Planning a wedding can be a very stressful time for everyone, but particularly the bride and groom. This is one of the reasons why stag and hen weekends have become a major part of the planning, giving each the chance to take time out from the preparations and let their hair down with their friends. Just a decade or so, such an event meant a couple of pints down the local, but those days are long gone.
Overseas stag and hen weekends are becoming increasingly popular as a way of escaping all the wedding planning for a short time. While the bride and her hens tend to head for the resorts on the Med where they can catch some sun ahead of the big day, the groom and his stags are leaning increasingly towards weekend city breaks in Europe for their weekend of fun. If you are looking for somewhere for a stag weekend, then check out what Berlin has to offer.
This vibrant cosmopolitan city is the capital of Germany, and stag weekends in Berlin have seen a huge surge in popularity of late. There is little that you can fault it on to be honest; within easy flying distance of the UK, numerous hotels to suit all budget, and so many bars and clubs that every stag who travels here is guaranteed a whale of a time.
Berlin is a real culture class of old and new, east and west, past and present and offers stags a real eye opener. This is a city proud of its culture, with a youth that are determined to live life to the full. From small bars serving world famous German beers to a nightlife that has to be seen to be believed, anything more than a weekend here is more than most people can take.
The bars in the Friedrichshain district, the clubs in Potsdamer Platz and all the beer gardens in between offer any stag party a heady and eclectic mix of drinking establishments in which to enjoy, according to tradition, the grooms last night of freedom. You can drink all day and all night here if you want to, but eating is advised and there are plenty of places where you can grab a burger, or splash out on a proper meal.
You can either head online to sort out your own stag weekend, or go to one of the many sites that sell weekend packages that include accommodation, transfers and a whole host of entertainment options geared towards stags. Either way, a stag weekend in Berlin is one that will be remembered long past the big day itself.