Go Karting while popular in the UK get’s an extra twist with a superb circuit in Berlin. Another of our most popular Berlin activities involves Germany’s most celebrated gift to the world, sit in the pub or see the sights? Well with a Beer Bike you can do both! However if you prefer your thrills with a bigger splash our Kayak Tour is nothing short of epic!
Best Bars in Berlin
Stagger Lee - With an American wild west feel the this bar is uber cool and is where many of Berlin’s bright young things flock to see and be seen.
February - Berlin International Film Festival Exactly what it says on the tin.
May - Carnival of Cultures Superb four day urban street party.
June - Christopher Street Day Parade Berlin’s spectacular LGBT Pride festival.
August - Bier Festival A celebration of Germany’s greatest export!
September - Berlin Festival Berlin’s largest music festival with headliners from around the world.
September - Oktoberfest Why question the fact it traditionally starts in September? Just enjoy!!!
"Berlin is a pulsing, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighbourhoods, iconic history all around, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world ... an excellent place to set up camp and make a great record."
Where to Head...
Berlin is a party that loves to party. In fact it’s impossible to go to Berlin and not have an amazing time. As an early evening warm up, Alexanderplatz is a wide square close to the train station of the same name, you’ll find plenty of al fresco drinking and dining options. To get into the thick of the party-loving-action head to Mitte, an area rife with top bars and restaurants. Formerly part of East Berlin, Friedrichshain is another area that thirsty stags will love.
There are three major historic sights which are well worth a visit.
- Brandenburg Gate - This seriously impressive gateway was once marched through by Napoleon. The allies did likewise after the fall of Berlin in 1945.
- Berlin Wall - Built by the communist East Germans it was declared it would keep the ‘fascists’ (West Germans) at bay. In truth it was to stop East Germans leaving as 20% of the population had defected by the time it was built in 1961. It finally fell in 1989 and The Hoff was asked to perform on top (no seriously, he was!).
- Checkpoint Charlie - The official passing point of the wall and has featured in dozens of thriller novels and movies.
The longest wall of trainers in the world can be found at KICKZ in Munzstasse.
Germans are the second largest beer drinkers in the world (behind the Czech Republic). There are over 1,300 breweries in Germany, making over 5,000 beers. That’s quite a pub crawl.
Germany has the second largest population in Europe, 88 million (the largest is Russia).
Germany has won 4 World Cups, 3 European Championships and in 1996 they ‘nicked’ Three Lions (Footballs Coming Home) as their own anthem. Many Germans also claim 1966 as a victory owing to the controversial 3rd goal and "the ball that didn’t cross the line".
A Taste of Berlin
Eats - Serving the best Bavarian food and beer, everything at Hofbrau is big. Big portions, big beers and plenty of big German sausages (ok, stop giggling at the back, we’re talking about their bratwursts… We give up!). The perfect place to prepare for a big night out.
Drinks - Yes the beer is superb but when in Berlin you really should toast the
condemned man groom with some traditional German schnapps. Available in every flavour imaginable all bars and pubs will have traditional schnapps on offer.
"The greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine."
- David Bowie
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Berlin
As you would expect, Berlin has an impeccably well run transport system. Getting around the city is both efficient and punctual in a perfectly Germanic way. To make the most of the transport grab a travel card (WelcomeCard) which will allows you hop on and off overground and underground trains (Metro), buses and trams.
Alternatively you can grab a nextbike all over the city, which are the equivalent to ‘Boris Bikes’ in London.
Although both rail and road trip to Berlin are incredible journeys with some amazing scenery you’re far better of going by air.
Budget airlines and rival flights mean it is now cheaper than ever and you can get to Berlin for less than the price of a tank of petrol.
"Bitte" - Please
"Dank" - Thanks
"Botshafter" - Ambassador
"Ein Bier bitte." - A beer please.
"Zwei Bier bitte." - Two beers please.
"Viele Biere bitte." - Lots of beers please.
"Ich habe einen Kater." - I have a hangover.
"Das sind meine Freunde" - These are my friends
"Dribbeln Sie, oder haben sie die Tollwut." - Are they dribbling or do they have rabbies?
"Auf wiedersehen und gute fahrt." - Goodbye and a good trip.
