiki
thanks
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Post by: travel agent on May 06, 2019, 12:31:47 PM
any driver recommended? the number in wiki is not active
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Post by: ckmk47 on May 13, 2019, 01:51:27 PM
What's Vienna like for Shabbos?
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Post by: buchir on May 13, 2019, 02:45:05 PM
any driver recommended? the number in wiki is not active
it is. Try to whats app
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Post by: shimino1 on May 14, 2019, 04:48:23 PM
What's Vienna like for Shabbos?
Nice.
You can order meals at Chabad/resturant.
Go to the great synagogue for a beautiful shul and davening.
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Post by: G11600 on May 14, 2019, 04:55:45 PM
Nice.
You can order meals at Chabad/resturant.
Go to the great synagogue for a beautiful shul and davening.
Seconded. Meals at Alef Alef were great, and reasonably priced IMO.
Great synagogue was beautiful - but remember to email your passport in advance. Security is (understandably) strict.
There is an Eruv around almost the whole (central) city
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Post by: Luvisrael on May 14, 2019, 06:25:00 PM
Seconded. Meals at Alef Alef were great, and reasonably priced IMO.
Great synagogue was beautiful - but remember to email your passport in advance. Security is (understandably) strict.
There is an Eruv around almost the whole (central) city
i was actually blown away by the level of security surrounding the shul shabbos morning. I’m talking secret service style guys with ear pieces and guns making a perimeter around the area staring u down like ur a terrorist and I’m not exaggerating. Is that so necessary in Vienna?
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 14, 2019, 07:14:01 PM
i was actually blown away by the level of security surrounding the shul shabbos morning. I’m talking secret service style guys with ear pieces and guns making a perimeter around the area staring u down like ur a terrorist and I’m not exaggerating. Is that so necessary in Vienna?
Yes, there was a major bombing there in the past.
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Post by: danatara on July 15, 2019, 04:39:14 PM
I will be in Vienna on August 19, leaving on August 20.
Does anyone have a tour guide for the city they want to share or recommend?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: buchir on July 16, 2019, 10:59:24 PM
I will be in Vienna on August 19, leaving on August 20.
Does anyone have a tour guide for the city they want to share or recommend?
Try Motty Hammer 43 676 848044718
I took a driver from him with a group and got a tour of city too
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: GAM Z. on August 09, 2019, 03:22:41 PM
Does anyone have a number for a driver that will take me from Vienna to the Chasam Sofer’s Kever and back( besides for Mutty Hammer) ?
Title: Re: Vienna Master Thread
Post by: Def on November 19, 2019, 01:50:24 PM
Does anyone have experience with staying in any of the Marriott hotels over Shabbos?
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Post by: ethana on November 19, 2019, 02:07:28 PM
Stayed in the ritz Carlton. Was pretty manageable. They helped us with doors.
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Post by: Def on November 19, 2019, 02:16:40 PM
Stayed in the ritz Carlton. Was pretty manageable. They helped us with doors.
Thank you!
were they able to put you on a low floor?
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Post by: mr. on December 18, 2019, 10:58:34 AM
Will be in Vienna in Jan and looking for ideas
Has anyone been to Semering ski mt (about an hour out of Vienna)
Is it worth going if we dont ski just for the views or not worth it?
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Post by: travel agent on January 30, 2020, 05:40:52 PM
no single post in the whole Thread about the cemeteries in Vienna.
any info will be appreciated.

addresses, opening hours, & who is buried there?
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Post by: ltttc on January 30, 2020, 05:50:43 PM
no single post in the whole Thread about the cemeteries in Vienna.
any info will be appreciated.

addresses, opening hours, & who is buried there?
+1
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Post by: US on January 31, 2020, 12:05:13 AM
+1
no single post in the whole Thread about the cemeteries in Vienna.
any info will be appreciated.

addresses, opening hours, & who is buried there?
Nsiya Tova has some info, there’s 3 Cemeteries there.
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Post by: Proisrael on February 02, 2020, 06:54:37 AM
Just came back from a trip to Vienna.

Restaurants rated as follows:

Ohel Moshe 3.5/5
Shefa 3.5/5
Meah Shearim 5/5 Deserves every single cubic foot of each star
Aleph Aleph 4/5
Novelino 3.8/5

I stayed in Der Wilhelmhof and it is fantastic and within about 10 minutes walk of the main jewish areas. (3 minute walk to Shefa) pricing is much much better then anything in Innerstadt and the quality in my opinion is just as good.