Features - Europe

24 Hours in Edinburgh

Crime fiction writer Ian Rankin once described Edinburgh as “a city the size of a town that feels like a village”. Certainly, this UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site offers both the cool cosmopolitan delights of a capital city – a hub for culture, education, and high-tech start-ups – alongside more low-key aspects of village life. It’s also an eminently walkable city in terms of scale – as long as you don’t mind climbing steep hills, that is!

24 hours in Copenhagen

As well as being the cultural, economic, and political centre of Denmark, Copenhagen is also a paradise for lovers of art and design, combining a traditional, maritime atmosphere with modern Danish architecture to form a unique and beautiful cityscape. In recent years, Copenhagen has emerged as a true gourmet destination and can pride itself on being the home of many world-class restaurants. The city’s very own brand of effortless style and low-key sophistication make this Nordic capital worth a visit.

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24 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city proud of its past, with a rich history built on maritime trade and a long tradition of excellence in the arts, especially painting. Yet the Dutch city is also a forward-looking place, full of hot young designers, recently redeveloped museums, and progressive ideas. Quirky, innovative, and fun, Amsterdam is best enjoyed with a slow pedal by bicycle, a stroll along its canals, or an hour spent on a café terrace watching the world go by.

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24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

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24 Hours in Sofia

A historical gem at the junction of Asia and Europe, Sofia has the creative energy of an up-and-coming destination city. Signs of ancient Rome and Thrace are on display alongside influences from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as the 50-year period of communist rule.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a rare character – both instantly loveable and fascinatingly complex. Age has bestowed distinguished handsomeness rather than decay, and there’s a learned air to the city.

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24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

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24 Hours in Oslo

Oslo is surrounded by the fjord on one side and by the green hills of Oslomarka Forest on the three others. This proximity to nature is in the very soul of the citys residents.

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24 hours in Vienna

Vienna is one of the world’s most seductive cities, rich in imperial glamour, parks, and coffeehouses, and boasting an unparalleled musical heritage and impressive art museums. The grandeur and gaiety of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire are preserved in the frills and flounces of the city’s distinctive baroque architecture, and history and tradition resonate on every street corner. Vienna doesn’t just dwell in its past, however. It celebrates the modern, with some striking contemporary architecture, new interpretations of classic Viennese cuisine in its restaurants, and an increasingly youthful, multicultural vibe, making it the European tourism capital of the moment.

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24 hours in Berlin

Berlin is much more than the wall that divided it 40 years ago.

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