I will be arriving in HAM on Friday, 12 October to attend an event that starts on the 14th. I'm looking for interesting day trip options on Saturday the 13th, and hope somebody on a.net can give some good ideas. These are a few of the things I have been considering:
1. Prague. Prague has been on my bucket list for a very long time. OK has non-stops HAM-PRG late Friday and early Saturday, but there is no return available until late Sunday, which doesn't work at all. The option would be to take OK there, and get a connecting return with another airline. I've only looked at KL and AF, but the latest PRG-HAM connection leave at 15:35, and I would prefer to stay a little longer, especially if I go down that morning on the OK flight that arrives at 10:40.
2. Riga. I've wanted to go there ever since some friends of mine lived there for a while several years back. The problems though are similar to PRG. Air Baltic operates HAM-RIX late on Friday or mid-day on Saturday, but there is no return until late Sunday, which doesn't work.
3. Berlin. This is a more realistic option. There is a busy schedule of ICE trains throughout the day, and plenty of interesting things to see. I've never been to Berlin before. What would you all reccommend as a 1-day tourist itinerary in Berlin?
4. Lubeck. Closer to Hamburg, easily accessible by train. I've heard that it is a nice place to visit, but don't know much about it.
I'm visiting Denmark after finishing my business in HAM, and returning home via CPH, or else I might consider CPH as a day trip. I have a particular interest in Eastern Europe and places with Cold War history, but I am open to consider any interesting suggestion that the community might have. I could just spend the day in HAM, but I will be there for several days for business and should have some time to see the city on the other days.
[Edited 2012-08-15 08:25:13]