"The greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine." David Bowie
Wunderbar weekends in Berlin
Berlin is, without a doubt, one of the most diverse, energetic and dynamic cities in Europe - and so a Berlin stag do is just as amazing. It’s a powerhouse of the European clubbing scene, housing some of the biggest and best clubs the continent has to offer and appears on lists of the top party hotspots in the world again and again and again. Berlin has a complicated history to say the least, but that’s only helped the city regenerate itself into a thriving, throbbing, party metropolis with an insane mix of different nightlife options, with cutting edge bars next to industrial-style warehouse raves. It’s been through a revolution, controlled by fascists, survived a war, literally ripped in half, and eventually reunited - and now it’s finally ready to party.
It’s not just the nightlife either - the fall of the wall in 1990 meant that the whole city underwent a sudden cultural revolution resulting in some of the best restaurants, hotels, and entertainment in the world springing up. The crazy, rich, history has built Berlin into a hub of enthusiasm, energy and culture, and an unbeatable choice for a huge stag weekend. It's the capital of the country with the world's largest beer festival - why aren’t you already booking a Berlin stag do?!
Where? Location, location, location...
"Berlin is the testicle of the West" Nikita Khrushchev
Berlin is a pretty big, spread out city, but the underground system (U-Bahn, when you’re over there) is second to none. It covers pretty much the entire city along with the S-Bahn (the overground), so no matter where you station yourselves you’ll be able to find your way to the top spots with very little difficulty. That said, basing yourself in the centre of the city, around Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, or Mitte gives you the best access to nightlife, so if you’re planning on hitting the Deutsch clubs hard on your Berlin stag weekend, we’d stay around there.
When should we have a Berlin stag do?
Whenever you like. Berlin is the capital city of Germany and like any capital city, it's constantly on the go - there’s a festival for literally every month of the year and a few extra in some months. Even if there weren't things like the Internationales Berliner Bierfestival (we’ll let you work out the translation) going on, StagWeb has got plenty of activities in and around the city to keep you busy in Berlin instead, from go karting to handling weapons in a target shooting session.
Getting to your Berlin stag weekend
Overseas stag trips are always a bit more difficult logistically but as a major European capital, Berlin keeps it pretty simple. Flying in is definitely the easiest option for a stag do in Berlin, unless you and the boys have a spare day to spend driving across Europe. There are two airports in Berlin - Tegel International does the majority of international flights, but Schönefeld runs the low cost airlines like easyJet or Ryanair. There are plenty of trains and buses in to the city centre from both airports.
Dining in Deutschland
Let’s face it, German food doesn’t quite have the reputation of, say, French... or Italian. Or Mexican. Or Japanese, or Indian, or Chinese. But if you’re looking for something cheap, filling, and manly, there’s nothing better. There’s no flouncing around with delicate little pastries or fragile flavour combinations here, it’s just rich, meaty food that will fill even the hungriest of stags.
The inventor of the Doner Kebab lived in Berlin.
- Schnitzel - sometimes known even more hilariously as Weiner Schnitzel, this is essentially chicken fried steak, except with more macho meat like veal or pork.
- Bierkase - cheese specifically for eating with beer, near beer and dipping in ...beer...
- Spätzle - noodles, if noodles were on steroids. Taste more like dumplings than pasta, and could teach mac and cheese a thing or two about being a filling and delicious cheesy dish.
- Currywurst - an infamous Berlin dish of sausages, ketchup and curry powder. There is not a single ingredient in that list we don’t love.
- Bratwurst - another sausagey winner. We’d recommend you try anything served in Germany with the word ‘wurst’ in the name.
- Sauerkraut - put some on your wurst.
So why StagWeb?
A stag do abroad is always going to be more expensive than just schlepping down the local for your mate’s big send off. Naturally then, you and the boys will want your Berlin stag weekend to become the stuff of legends. StagWeb can help you find the very best in Berlin, from the accommodation to the activities to the latest, hottest nightlife the city has to offer. We’ll also make sure that your Berlin stag do doesn’t have to be a bank breaker, offering you hotels, activities, and a ride from & to the airport from as little as £149pp. If you want to find out more - no commitment, no obligations - give us a call, or ask us to call you. Berlin is an uber-exciting, booming force to be reckoned with on the stag do scene - and we can make sure your weekend there is completely wunderbar!