24 hours in BERLIN

Berlin is huge – actually, with almost 3.7 million inhabitants it’s not only Germany’s capital but also its largest city. So, how can you possibly explore Berlin in only 24 hours?

Reichstag visited during 24 hours in Berlin
The iconic Reichstag building in Berlin.

Truth is, you can’t. But since Germany’s third-largest airport – after Frankfurt and Munich – is in Berlin, chances are that you’ll have the opportunity to spend a layover there. Of course, you can always come back for more. I already have you covered by two comprehensive guides to Berlin’s West and East. Also, you’ll find an extended guide to the city’s best street art.

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24 hours in AMSTERDAM

My category 24 hours in… is, obviously, designated to transform a stay like a layover into a short extra vacation. You’ll see that my itineraries are so attractive and fun that you might postpone your connecting flight just to enjoy 24 hours in Amsterdam.

Boattrip on a Gracht during 24 hours in Amsterdam
Life takes place on the waters in Amsterdam – located about 40 centimeters below sea level.

And if you’re not on a layover at the capital of the Netherlands – well, you also can always come to visit on purpose. Preferably for longer than just 24 hours.

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24 hours in VIENNA

On my last flight to Vienna, I was surprised how many passengers were on their way to farther destinations, hence only on a stopover in Austria’s mesmerizing capital – therefore, I guess it’s time for another itinerary for up to 24 hours in this Central European metropolis.

Visiting the Albertina Gallery during 24 hours in Vienna
Majestic Vienna: At the Imperial Apartments of the “Albertina”

After having already published an extended article on my stay, I put together my best tips in this post.

Generally, it’s meant as an itinerary for just a layover or a short stop on a road trip through Europe. Austria has eight (!) neighboring countries, after all!

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24 hours in DUSSELDORF

Since Germany’s fourth-largest airport – after Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich – is in Dusseldorf, chances are that you’ll have the opportunity to spend a layover of up to 24 hours in this beautiful and fun city on the river Rhine.

The Greek god Triton at the northern end of the city moat. The sculpture was made in 1902 by Friedrich Coubillier.
The Greek god Triton at the northern end of the city moat. The sculpture was made in 1902 by Friedrich Coubillier.

As a matter of fact, it was not really surprising that on my way to Japan, I had a stopover in Düsseldorf. After all, the city has the largest Japanese community in all of Germany.

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24 hours in ZAGREB

You know like in all my “24 hours in….”-posts I’ve written that there is so much more to see and one day is not enough? Well, when it comes to Zagreb, I don’t.

Since if you’re not there for a conference, convention, or exhibition, a day is enough to cover the attractions, do some shopping, and have a meal of Zagorski Štrukli, dough – baked or boiled, sweet or salty – or Ćevapi, a type of traditional kebab.

Street leading to St. Mark's church in Zagreb, landmark to be visited during 24 hours in Zagreb
Zagreb’s iconic St. Mark’s church

So in this case,  the post is an itinerary for a layover or a shortstop on a road-trip way south e. g. to the Adriatic coast – as well as a complete guide for a city break.

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24 hours in HAMBURG

Hamburg is home to Europe’s third-largest harbor. This might give travellers – like for instance cruise ship passengers – the opportunity to explore the city on a layover. For them, I’ve put together a perfect itinerary for up to 24 hours in Hamburg.

Port of Hamburg
The iconic Landungsbrücken, Hamburg’s piers.

This very popular category on my blog is designated to transform a layover into a short extra vacation.

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24 hours in KUALA LUMPUR

24 hours in Kuala Lumpur – as the city’s airport KLIA is a major hub when going to many destinations in Southeast Asia, chances are that a longer stayover gives you the opportunity to get to know this exciting city.

petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Towers.

Since this post supplies you with itineraries for a sunny day as well as an alternative for a rainy one, you’ll be so ready for a short city break or a layover at Asia’s glittering mega-city.

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24 hours in LISBON

Yet here comes another issue of my 24 hours in-itineraries – this time we are spending a day in Lisbon.

If you are on your way to one of Portugal’s fantastic beaches or on a road trip through Europe or flying for instance to Cape Verde, chances are that you have to fly TAP. Aaccording to my experience, it is a pretty flighty – no pun intended – airline. Hence you better be prepared for a stopover in Lisbon.

View of the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon
View of the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon

Obviously, as almost any other city, Lisbon has far more to offer than you can squeeze into 24 hours.

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24 hours in BANGKOK

After another stopover in Bangkok on the way back from my travels through Cambodia, I’m now ready to share my best tips in this brand-new 24 hours in…-post.

As usual, it’s meant for just a layover or a very short break on a trip through Thailand.

Chedis at Wat Phra Kaeo
The Chedis at Bangkok’s Royal Palace.

Of course, in 24 hours you’ll see just a fraction of all the attractions this bustling mega-city has to offer. So if you’re staying longer or want to try out more, check out the Bangkok section in my Thailand post.

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