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Title: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 04, 2008, 05:41:18 PM
im going to be stopping over in warsaw for a full day  does anybody have any recommendations with regards to an english speaking guide, food, places to see etc?
Title: Re: Warsaw help
Post by: rover771 on October 04, 2008, 06:37:25 PM
look up the bais chabad they have a resturant there is also polish jewish older guy that hangs around the chabad house from time to time that is a tour guide (i forgot his name)
Title: Re: Warsaw help
Post by: stevenk on November 13, 2008, 12:53:20 PM
Andrze Jjlowka email glowka.trans@wp.pl  0048-602223205 Used him a few years back, and was quite helpful. Chabad of Poland was great for anything that I needed. Food, minyanim, and whatever you need
Title: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 24, 2010, 09:45:11 AM
i have a 10 hour stop over in warsaw on my way to tel aviv .
any ideas of what i could do during those hours ?
touring ? shopping ? resteraunts?
thanks
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 24, 2010, 01:12:39 PM

you go to tourist information, and buy a Jewish map from Warsaw.
See the Warsaw ghetto remains, the cemetery, etc.
The cemetery is a bit out, but all in walking distance from another.

Take a taxi at the airport, but a lot of swindlers, who seem helpful, will rip you off.

As at the little info booth (by the arrivals), what the price is, and deduct 20%.

Bargain down. If the guy gets a heart attack, you just bargain by the next guy and so on.

(If I sound mean, you might need to refreshen your memory a bit. yimach shemom vezichrom milehazkirom !)
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 10:26:50 AM
anyone have contact info for the chabad house in warsaw ?
whos the shliach there?
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 25, 2010, 11:14:38 AM
anyone have contact info for the chabad house in warsaw ?
whos the shliach there?


You have too little time for it.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2010, 12:32:58 PM
anyone have contact info for the chabad house in warsaw ?
whos the shliach there?

http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/331526/jewish/Chabad-Lubavitch-of-Poland.htm
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 01:02:05 PM
i have 10 hrs
not enought to go grab a decent meal and the cemetery ?

i doubt the lot lounge is anything exciting
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: steve2 on August 25, 2010, 01:19:05 PM
i have 10 hrs
not enought to go grab a decent meal and the cemetery ?

i doubt the lot lounge is anything exciting

 with 10 hrs down I woudlnt stay at the Airport eitehr

But nor would I go eat after all I should be getting fed on my flight to WAW and then again from WAW, Id rather spend the time seeing the City and the old Ghetto area, even thou they say WAW isnt nearly as nice as KRK (City wise)
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 01:23:52 PM
getting food on the airline ? food from yyz , who ever prepares it, its gross even the business class meals.

with 10 hrs i should be able to chap some food and see warsaw cemetery
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: steve2 on August 25, 2010, 01:49:51 PM
getting food on the airline ? food from yyz , who ever prepares it, its gross even the business class meals.

with 10 hrs i should be able to chap some food and see warsaw cemetery


 To each their own, as I said Id prefer to checkout a city I was never in and dont know when I will be back there , then to sit and eat

 keep in mind its not really 10 hrs. Its 10hrs probably from touch down to when the flight is to leave the Gate. Deduct the time youd need to get thru C&I and get into the City , the travel time back to WAW and to go thru Security, and usually its a good idea to have at least an hour before the flight departs and you went thru security. = alot less then 10 hrs free to roam, but still enough that it pays to get out of the Airport
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 01:53:07 PM
understood ,

from what i here the airport is central and not far from chabad ,

i dont know how to begin to arrange a tour guide from here,

i thought my best bet would be to go to chabad and speak to them about having someone take me to the cemeterys.

there are over 600,000 jews buried in warsaw.

which prominant rabonim are buried in warsaw ??
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2010, 01:56:51 PM
http://www.chabad.org.pl/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/684956/jewish/Important-information-for-tourists.htm
http://www.chabad.org.pl/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/684951/jewish/Polish-cities-to-visit.htm
http://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 02:02:52 PM
the link does not notify me in regard to how far chabad is from the airport ?
any ideas
aswell the link does not discuss the cemiterys
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 25, 2010, 02:04:38 PM
i have 10 hrs
not enought to go grab a decent meal and the cemetery ?

i doubt the lot lounge is anything exciting

you are forgetting the ghetto my friend.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 02:06:17 PM
i rather go to kivrei tzadikim then the ghetto ......

anyone know which tzadikim are buried there
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: MisterHock on August 25, 2010, 02:08:31 PM
ive been there a couple of times. 10 houres is more than enough time to leave the airport and do some things
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2010, 02:15:26 PM
the link does not notify me in regard to how far chabad is from the airport ?
any ideas
aswell the link does not discuss the cemiterys

We're not here to spoon feed you everything.
Go to google maps and see how far the airport is from the address on the chabad site!
And I gave you a link for the cemeteries already.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 25, 2010, 02:55:36 PM
airport to chabad is 16 min which is beter than i expected.

Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: BrooklynCPA on August 26, 2010, 10:04:29 AM
I just got back from an 8 day trip to Poland (Warsaw, Lublin & Krakow), Prague, Slovakia (Nickelsburg & Pressberg) and Vienna. Warsaw is a depressed and horrible city witout any culture left and was almost toally rebuilt after the war. However, there is a huge amount of Jewish history as back then it was a vibrant city and the Jewish Community was 350,000 strong. I would recommennd going to the Umschlagplatz where over a half a million Jews were put on trains to Treblinka, walking to the Ghetto Uprising memorial and then to Rappaport memorial. You also have Koshnitz (Koshnitzer Maggid), Ger (Chedushei Harim & Sfas Emes and Gerrer Beis Medresh), Vorka (Rav Yitzchok Vorka) & Kotzk (R’ Menachem Mendel of Kotzk) within driving distance if any of these places have meaning to you nd you can get a driver.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: moish on August 26, 2010, 10:16:49 AM
r' chaim brisker, the netziv, the divrei shmuel of slonim are among the great people buried in the warsaw cemetery
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: BrooklynCPA on August 26, 2010, 10:29:02 AM
You also have Peshischa nearby where the kevorim of the two rebbes who started chassidus - the Yid Hakodesh and Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa. (You will need a driver)
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: moish on August 26, 2010, 10:33:17 AM
started chassidus? i think you have to go to mezhibuzh for that. besides hes only got a 10 hour stop, is it wise for him to start driving around?
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 26, 2010, 10:50:50 AM
peshischa ?! wow how far from warsaw is that ? i am an einikel of the yid hakodosh 7 doros ben acher ben !!!
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: BrooklynCPA on August 26, 2010, 10:52:23 AM
Of course not, what I meant was if he has a special connection to any of the above (for example if he is a gerrer) he can make one stop. If not he should stick to Warsaw itself as I mentioned above.

And regarding starting Chassidus, you are correct chassidus shtams from the Baal Shem but the the form of chassidus as we know it today came from Peshischa.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: BrooklynCPA on August 26, 2010, 10:55:11 AM
peshischa ?! wow how far from warsaw is that ? i am an einikel of the yid hakodosh 7 doros ben acher ben !!!


Thats what Im talking about!!!

I think it is about 1 hour away but I might be mistaken as I went to so many places and dont remember exactly. It should be easy to find out though. The old shul in Peshischa is also very interesting.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 26, 2010, 10:59:48 AM
you remeber the name or number of a driver/tour guide you would reccomened i use ?
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 26, 2010, 11:03:09 AM
google maps is showing a drive of about 110 km to peshischa from the airport. its like an hour+ drive which isnt so bad
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: BrooklynCPA on August 26, 2010, 11:08:04 AM
As you are a direct decendent then I dont think there is a better place for you to go!! Reb Simcha Bunim is buried right next to him the Yid Hakodosh. I went with a tour so I didn't arrange anything but I will try to get you some info. I'll PM you.
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: moish on August 26, 2010, 12:48:08 PM
And regarding starting Chassidus, you are correct chassidus shtams from the Baal Shem but the the form of chassidus as we know it today came from Peshischa.
as in vaise zuken and a streimel?
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 26, 2010, 03:26:47 PM
as in vaise zuken and a streimel?

No, as in curly peyos and cherry lights.... ;)
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 26, 2010, 03:30:49 PM
nu mach nisht choyzek , de r chasidim iz gevurn hayleg amulige tzaiyten
Title: Re: warsaw
Post by: YudiG on June 12, 2011, 06:05:08 PM
Has anyone been at the Westin in Warsaw...its not too far from the Chabad to walk for Shabbos. What does one do as far as the elevator if there isn't stair access?

It seems that the non-smoking rooms are on the upper levels....:(

Thanks!

Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on September 22, 2011, 04:39:29 PM
gonna be in warsaw for 2 days looking to for suggestions, any easy way to get to treblinka without hiring a guide..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 22, 2011, 08:00:03 PM
why not auschwitz?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yid on September 22, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
why not auschwitz?
auschwitzis very far from warsaw.
gonna be in warsaw for 2 days looking to for suggestions, any easy way to get to treblinka without hiring a guide..
go to ger. i think its about 45 minutes from warsaw.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 23, 2011, 03:45:39 AM
There is no need for a guide in Warsaw.

Go into any tourist info/shop, and they will sell you a jewish map of warsaw. If you are a little wizit, its easy to figure out.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: world2see on September 23, 2011, 09:22:48 AM
biggest cemetery in poland in warsaw,if your into that. gur is less than an hour away, the warsaw ghetto,obviously :) any questions let me know, been there a few times although never used a guide
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on September 23, 2011, 09:30:56 AM
biggest cemetery in poland in warsaw,if your into that. gur is less than an hour away, the warsaw ghetto,obviously :) any questions let me know, been there a few times although never used a guide

Speak to him. He is the destination expert for all things Poland
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 23, 2011, 10:34:12 AM
i was there once and used a guide. it was an israeli guy who was hanging around the chabad house
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on September 23, 2011, 01:14:46 PM
the warsaw ghetto,obviously
really, there's not much more then a monument definitely no getto left
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on September 23, 2011, 01:22:25 PM
biggest cemetery in poland in warsaw,if your into that. gur is less than an hour away, the warsaw ghetto,obviously :) any questions let me know, been there a few times although never used a guide
not necessarily "into that" but I would defiantly want to go to the nitziv and R'chaim's kvorim.. I understand beside for memorials there is not much that wasn't completely destroyed in warsaw... Is lublin worth going too?

why not auschwitz?

I'm think about going its ~ 4 train ride from what I understand..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 24, 2011, 03:31:16 PM
With the little left of the ghetto, if you followed the subject, you would be happy that you went to check it out (I was).

I walked mostly, also to the cemetery.

As this cemetery was a bit out, I returned by bus.

I also went to see remainders of the ghetto walls that are scattered a bit everywhere, as well as korcaks orphanage, which is turned into a kind of school.

The door was open, so I just walked in, and whoever asked what I was doing there, I just mumbled something in a made up language, and continued walking.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: world2see on September 25, 2011, 12:43:42 AM

 lublin has 2 cemeteries,old and new,old is buried the chozeh melublin, i believe the marshal,rav shalom shachna(rema's rebbe)amongst others,the new cemetery was plowed by the germans ym's however in the back left corner a tzion was erected over rav tzadok and rav leibel eiger's keveraim. if i remember correctly the yeshivas chachmei lublin was restored and it a nice tourist attraction
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yid on September 25, 2011, 02:05:37 AM
if your going to lublin, then maijdanek and izbitz are not that far away. buy a map of jewish poland in a jewish gift shop in poland and pick where to go.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: mr. perfect on October 24, 2011, 04:50:45 PM
not necessarily "into that" but I would defiantly want to go to the nitziv and R'chaim's kvorim.. I understand beside for memorials there is not much that wasn't completely destroyed in warsaw... Is lublin worth going too?

I'm think about going its ~ 4 train ride from what I understand..
there isnt to much going on in trebilinka . the nazis destroyed the camp , altough they did make it into an "attraction " . when are you going ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on October 24, 2011, 04:55:07 PM
actually in poland right now spent the day in and around warsaw there was enough to keep me busy. the train to aushwitz would have taken something like 6 hours in each direction so just stuck around warsaw.. will try to post trip report soon.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 12, 2011, 04:53:56 PM
actually in poland right now spent the day in and around warsaw there was enough to keep me busy. the train to aushwitz would have taken something like 6 hours in each direction so just stuck around warsaw.. will try to post trip report soon.

Can you post it?

I have a 14 hour layover in Warsaw...any tips...things to do...drivers..who can show us around?

TIA
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 12, 2011, 04:59:46 PM
Can you post it?

I have a 14 hour layover in Warsaw...any tips...things to do...drivers..who can show us around?

TIA
when are you gonna be there?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 12, 2011, 05:10:26 PM
when are you gonna be there?

late january iyh
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2011, 05:17:27 PM
Can you post it?

I have a 14 hour layover in Warsaw...any tips...things to do...drivers..who can show us around?

TIA
E still owes us an NRT trip report...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 12, 2011, 05:22:37 PM
E still owes us an NRT trip report...

Have you ever been in Warsaw?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2011, 05:22:54 PM
Have you ever been in Warsaw?
Nope.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 12, 2011, 05:37:11 PM
Nope.

I sent the Rabbi an email asking for a driver who can give a tour...will post when I get it...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 12, 2011, 06:13:44 PM
I sent the Rabbi an email asking for a driver who can give a tour...will post when I get it...
look on chabad website I recall seeing a few numbers.. when I get a chance I will post a TR
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 12, 2011, 08:18:47 PM
u can speak to david singer at focus camera in boro park he travels there regularly and gave some good info (drivers etc.)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 13, 2011, 02:03:22 AM
when i was there, i went to the chabad house where an israeli guy hangs out, and he guided me for the day. taxi for the day was $40
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 13, 2011, 03:07:36 AM
I saw it all in one day, without driver or taxi.

