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Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
Kosher Bakery - breakfast and lunch
-Alef Alef - Fleishig. Closed in the Afternoon. district 1 on juden gasse (jew street). Good place to eat on shabbos. Under the hashgacha of rabbi schwartz
-Ainhorn Butcher -Shawarma and Shnitzel. Under the hashgacha of rabbi schwartz
-Simchas Butcher
-Kosher Hotel in Saltzburg Austria.  Hotel Alpen Karawanserai
-Novellino       Dairy
-Shalom caterers in Vienna.
-Bahur Tov Meat Resturant
-Shefa Market. Fully Stocked Grocery Store, and Dairy Cafe

Synagogue:
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Ohel Moshe
-Mizrachi am Judenplatz. They have daily minyanim
-Templegasse (Earliest Minyan)


Things to Do:
-Kaver of the Chasam Sofer in Bratislava is only a hour out of Vienna. Please note that the memorial is closed most of the year but can be opened by appointment. Call +421-948-554442 or email memorial@znoba.sk to make an appointment.
-Jewish tour in midtown
-Beautiful Streets -Kaertner Strasse, Mariahilfer Strasse, Der Ring. In the inner city with great stores (clothing, etc), cafes and old buildings that make it lots of fun to stroll around in.
-Museum of Sound
-Shonbrunn palace (district 13) this is the main residence of kaiser franz joseph (who happened to be agreat friend of the jews). the property is larger than the whole of Monaco.  It is a 5 minute subway ride From district 3 which is where the CAT train (takes 16 minutes from the airport) drops you off if you are coming from the airport.
-KUNSTHISTORISCHES Museum - is an art museum but it also has many objects that were made for the Habsburg emporers
-IMPERIAL PALACE- it's in hofburg which was the center of the Habsburg empire. Today in the palace there are 3 museums about the life of the imperial court. 1. The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decoration 2. the Sisi Museum about  the empress' life, and 3. the Imperial Silver Collection which contains a collection of tableware and other stuff from the habsburg dynasty.
1) (district 1, the center of town).

Hotels:
-Spg: Bristol
-Spg: Imperial
-Spg: Do&co
-Hyatt: Park Hyatt Vienna
-IHG: Intercontinental
-Hilton Plaza Vienna
-Spg: Le Meridien
-Kosher Hotel in Saltzburg Austria.  Hotel Alpen Karawanserai

Getting Around:
-Uber and Mytaxi (App)
-Vienna is a small city (although on the map it looks quite large) and has a great public transportation network which is easy to navigate.
-Driver - Motty Hammer 43 676 848044718

Notes:
-Eruv?  http://www.eruv.at.

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 04:29:46 PM »
Transportation:
Since we arrived Sunday evening and didn't want to learn the public transit system on the fly, we contacted an Israeli who has a 'cab' company and he quoted us 32 euro from the airport to the Bristol. This compared to the 50 or so euro the hotel quoted us, and the 40 or so going rate for a cabby. Besides for a slight miscommunication, this worked out well.
We decided to not rent a car, although my friend did in his visit.

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

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

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2013, 05:36:18 PM »
30min layover in Vienna airport is that to risky?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2013, 05:57:19 PM »
30min layover in Vienna airport is that to risky?

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

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2013, 07:19:24 PM »
Anyplace nice to go for Shabbos?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2013, 07:23:38 PM »
Anyplace nice to go for Shabbos?
Meridien is a few minutes walk from Shul IIRC
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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2013, 07:24:13 PM »
Meridien is a few minutes walk from Shul IIRC

And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2013, 01:49:58 AM »
And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?
There are a few restaurants along with a bakery and some small makolets.

Here is a list of places. (some are outdated)
http://www.chabad.at/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/588993/jewish/Kosher-Places.htm

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2013, 07:18:58 AM »
And what about food? Is there a restaurant or Chabad house?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2013, 07:31:45 AM »
alef alef.
Just chk in advance that they're open for walk ins.
When I went, there was a party and we couldn't come in.

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2013, 08:05:29 AM »
Sorry guys, I meant food for Shabbos. Is there a place that caters meals for tourists?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2013, 08:41:57 AM »
Sorry guys, I meant food for Shabbos. Is there a place that caters meals for tourists?

You could pick up food at Simcha the butcher.
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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2013, 07:36:33 AM »
You could pick up food at Simcha the butcher.

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

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

Anybody have any experience with car rentals in VIE?

Also, any insight on the local SIM market? When I was a bochur back in '09, I bought a prepaid SIM and paid for a data package, but don't remember the details too well. What are people doing these days?

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2013, 08:10:40 AM »
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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
I searched Shamash for kosher restaurants in Vienna, and they came up with 8 results. I've attached a screenshot here, as I can't figure out how to link to their search results page.

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

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2013, 12:53:59 PM »
I searched Shamash for kosher restaurants in Vienna, and they came up with 8 results. I've attached a screenshot here, as I can't figure out how to link to their search results page.

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

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2013, 01:04:11 PM »
These are with a good hechser

Alef Alef      Meat
Kosher Bakery     Bakery
Novellino       Dairy
Pension lich...    Hotel (old)

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2013, 01:52:01 PM »
Pension lich...    Hotel (old)
The food or the hotel? (or both)
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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2013, 01:53:26 PM »
The food or the hotel? (or both)
Hotel, never knew they had food too...

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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2013, 01:53:50 PM »
Hotel, never knew they had food too...
What makes it kosher then?
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Re: Vienna Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2013, 02:09:52 AM »
Can anyone write their experience at hotel bristol?
is it worth the points?
is it better then the le meridien?
were you able to get upgraded?