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Places To Eat:
shalanu pizza and grill - Chabad
Dinitz (and small kosher store near it)
King Solomon (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=924.msg1991612#msg1991612)
King David hotel restaurant

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

Sheraton
Hilton old town
Marriott
Hilton Prague

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

Noda beyebuda kever (at zizkov TV tower in prague 3, its an easy 4 stops on the metro from old town, open every day till 4 friday till 2),
Museum, markets (havelska street market, parizska window shopping (right off the ghetto), lesser town (mala strana), dancing house,
water night show at Prague 7,
cable car??, 
45 min night boat tour on river,

Terezin concentration camp -  Drive or hr bus from train station

Holesav- Kevarim of shach , kolin, nikolsberg,

Tips:
can use Triposo app to tour

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

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

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

Kosher list

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

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

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


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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: November 09, 2022, 01:40:13 PM »
Can anyone recommend any good tour guides for Prague? Pref someone who speaks Hebrew but not a requirement. TIA
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: November 10, 2022, 11:35:13 AM »
Can anyone recommend any good tour guides for Prague? Pref someone who speaks Hebrew but not a requirement. TIA
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: February 09, 2023, 05:59:33 PM »
Posting this in the local Europe threads.... Pressburg is 3 hours drive from Prague

There is a new Kosher cafe in Pressburg/Bratislava, under Kedassia London supervision.

It's a 5 minutes walk from the Chasam Sofer and open Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm.

They can also prepare sandwiches or meals in advance for takeaway or cater meals for groups.

www.rivercafe.sk
Call/Whatsapp +421-951-921746

And if anyone wants to stay the night in Pressburg there's a beautiful 5* hotel across the street from the Pressburg Hachnosas Orchim that often has points availability.
Grand Hotel River Park -  Part of Bonvoy

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: April 18, 2023, 11:09:27 AM »
King Solomon is Treif.

Not sure who this is or whether its even authentic but I have obtained the new King Solomon's teuda (the place is now called 5 District by King Solomon


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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: April 18, 2023, 11:10:55 AM »
Not sure who this is or whether its even authentic but I have obtained the new King Solomon's teuda (the place is now called 5 District by King Solomon


Seems like its the same dude who was on the old teuda


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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: April 24, 2023, 04:26:22 PM »
Would you recommend going to Prague for Shavuous?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: September 03, 2023, 04:23:00 PM »
Anyone ever tried the jewish shul tours on expedia? Just wondering if they are like jewish run or some random person. I see they have in vienna and prague

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: September 14, 2023, 03:58:44 PM »
Planning a midweek trip to the area, as of now, have tickets booked JFK to prague that involve 5 hour layover with transferring from LHR to LCY. The plan was to do 2 days (really just one full day) in Prague and 2 days (also one full day but with more of a fuller second day) in Vienna where we fly back to JFK.

But that may seem too daunting so instead of doing that, thinking of booking roundtrip to Vienna, staying in the PH, and doing a flight in and out one day in Prague, if all goes well IYH that would be about 6 hours on the ground, before airport transportation and boarding time. All in all about 4 hours in prague with maybe marginal extra time. Is it worth 4 hours? My biggest to do item is to daven at the kevarim, and there are two cemeteries to get to, so is that enough time and is it going to be extremely tight or should that be enough time?

My thoughts are that the hotel matzav in prague is not really so nice it seems, even the king david (which seems like no park hyatt) doesnít have suites and we have a baby so we really would like the extra space for his sleeping purposes. Vienna has a really nice hotel, and its a 50 minute flight which without luggage and really any carryons either, would be more like a fast bus then a whole travelling situation which is what it would be if we would spend a day changing locations in the middle of the trip from Prague to Vienna. Also its Chanukah so we are bound by being back around nightfall so we can light, and then most likely not getting to do anything after that because of the baby until morning. And Staying in vienna would allow for more time to see vienna as well as go to bratislava which is an hour away from the city.

I know it definitely is a unique idea especially considering the very limited time on the ground, however, my question is more or less is this sufficient to do the Jewish history aspect of Prague or do I really need a full day? Also, does the Jewish area give an overall feel for the city as a whole in terms of architecture, scenery, etc. or does it not really do its justice to the rest of the city?

Thanks for your opinions!

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: September 14, 2023, 04:27:57 PM »
its a 50 minute flight which without luggage and really any carryons either

Not going to weigh in on the general plan because I would hate to spend so few hours on the ground, but there is a fast train from Prague<>Vienna that takes 4 hrs. Depending on where you're staying at in Vienna and where you want to end up in Prague, it might require less travel time to take that instead of a flight.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: September 14, 2023, 05:11:46 PM »
Not going to weigh in on the general plan because I would hate to spend so few hours on the ground, but there is a fast train from Prague<>Vienna that takes 4 hrs. Depending on where you're staying at in Vienna and where you want to end up in Prague, it might require less travel time to take that instead of a flight.

Yes I was thinking about taking it back, though I do not think it would actually come out faster considering we would basically be just walking onto the plane, I was thinking the whole thing would be about 2.5 hours each way. I was thinking about taking the train back as then I would have less pressure of time, and the train is in the jewish area. Hesitation is that the train is 4 hours of occupying a child

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: October 12, 2023, 05:48:21 PM »
Family I know is in Prague overnight before continuing to fra-jfk tomorrow. Couldn't book kosher meals for their flight and have a short layover in FRA. Is there any place to still get kosher food there tonight?
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: November 05, 2023, 05:58:40 AM »
Currently in Prague. Does anyone know what the kashrus situation is with 5th district by King Solomon. It's advertised as Glatt Kosher, but can't get a clear answer on the reliability of the place. Asked Chabad and they answered "not sure. Ask your lor" - not very reassuring... Has anyone heard of Rabbi Menashe Klement, the one supposedly providing the certification?

Also, anyone have more info on kashrus of Trdelnik? Apparently they are open on shabbos. Trying to establish the reliability of their kashrus.


Any help, pointers very appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: November 05, 2023, 07:45:33 PM »
I remember having the same problem the fact that the other place gets you nervous that's it's open on shaboss there's a reason why it gets you nervous

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: November 07, 2023, 02:56:30 PM »
We could not find anything out either and just ate at Chabad restaurants which were fine.