If you are going with kids or so, I'd go for a driver, and $40 for a day seems an excellent deal.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 11:25:01 AM
when i was there, i went to the chabad house where an israeli guy hangs out, and he guided me for the day. taxi for the day was $40

Really, that's all? Do you remember his name? I was thinking it would be 5 times that...is Poland/Warsaw still a cheap place to get around?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 11:47:34 AM
Really, that's all? Do you remember his name? I was thinking it would be 5 times that...is Poland/Warsaw still a cheap place to get around?
pretty cheap busses and taxis too.. from center of town to airport 15 - 20 min ride I think was between $6-$8
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 12:45:30 PM
pretty cheap busses and taxis too.. from center of town to airport 15 - 20 min ride I think was between $6-$8

Wow...is that where the Jewish community is i.e the ghetto/new jewish community?

is there a place to eat?

thanks!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 12:53:11 PM
yes .. this was from the intercontinental which is right next to central bus station which is a block from ghetto (or what remains which is basically nothing) there is a pita place, another restaurant called Rambam (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274856-d2339794-Reviews-Rambam_Kosher_Cafe_Restaurant-Warsaw_Mazovia_Province_Central_Poland.html) and very small kosher grocery next to the big shul which is also 3 minute walk from the intercontinental .. so all that was in a few minute walk from each other..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 01:11:55 PM
yes .. this was from the intercontinental which is right next to central bus station which is a block from ghetto (or what remains which is basically nothing) there is a pita place, another restaurant called Rambam (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274856-d2339794-Reviews-Rambam_Kosher_Cafe_Restaurant-Warsaw_Mazovia_Province_Central_Poland.html) and very small kosher grocery next to the big shul which is also 3 minute walk from the intercontinental .. so all that was in a few minute walk from each other..

Nice! So when getting into a cab at the airport...where do I tell them to take me (what exact words/street name so they understand)?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 01:16:37 PM
I took bus from airport bus # 175 to center,  and took cab back    awesome site (http://wikitravel.org/en/Warsaw) with with tons of info
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 13, 2011, 01:17:48 PM
when i was there we paid 9 zloty for a day pass for buses and trams
when u ride the bus they have a similar system to the MTA where u insert ur ticket into a machine...... except that they have a machine by all the doors and i realized we were the only ones paying  ::)
no wonder Europe is broke
we stayed at a hotel called something like Airport Hotel which is actually like an american 3* hotel for around $55 (thank u priceline)
and very small kosher grocery next to the big shul
+1 the only thing i saw was frozen challa and israeli chocolate bars
and while i was there the assistant rabbi tried to recruit me for the new kollel
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 01:18:57 PM
I took bus from airport bus # 175 to center,  and took cab back    awesome site (http://wikitravel.org/en/Warsaw) with with tons of info

did you need to change or was it direct?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 01:21:59 PM
direct, they say to watch your pockets , It really wasn't that exciting though the NYC subway is much scarier..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 01:29:45 PM
direct, they say to watch your pockets , It really wasn't that exciting though the NYC subway is much scarier..

I think I'm going to go with a driver for the day...I sent out a few emails and will call a driver the Chabad Rabbi recommended...he said to call back and his english sounded decent...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 13, 2011, 02:06:17 PM
good choice
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 13, 2011, 03:54:51 PM
First driver wants $15 per hour....
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 13, 2011, 07:11:02 PM
@ E: the bus ride you mentioned, isn't really cheap.

I stayed @ the castle inn, which is a cute cheap place.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 13, 2011, 07:19:39 PM
@ E: the bus ride you mentioned, isn't really cheap.

https://www.google.com/url?url=http://wikitravel.org/en/Warsaw%23By_bus&rct=j&q=buss+pass+warsaw&usg=AFQjCNHihMjpfmbWWTP14mx_A31AS2XORA&sa=X&ei=1-rnTreKEsbm0QHtwryaBw&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQygQwAA

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SKPL_enUS411US411&gcx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=3.60+PLN
sure beats the MTA $2.50
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 07:48:36 PM
@ E: the bus ride you mentioned, isn't really cheap.
do you mean to say it was free for you ;)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 13, 2011, 07:53:47 PM
@ E: the bus ride you mentioned, isn't really cheap.
do you mean to say it was free for you ;)
i was wondering about that
when i was there we paid 9 zloty for a day pass for buses and trams
when u ride the bus they have a similar system to the MTA where u insert ur ticket into a machine...... except that they have a machine by all the doors and i realized we were the only ones paying  ::)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: E on December 13, 2011, 07:55:35 PM
yes I both saw your post and might have forgotten to buy a ticket once or twice.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 14, 2011, 10:30:19 AM
What I mean to say is that for the duration of the ride, you'd pay about the same amount most place in europe.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on June 08, 2012, 07:39:10 AM
has anybody been to Treblinka? what did condon mean by "nothing doing there"? anyone else was there?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on June 08, 2012, 07:40:23 AM
also which of the 3 starwood hotels is the nicest,most centrally located?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on June 11, 2012, 08:28:19 AM
nobody knows any info about the 3 hotels in Warsaw?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Bp on June 11, 2012, 08:42:38 AM
@qwerty:
Slim chance anyone here stayed at the 3 property's to give first hand experience, did you check trip advisor?
I stayed at the westin on c&p its pretty new and nice and rooms are on the smallish side, drive to waw was 25min IIRC,
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on June 11, 2012, 01:23:23 PM
did the hotel have a shuttle to/from the airport?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Bp on June 11, 2012, 03:07:25 PM
did the hotel have a shuttle to/from the airport?
No
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on June 12, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
IS THERE ANYWHERE TO LEAVE YOUR LUGGAGE AT THE AIRPORT?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 12, 2012, 05:48:10 PM
IS THERE ANYWHERE TO LEAVE YOUR LUGGAGE AT THE AIRPORT?
Don't all airports put your luggage in a designated area if you don't pick it up? Why do you want to leave it at the airport anyway?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: bentch on June 12, 2012, 06:57:23 PM
yes there is a luggage deposit office, which is standard for most european airports. if i remember, the hours were something like 6am-12am.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on August 03, 2012, 11:06:37 AM
i just called up a driver and he wanted 150$ for 6 hours.
anybodey have any numbers for cheaper drivers? im going next week so if anybodey knows please post
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on August 03, 2012, 11:08:43 AM
also is there a way to get to treblinka w/o a driver?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 03, 2012, 12:07:21 PM
also is there a way to get to treblinka w/o a driver?
rent a car. I posted a phone number in my pessach trip report. Like  $30 a day.

Eta- " When I got to Warsaw the local shliach introduced me to a small local rental company where I managed to negotiate an amazing price for a 2 week rental. With all taxes, fees and insurance included I paid $27 a day for an automatic ford focus plus a mandatory $300 down payment. If anyone wants to rent from thme call Paul at (+48) 608-461-444. As a side note I know a lot of rental companies outside the US try to rip you off on the down payment and damage claims these guys didn’t even look at the car when I returned it they were really mentchen and I highly recommend them." If you have an android and want a great gps app pm me.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: qwerty on August 03, 2012, 02:23:55 PM
thanks for the number but i think it would just be easyer to get a driver for 1 day(if only i could find a driver)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on August 21, 2012, 07:31:04 PM
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 21, 2012, 10:43:11 PM
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?
Surprisingly I would actually suggest a tour 1. because its so cheap and 2. It will give you a more authentic feel then just walking though some grass... As for birkenau it's a mile walk away MUST go! You can see the crematoriums and it's just a must see. I was more affected by there then Auschwitz for reasons.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on December 27, 2012, 08:38:02 PM
I have a 4 hour layover in Warsaw. Is it enough time to see anything?
How far is the airport from the city?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: 18seagate on December 28, 2012, 03:32:06 AM
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 28, 2012, 09:07:21 AM
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.
more like half of that 15 min. it took me about 20 min by bus
about 5 mi
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on December 29, 2012, 03:31:13 PM
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.

Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 29, 2012, 04:13:10 PM
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
the shul, cemetery etc
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on December 30, 2012, 04:13:22 AM
the shul, cemetery etc

Thanks. Are they near each other, or for that matter are all the jewish things i.e. the ghetto etc; near each other? How much should a taxi be from the Airport?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 30, 2012, 04:29:59 AM
i got a guide from the chabad and we kept the same taxi for the few hours which cost $40
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on December 30, 2012, 07:37:07 AM
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 30, 2012, 07:47:05 AM
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?

I found it cheaper to buy local prepaid SIMs for each country.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yid on December 30, 2012, 08:23:49 AM
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
You can go to ger which is near the airport.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on December 30, 2012, 01:57:21 PM
You can go to ger which is near the airport.

Like how near?
Is there still anything to see in Ger?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 12, 2013, 06:30:06 PM
In Warsaw you can go to:
"Umschlagplatz" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umschlagplatz_%28Warsaw_Ghetto%29) it's the spot where about 300,000 jews were deported to the death camps.
The Nozyk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%C5%BCyk_Synagogue) shul located at Ul. Twarda. Before the war there were many Shul Bulding's and additionally there were aprox 300 - 400 Shtiblach (where the chasidim Davened)
The Warsaw cemetery (Ul. Okopowa) where over 250,000 jews are buried including such greats as R' Chaim Brisker and the Netziv. The cemetery was only 1 of many, it was only opened in 1806. Warsaw was aprox. 40% jewish before the war.

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

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

Also, anyplace to lock up carryon bags in the airport when I go out?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2013, 04:07:52 PM
Have a 13hr layover 9am to 10pm at WAW in about two weeks. Anyone here have suggestions of what to do/see/ or where to eat in Warsaw? I would like to hopefully see the Warsaw ghetto, what else is worth seeing?

Also, anyplace to lock up carryon bags in the airport when I go out?
What day of the week?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on June 26, 2013, 04:11:47 PM
What day of the week?

I'll be there Wednesday July 24
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on July 11, 2013, 06:09:45 AM
Any one here have a number of a tour guide for Warsaw for a few hours? And what would the cost be around?

If I take public transport is it easy to get around and find the sites?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on August 09, 2013, 10:57:12 AM
Heres a quick trip report for my layover in Warsaw. Enjoy.

I had a layover in Warsaw on July 24th. After coming in from Chicago (ORD) on the Boeing 787 (I landed 9:30am) I had about a 13 hour layover till my flight to Tel Aviv (TLV) at 11PM. The plane was actually pretty good (I was in Business) and I do hope to fly on the 787 again soon. For the day I booked myself a room at the Sheraton Warsaw which I got on special for about 80 Polish Złoty which came to about $90. Well worth it.

To get from the airport to the hotel was about 30 Złoty. I checked in, they had a room available at 10AM so even better. After relaxing for a bit I went to do my touring. I visited the Nozyk Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetery, and the The Ghetto Wall. I took taxi's around the city to each place. They are all relatively close to from each place to each place it was about 10-15 Złoty.

The cemetery was BIG. The moment I walked in I just felt something and after a few minutes was over whelmed. It still amazes me how I could have walked around for hours and probably got lost someplace in it. The ghetto wall was just that, a piece of the wall that is being preserved and has a few signs and descriptions on/around it.

I started going around to these places at noon and got back to the hotel around 4:30. I stayed in the hotel till about 8:30 which I then took a taxi to the airport. The ride to and from the hotel is about 10-15 minutes from what I remember so you don't need a long layover to see some of the sights. The restaurant was closed/moving when I was there so I didn't get a chance to try it out.

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Can someone please explain why LOT has the Titanic on their map? ???
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Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 09, 2013, 02:44:14 PM
Nice TR, only 1 pic of the 787? :P
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chff on August 09, 2013, 06:36:38 PM
The cemetery was BIG.

I think its the biggest in Europe
 
Can someone please explain why LOT has the Titanic on their map? ???

Can you pls reload this pic? Very unclear
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 02, 2014, 03:29:59 PM
I will be in Warsaw and Krakow for a day each in about two weeks…I read previous posts but I am still unclear about a couple of points.

1. Is it worth it to hire a guide/driver or just go around on my own?  In Warsaw, I would like to visit the cemetery (Will it be easy to find R' Chaim and the Netziv?) and go to Gur (Will I be able to get in to the old beis medrash and the kevarim of the two rebbes on my own? I went once some years ago and there was an old polishe yid who opened things up for me for a couple of zloty). I have never been in Krakow before.

2. Whats the deal with Kosher food in Warsaw/Krakow? I see there is a place called Kosher delight. Has anyone had experience with them?

3. Does anyone have contact info for a cheap driver/guide in Warsaw and Krakow

Thanks in advance for the help.

Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 02, 2014, 03:53:34 PM
I will be in Warsaw and Krakow for a day each in about two weeks…I read previous posts but I am still unclear about a couple of points.

2. Whats the deal with Kosher food in Warsaw/Krakow? I see there is a place called Kosher delight. Has anyone had experience with them?



Was in Krakow a few years back, there was a Kosher restaurant running out of Eiziks Shul/Chabad House, The Holiday Inn also had Kosher meals by order.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 02, 2014, 05:27:34 PM
theres a chabad in warsaw that sells kosher meals
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2014, 02:48:02 PM
I was in June of 2013 in Krakow, the Holiday Inn warmed up food I think it is from Chabad.
The service was good, just had to call in advance.
Going back this June again & I hope they still serve food
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: boropark123 on February 03, 2014, 04:37:13 PM

I will be in Warsaw and Krakow for a day each in about two weeks…I read previous posts but I am still unclear about a couple of points.

1. Is it worth it to hire a guide/driver or just go around on my own?  In Warsaw, I would like to visit the cemetery (Will it be easy to find R' Chaim and the Netziv?) and go to Gur (Will I be able to get in to the old beis medrash and the kevarim of the two rebbes on my own? I went once some years ago and there was an old polishe yid who opened things up for me for a couple of zloty). I have never been in Krakow before.

