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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 #400 on: June 30, 2019, 09:11:24 AM »
I made a reservation online (it was over a year ago so I do not remember all the details)
Timing I believe was 6-7 hours. Price was 50 euro for First Class (again if I am remembering correctly
Was it raileurope.com ?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: June 30, 2019, 10:24:02 AM »
Was it raileurope.com ?
Rail Europe is like an OTA/broker. You can find out which trains runs when and where from RailEurope or Google, and then you can purchase by the train company directly

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: July 01, 2019, 06:39:14 AM »
what dates are you there? would maybe do together.

Would be happy to, but I see youll be there the week us (well  be there July 15-17). And posting here just in case someone else is interested.

Have a safe trip and enjoy.

Thanks

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: July 01, 2019, 08:13:20 AM »
Anybody in Prague on July 8 and interested in sharing a tour guide?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: July 19, 2019, 06:48:52 PM »
i like The great Jewish cities of Central and Eastern Europe
Does anyone know where I can buy this book for cheap? Im seeing it on Amazon for over $100

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: July 20, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »
Where can I buy cy milk?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: July 23, 2019, 03:27:01 AM »
Someone told me of a kosher ice cream place near Jewish cemetery. Any truth?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: July 23, 2019, 05:26:08 AM »
Where can I buy cy milk?

Does the Kosher Milchig Chabad place not sell?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: July 23, 2019, 10:49:01 AM »
Does the Kosher Milchig Chabad place not sell?
Limited choices

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: July 26, 2019, 09:52:10 AM »
Just got back. Here are some observations:
  • There are a lot of steps going up to the castle. pretty hard to do with a stroller. I would see if you can take a cab up to the main gate and then walk down. Changing of the guards is at that gate anyway
  • There is a vinyard right outside the castle that is easier and prettier to walk down.
  • I would cross the charles bridge from east to west
  • We booked Jewish tour through chabad restaurant. our guide was extremely knowledgeable but a little dry.
  • If you hold of the vaad (if you eat in dinitz, you do) there is a lot of kosher food to be found. They have a list that shows where you can buy bread, basic groceries, and most importantly Trdelnik
It's a beautiful city to just walk around

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: July 26, 2019, 02:42:01 PM »
Just got back. Here are some observations:
  • There are a lot of steps going up to the castle. pretty hard to do with a stroller. I would see if you can take a cab up to the main gate and then walk down. Changing of the guards is at that gate anyway
  • There is a vinyard right outside the castle that is easier and prettier to walk down.
  • I would cross the charles bridge from east to west
  • We booked Jewish tour through chabad restaurant. our guide was extremely knowledgeable but a little dry.
  • If you hold of the vaad (if you eat in dinitz, you do) there is a lot of kosher food to be found. They have a list that shows where you can buy bread, basic groceries, and most importantly Trdelnik
It's a beautiful city to just walk around
another point, our tour guide was secular and the other couple was secular too. we didn't spend as much time as i would have liked at the Maharal's kever since they had no interest in davening there. and apparently the guides reuse entry tickets so he didn't give us ours so we can come back later.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: July 27, 2019, 04:37:01 PM »

   
  • They have a list that shows where you can buy bread, basic groceries, and most importantly Trdelnik
Where is the list?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: July 27, 2019, 11:05:20 PM »
Where is the list?


In the vaads site

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: July 28, 2019, 10:04:44 AM »

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: July 28, 2019, 10:34:08 AM »
Where can I buy cy milk?

Milk Chalav Yisrael is available in a kosher shop (Maiselova Str. 18, Prague 1).

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: July 28, 2019, 10:40:16 AM »
Someone told me of a kosher ice cream place near Jewish cemetery. Any truth?

PURO GELATO s.r.o. (Kaprova Str. 11, Prague 1): complete list of kosher ice-creams
and sorbets, and the hechsher are in the gelateria

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: July 28, 2019, 10:41:12 AM »
Milk Chalav Yisrael is available in a kosher shop (Maiselova Str. 18, Prague 1).


Thanks. Ended up buying container from chabad

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: July 28, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
Another thing to keep in mind, they open the altneir shul for mincha/mariv during the week but the minyan is exclusively tourists. So if you don't see 10 men waiting, there won't be a minyan. You'll also need your passport to get in.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: July 30, 2019, 05:20:53 PM »
Which hotels are near Chabad or other minyanim and our Shabbos compatible?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: July 30, 2019, 06:06:49 PM »
Which hotels are near Chabad or other minyanim and our Shabbos compatible?


intercontinental is closest to chabad. door is electric though.


check out the king david (kosher hotel)


IC is much better location for walking around though