So I didn’t get to break the world record for the most countries traveled in 24 hours. But I did spend an amazing 2 weeks backpacking through 7 countries in Europe. At first I was suppose to visit Hamburg and Bremen but I made a friend in Prague and he convinced me to visit Belgium and the Netherlands. I went straight to Belgium from Aachen, a university town famous for the Aachen Cathedral.

 

 

Day 1 – Denmark (Copenhagen)

Buy a 24-Hr Pass for Zones 1-4 and take Yellow M2 line to Kongens Nytorv
Copenhagen Central Station to Oresund Railway (20 min from the airport)

1.1 King’s New Square or Kongens Nytorv
1.2 Nyhavn Colored Buildings
1.3 Amalienborg Royal Residence
1.4 From the courtyard Amalien Have (the palace gardens)
1.5 Marmorkirken (the Marble Church)
1.6 Rosenborg Castle


LUNCH: Restaurant Schønnemann (drink Carlsberg and eat smorrebrod)
or eat at Bar’vin (tapas)

These are some of the attractions I did not have time to do:
1.7 *Botanical Gardens & Statens Museum for Kunst
1.8 Tivoli
1.9 Rundetarn Views (“The Round Tower”), the University, and the National Library
1.10National Museum (Free)
1.11 Slotsholmen “island” Christiansborg palace

 

Day 2 – Germany (Berlin)

I arrived at 5:00pm

2.1 Wochenmarkt (crazy food market in Berlin) – very very crowded

DINNER: BBI Berlinburger International or eat at Figl restaurant which has blood sausage, apple slices pizza & bowling

Club: Berghain/Panorama Bar or Watergate

 

Day 3 – Germany (Berlin)

I highly recommend doing a free walking tour in any city in Europe. I joined this one in Berlin but there are other ones like the Original Berlin Tours. You should pick whichever fits your schedule. These tours are pay what you wish. If you don’t want to join a tour, you can also follow the places I went to below:

BRUNCH: Restaurant Bastard
3.1 Brandenburg Gate
3.2 Parliament Reichstag
3.3 Check point Charlie
3.4 Berliner Dom (Protestant Cathedral)
3.5 Michael Fuchs Galerie 10am-6pm


LUNCH: Borchardt schnitzel


DINNER: Weingalerie und Cafe NO! (Mitte)

Eat: Bavarian veal sausage served with a warm pretzel and a specialty mustard
apple cinnamon flambe

 

Day 4 – Berlin –> Dresden

When I was in New York, I was able to book a bus (9 euros) that departs at 7:30am to Dresden (2.5 hours away) and I arrived at 9:59am in Dresden. I spent the whole day exploring this wonderful town and there was no need for me to stay overnight. I highly recommend that you book tickets to see the crown jewels of Dresden at the Green Vault since they only allowed a limited number of visitors per day.


4.1 Old town Rothenburg
4.2 Baroque Zwinger
4.3 Semperoper Opera House
4.4 Hofkirche – Trinity Cathedral
4.5 Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen (Green Vault)
4.6 Frauenkirche
4.7 Turn right into Schlossplatz, and climb the stairs to Brühlsche Terrasse
4.8 Kunsthof pedestrian street
Japanisches Palais or Basteigebiet (Saxon Switzerland Tour 5hrs)


7:30pm Train to Prague

Arrive 21:30 or 9:30pm
4.9 Karlův most Charles Bridge at Night
4.10 Cafe Savoy (I didn’t get to go here)

(more to come about Munich…Bavaria, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Aachen and info will be updated regarding the following countries below)

 

Day 5 – Czech Republic (Prague)

BREAKFAST: Cafe Louvre Hot Chocolate *Louvre* French breakfast raspberry pancakes, waffles
5.1 Museum of Communism
5.2 Staroměstské náměstí Old Town Square
5.3 Church of Lady Before Tyn

LUNCH: Cafe Imperial Veal Cheeks
U Prince – terrace drinks

5.4 Pražský Orloj Old Town Hall Tower (climb up)
5.5 Astronomical Clock
5.6 Prašná brána The Powder Tower

DINNER: Cafe Lounge

5.7 Petřín Tower
5.8 Pražský hrad (Prague Castle)
5.9 Golden Lane Archery
5.10 David Černý Sculptures
5.11 Zizkov
U Medvídků beer
Bunkr Parukarka Nightclub
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise

 

Day 6 – Prague –> Munich (Munchen)

7:00am Train to Munich

12:00pm Arrive in Munich
Paulaner Brewery Strong Beer Festival
Marienplatz Clock 11am, noon and 5pm
Alter Peter
Fishbrunnen Fountain
Viktualienmarket
Lunch: Schmalznudel Frischhut
Cuvilliés Theater
Englischer Garten
Surfing Isar River

BMW Museum
Olympia Park

 

Day 7 – Munich –> Austria (Salzburg)

Schloss Mirabell, Mirabellgarten
Dwarf Gnome Park (Zwerglgarten)
Hohensalzburg Fortress
Mozart Wohnhaus & Mozart Geburtshaus
Lunch: Zum fidelen Affen or Cafe Bazar pan fried funnel
Sebastiansfriedhof Cemetary
Kapuzinerklosters (climb up)
Steingasse Road
Mozartplatz Mozart Square
Residenzplatz
Salzburg Museum Glockenspiel Bell Tower 7am, 11am, 6pm
Panorama Museum Painting 1929
Old Residenz Palace (Alte Residenz)
Salzburger Dom

Day 8 – Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle

 

Day 9 – Frankfurt/Heidelberg

Overnight bus to Frankfurt.

Heidelberg Castle

 

Day 10 – Cologne

Cologne Cathedral
Rhine Loreley Rock

Bus to Aachen

 

Day 11 – Aachen –> Belgium

Aachen Cathedral

*Detour to Belgium

Belgium //

(Brussels, Ghent)

 

Day 12 – Belgium (Bruges, Antwerpen)

 

Day 13 – the Netherlands (Amsterdam)

Free walking tour

Fly back to Berlin

Berlin graffiti wall at night

Day 14 – Norway (Oslo)  –> New York

I made my first friend in the women’s bathroom at JFK airport in New York. I know that sounds sketchy but I can honestly make friends anymore. We were around the same age and realized we were both going to Berlin and flying home the same day. I told her my plan to explore Copenhagen and Oslo even though it was a short layover. We bumped into each other at the airport in Berlin and decided to explore Oslo together.

*… = detour to another country

 

Some things I didn’t get to do in Berlin because of the detour:

3pm Mauerpark (Bearpit) Karaoke – this is an outdoor area similar to Washington Square Park where people gather around and sing in front of everyone (only on Sundays)

Flea Market

6pm Clärchens Ballhaus (concert Sunday evenings)

8:00am German Bundestag (Parliament building)

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