2. Whats the deal with Kosher food in Warsaw/Krakow? I see there is a place called Kosher delight. Has anyone had experience with them?

3. Does anyone have contact info for a cheap driver/guide in Warsaw and Krakow

Thanks in advance for the help.
I was actually there last month, the kosher delight place is basically a restaurant that caters mainly for groups in the winter time, but if you call him, he will be more than glad to serve you a nice meal, for a good price. He's a very nice Israeli guy, we ate there a non dairy breakfast as well.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: boropark123 on February 03, 2014, 04:43:27 PM

I will be in Warsaw and Krakow for a day each in about two weeks…I read previous posts but I am still unclear about a couple of points.

1. Is it worth it to hire a guide/driver or just go around on my own?  In Warsaw, I would like to visit the cemetery (Will it be easy to find R' Chaim and the Netziv?) and go to Gur (Will I be able to get in to the old beis medrash and the kevarim of the two rebbes on my own? I went once some years ago and there was an old polishe yid who opened things up for me for a couple of zloty). I have never been in Krakow before.

2. Whats the deal with Kosher food in Warsaw/Krakow? I see there is a place called Kosher delight. Has anyone had experience with them?

3. Does anyone have contact info for a cheap driver/guide in Warsaw and Krakow

Thanks in advance for the help.
Regarding krakow I was there two years ago, we ate at a place called olive tree, food was phenomenal!!! Could easily compete with a ny restaurant! Although I'm not sure if they're still open.


I dont think a driver is necessary, we were there and used the app on google play store called "kosher trip advisor europe" and it actually worked very well and the cemetery poi's were very accurate.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 03, 2014, 07:48:49 PM

I dont think a driver is necessary, we were there and used the app on google play store called "kosher trip advisor europe" and it actually worked very well and the cemetery poi's were very accurate.

How did you get around? Taxi?

Did you go to Aushwitz?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: boropark123 on February 03, 2014, 07:59:33 PM

How did you get around? Taxi?

Did you go to Aushwitz?
No we rented a car.

Yes.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 03, 2014, 08:04:37 PM
Did you use a guide in Aushwitz?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 03, 2014, 08:07:45 PM
i got a guide from the chabad and we kept the same taxi for the few hours which cost $40

Do you have contact info for this guide?

Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 04, 2014, 06:49:49 AM
Do you have contact info for this guide?


no, he was a jewish guy who gave hebrew classes at the chabad. maybe contact them for his info
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 09, 2014, 03:56:52 AM
Has anyone been to Warsaw or Krakow recently that could give an update on Kosher food options?

I see that there is a meat restaurant in Warsaw called Galil...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: boropark123 on February 09, 2014, 10:09:50 AM

Has anyone been to Warsaw or Krakow recently that could give an update on Kosher food options?

I see that there is a meat restaurant in Warsaw called Galil...
Was there food and price was pretty decent Israeli style food.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on February 09, 2014, 01:06:04 PM
Was there food and price was pretty decent Israeli style food.

Anything decent in Krakow?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Yosel on May 12, 2014, 01:56:52 PM
stopping over in WAW for a full day, name and number of a good jewish driver????? and good kosher food?
Thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on August 19, 2014, 10:13:03 PM
Im planning a 2 or 3 day trip to poland. seems like everywhere i look everyone's talking about warsaw and not so much about Krakow (except auschwitz). anyone have a list of sites to see in krakow, old shuls? cemetery? ect.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 19, 2014, 10:58:38 PM
Im planning a 2 or 3 day trip to poland. seems like everywhere i look everyone's talking about warsaw and not so much about Krakow (except auschwitz). anyone have a list of sites to see in krakow, old shuls? cemetery? ect.
Rama's Shul and the old cemetery are a must. In the cemetery you have many giants, the Rama, Tosfos Yom Tov, Bach, Me'ir Einayim I remember off hand.
Eiziks Shul is pretty impressive and has a Kosher restaurant in the back.
The Old Shul is supposed to be nice.
That's as far as Jewish sites. For polish sites I've heard mixed reviews about the Wawel castle, some say it's a must see others say it's a waste of time.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on August 20, 2014, 09:01:12 AM
Rama's Shul and the old cemetery are a must. In the cemetery you have many giants, the Rama, Tosfos Yom Tov, Bach, Me'ir Einayim I remember off hand.
Eiziks Shul is pretty impressive and has a Kosher restaurant in the back.
The Old Shul is supposed to be nice.
That's as far as Jewish sites. For polish sites I've heard mixed reviews about the Wawel castle, some say it's a must see others say it's a waste of time.
thanx alot, i really appreciate it! and as far as warsaw goes - im planning the ghetto, the cemetery, Nozyk shul, and Umschlagplatz. any more suggestions?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 20, 2014, 10:31:00 AM
thanx alot, i really appreciate it! and as far as warsaw goes - im planning the ghetto, the cemetery, Nozyk shul, and Umschlagplatz. any more suggestions?
I was in Warsaw for only about an hour so can't help you out there...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on September 05, 2014, 06:43:31 AM
do you consider Poland dangerous, as in not to walk around in white shirt and yarmulka?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 05, 2014, 07:49:38 AM
I walked around with white shirt and Yarmulka/hat and jacket+ full beard and experienced no problems at all.
I would say safer than France and Sweden.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on September 05, 2014, 08:43:49 AM
I walked around with white shirt and Yarmulka/hat and jacket+ full beard and experienced no problems at all.
I would say safer than France and Sweden.
thanx!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: avremie on September 07, 2014, 12:56:49 AM
do you consider Poland dangerous, as in not to walk around in white shirt and yarmulka?
Not in the big cities but stay far from drunk people
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 01:53:13 AM
I'm planing a stop over in warsaw, how long do I need to get out of the airport passport control and all, get down to gur and back rechecking in for next flight?
Is the bais olem and ohel open in gur or do i need to contact someone?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 09, 2014, 05:25:30 AM
I'm planing a stop over in warsaw, how long do I need to get out of the airport passport control and all, get down to gur and back rechecking in for next flight?
Is the bais olem and ohel open in gur or do i need to contact someone?
Need to contact there's a number at the cemetery
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 08:25:43 AM
Need to contact there's a number at the cemetery
Can I contact in advance? How long does it take for him to get there?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 09, 2014, 09:15:46 AM
As soon u arrive to the cemetery there's a address but no number u can wake up in middle night but remember to tip
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 09:21:24 AM
As soon u arrive to the cemetery there's a address but no number u can wake up in middle night but remember to tip
Thanks!
Do u remember how long it takes to get thru passport control and rechecking in? Just trying to figure out how long of a layover I need.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 09, 2014, 09:22:10 AM
Thanks!
Do u remember how long it takes to get thru passport control and rechecking in? Just trying to figure out how long of a layover I need.
Warsaw is a small airport it's very quick
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 09:25:34 AM
Warsaw is a small airport it's very quick
And just grab a cab outside?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on December 22, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
Anyone know of a driver in the Kraków area in Poland?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on December 22, 2014, 12:24:15 PM
Anyone know of a driver in the Kraków area in Poland?
Here's from Chabad website - http://m.chabadkrakow.pl/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1257635/jewish/Tours-and-drivers.htm

If you want a driver just for the Jewish area in Krakow, it's really unnecessary. Everything is very close together and walkable.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on December 30, 2014, 03:36:08 PM
Today I went to warsaw and gur.  In warsaw I went to the bais hachaim and the chidushei harim's residence and bais medrash. In gur I went to the ohel of the chidushei harim and sfas emes, and to the bais medrash which is under construction. I had a driver waiting in the airport and took us to the above places. If anyone wants some info i'd be happy to share.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on February 11, 2015, 09:25:42 PM
any drivers ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on February 11, 2015, 09:46:16 PM
any drivers ?
Karolina paczynska5@gmail.com
Marta marta.Rzeznik@Gmail.com
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: MMR on February 16, 2015, 07:55:38 PM
We spent 3 days in Poland in January.  We were determined to make it a controlled experience and not a nonstop touring experience resulting in an exhausting return – which we could not afford.
We were in London for a family simcha and had arranged our ticket with points. I realized that even though it was  a reward ticket it would cost us over $200 dollars in airport fees to leave from London. I saw  that leaving from any other Europ[ean airport would be cheaper so we took a Ryanair flight to Cracow  at about $75.  I would advise you to pay more to reserve a seat with more legroom.  Even so, we paid under $100 one way. A pre-ordered driver met us at the Cracow airport and took us to Oswiecim/ Auschwitz.  From there we traveled back to the Holiday Inn/ Cracow and had a kosher supper.
The next morning, a taxi from the hotel took us to the Remah shul and old cemetery and then to the train station for an express train to Warsaw at a cost of $50 per person,  It took  2 and half hours, had first class seats, and was a smooth and safe trip.  At the Warsaw train station,  a driver met us again and took us straight to Ger where we went to the cemetery and the kever of the Chidushei Harim and the Sfas Emes.  We passed the Gerrer shul and the Rebbe’s house. In Warsaw we were dropped of at   the Sofitel- Victoria which was an amazing experience!  A beautiful room with  fabulous service and a stunning pool to boot. . Supper at the Galil was walking distance form the hotel and a so so experience. 
Our return the next morning was cancelled due to the blizzard that wasn’t; so we had an extra day in Warsaw. We went to the royal palace and got a taste of royalty in the 1700’s.  Then a taxi ride took us to the Warsaw cemetery where we made it to the kever of R’ Chaim Brisker and the Netziv.
A warm supper and restocking of chocolate and cookies for the flight took place at Chabad Warsaw, which is a beautiful place. We then shopped a bit at the Acadia mall across the street which had fabulous shopping.
We left the next morning to NYC via Frankfort with airport taxes at just $75 per person. I felt safe at all times and had many thought provoking experiences. It was, all in all, an incredible trip.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on March 08, 2015, 01:53:10 PM
So who's flying this week to poland (lizensk) ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on March 08, 2015, 01:54:40 PM
So who's flying this week to poland (lizensk) ?

Me iy"h.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on March 08, 2015, 01:55:08 PM
Me iy"h.
When are u flying and from where ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 08, 2015, 04:42:29 PM
Me iy"h
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 08, 2015, 05:00:36 PM
what the best option to fly from nyc to RZE (lizensk} cant find anything available in first . only to krk is there any other option for the 10 coming back the 12 ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 05:30:50 PM
what the best option to fly from nyc to RZE (lizensk} cant find anything available in first . only to krk is there any other option for the 10 coming back the 12 ?
Flying into RZE LH Y from FRA. There are a couple of options to FRA. SQ, LH and UA.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 08, 2015, 05:47:57 PM
Flying into RZE LH Y from FRA. There are a couple of options to FRA. SQ, LH and UA.
When are you flying to FRA ? On wednesday night ?
Which airline ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
LH
LHR-FRA-RZE
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on March 08, 2015, 06:59:09 PM
Me
Austrian
Tehilim DO Wednesday night anyone?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 07:22:08 PM
Arriving Thursday.
Where are you guys for Shabbos?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 08, 2015, 07:44:38 PM
Arriving Thursday.
Where are you guys for Shabbos?
Flying to TLV
And you ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 07:46:07 PM
BUD.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: tov hashem on March 08, 2015, 09:00:51 PM
Whats the cheapst point option from nyc-fra round trip buisness or first?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 08, 2015, 09:02:03 PM
BUD.

I cant find anything available to fra for the 10 ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
I cant find anything available to fra for the 10 ?
Sorry I guess not available anymore.
Try searching ANA for SQ.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 08, 2015, 09:11:42 PM
I see available nyc to fra in first . then fra to zre with a stop how do I add this 2 tickets together ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 08, 2015, 09:12:18 PM
whats sq ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 09:33:29 PM
whats sq ?
Singapore airlines.
For further assistance you might want to start here:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on March 08, 2015, 09:53:22 PM
Whats the cheapst point option from nyc-fra round trip buisness or first?
United when booking with ANA
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on March 09, 2015, 07:45:07 AM
I'm flying Tuesday ewr fra rze return Friday bud bru jfk
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 09, 2015, 10:56:13 AM
i have a flight from KRK to FRA lading in TERMINAL: 1 at 12 20 and need to catch a plane in terminal b 1 30 I am flying first with LUFTHANSA is it to tight or I will make it ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on March 09, 2015, 04:07:44 PM
i have a flight from KRK to FRA lading in TERMINAL: 1 at 12 20 and need to catch a plane in terminal b 1 30 I am flying first with LUFTHANSA is it to tight or I will make it ?

If the KRK-FRA is also Lufthansa, they should be waiting for you at the plane w/a car. You should have no problem.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 09, 2015, 04:10:05 PM
If the KRK-FRA is also Lufthansa, they should be waiting for you at the plane w/a car. You should have no problem.
yes it is but that flight is only business ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on March 09, 2015, 04:15:11 PM
yes it is but that flight is only business ?

