A Guide To Your Dusseldorf Stag Weekend
Urban Golf - It's as crazy as it sounds sports fans. Playing golf through a city centre. Mad sporting genius, the game is so ludicrously addictive you'll soon be setting up your own course back home.
Brewery Tour & Dinner - Can you hear that choir of angels? They are rejoicing the discovery of a genuine p*** up in a brewery, although with slightly Germanic good behaviour.
Party Boat - Yes, a cruise down the Rhine River, with everything onboard your Dusseldorf stag do could need.
Best Bars in Dusseldorf
For your Dusseldorf stag weekend has some top bars.
LiQ - From the dribbling lips hanging over the bar to the menacing array of cocktails that taste amazing and have the power to make you forget you own a pair of legs, this is not your average cocktail bar. You have been warned.
Parkstraße 26, 40477
Square Bar - Anything but, this super trendy bar is a place for you hipster cats to show off your beards and tats while sipping locally brewed beers. They also mix some face melting man cocktails.
Collenbachstraße 57, 40476
Sir Walter - If you're looking for big beats, cold drinks and fine looking local frauleins then this is the place to see and be seen. Exposed concrete, wooden floors and all kinds of cool.
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12, 40213
July / Open Source - The city’s biggest gig. Rock, pop, dance, indie, with beer and burgers.
July / Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine - Exactly what it says on the tin.
July / France Festival - Fine food and wine with a certain je ne sais quoi.
September / Chinafest - Dusseldorf's Chinatown has a knees up. Great food and colour.
November / Carnival - Bands, bratwurst, altbier, freaky clown parades, what’s not to love?
December / Christmas Market - It’s a market, at Christmas. You do the math.
"I was going to get a German Sherpherd but I didn't want to
have to learn another language just to own a dog."
Where to Head...
The Altstadt (Old Town) is known as "The longest bar in the world" thanks to the 300 pubs and bars all packed in an area of just half a square kilometre. Which opens up all kinds of brilliant bar crawl possibilities.
Dusseldorf has a big hipster/boho thing going on which means great craft beers and quirky places to eat. Media Harbour is worth a visit for cool hangouts on the water's edge, it's also a cool place to walk to on any Dusseldorf stag weekend.
After a night on the altbier ('old beer', a local type of beer brewed the old fashioned way using top-fermentation) your Dusseldorf stag do squad can clear your heads with a walk along the Rhine Embankment. It's that very clean German way, the only thing it's littered with are handy cafes and bars. Hair of the dog?
Alternatively hit the Hofgarten which every Sunday morning from May to September, 1am to noon has live bands. Big bands, swing, ska, rock, pop, retro, classical, all that jazz. A nice spot to bring aching heads back to life.
1. Claudia Schiffer was discovered in Dusseldorf. We have no idea if she has a younger sister living there.
2. It's illegal to operate a drill on Sundays.
3. “Weißwurstfrühstück” is a breakfast consisting of pretzel, sausage and... wait for it... Beer! A proper stag do breakfast!
4. Germany has strict purity laws concerning beer production. That's how serious they take their beer, god love 'em.
5. It's illegal to sing the first verse of the German national anthem which was banned after WWII.
A Taste of Dusseldorf
Beef Brothers - True burger mastery is an art form, Beef Brothers are true artists and the perfect pit stop if you're looking for some man food on the go. Special mention to the Ol’ Dirty Bastard burger. It's so good it hurts.
Hunsrückenstraße 19, 40213
Curry - A restaurant dedicated to the celebration of the currywurst (curry flavoured sausage) with added curry. Plus coleslaw, fries, this is the food of German nights out, perfect for your Dusseldorf stag do.
Hammerstrasse 2, 40219
"You cannot get beer out of a stone." - German Proverb
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Dusseldorf
"Roads, where we're going we don't need roads!" Everything you need for a great Dusseldorf stag do can be found within walking distance. Bars, clubs, green spaces, crazy activities. If you do need wheels you can jump on a nextbike, public bikes you are found all over the city.
Let the train take the strain. It's cheap, easy, clean and runs to German timetables (always on time, a strange concept for British train commuters). It's also just three stops from the airport to the centre of Dusseldorf.
"Bitte" - Please
"Dank" - Thanks
"Ein Bier bitte." - A beer please.
"Zwei Bier bitte." - Two beers please.
"Viele biere bitte." - Lots of beers please.
"Das ist eine sehr große Wurst." - That’s a very big sausage.
"Der Bräutigam wird für alles bezahlen." - The Groom will pay for everything.
"Willst du mit mir tanzen?" - Would you like to dance with me?
"Nein" - No
"Steh zurück, ich habe einen Pogo-Stick und ich habe keine Angst, es zu benutzen." - Stand back, I have a pogo stick and I'm not afraid to use it.