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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are on the same block.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad -    Menu
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael   English Menu     Hebrew Menu
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22 - try Flodni

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 7:00 and mincha maariv 15 Minutes before shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander. Shachris: Sun. 9:00, other days at 7:00 with breakfast served after davening, except Sunday.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

mikveh
on Kazincy open from 6:00, the code is written on the door, towels provided, entrance fee 500 HUF

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum
- Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)
- Continental, on Dohany street
- Astoria

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Use app called Taxify. Its similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour
- Bus 100E from the airport to the city center (stops: Kálvin tér, Astoria, Deák tér) - HUF 900

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: January 10, 2019, 09:17:28 AM »
How much is the entrance to  Great Synagogue of Budapest/Dohány Street without the Jewish Museum or is that not possible?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: January 10, 2019, 09:37:55 AM »
How much is the entrance to  Great Synagogue of Budapest/Dohány Street without the Jewish Museum or is that not possible?
I think the ticket is for both, but you don't have to enter the Synagogue if you don't want to.
4500 Ft = 17 USD

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: January 10, 2019, 10:57:15 AM »
How much is the entrance to  Great Synagogue of Budapest/Dohány Street without the Jewish Museum or is that not possible?
Keep in mind it is a practicing non orthodox synagogue

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: January 10, 2019, 11:01:15 AM »
How much is the entrance to  Great Synagogue of Budapest/Dohány Street without the Jewish Museum or is that not possible?

Chasam Sofer paskens it's worse than entering a church. Might as well check out the Budapest Cathedral, it's alot nicer ;)

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: January 10, 2019, 12:28:18 PM »
Chasam Sofer paskens it's worse than entering a church. Might as well check out the Budapest Cathedral, it's alot nicer ;)
Sorry, didnt know it was a problem

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: January 10, 2019, 12:29:51 PM »
Are the shopping malls in Budapest cheaper then in the USA?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #516 on: January 10, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »
Are the shopping malls in Budapest cheaper than in the USA?
No, you get everything for less in the US especially if you wait for a sale or buy online.
Bring some paprika (if you use it) or souvenir, that's about it.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #517 on: January 12, 2019, 12:32:14 PM »
No, you get everything for less in the US especially if you wait for a sale or buy online.
Bring some paprika (if you use it) or souvenir, that's about it.
And Slivovitz 8)  They have a brand at the kehilla that im pretty sure isn't available anywhere else

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #518 on: January 13, 2019, 09:01:55 AM »
You can get fabric tablecloths and doilies, too. Not necessarily cheaper, but made in Hungary and a souvenir.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #519 on: January 13, 2019, 09:35:36 AM »
Sorry, didnt know it was a problem
Most people that are aware, don't go in. I've heard from people that told them that their Grandparents attended the synagogue, and they allowed them to enter for free.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #520 on: January 13, 2019, 10:24:58 AM »
Most people that are aware, don't go in. I've heard from people that told them that their Grandparents attended the synagogue, and they allowed them to enter for free.
So are you saying its not a problem to go?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #521 on: January 14, 2019, 05:22:27 AM »
Is anyone going to Reb Shayele Kerestir on thursday 24th of Jan and renting a car from Budapest? Willing to split costs

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« Reply #522 on: January 14, 2019, 06:49:05 AM »
Is anyone going to Reb Shayele Kerestir on thursday 24th of Jan and renting a car from Budapest? Willing to split costs
Try ur luck also on this thread (Official Karesteirer Thread)
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=40636.0

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #523 on: January 15, 2019, 11:41:48 AM »
Does the 24hr/48hr unlimited Budapest travel card include the airports buses like the 100e and 200e?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #524 on: January 15, 2019, 12:24:52 PM »
Does the 24hr/48hr unlimited Budapest travel card include the airports buses like the 100e and 200e?
It includes 200E that goes to the metro but does not include 100e
You should ask when you buy the ticket.