As long as you are flying out F, you should be ok. I did it last year RZE-FRA-NYC with first leg C, 2nd leg F. They were there waiting. You still have to go thru passport control, but they should be able to help you expedite.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on March 09, 2015, 04:28:28 PM
As long as you are flying out F, you should be ok. I did it last year RZE-FRA-NYC with first leg C, 2nd leg F. They were there waiting. You still have to go thru passport control, but they should be able to help you expedite.

thanks for the help I will be waiting for them by the door for them .
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on March 15, 2015, 03:55:37 AM
Whats nearest airport to radomsk poland ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on March 15, 2015, 05:38:32 AM
Whats nearest airport to radomsk poland ?
Katowice, I think.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on March 15, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
rented a car in poland, i might have gotten a flash from the camera not sure,
1)anyone here ever got a camera ticket there ?
2) will cancelling my credit card help so i shouldnt get charged the ticket ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on March 15, 2015, 03:03:13 PM
2) will cancelling my credit card help so i shouldnt get charged the ticket ?
Yes
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on March 15, 2015, 03:25:51 PM

2) will cancelling my credit card help so i shouldnt get charged the ticket ?
Or just call the CC company that you lost your card and if they can send you a new one with different numbers 
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 15, 2015, 03:43:28 PM
Same thing happened to me last week.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on March 15, 2015, 07:29:18 PM
Same thing happened to me last week.

and what dis you do ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on March 15, 2015, 07:30:12 PM
Or just call the CC company that you lost your card and if they can send you a new one with different numbers 
that's what I meant cancelling this specific card,
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on March 16, 2015, 04:41:29 AM
Is there direct flights to katowits from ny?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 16, 2015, 05:47:08 AM
Is there direct flights to katowits from ny?
I'm pretty sure not
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 16, 2015, 09:16:52 AM
Is there direct flights to katowits from ny?
difference between driving from warsaw vs. Katowice is only about a 1/2 hour drive
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on March 16, 2015, 03:49:41 PM
So from warsaw to radomsk how long takes the way?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on March 16, 2015, 03:53:42 PM
According to Google maps its 2 hours
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 10:23:14 AM
Is there any data on shabbos in Krakow?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 01, 2015, 10:30:35 AM
Is there any data on shabbos in Krakow?
Call Chabad +48 12 430 22 22
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 10:34:43 AM
Call Chabad +48 12 430 22 22
Tnx.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 01, 2015, 10:46:57 AM
Is there any data on shabbos in Krakow?
Anything specific? I was there in '09
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 10:51:45 AM
Anything specific? I was there in '09
Which hotel? (Shabbos friendly)
What did you do about food?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 01, 2015, 10:56:53 AM
Which hotel? (Shabbos friendly)
What did you do about food?
Like 3 of the hotels offer kosher food, via Chabad. I think the holiday Inn was the fanciest 5 star hotel.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 01, 2015, 10:58:59 AM
Which hotel? (Shabbos friendly)
What did you do about food?
I was there helping the Shliach so I stayed by him but I know the Holiday inn offers Kosher food and there was a another hotel right down the alley from the Ramma's hul that offered Kosher and even had a Kosher Mikvah in the basement, I can't remember its name.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 01, 2015, 12:28:41 PM
I was there helping the Shliach so I stayed by him but I know the Holiday inn offers Kosher food and there was a another hotel right down the alley from the Ramma's hul that offered Kosher and even had a Kosher Mikvah in the basement, I can't remember its name.
Did he drive you anywhere? He's an amazing driver.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 01:18:15 PM
I was there helping the Shliach so I stayed by him but I know the Holiday inn offers Kosher food and there was a another hotel right down the alley from the Ramma's hul that offered Kosher and even had a Kosher Mikvah in the basement, I can't remember its name.
Eden?
I was there in the summer twice but weekday not shabbos.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 01, 2015, 01:21:57 PM
Did he drive you anywhere? He's an amazing driver.
Nothing in particular comes to mind but it was 7 years ago...


Eden?
I was there in the summer twice but weekday not shabbos.
I think that's what it was.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 01, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
Nothing in particular comes to mind but it was 7 years ago...
I was by him 3+ years ago and I'll never forget he went in reverse with a stick through the craziest alleys at full speed, was insane.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 07:57:44 PM
Does anyone know if olive tree in krakow is still open?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Avraham S on July 01, 2015, 07:40:57 PM
Not sure if this is a good place to ask, but here goes. I have a 30 hour stop-over planned in Poland, Warsaw, and plan to rent a car and drive to Auschwitz, then go to Krakow overnight and possibly a couple stops on the way back to warsaw the next day. I am going alone and wondered if anyone would care to join me. Dates are Aug 2, 10am arrival in Warsaw Chopin, and leave Aug 3 on a 5pm flight.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 05, 2015, 11:41:56 AM
Is there an eiruv in warsaw ? Assuming there is one, are there any sights that one can walk to on shabbos ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 05, 2015, 11:49:37 AM
Is there an eiruv in warsaw ?
No
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 05, 2015, 12:04:10 PM
No
So if i'm going with an infant, then i would need to at at my hotel. Is there a place to get food for shabbos there ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 06, 2015, 10:38:20 AM
So if i'm going with an infant, then i would need to at at my hotel. Is there a place to get food for shabbos there ?
http://www.zadikim.net/?p=2690&postTabs=1

From experience, make sure with them all details, know from a friend you reserved a week before but they never showed up
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 06, 2015, 11:16:33 AM

http://www.zadikim.net/?p=2690&postTabs=1

From experience, make sure with them all details, I know a friend who reserved a week before but they never showed up.
I FTFY, if I'm understanding you correctly ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 06, 2015, 11:39:08 AM
I FTFY, if I'm understanding you correctly ?
Correct
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on July 08, 2015, 06:06:09 PM
How far is auchwits from krakow or rezow or warsaw?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on July 08, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
How far is auchwits from krakow?
50 minute drive.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on July 08, 2015, 06:13:28 PM
50 minute drive.
Tnx and how far from rezow?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on July 08, 2015, 07:34:45 PM
Anyone know of a driver in poland with a mini van ? For a good price or where to find one?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 08, 2015, 09:02:52 PM
Tnx and how far from rezow?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=driving+directions+rzeszow+to+auschwitz
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 09, 2015, 10:28:22 AM
Anyone know of a driver in poland with a mini van ? For a good price or where to find one?
TEL:+48662621615
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 09, 2015, 10:31:11 AM
Anyone know of a driver in poland with a mini van ? For a good price or where to find one?
If this:
TEL:+48662621615
Doesn't work out for you PM me.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 17, 2015, 10:20:17 AM
Does anyone know if olive tree in krakow is still open?
it would appear that it closed down.

anyone have current info on whats actually good?

is the holiday inn option a frozen airline meal?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 17, 2015, 10:31:35 AM

anyone have current info on whats actually good?
Kosher Delight.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 17, 2015, 02:38:27 PM

is the holiday inn option a frozen airline meal?
The meals are cooked in the hotel under the Hashgacha of Rabbi Gourary and kept frozen double wrapped until needed.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on October 28, 2015, 11:54:13 AM
Looking  to travel to Poland in December. Has anyone gone at that time of year? hows the weather? Also, I'm landing in Katowice, and going to Krakow, and Warsaw. Hotel recommendations?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 28, 2015, 12:38:03 PM
Looking  to travel to Poland in December. Has anyone gone at that time of year? hows the weather? Also, I'm landing in Katowice, and going to Krakow, and Warsaw. Hotel recommendations?
are you going to have your own car?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on October 28, 2015, 01:26:04 PM
are you going to have your own car?

Yes. I will.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 28, 2015, 01:45:23 PM
Looking  to travel to Poland in December. Has anyone gone at that time of year? hows the weather? Also, I'm landing in Katowice, and going to Krakow, and Warsaw. Hotel recommendations?
Krakow has a very nice Sheraton and Holiday Inn, I stayed at both when I was there.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on October 28, 2015, 01:48:46 PM
Krakow has a very nice Sheraton and Holiday Inn, I stayed at both when I was there.
And usually not worth using points.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 29, 2015, 07:04:48 AM
Yes. I will.
so i stayed at the Sheraton which was nice, but i also stayed at the brand new Hampton by Hilton, which at 5k HH points, is quite the steal
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on December 22, 2015, 03:58:25 PM
I came across a useful map of Kevorim which i adde to the WIKI
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on December 22, 2015, 04:14:11 PM
Zadikim.net great site for kivrei zadikim
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on February 17, 2016, 12:01:24 AM
I came across a useful map of Kevorim which i adde to the WIKI
Thanks, I planned my upcoming (כ״א אדר א) trip and route accordingly.

Does anyone know of a decent hotel in the Rzesow area ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on February 17, 2016, 08:32:31 AM
Thanks, I planned my upcoming (כ״א אדר א) trip and route accordingly.

Does anyone know of a decent hotel in the Rzesow area ?
The Grand Hotel is where they used to do the shabbos if it came out that way. i'm actually going for Adar II. Staying in Krakow though.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on February 17, 2016, 11:49:23 PM
Anyone know if the Remuh Shul is open for Shachris and if yes what time?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 18, 2016, 04:44:10 AM
Anyone know if the Remuh Shul is open for Shachris and if yes what time?
Don't know about shachris but just so you know it's under construction, only ladies section open.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on February 18, 2016, 08:02:49 AM
Don't know about shachris but just so you know it's under construction, only ladies section open.
No way! Does that mean the cemetery is not accessible as well?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on February 18, 2016, 04:59:48 PM
Thanks, I planned my upcoming (כ״א אדר א) trip and route accordingly.

Does anyone know of a decent hotel in the Rzesow area ?

If you are looking for a no-frills one  night sleep, try http://www.palac.rzeszow.pl/
I used it 3 times for a few hours sleep after Lizensk. Clean & quiet.
They are 5 minutes to RZE airport & have a driver.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 18, 2016, 06:27:45 PM
No way! Does that mean the cemetery is not accessible as well?
Cemetery is fully accessible, they're refurbishing the shul, we actually got them to open it for us they're doing it  really nice.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on March 03, 2016, 09:12:44 PM
any thoughts on driving on our own vs using a driver ??
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 04, 2016, 12:18:55 AM
any thoughts on driving on our own vs using a driver ??
Saving a few bucks and not having to be tied down.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on March 04, 2016, 09:32:22 AM
any thoughts on driving on our own vs using a driver ??
Definitely rent a car
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: high end hobo on June 08, 2016, 11:35:33 AM
flying JFK-WAW-TLV.
Have a 10 hour stopover.
Has anyone went to Aushwitz on such a short visit?
are there any Death camps closer to WAW?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 08, 2016, 11:54:12 AM
flying JFK-WAW-TLV.
Have a 10 hour stopover.
Has anyone went to Aushwitz on such a short visit?
are there any Death camps closer to WAW?
Talk about romantic. You really have to rethink what a romantic honeymoon entails :P

That being said 10 hours isn't enough time for Auschwitz you won't make it. You can go to the Jewish ghetto and a restaurant in Warsaw.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on June 08, 2016, 12:19:17 PM
flying JFK-WAW-TLV.
Have a 10 hour stopover.
Has anyone went to Aushwitz on such a short visit?
are there any Death camps closer to WAW?
Auschwitz is impossible on such a short trip.
Majdanek near Lublin is much closer
Treblinka is even closer (1.5 hrs)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: high end hobo on June 08, 2016, 01:19:03 PM
Talk about romantic. You really have to rethink what a romantic honeymoon entails :P

That being said 10 hours isn't enough time for Auschwitz you won't make it. You can go to the Jewish ghetto and a restaurant in Warsaw.
That's not my Honeymoon don't worry. If you find me a more romantic way to go to TLV for Sukkos in J, I'm all ears.
Auschwitz is impossible on such a short trip.
Majdanek near Lublin is much closer
Treblinka is even closer (1.5 hrs)
Thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on September 10, 2016, 05:20:04 PM
who was already at the Jewish museum in Warsaw? how many hours in recommended to spend there?

Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on September 12, 2016, 09:37:22 AM
which cheap hotel near Chabad is recommended?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on September 12, 2016, 10:03:50 AM
who was already at the Jewish museum in Warsaw? how many hours in recommended to spend there?
Minimum 3-4 hours
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: scr on November 14, 2016, 10:34:17 PM
I'm flying to EY, and I want to stop in Poland to see Auschwitz and Krakow.  Suggestions on best way to do it?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 14, 2016, 11:46:43 PM
I'm flying to EY, and I want to stop in Poland to see Auschwitz and Krakow.  Suggestions on best way to do it?  Thanks.

There isn't really an easy way as Warsaw is like 4 hours away & Krakow doesn't have direct flights to NY. You can do a long stopover. Or fly with a stop to KRK & take a low cost carrier flight from KRK or KTW to TLV (they don't fly every day of the week. But they do. 1 used to have a flight Wednesday afternoon from KTW
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on November 15, 2016, 06:02:32 AM
the train from Warsaw to Krakow, takes just 2:15 & it cost only around $12, or double in first class.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 15, 2016, 10:31:36 AM
the train from Warsaw to Krakow, takes just 2:15 & it cost only around $12, or double in first class.
+ over a hour travel time from Kraków to aushwitz
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: scr on November 15, 2016, 02:56:19 PM
Thanks travel agent and BKYW.  I'm working on it..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: scr on November 15, 2016, 02:58:20 PM
Do you need a guide for Auschwitz?  Reservations?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on November 15, 2016, 06:30:08 PM
I'm flying to EY, and I want to stop in Poland to see Auschwitz and Krakow.  Suggestions on best way to do it?  Thanks.
You also connect via fra or muc to ktw.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on November 15, 2016, 06:32:26 PM
Do you need a guide for Auschwitz?  Reservations?
I did without both.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Deals Fan on January 19, 2017, 12:15:43 AM
Anyone know of a driver with a sprinter for about 15  people?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on January 19, 2017, 07:16:19 AM
Anyone know of a driver with a sprinter for about 15  people?
http://www.zadikim.net/?p=14832
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on February 09, 2017, 12:25:12 PM
Just came back from a trip to Poland for 5 days with 3 friends.
We had a great time.


Tickets
We flew from TLV-WAW.
I have some points with amex, so I booked myself with elal in J class 40k amex points (with platinum card) and earned some elal matmid.
The others booked with matmid 75 points each way with some fuel, came out in total $225 a ticket.  (was cheaper to book each way separately so the way back you get the fuel calculated in PLN)

Car rental
I booked on Kayak a SUV for $417 for 5 days.
The booking was with Hertz.
When I arrived I got an Audi Q5, I asked for an upgrade.
They said I deserve because I am a Presidential Plus Circle member (Through United club credit card) but I booked the highest class they don't have anything better.

