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Trip Reports:
yitzy93
Capshnell

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 #420 on: July 31, 2019, 12:53:09 AM »

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
Thank You! If the door is electric, do I have to leave it open the whole shabbos?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: July 31, 2019, 06:45:53 AM »
He probably means the lobby door
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: July 31, 2019, 07:50:41 AM »
Which hotels are near Chabad or other minyanim and our Shabbos compatible?

caruso is next door to chabad & it has regular keys, there is also a hotel in a ship 5 Min. from chabad with regular keys.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: August 01, 2019, 12:15:25 AM »
He probably means the lobby door
Oh, got it.
caruso is next door to chabad & it has regular keys, there is also a hotel in a ship 5 Min. from chabad with regular keys.
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: August 05, 2019, 05:30:09 PM »
I see in the wiki that King David Hotel has a tour to the major places every day.
Anyone ever taken advantage of that?
(Would like to hear someone's point of view, other than the hotel's)

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: August 18, 2019, 04:19:33 PM »
How safe is a 1:10 connection Friday morning coming from Canada, checked luggage heading to KSC
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #426 on: August 22, 2019, 06:44:54 PM »
Where can i change up USD for krona for a decent rate?
Should i do it before i leave US or better once there?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: August 23, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
Where can i change up USD for krona for a decent rate?
Should i do it before i leave US or better once there?
I always get the foreign currency from my bank,very close to forex rates, much better than rates I got in Europe.
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: August 23, 2019, 09:56:42 AM »
I always get the foreign currency from my bank,very close to forex rates, much better than rates I got in Europe.
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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: August 23, 2019, 10:07:32 AM »
i opened a td bank account which allows fee-free foreign atm withdrawalsthe ATMs there offer an exchange rate. i turned them down because td gives a better rate
 

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #430 on: September 12, 2019, 02:37:57 PM »
Link to my TR here.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: January 26, 2020, 02:48:35 AM »
booking my bro his 10 year anniversary trip for next shabbos.
looking into the King David or Intercontinental?  from what i read it looks like the Intercontinental is much nicer?
is the food better in the King David or chabad?

hes going from tlv than going from prg to NYC are there any direct flights from prg or the area?

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« Reply #432 on: January 26, 2020, 11:07:21 AM »
looking into the King David or Intercontinental?  from what i read it looks like the Intercontinental is much nicer?
is the food better in the King David or chabad?

Can't speak for the Intercontinental, but the King David is not upscale or beautiful in any way.
For food, definitely King David over Chabad. They do a grand spread for the Shabbos meals as well as for breakfast every morning.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: January 26, 2020, 12:09:08 PM »
Can't speak for the Intercontinental, but the King David is not upscale or beautiful in any way.
For food, definitely King David over Chabad. They do a grand spread for the Shabbos meals as well as for breakfast every morning.
Does King David have food during the week or just shabbos meals?

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #434 on: January 26, 2020, 12:17:45 PM »
I stayed at King David in September. Not sure when @cgr  was there, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It seems they redid. The bathrooms were new, all marble and glass. The beds were very comfortable with good mattresses. We really enjoyed it. (The pictures on their website are not updated). They include free breakfast which had many many choices of food. They have a mini restaurant?/takeout/ cafe on the main floor where you can buy food throughout the day. I didn't try it so can't vouch for it. Supper was buffet style as well with many choices. I think it was 35 EUR per person iirc. I was not there for shabbos.

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: January 26, 2020, 02:27:15 PM »
thanks guys
anyone know what hechsher it is?

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« Reply #436 on: January 26, 2020, 10:35:28 PM »
I stayed at King David in September. Not sure when @cgr  was there, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It seems they redid. The bathrooms were new, all marble and glass. The beds were very comfortable with good mattresses. We really enjoyed it. (The pictures on their website are not updated). They include free breakfast which had many many choices of food. They have a mini restaurant?/takeout/ cafe on the main floor where you can buy food throughout the day. I didn't try it so can't vouch for it. Supper was buffet style as well with many choices. I think it was 35 EUR per person iirc. I was not there for shabbos.

From their website: hotelkingdavid.cz
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The hotel is under the supervision of Rabbi Eliyahu Rotenberg from Jerusalem and the Rabbinat kashrut department of the Jewish community in Prague.

I actually had a picture of the teudah from when i was there, but cant seem to locate it now

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: January 27, 2020, 03:30:00 AM »
Did Prauge a few years ago with my wife and baby it was quite easy to get around.
1. Loved chabad Restaurant
2. Boat ride tour at night was nice but full of my cousins sons of ישמעאל
3. I would nothave gone across the charles bridge full of טמא not for my eyes or my sons eyes
4. Went for שחרית to the Alt-Nei shul there was a Minyan later then what Chabad told me I waited by the front door and was asked Questions like which Parsha etc. then for ID
5. Love the cars around the city
6. The tour of the cemetery was boring done by a Shegitz what blobers shtisim but you can`t really gain access another way easy(There is no way you could Davin when there are a bunch of Half naked women on your tour)
7. Did the castle was nice but hard with my baby
8. I stayed in Boscolo prague autograph collection watch which room they give you because not everything is fully accessible with an elevator
9. Never take a Taxi from the hotel because they charge double you should take from a company not a private guy
10. Always walk with a map if you don`t want to end up in the Red district
11. Cafe Shalanu is yummy I don`t know how they make there Israeli Salad so good Amazing Xp
 
Best story:
I was standing by customs in the Airport and this huge guy in uniform taps my wife and shows us to come with him didn`t know what he wanted as he wasn`t speaking English he takes us to the last customs booth sits himself in and Stamps our passports. Then walks with us to the luggage and wait for ours to come he even brought me a cart when we finished he walks us out looks for a nice big Taxi speaks to him for a minute and then the Taxi driver asked us in english which Hotel we are going and this big guy is putting in our suitcase I was shocked and asked the driver to asked him why he did it he said Baaaaaaaaby! I guess the only word in english he knew I took out $20 but he refused to take it I was shocked he made up a sum with the Taxi driver asked us how we fold our stroller and as we were siting in he did it for us I was totally shocked and he waved us and walked off nothing missing cheap Taxi and VIP checkout.



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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: January 27, 2020, 06:23:24 AM »
[quote author=M218 link=topic=924.msg2190860#msg2190860

Best story:
I was standing by customs in the Airport and this huge guy in uniform taps my wife and shows us to come with him didn`t know what he wanted as he wasn`t speaking English he takes us to the last customs booth sits himself in and Stamps our passports. Then walks with us to the luggage and wait for ours to come he even brought me a cart when we finished he walks us out looks for a nice big Taxi speaks to him for a minute and then the Taxi driver asked us in english which Hotel we are going and this big guy is putting in our suitcase I was shocked and asked the driver to asked him why he did it he said Baaaaaaaaby! I guess the only word in english he knew I took out $20 but he refused to take it I was shocked he made up a sum with the Taxi driver asked us how we fold our stroller and as we were siting in he did it for us I was totally shocked and he waved us and walked off nothing missing cheap Taxi and VIP checkout.
[/quote]Nice!

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Re: Prague Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: January 28, 2020, 02:08:40 AM »
How can one get a bottle of Kosher rosé in Prague?
Should it be shipped from elsewhere?