Tuesday Night
We checked into Hilton, we paid 30k Hilton points per room, beautiful hotel.
(If you want to use the pool you need to wake up early as at night it's packed.)

Then we went to eat at Kosher delight. ($20)
He has a restaurant in Warsaw, Lodz and Krakow. 
Milk and meat. (feel free to PM me for details)

Wednesday
We davened at Nożyk Synagogue, there's a minyan everyday at 7:15 (there's also a mikva that costs $10)
Ate breakfast at kosher delight ($10) and he packed us up sandwiches for lunch ($5).

Went to the Jewish History Museum in Warsaw very fascinating, they have audio guides in a lot of languages (including Hebrew)
We were there for 2 hours but there's a lot more to see.
Then we went to Gur to the cemetery of the Sefas Ames (was his yurtzeit that day) and Chidushei Harim, was a big minyan when we got there.
And then went to the old gerrer shul, it's closed but we took pictures outside. There's nothing to see inside anyways.
Then drove 3 hours to Lizenske and then drove 1:45 to Krakow.
Checked in to The Grand Sheraton, very nice hotel. We booked this for $76 a night (we stayed here 4 nights so we got 4th night free with Citi prestige on one of the rooms)
We got a nice upgrade to club rooms with a view over to the water.
Went to Kosher Delight ate supper and took sandwiches for breakfast and lunch for the next day.

Thursday
Left Hotel at 8:00 and was off to Zakopane!!!   (2 hour drive)
We booked "Snowmobile" for 10 am at snowdoo adventure.
Costed 250 PLN for each bike, they don't charge extra if someone sits in the back, so we did 2 and 2, so only costed each of us 125 PLN for the hour.
We were driving most of the time on 60-70 km/h  and at some points we reached 100 km/h
You don't need a licence for this. We had a crazy time here.
We wanted to do Husky Sledging, but after this Snowmobile it didn't interest us, as we saw them on the way going very slowly so we skipped it.
We wanted to go up the highest mountain with the cable car, but we couldn't find it, after driving around a hour we just went to Nosal, where we booked ski lessons.
There's a lot of mountains in Zakopane, but we chose Nosal because it has very easy slopes for beginners.

First we were sledging down the mountain, costed 10 PLN to rent a sledge.
Then we went to put on the ski equipment. 35 PLN for 4 hours.
Teacher costed 160 PLN for 4 people per hour, we booked it for 3 hours.
Ski pass on the chair lift costs 60 PLN for 30 times, if you don't use it up they will refund you what's left.
We had a great time, after 3 hours we all managed to ski down the slope by ourselves, we stayed another hour after the teacher left.

Then we drove back to Krakow went to eat at KD and back to Hotel.

Friday
Davened in Izaac shul and ate breakfast upstairs at KD.
Then went to the Remu shul and to the Old cemetery in the yard of the shul.
Then went to the new cemetery (מאור ושמש)

Went to the old town and rented Segway's for a hour (110 PLN) with a tour guide, he took us around all over and explained a lot to us.

Sunday
Went to Auschwitz-birkenau, a must see for every adult.
Then drove back to Warsaw for our flight back at 10 pm, ELAL canceled the flight so we stayed over night in Warsaw and went through Vienna in the morning.
We didn't have kosher meals on the flight because it was booked less then 24 hours so I got someone to bring us breakfast to the airport, it worked out very well.

Now I need to fight it out with ELAL to get back money on the hotel and food that costed us extra...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yitz1000 on February 09, 2017, 12:34:21 PM
Just came back from a trip to Poland for 5 days with 3 friends.
We had a great time.


Tickets
We flew from TLV-WAW.
I have some points with amex, so I booked myself with elal in J class 40k amex points (with platinum card) and earned some elal matmid.
The others booked with matmid 75 points each way with some fuel, came out in total $225 a ticket.  (was cheaper to book each way separately so the way back you get the fuel calculated in PLN)

Car rental
I booked on Kayak a SUV for $417 for 5 days.
The booking was with Hertz.
When I arrived I got an Audi Q5, I asked for an upgrade.
They said I deserve because I am a Presidential Plus Circle member (Through United club credit card) but I booked the highest class they don't have anything better.

Tuesday Night
We checked into Hilton, we paid 30k Hilton points per room, beautiful hotel.
(If you want to use the pool you need to wake up early as at night it's packed.)

Then we went to eat at Kosher delight. ($20)
He has a restaurant in Warsaw, Lodz and Krakow. 
Milk and meat. (feel free to PM me for details)

Wednesday
We davened at Nożyk Synagogue, there's a minyan everyday at 7:15 (there's also a mikva that costs $10)
Ate breakfast at kosher delight ($10) and he packed us up sandwiches for lunch ($5).

Went to the Jewish History Museum in Warsaw very fascinating, they have audio guides in a lot of languages (including Hebrew)
We were there for 2 hours but there's a lot more to see.
Then we went to Gur to the cemetery of the Sefas Ames (was his yurtzeit that day) and Chidushei Harim, was a big minyan when we got there.
And then went to the old gerrer shul, it's closed but we took pictures outside. There's nothing to see inside anyways.
Then drove 3 hours to Lizenske and then drove 1:45 to Krakow.
Checked in to The Grand Sheraton, very nice hotel. We booked this for $76 a night (we stayed here 4 nights so we got 4th night free with Citi prestige on one of the rooms)
We got a nice upgrade to club rooms with a view over to the water.
Went to Kosher Delight ate supper and took sandwiches for breakfast and lunch for the next day.

Thursday
Left Hotel at 8:00 and was off to Zakopane!!!   (2 hour drive)
We booked "Snowmobile" for 10 am at snowdoo adventure.
Costed 250 PLN for each bike, they don't charge extra if someone sits in the back, so we did 2 and 2, so only costed each of us 125 PLN for the hour.
We were driving most of the time on 60-70 km/h  and at some points we reached 100 km/h
You don't need a licence for this. We had a crazy time here.
We wanted to do Husky Sledging, but after this Snowmobile it didn't interest us, as we saw them on the way going very slowly so we skipped it.
We wanted to go up the highest mountain with the cable car, but we couldn't find it, after driving around a hour we just went to Nosal, where we booked ski lessons.
There's a lot of mountains in Zakopane, but we chose Nosal because it has very easy slopes for beginners.

First we were sledging down the mountain, costed 10 PLN to rent a sledge.
Then we went to put on the ski equipment. 35 PLN for 4 hours.
Teacher costed 160 PLN for 4 people per hour, we booked it for 3 hours.
Ski pass on the chair lift costs 60 PLN for 30 times, if you don't use it up they will refund you what's left.
We had a great time, after 3 hours we all managed to ski down the slope by ourselves, we stayed another hour after the teacher left.

Then we drove back to Krakow went to eat at KD and back to Hotel.

Friday
Davened in Izaac shul and ate breakfast upstairs at KD.
Then went to the Remu shul and to the Old cemetery in the yard of the shul.
Then went to the new cemetery (מאור ושמש)

Went to the old town and rented Segway's for a hour (110 PLN) with a tour guide, he took us around all over and explained a lot to us.

Sunday
Went to Auschwitz-birkenau, a must see for every adult.
Then drove back to Warsaw for our flight back at 10 pm, ELAL canceled the flight so we stayed over night in Warsaw and went through Vienna in the morning.
We didn't have kosher meals on the flight because it was booked less then 24 hours so I got someone to bring us breakfast to the airport, it worked out very well.

Now I need to fight it out with ELAL to get back money on the hotel and food that costed us extra...
Nice!

I have 10 hrs in Warsaw on the way to TLV and 8 hrs on the way back.

I just bought the all inclusive tickets for museum/shul/cemetery, and figured I'll do museum first and rest on the way back.

Make sense?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on February 09, 2017, 12:38:42 PM
Nice!

I have 10 hrs in Warsaw on the way to TLV and 8 hrs on the way back.

I just bought the all inclusive tickets for museum/shul/cemetery, and figured I'll do museum first and rest on the way back.

Make sense?

Yes, the museum is very interesting and could take a long time.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on February 09, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
Went to the Jewish History Museum in Warsaw very fascinating, they have audio guides in a lot of languages (including Hebrew )
there is also in Yiddish

what's about a report of the שבת in Krakow?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on February 09, 2017, 03:01:51 PM

what's about a report of the שבת in Krakow?

Sorry for skipping that part.

We stayed in The Grand Sheraton, they knew all about shaboss so they took us up the steps and let us into our rooms.

In Isaac shul was a big  group of lelov, so we went to Remu shul they needed a minyan.
Then we ate at KD ($25) lelov was in the big room and we got a private room.

We had a beautiful seuda 3.5 hours, and then walked back to Sheraton, I was worried that it maybe too far, but it's only 15 minute walk, and if you are buckled up good, it's a real oneg shabbos the walk.
We actually had nice weather 1-2 degree.

Morning davened again in Remu, after the seuda we went around to see all the shuls, some are open on shabbos as a museum and charge money, but we went in quickly and got to see it, by the time they came to send us out, we saw it all.
We walked to wawel castle (next to the Sheraton) and walked around the water.
And then was already mincha.

Motza shabbos we went to the ghetto, there's a big empty place where they put now chairs, to show there was once people here but now the chairs are empty....
Then we went back to hotel and had the pool, sauna and gym all for us.

We had club access in the Sheraton because I am a Gold member, it was very handy.
We had fruits and drinks free the whole time.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: brooklyndan on February 11, 2017, 08:34:41 PM
Nice!

I have 10 hrs in Warsaw on the way to TLV and 8 hrs on the way back.

I just bought the all inclusive tickets for museum/shul/cemetery, and figured I'll do museum first and rest on the way back.

Make sense?

 also have those stopovers. LOT airlines. What did you plan on doing with your carry on while in Warsaw?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yitz1000 on February 11, 2017, 08:49:51 PM
also have those stopovers. LOT airlines. What did you plan on doing with your carry on while in Warsaw?
I believe they have lockers, that's what I'm hoping for.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on February 21, 2017, 12:03:44 PM
What are the Jewish attractions or Krakow?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on February 21, 2017, 02:23:37 PM
What are the Jewish attractions or Krakow?
Sara Schneirer's  House
Remah Shul
Kupa Synagogue
Old Cemetery 
New Cemetery

How much time do I need for each of them?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on February 21, 2017, 04:50:48 PM
there are all in the same area, except Sara Schneirer's  House, & there is also Isaac`s shul

it takes around 2- 3 hours.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on February 21, 2017, 05:26:28 PM
there are all in the same area, except Sara Schneirer's  House, & there is also Isaac`s shul

it takes around 2- 3 hours.
thanks!
where is radashitz?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on February 21, 2017, 05:57:53 PM
thanks!
where is radashitz?

North
IIRC was around 2 hours
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on February 22, 2017, 05:16:03 PM
Any prominent rabbis burried in the warsaw cemetery?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on February 22, 2017, 05:17:26 PM
Any prominent rabbis burried in the warsaw cemetery?
Many. When you enter, straight in front of you is the chelkas rabonan. There is also a huge sign with lot and row number of the rabanim.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yitz1000 on February 22, 2017, 05:45:11 PM
Many. When you enter, straight in front of you is the chelkas rabonan. There is also a huge sign with lot and row number of the rabanim.
I was there on Monday - here's the sign:

Had I realized that it had location info I would have referenced it while looking around as I was having trouble finding specific Kevarim.

The enormity of the place is incredible - over 250k buried there! Row, after row after row..

Cold and slippery with ice and snow on the ground so I didn't make it to close to all on the list.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on February 22, 2017, 05:51:55 PM
I was there on Monday - here's the sign:

Had I realized that it had location info I would have referenced it while looking around as I was having trouble finding specific Kevarim.

The enormity of the place is incredible - over 250k buried there! Row, after row after row..

Cold and slippery with ice and snow on the ground so I didn't make it to close to all on the list.
It closes at 4PM?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yitz1000 on February 22, 2017, 05:56:05 PM
It closes at 4PM?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chossid on April 19, 2017, 07:11:29 PM
On the way to Poland.
Just heard that some kinda international license is needed,
I don't have any of this, can some one please advise
Thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on April 19, 2017, 07:15:57 PM
On the way to Poland.
Just heard that some kinda international license is needed,
I don't have any of this, can some one please advise
Thanks
I have rented without any issues
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on April 19, 2017, 07:29:02 PM
Sixt told me that it's not  a rental car requirement but a polish law they give you the car but if police pulls you they may cease the car

https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/driving-in-poland/
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on April 19, 2017, 07:38:03 PM
On the way to Poland.
Just heard that some kinda international license is needed,
I don't have any of this, can some one please advise
Thanks

Only hertz will not rent you.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on April 20, 2017, 12:17:34 PM
Only hertz will not rent you.

I rented from hertz this winter and they didn't ask for an international.
I actually had it in my pocket ready to give.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on July 07, 2017, 05:47:01 AM
For shabbos in Warsawwhere does one get:
A. takeout food for shabbos or paid eat-in shabbos meals? - or do i bring my own food?
B. is there a grocery store with kosher prducts? where?
C. Which shuls have regular minyanim if any during the week and shabbos?

Any suggestions on a 4 night business trip to warsaw - Friday to Tuesday

TIA!!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on July 07, 2017, 06:50:17 AM
A - try with Chabad, or kosher delight
B - there is a kosher grocery, near nuzik shul.
C - Chabad & Nuzik shul

don't forget to go to the Jewish museum.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on July 07, 2017, 07:27:54 PM
A - try with Chabad, or kosher delight
B - there is a kosher grocery, near nuzik shul.
C - Chabad & Nuzik shul

don't forget to go to the Jewish museum.

Thanks - Found kosher delights address on their website - Grzybowska 2 First floor - wasn't on google maps so i submitted it (dunno the right hours so ballparked those - if someone knows that could be helpful)

Any idea what the name of the kosher store is?  by the end of this trip - I hope to have a Wiki with a bit more orderly information here - so others can get trips planned easier.

Do you know if kosher delight offers paid meals or if chabad offers paid. specifically interested in paid - because that is something people can rely on - and build into their travel plans vs invites which while nice - are not something people rely on or feel comfortable taking.

Also - which offers better food?

In addition on the godaven website it says chabad has a restaurant? anyone have any info on that? - seems everyone only speaks of kosher delight.. anyone got info on that?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on July 07, 2017, 07:40:50 PM
I was in Chabad WAW, they have a nice kitchen there, they may cook your meals, but it's not an official restaurant. Kosher delight is. Best is to call or email KD directly.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on July 07, 2017, 08:07:49 PM
I was in Chabad WAW, they have a nice kitchen there, they may cook your meals, but it's not an official restaurant. Kosher delight is. Best is to call or email KD directly.

Were you in either shul for shabbos?

I found people on trip adviser like Galil. Anyone been to Galil?

I updated the WIKI to now have a good amount of useful info for warsaw travel. Will update more as i get more info - and after my trip.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: anita on July 08, 2017, 11:10:38 PM
We are flying tomorrow in a small group to Warsaw from JFK terminal 7 on lot airways.  Anyone know if there is any kosher food at terminal 7?  i couldn't find anything online to indicate yes, thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 09, 2017, 09:43:40 AM
We are flying tomorrow in a small group to Warsaw from JFK terminal 7 on lot airways.  Anyone know if there is any kosher food at terminal 7?  i couldn't find anything online to indicate yes, thanks
Try here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47400.new;topicseen#new
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 09, 2017, 12:39:17 PM
Looking to go to Lublin for 2 days. Anything Jewish to see besides Chachmei Lublin and Majdanek? Any kevorim of note?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 09, 2017, 03:16:55 PM
Looking to go to Lublin for 2 days. Anything Jewish to see besides Chachmei Lublin and Majdanek? Any kevorim of note?
2 butei chaim loaded with zadikim see:
http://www.zadikim.net/?tag=%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%91%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on October 17, 2017, 08:11:51 AM
which hotel in Krakow is recommended for Shabbos, without problems of card / sensor etc.?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on October 17, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
which hotel in Krakow is recommended for Shabbos, without problems of card / sensor etc.?
Eden?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on October 18, 2017, 06:40:33 AM
Eden?

they are full, do you know about Hotel Kazimierz I / Hotel Kazimierz II, if they have regular keys & no sensor?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on October 18, 2017, 05:01:28 PM
bump
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on October 19, 2017, 04:30:01 PM
which hotel in Krakow is recommended for Shabbos, without problems of card / sensor etc.?
How many ppl what date
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on October 22, 2017, 07:08:56 AM
which hotel in Krakow is recommended for Shabbos, without problems of card / sensor etc.?

I stayed at the Sheraton, worked out fine.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on October 28, 2017, 05:40:58 PM
Is it possible for a kohen to get near rav Chaim soloveitcik's Kever? Or near any other Kevarim in Warsaw cemetery?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 28, 2017, 06:55:37 PM
Is it possible for a kohen to get near rav Chaim soloveitcik's Kever?
I doubt it. There are graves all around it
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on October 29, 2017, 07:51:44 AM
Is there anything for a kohen too see at the cemetery? Is there anything to see from the street?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 29, 2017, 08:40:51 AM
I believe it's all inside
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on October 31, 2017, 05:25:17 PM
is there good public transportation in Krakow? google maps is not showing any info.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on December 19, 2017, 01:53:29 PM
Flying TLV to VIE with 9 hour stopover in warsaw on Lot Airlines. will i have to claim my luaggage and re-check or they will check it  straight to VIE?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on December 20, 2017, 11:36:36 AM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.NesiyaTova&hl=en
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on December 30, 2017, 10:48:19 PM
Anyone knows of a Jewish driver that’s available for a few hours?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on December 30, 2017, 11:13:42 PM
City?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on December 31, 2017, 07:21:06 AM
Anyone knows of a Jewish driver that’s available for a few hours?

where?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 02, 2018, 11:01:38 AM
Which places can host 20 people for a shabbos, including food ?
I know there's lizensk, sanz, and dinov. Anywhere else?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on January 02, 2018, 11:19:33 AM
Which places can host 20 people for a shabbos, including food ?
I know there's lizensk, sanz, and dinov. Anywhere else?

Krakaw
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on January 02, 2018, 01:13:15 PM
Krakaw

We had a meal for 30 or so at the Izaak Shul in Krakow in November (part of jroots tour). Was very pleasant, good was fine (traditional) and a nice atmosphere. Staff very helpful and room is ideal for 20 guests.
You can daven in Izaak Shul with Chabad or Ramah with local community - thought the latter struggles for a minyan.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on January 02, 2018, 02:39:40 PM
Flying TLV to VIE with 9 hour stopover in warsaw on Lot Airlines. will i have to claim my luaggage and re-check or they will check it  straight to VIE?
?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 02, 2018, 02:43:22 PM
Which places can host 20 people for a shabbos, including food ?
I know there's lizensk, sanz, and dinov. Anywhere else?
also does anyone have the number or contract details to the above for accommodations?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on January 02, 2018, 03:13:22 PM
also does anyone have the number or contract details to the above for accommodations?
Lizhensk - http://sites.torahindex.com/lizensk/en/homepage.html
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 03, 2018, 07:23:00 AM
Flying TLV to VIE with 9 hour stopover in warsaw on Lot Airlines. will i have to claim my luaggage and re-check or they will check it  straight to VIE?

 straight to VIE
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 03, 2018, 07:28:43 AM
We had a meal for 30 or so at the Izaak Shul in Krakow in November (part of jroots tour). Was very pleasant, good was fine (traditional) and a nice atmosphere. Staff very helpful and room is ideal for 20 guests.
You can daven in Izaak Shul with Chabad or Ramah with local community - thought the latter struggles for a minyan.

there is also a new הכנסת אורחים in Krakow
848-525-5447
or +972-52-805-0655
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 03, 2018, 10:00:04 AM
there is also a new הכנסת אורחים in Krakow
848-525-5447
or +972-52-805-0655
run by ?
Which hechsher ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 03, 2018, 04:25:09 PM
(http://ivelt.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158839)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 03, 2018, 04:26:14 PM
the shul

(http://ivelt.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158865)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 03, 2018, 04:26:57 PM
the entrance
(http://ivelt.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158861)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on January 03, 2018, 04:42:30 PM
Ive heard that it may be an issue for kohanim to walk around in warsaw. Has anyone heard anything or know any information about this?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on January 03, 2018, 08:22:25 PM
City?

Thanks for the response. My bad for not putting that in the post. Warsaw Poland.
We ended up taking an Uber from the airport. Made a stop at the synagogue, went to the cemetery, ghetto wall (courtyard was closed), prozna st and back to airport.
Total trip was 2.5 hours. Total cost 79pln (approx $23)
Overall was a great experience! Driver was very nice, although the downside he didn’t really speak English very well.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on January 07, 2018, 07:48:14 AM
Can someone please send me the google maps with all kivrei tzadikim?
The one in the wiki doesn't work.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 07, 2018, 05:50:11 PM
Can someone please send me the google maps with all kivrei tzadikim?
The one in the wiki doesn't work.
I think they all stopped working, had it in my email for a long time, needed it nite but it stopped working, same for my friend.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on January 07, 2018, 05:55:13 PM
I think they all stopped working, had it in my email for a long time, needed it nite but it stopped working, same for my friend.

Maybe the one that made it created the new app that came out recently and he wants people using the app.
Problem is I want to give it to someone that doesn't have a smartphone.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: US on January 08, 2018, 10:21:54 AM
Can someone please send me the google maps with all kivrei tzadikim?
The one in the wiki doesn't work.
What do you need? Just the maps with address, or phone numbers etc.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ABC on January 08, 2018, 10:29:31 AM
What do you need? Just the maps with address, or phone numbers etc.

Just the maps with the address to plan the route.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on January 08, 2018, 02:19:17 PM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BISiE7M5sz8jgfL3WJbEuHZrRgk&usp=sharing
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 24, 2018, 06:24:47 AM
Anyone been recently to the remuh cemetery and shul, and know if its still possible to get them to open it after hours ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 24, 2018, 07:26:16 AM
Anyone been recently to the remuh cemetery and shul, and know if its still possible to get them to open it after hours ?

you can ask the people in charge in the הכנסת אורחים
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 24, 2018, 11:18:36 AM
you can ask the people in charge in the הכנסת אורחים
do you mean I should ask them, iow they have a key out ask them if they know it its possible ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 24, 2018, 11:25:11 AM
they have the keys
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on January 24, 2018, 07:45:55 PM
they have the keys
thanx, do you have an email address or only the phone number listed above ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on January 25, 2018, 11:41:14 AM
only the phone number
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 10, 2018, 08:25:09 PM
Anyone know where in Krakow did the earth open and swallow a choson kallah in the times of the remuh for making a chupa Friday night ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 11, 2018, 06:20:19 AM
Anyone know where in Krakow did the earth open and swallow a choson kallah in the times of the remuh for making a chupa Friday night ?
Across from his shul in a roped off patch of grass
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 11, 2018, 06:32:35 AM
Across from his shul in a roped off patch of grass
are you referring to the area at the end of the square on the right hand side ?
I always thought so but was recently told that it's not there
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 11, 2018, 08:01:58 AM
are you referring to the area at the end of the square on the right hand side ?
I always thought so but was recently told that it's not there
Yes, thats what the books say
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on February 12, 2018, 11:55:51 AM
Anyone know where in Krakow did the earth open and swallow a choson kallah in the times of the remuh for making a chupa Friday night ?
Never heard that story, where's the מקור to that story?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 13, 2018, 02:00:36 AM
Never heard that story, where's the מקור to that story?
urban legend
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on February 13, 2018, 02:17:33 AM
Never heard that story, where's the מקור to that story?
urban legend
While I don't know if it was documented in the pikas of the kehilla etc., My grandfather that came from Krakow told us the story many times and remembered being told so as a child.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chaimdasap on February 19, 2018, 04:59:28 PM
hi I have a 8 hour layover in warsaw this coming sunday from 8 Am to 5 PM. can anyone kindly suggest how to plan the cemetery/shul/food? any numbers or emails will be appreciated!! thanks!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on February 20, 2018, 07:59:28 AM
hi I have a 8 hour layover in warsaw this coming sunday from 8 Am to 5 PM. can anyone kindly suggest how to plan the cemetery/shul/food? any numbers or emails will be appreciated!! thanks!

a cheap driver
kris.kurman@gmail.com
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on February 20, 2018, 03:53:46 PM
Join the widespread whatsapp group geared specifically for Kivrey Avot & Zadikim by clicking here (https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19172442709&text=Please%20add%20me%20to%20the%20english%20Kivrey%20avot%20and%20Zadikim%20group)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 21, 2018, 05:56:00 AM
hi I have a 8 hour layover in warsaw this coming sunday from 8 Am to 5 PM. can anyone kindly suggest how to plan the cemetery/shul/food? any numbers or emails will be appreciated!! thanks!

which cemeteries do you want to visit ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chaimdasap on February 21, 2018, 07:37:17 AM
which cemeteries do you want to visit ?
the famous ones I guess. but I have ni idea where they are. Rav chaim Brisker is buried there I think, as well as some others.
don't know where to start here, and don't know what time the cemetery opens. Google isn't being so helpful here..
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on February 21, 2018, 07:53:56 AM
the driver i mentioned knows everything, contact him, you can also go to the Jewish museum.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on February 21, 2018, 08:25:25 AM
the famous ones I guess. but I have ni idea where they are. Rav chaim Brisker is buried there I think, as well as some others.
don't know where to start here, and don't know what time the cemetery opens. Google isn't being so helpful here..
Try this app Nesiya Tova this has lots of information on cemteries, Shuls and more
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chaimdasap on February 21, 2018, 08:48:44 AM
thanks guys!! will email him! anyone know whats the best meat restaurant there??
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on February 21, 2018, 08:57:50 AM
kosher delight
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on February 21, 2018, 11:10:10 AM
Join the widespread whatsapp group geared specifically for Kivrey Avot & Zadikim by clicking here (https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19172442709&text=Please%20add%20me%20to%20the%20english%20Kivrey%20avot%20and%20Zadikim%20group)
HAHAA!

I thought this was the Portland Thread!!!

I'm like why is this posted here!!!
thats what happens past 12
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 21, 2018, 11:21:36 AM
Join the widespread whatsapp group geared specifically for Kivrey Avot & Zadikim by clicking here (https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19172442709&text=Please%20add%20me%20to%20the%20english%20Kivrey%20avot%20and%20Zadikim%20group)
He hasnt been active on Whatsapp since Feb 8. Any other numbers to try? Thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on February 21, 2018, 11:23:45 AM
hi I have a 8 hour layover in warsaw this coming sunday from 8 Am to 5 PM. can anyone kindly suggest how to plan the cemetery/shul/food? any numbers or emails will be appreciated!! thanks!
Start in the wiki. Plenty of info there.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on February 21, 2018, 11:24:06 AM
He hasnt been active on Whatsapp since Feb 8. Any other numbers to try? Thanks
PM me
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 21, 2018, 11:29:54 AM
the famous ones I guess. but I have ni idea where they are. Rav chaim Brisker is buried there I think, as well as some others.
don't know where to start here, and don't know what time the cemetery opens. Google isn't being so helpful here..
theres the Chemdas Shlomo, R' Chaim, the Netziv, Divrei Shmuel (Slonim) among others
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 21, 2018, 11:30:52 AM
PM me
PM Sent
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: world2see on February 25, 2018, 03:12:26 PM
Does anyone have a detailed map of the 2 cemeteries in krakow? Rena and “New”?
Looking specifically for layout a it who is buried where and couldn’t find anything online.
Thanks
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 26, 2018, 11:13:07 AM
Does anyone have a detailed map of the 2 cemeteries in krakow? Rena and “New”?
Looking specifically for layout a it who is buried where and couldn’t find anything online.
Thanks
Havent been to the new one, but the old one is quite small. You will be able to find everything on your own
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 26, 2018, 04:35:30 PM
Got you something
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 27, 2018, 05:47:00 AM
the famous ones I guess. but I have ni idea where they are. Rav chaim Brisker is buried there I think, as well as some others.
don't know where to start here, and don't know what time the cemetery opens. Google isn't being so helpful here..
are you looking for chasidishe rebbes or roshei yeshiva ? Lots of polish'e chasidus have their founders buried there.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on February 27, 2018, 05:49:21 AM
Havent been to the new one, but the old one is quite small. You will be able to find everything on your own
just got back, been to both. In the new one there's the maor vshomesh and his son and person that supported him. And further in is r Shimon sofer.
 and they put signs showing where to go
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: world2see on March 02, 2018, 01:48:57 PM
Thanks all!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidtron on March 15, 2018, 03:32:30 PM
is it easy to drive from poland to and within slovakia? As well is there some sort of ledger for the cemetery in stropkov?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ElectricCPR on April 08, 2018, 12:55:56 PM
Anyone knows where I find information about the status (are they still around or not) of Old Jewish Cemeteries in specific towns?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on April 10, 2018, 08:26:37 AM
Anyone knows where I find information about the status (are they still around or not) of Old Jewish Cemeteries in specific towns?
Try a app called Nesiya Tova
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chff on April 10, 2018, 09:44:48 AM
Try a app called Nesiya Tova
https://nesiyatova.com
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on November 13, 2018, 11:47:19 PM
What is the best option for unlimited or high data sim/hotspot for poland?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on November 14, 2018, 08:23:41 PM
Is there easy access to the Tiferes Shlomo in Radomsko?
Will I need to contact a shower?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on November 15, 2018, 10:10:35 AM
Is there easy access to the Tiferes Shlomo in Radomsko?
Will I need to contact a shower?

http://www.zadikim.net/?p=730
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on November 15, 2018, 10:18:13 AM
What is the best option for unlimited or high data sim/hotspot for poland?
Plus
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on November 26, 2018, 06:26:00 PM
11/25/2018

I landed in WAW at 08:50 AM on LO 152 and had to connect to LO 15 at 04:55 PM.

I had never arrived into WAW before and for some reason assumed that there would be several cellphone providers selling SIM cards.
When I arrived at the arrivals hall there were no kiosks selling SIM cards. There was a Relay Shop (non English speaking) and a Minute Shop (English speaking) that sold selling sim cards for many providers. You need to come prepared and know what you want because the store associates do not know much. They were for some reason pushing everyone to by orange Sim cards. I purchased an orange SIM for 5 PLN and it came with 6 GB of data. The store associate activated the service but could not tell me about the calling features. I also needed to insert the SIM on my own.

My car reservation was with Hertz for a small automatic car for $60/Day unlimited km. The Hertz rep said he could not rent me a vehicle because I did not have an IDP but he said that other companies may. So I went to some smaller company, avis, and sixt. I settled with sixt for 75 Euros/Day and unlimited KM for a BMW. They were the cheapest.

I pulled out of WAW at 10:20 AM and headed for Radomsko. I davened Shachris en-route and stopped at a gas station for Shmonei Esrei and then continued. I noticed that in Poland quite a few cars did not obey the speed limit so I happily followed suit. I arrived at the Hachnosas Orchim but the front gate was locked. I could not call the Shomer (located in England, with an English number)as I did not have any minutes. I couldn't call america with Hangouts as it was too early. So phoned my Israeli friend who had an American Number and he phoned the Shomer but he did not answer. It seems like there is no Hachnosas orchim, shul, or Mikvah in the winter.

I went to the address listed on the paper taped to the gate and found another Hachnosas Orchim Building. I keyed in the code but the secondary lock was locked and I therefore could not enter. I then went to the entrance of the bais hachaim (the end closest to the Tiferes Shlomo) and keyed in the code. I got to the Ohel but to my dismay it was locked. I davened outside the ohel for 45 minutes and then drove back to WAW.

Car rental returns at WAW is simple, you need to go to the P1 garage and park on level 0 in the designated area. You then need to return the keys and documents to the rental counter.

Word to the wise: Do you research with phone providers, non-IDP drivers should make two reservations, and most importantly make sure to contact the appropriate person to coordinate your arrival at the Tiferes Shlomo.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: oldguy on December 16, 2018, 12:08:30 AM
Anybody have any numbers for a driver in Rzeszow? It's to go back and forth to Lizhensk
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 16, 2018, 05:45:29 AM
Anybody have any numbers for a driver in Rzeszow? It's to go back and forth to Lizhensk
rent a car soo easy.....
if not there are taxis there
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yeshivaman on December 23, 2018, 03:51:54 PM
anyone have the contact info of a driver/guide to go to Mekomos Hakedoshim and general Warsaw sites on a 10-hour stopover?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: superstareli55 on December 24, 2018, 12:46:01 PM
Hi, anyone Recommendations for:
1)A driver/guide that will pick us up from keristier and take us around Poland for 2 1/2 days?
2) Recommend a itinerary for 2 and a half days in Poland (must sees)
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on December 25, 2018, 02:19:42 AM
Hi, anyone Recommendations for:
1)A driver/guide that will pick us up from keristier and take us around Poland for 2 1/2 days?
2) Recommend a itinerary for 2 and a half days in Poland (must sees)
Thanks in advance!
Must see is relative.
Depends on your background.
It would be helpful to know where you are arriving and returning from.
I wouldn't recommend a driver. Drive yourself.   
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on December 25, 2018, 04:23:48 AM
Hi, anyone Recommendations for:
1)A driver/guide that will pick us up from keristier and take us around Poland for 2 1/2 days?
2) Recommend a itinerary for 2 and a half days in Poland (must sees)
Thanks in advance!

I was in Kerestir  two weeks ago. From the airport in Budapest to Kerestir, with a jewish driver.  He told me he brings jews
regularly to Poland, Ukraine, Romania.  He is an excellent driver, with a lot of knowledge.  They are two brothers.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on December 25, 2018, 10:08:15 AM
anyone have the contact info of a driver/guide to go to Mekomos Hakedoshim and general Warsaw sites on a 10-hour stopover?

kris.kurman@gmail.com
a 7 passenger van in Warsaw
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on December 25, 2018, 10:09:16 AM
Hi, anyone Recommendations for:
1)A driver/guide that will pick us up from keristier and take us around Poland for 2 1/2 days?
2) Recommend a itinerary for 2 and a half days in Poland (must sees)
Thanks in advance!

you can PM me
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: superstareli55 on December 25, 2018, 03:10:17 PM
I was in Kerestir  two weeks ago. From the airport in Budapest to Kerestir, with a jewish driver.  He told me he brings jews
regularly to Poland, Ukraine, Romania.  He is an excellent driver, with a lot of knowledge.  They are two brothers.
Im flying into hungary and flying out of vienna so its a oneway car rental
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: superstareli55 on December 25, 2018, 03:11:25 PM
Must see is relative.
Depends on your background.
It would be helpful to know where you are arriving and returning from.
I wouldn't recommend a driver. Drive yourself.
im flying into Hungary and flying out of Vienna so its a one way car rental
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on December 25, 2018, 04:45:43 PM
Still worth to ask.  Maybe he's going in any case for other jews ...
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yeshivaman on December 30, 2018, 12:05:34 PM
anyone have a complete list of Rabbinic Kevarim in the Warsaw cemetery?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: buchir on December 31, 2018, 10:32:05 AM
anyone have a complete list of Rabbinic Kevarim in the Warsaw cemetery?

Zadikim.org
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: basketnarb on January 01, 2019, 03:15:37 PM
Landing in Warsaw 4:15pm leaving the next day at 3:25pm.  Should I stick to Warsaw or try to also get in another city as well?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yeshivaman on January 01, 2019, 03:51:49 PM
Landing in Warsaw 4:15pm leaving the next day at 3:25pm.  Should I stick to Warsaw or try to also get in another city as well?

Im planning this kind of thing now. You can easily go to Sochatchov and Ger. They are both less than an hour away.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yeshivaman on January 06, 2019, 12:56:48 PM
what sort of lounge passes can be used in Warsaw Chopin, and how can I go about getting one?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on February 20, 2019, 01:52:15 PM
Besides renting a car, how do I get from Krakow to Auschwitz?

Is there a bus or train? or simply a taxi?

How about returning? Will I be able to find a taxi there? Uber?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on February 20, 2019, 02:55:25 PM
Besides renting a car, how do I get from Krakow to Auschwitz?

Is there a bus or train? or simply a taxi?

How about returning? Will I be able to find a taxi there? Uber?

there are buses both ways from the central bus station in krakow
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on February 20, 2019, 02:56:32 PM
there are buses both ways from the central bus station in krakow
How long does it take on the bus? TIA
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on February 27, 2019, 06:01:04 PM
Anybody have any numbers for a driver in Rzeszow? It's to go back and forth to Lizhensk

Is a 3:45 stopover in RZE enough time to take a driver to Lizhensk & back, with 2 hours in Lizhensk? (passport control on both ends, no bags)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on February 27, 2019, 06:55:07 PM
Is a 3:45 stopover in RZE enough time to take a driver to Lizhensk & back, with 2 hours in Lizhensk? (passport control on both ends, no bags)
For 1 hour for sure, but for 2 hours might be tight, depending on passport control and delays, etc.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: elya on March 01, 2019, 01:01:13 AM
New meat restaurant opened in Krakow, called "Zelig's Place". Food looks delicious, and Hashgacha is Kedassiah from London.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on March 01, 2019, 11:58:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/vFENYr7.png)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: elya on March 01, 2019, 05:02:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/vFENYr7.png)
Where is this located?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on March 02, 2019, 09:38:57 PM
Where is this located?
Krakow in isaacs shul
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on March 03, 2019, 10:04:43 AM
New meat restaurant opened in Krakow, called "Zelig's Place". Food looks delicious, and Hashgacha is Kedassiah from London.

where is it located?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: bentch on March 03, 2019, 10:16:41 AM
where is it located?

Kupa 6.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on March 05, 2019, 02:32:22 AM
How long does one need to see Majdanek?
Are there any Kevarim In Lublin?
(I am sorry if this has been asked before.)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on March 05, 2019, 03:39:13 AM
Krakow in isaacs shul
Where Pizza store was?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Boruch Parnes on March 05, 2019, 07:26:50 AM
How long does one need to see Majdanek?
Are there any Kevarim In Lublin?
(I am sorry if this has been asked before.)
A nice few choshve kevorim  there a two jewish cemeteries in lublin  you can get the keys for them in the lublin yeshiva/hotel by the front desk they charge 10 zlote per guy per Cemetery
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on March 05, 2019, 11:11:19 AM
A nice few choshve kevorim  there a two jewish cemeteries in lublin
Any specific names?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 05, 2019, 11:57:51 AM
Any specific names?
Old cemetery:
Chozeh (R' Yakkov Yitzchok b. R Avrohom Eliezer Horowitz)
R' Sholom Shachne, rebbi of remah
Maharshal (R' Shlomo b  yechiel Luria)
Maharam (R' Meir b. r Gedalya) NO MATZEIVA

New cemetery
Walecznych 4
R' Leibele Eiger
R' Tzadok Hacohen

Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on March 07, 2019, 02:40:02 AM
Any specific names?
http://www.zadikim.com/?catID=68906&siteLang=3#ad-image-0 (http://www.zadikim.com/?catID=68906&siteLang=3#ad-image-0)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 18, 2019, 09:24:55 AM
I plan on going to Auschwitz the morning of my 5:20PM departure from KRK, any insight on public transportation? Or are taxis cheap enough? (Having a rental up until then)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chff on March 27, 2019, 01:25:25 PM
recommended hotel in Krakow? (Kazimierz area)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 27, 2019, 01:34:26 PM
If it's for this weekend, you don't have much of a selection.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: buchir on March 27, 2019, 02:24:57 PM
recommended hotel in Krakow? (Kazimierz area)

Sheraton grand krakow? Cat 5. You want for shabbos or tonight ?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 28, 2019, 09:55:47 PM
New place in Krakow Kupa 6 zeligs place
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 28, 2019, 10:01:11 PM


New place in Krakow Kupa 6 zeligs place
New meat restaurant opened in Krakow, called "Zelig's Place". Food looks delicious, and Hashgacha is Kedassiah from London.
Mad I didn't have time to go, but I heard it's amazing
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on March 31, 2019, 06:21:41 AM
recommended hotel in Krakow? (Kazimierz area)
https://www.booking.com/hotel/pl/aparthotel-lwowska-1.html (https://www.booking.com/hotel/pl/aparthotel-lwowska-1.html)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on March 31, 2019, 07:09:27 PM
Anyone has the menu, prices, picture of  Zelig's place? Thank you
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on April 28, 2019, 05:52:02 AM
Hi All
I have a bit of a situation on hand right now. I am on my way to Krakow on a flight via Amsterdam. I am supposed to be renting a car in Krakow and driving to many kivrei tzadikim with four others. I am the only driver. I could not find my wallet when I left New York so I do not have my drivers license on me. Essentially I cannot rent a car. Fortunately I have a duplicate in Boro Park. 
We are supposed to be going to Sanz tomorrow night for the Yur Tzeit from Krakow.
Does anyone here know someone that will be flying from NY to Krakow or Sanz today? I can have my ID card dropped off and I can pick it up anywhere in Krakow. I can also probably wing it to Sanz via Bus or train and pick it up from there. Please PM me.
 Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on April 28, 2019, 10:55:52 AM
Hi All
I have a bit of a situation on hand right now. I am on my way to Krakow on a flight via Amsterdam. I am supposed to be renting a car in Krakow and driving to many kivrei tzadikim with four others. I am the only driver. I could not find my wallet when I left New York so I do not have my drivers license on me. Essentially I cannot rent a car. Fortunately I have a duplicate in Boro Park. 
We are supposed to be going to Sanz tomorrow night for the Yur Tzeit from Krakow.
Does anyone here know someone that will be flying from NY to Krakow or Sanz today? I can have my ID card dropped off and I can pick it up anywhere in Krakow. I can also probably wing it to Sanz via Bus or train and pick it up from there. Please PM me.
 Thank you for your help.

I have posted on some groups
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Happyguy on May 15, 2019, 04:59:01 PM
i will be in Warsaw for about 24 hours arriving about 11pm at WAW (Chopin) and departing 11pm next day from WMI (Modlin). I am a bit confused about the public transport zones zone 1 and 2. Are there any maps which show where the zones start and finish? Thanks.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on May 22, 2019, 11:08:49 AM
I'm looking at a 6:15 stopover in Warsaw. Is that long enough for a visit to the cemetery (and maybe even the shul or ghetto area), or not realistic? There's another flight with a longer layover, but it's more $ and the take-off/arrival times are less convenient.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 22, 2019, 11:11:42 AM
I'm looking at a 6:15 stopover in Warsaw. Is that long enough for a visit to the cemetery (and maybe even the shul or ghetto area), or not realistic? There's another flight with a longer layover, but it's more $ and the take-off/arrival times are less convenient.
Its enough time for both.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on May 22, 2019, 11:14:50 AM
I'm looking at a 6:15 stopover in Warsaw. Is that long enough for a visit to the cemetery (and maybe even the shul or ghetto area), or not realistic? There's another flight with a longer layover, but it's more $ and the take-off/arrival times are less convenient.

Airport to cemetery is max 30 min
You could probably make it even if you walk :)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on May 22, 2019, 11:41:30 AM
Good to know, I didn't know how long the transit time is, and also how much time to leave for customs, security, etc. So now that we've established that I have enough time to leave the airport, is there anything else you'd recommend including besides the cemetery? Shul, Ghetto, restaurant, ...?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 22, 2019, 11:44:33 AM
No special restaurants. Go to the Cemetery, it's humongous, so it depends how long you want to spend there, but you can do the Ghetto (wall) and shul as well.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ab613 on May 22, 2019, 08:16:23 PM
Anyone knows a driver in RZE?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 22, 2019, 08:26:28 PM
Anyone knows a driver in RZE?
Jewish Israeli guy Ronen +48 791 019 882
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on May 28, 2019, 04:13:32 PM
Do I need a baseball cap and tzitzis in to go out into Warsaw (Jewish areas), or no issues looking frum there?

Also, is there Uber to get from the airport to the cemetery and ghetto areas, or local taxi or any driver recommendations? I'd prefer not to have to change money, so CC on Uber seems most convenient.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: US on May 28, 2019, 04:17:27 PM
Do I need a baseball cap and tzitzis in to go out into Warsaw (Jewish areas), or no issues looking frum there?
This
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on May 28, 2019, 05:36:17 PM
any driver recommendations? I'd prefer not to have to change money, so CC on Uber seems most convenient.

kris.kurman@gmail.com

he accept USD
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on June 04, 2019, 06:44:55 PM
From what I see, the only 2 big-name Rabbonim buried in Warsaw are the Netziv and Rav Chaim Brisker. Are there any others that I'm missing, and how close are these 2 kevorim to one another?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on June 04, 2019, 08:04:48 PM
From what I see, the only 2 big-name Rabbonim buried in Warsaw are the Netziv and Rav Chaim Brisker. Are there any others that I'm missing, and how close are these 2 kevorim to one another?
lots of chasidishe rebbes buried there.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 05, 2019, 05:13:05 AM
From what I see, the only 2 big-name Rabbonim buried in Warsaw are the Netziv and Rav Chaim Brisker. Are there any others that I'm missing, and how close are these 2 kevorim to one another?
As close as they get. There are many more big names, including the Chemdas Shlomo, and many rebbes, of chassiduses that were both wiped out and those that are still large to this day. Most importantly there is a tremendous mass grave there.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Boruch Parnes on June 05, 2019, 06:36:39 AM
Do I need a baseball cap and tzitzis in to go out into Warsaw (Jewish areas), or no issues looking frum there?


I went there with a couple of friends looking like a jew no problem  met alot of other chasidim there as well
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 05, 2019, 07:18:11 AM
From what I see, the only 2 big-name Rabbonim buried in Warsaw are the Netziv and Rav Chaim Brisker. Are there any others that I'm missing, and how close are these 2 kevorim to one another?
They are in the same ohel. Theres also the Divrei Shmuel from Slonim
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on June 16, 2019, 03:35:30 AM
How long before my flight do I need to get back to the airport to reclear passport control, if we already have boarding passes with bags checked through?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 16, 2019, 04:05:29 AM
How long before my flight do I need to get back to the airport to reclear passport control, if we already have boarding passes with bags checked through?
You should probably be at the airport at least an hr before your flight to clear security and passport control
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on June 16, 2019, 07:28:30 AM
How long before my flight do I need to get back to the airport to reclear passport control, if we already have boarding passes with bags checked through?

which airport? i arrived once in KTW 25 min. before the flight, & i had still time to daven Mincha before the flight.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 16, 2019, 08:28:36 AM
which airport? i arrived once in KTW 25 min. before the flight, & i had still time to daven Mincha before the flight.
Default is WAW
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on June 16, 2019, 09:00:45 AM
Sorry, assumed WAW was clear. Came back with 1:15 just to be safw, which was good because passport line was quite long. Flight was delayed though so all is good.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on June 17, 2019, 12:05:18 PM
Anyone ever stayed at The Westin Warsaw? Or at the Radisson Collection Hotel Warsaw?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on June 17, 2019, 12:07:59 PM
Why is the intercontinental the only hotel in the wiki? Anything wrong with the other brands?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on June 18, 2019, 11:50:09 AM
Are there minyanim in the Noyzyk Shul?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 18, 2019, 12:12:41 PM
Are there minyanim in the Noyzyk Shul?
Mincha maariv forsure.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on June 18, 2019, 10:36:56 PM
According to Godaven, they have 3x/day, but we unfortunately weren't there during minyan times, so no personal experience to confirm: https://www.godaven.com/shul-details/1536
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on June 19, 2019, 05:43:29 AM
I just met a guy in the lounge that claims they have shachris every morning
I guess I’ll find out tomorrow morning
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Boruch Parnes on June 19, 2019, 06:17:37 AM
I just met a guy in the lounge that claims they have shachris every morning
I guess I’ll find out tomorrow morning
I know warsaw has a minyan every day in the main shul  is that shul the main shul?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on June 19, 2019, 09:19:51 AM
I know warsaw has a minyan every day in the main shul  is that shul the main shul?

yes, there is also a minyan in Chabad.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: tk985 on July 03, 2019, 07:03:05 PM
Hi,  does anyone know if kosher delight in Warsaw and in Lublin are walk in restaurants or does food need to be ordered in advance? I’ve tried e-mailing them but not getting anywhere. Also as an FYI, Galil is no longer a restaurant, they only do catering now.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on July 04, 2019, 06:14:52 AM
Hi,  does anyone know if kosher delight in Warsaw and in Lublin are walk in restaurants or does food need to be ordered in advance? I’ve tried e-mailing them but not getting anywhere. Also as an FYI, Galil is no longer a restaurant, they only do catering now.

its recommended to order in advance, you can reach them +9723-978-4525
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 04, 2019, 06:36:57 AM
Hi,  does anyone know if kosher delight in Warsaw and in Lublin are walk in restaurants or does food need to be ordered in advance? I’ve tried e-mailing them but not getting anywhere. Also as an FYI, Galil is no longer a restaurant, they only do catering now.
I did a walk in no problem. Fun fact, we were also the only customers that night.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on July 04, 2019, 07:01:42 AM
Are the shuls open in Krakow with all the scandals now?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 04, 2019, 07:13:00 AM
I just got a reply from Kosher Delight that he is open 4-9. No advance notice necessary.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 04, 2019, 07:16:12 AM
Are the shuls open in Krakow with all the scandals now?
Shuls? Chabad-issacs is closed, Rema is open during regular museum hours. Chabads minyunim are now at Zeligs Place
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on July 04, 2019, 09:36:53 AM
https://www.chabadkrakow.org/Templates/Fundraising/Default_cdo/aid/4428988 (https://www.chabadkrakow.org/Templates/Fundraising/Default_cdo/aid/4428988)

On Monday 28 Sivan as the congregants of the Izaak Shul came for morning prayers they were shocked to find  themselves locked out of the Shul by masked armed guards.

This is the only Shul in Krakow where there are 3  daily Tefilot, Torah learning, special holiday  events and is a place that every Jew from anywhere in the world can come in, drink a coffee daven and learn some Torah.

At present we are left with no Shul to pray in (as well as no access to our Talis and Tefilin and Sifrei Torah, forcing us to daven without them. The issue right now is in the courts  and the judges are due to decide any day now whether to return the building to the congregants .

Legal fees are amassing so we have no option but to turn to you for help and support.

Please don't stand idly by and watch the destruction of the Jewish community; we desperately need your help! Help us return to our Shul to continue our religious activities.

In your merit you will receive heavenly blessings, the souls of the righteous tzadikim will bless your actions.

For a $180 donation we will make a dedicated prayer for you and your family while standing next to the resting place of the Rema and the Tosfot Yomtov for one week.

For a $360 donation we will pray for the welfare of your family at the resting place of the Rema and the Tosfot Yomtov for 2 weeks.

For a $1800 donation we will pray for your family at the site of the holy Rema and Tosfot Yomtov for 40 days!
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on July 11, 2019, 10:23:41 AM
If you are interested in a bit more than just visiting kevarim in Krakow and would like to see and learn a bit about the city check out:
https://freewalkingtour.com/krakow/tours/free/old-town-krakow/
We had Big Tom/Tomasz as our guide, a trained historian and an awesome guide. He spoke fluent English, was very engaging, entertaining and very knowledgeable about his city. The walking tour was almost 3 hours, so it may be difficult to do with small kids. You tip at the end.
We also went for a Jewish tour with the same company (different guide), it was also nice, but considering that I knew everything they had to say on that tour I found the old city tour more educational.
Anyway, if you are in Krakow find Big Tom and say hello, he was great.
(fyi: the walking tour did not go into any of the churches)
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Aerial Dag on July 18, 2019, 01:26:49 PM
If you are interested in a bit more than just visiting kevarim in Krakow and would like to see and learn a bit about the city check out:
https://freewalkingtour.com/krakow/tours/free/old-town-krakow/ (https://freewalkingtour.com/krakow/tours/free/old-town-krakow/)
We had Big Tom/Tomasz as our guide, a trained historian and an awesome guide. He spoke fluent English, was very engaging, entertaining and very knowledgeable about his city. The walking tour was almost 3 hours, so it may be difficult to do with small kids. You tip at the end.
We also went for a Jewish tour with the same company (different guide), it was also nice, but considering that I knew everything they had to say on that tour I found the old city tour more educational.
Anyway, if you are in Krakow find Big Tom and say hello, he was great.
(fyi: the walking tour did not go into any of the churches)
Sounds great! I've found most tip only walking tours in Europe to be pretty good.
Did you visit Auschwitz? I'm going in September and considering hiring a driver/guide.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on July 18, 2019, 03:10:39 PM
Sounds great! I've found most tip only walking tours in Europe to be pretty good.
Did you visit Auschwitz? I'm going in September and considering hiring a driver/guide.
I went there many times in the past, not this time.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: Aerial Dag on July 18, 2019, 03:17:21 PM
I went there many times in the past, not this time.
Ever go with the official guides? I'm thinking about booking the 6 hour official museum tour.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on July 23, 2019, 10:37:37 AM
If you're interested, you can have a look here:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/holocaust/excavation-of-destroyed-great-synagogue-of-vilna-reveals-18th-century-treasures/2019/07/23/
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2019, 08:13:24 PM
Anyone have a driver in WAW for long distances over 2 days with knowledge of Kevarim etc.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on November 06, 2019, 01:58:58 PM
Anyone have a driver in WAW for long distances over 2 days with knowledge of Kevarim etc.
how many seats?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2019, 02:07:32 PM
how many seats?
Probably one person but needs to be comfortable car
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on November 06, 2019, 04:13:25 PM
Probably one person but needs to be comfortable car

kris.kurman@gmail.com
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2019, 04:34:40 PM
kris.kurman@gmail.com
Thank you already have that.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: nescafe on December 24, 2019, 11:03:08 AM
Anyone know what the weather is like this time of the year? Do I need boots when traveling? TIA
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: chaimh770 on February 05, 2020, 01:20:52 PM
I plan on going to Auschwitz the morning of my 5:20PM departure from KRK, any insight on public transportation? Or are taxis cheap enough? (Having a rental up until then)
+1 what's the best way from Krakow to aushwitz.

Also anyone with experience renting from hertz without international license?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: US on February 09, 2020, 06:13:34 PM
+1 what's the best way from Krakow to aushwitz.

Also anyone with experience renting from hertz without international license?
Hertz won’t rent out without international license.
Others will, Though you might get fined if stopped by police.
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: YesThatsMe on March 04, 2020, 08:20:35 AM
Am booked to Lizhensk. Is there any Coronavirus concerns? More advisable to cancel?
Title: Re: Poland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on March 04, 2020, 07:33:30 PM
Am booked to Lizhensk. Is there any Coronavirus concerns? More advisable to cancel?
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