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There’s more to this German metropolis than just the beer. If you’re brave enough to book a stag do in Hamburg, you’ll be in for a treat as it’s widely considered one of the best cities (if not the best) in Europe for a big night out.

Located in northern Germany and along the River Elbe, you’ll find the city’s history as a major trading port gives it an incredible multicultural vibe. It’s a destination where good times are always on the agenda thanks to a crazy nightlife scene - think everything from comedy clubs and craft beer joints to venues boasting beautiful dancers and DJ sets til dawn.

As a city that kickstarted the Beatles’ careers, Hamburg is also a haven for music lovers. There are dozens of great gigs going on every night, plus a fantastic line-up of festivals throughout the year (it’s well-worth checking the calendar to see what’s on during your chosen Hamburg stag do dates).

Whether your mate wants to keep it chilled or is keen to adopt a ‘what happens on the stag, stays on the stag’ approach, we’re here to help you put together a hassle-free Hamburg stag weekend. Simply hit us up on WhatsApp or Messenger and get planning a lads’ trip to rival all others.

Keys areas to check out in Hamburg

St. Pauli

This central district is a legendary stag spot for two reasons - its famous football club and the lively Reeperbahn. If you’re keen on having a classic ‘lads on tour experience’ (we’re talking shots, strip clubs and sex shops) definitely set your sights on the latter. Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s number one nightlife street that’s lined with bars and other alluring after-dark attractions... You’ll also find Beatles-Platz at one end of it - a square dedicated to the band who played gigs at nearby venues like Indra 64.

Sternschanze

Sternschanze is found north-west of the centre and it’s Hamburg’s equivalent to hipster London hangouts like Hackney. You’ll spot huge graffitied buildings hosting numerous trendy bars where you can sip on litres of beer, expertly crafted cocktails or even flaming shots of absinthe. Fill your bellies with everything from burritos to juicy steaks at Sternschanze’s cool indie eateries or head to hole-in-the-wall music venues where DJs spin tracks into the early hours.

 

Stag accommodation in Hamburg

 

Heading to Hamburg on the cheap? Or maybe you’re planning on splashing out for your mate’s big send off? This buzzing German city is packed with ace accommodation picks for the lads to crash at after a long day of boozing.

Reserve a shared dorm in one of the city’s hip hostels or spend your stag do in Hamburg sleeping at a fancy hotel complete with spa facilities and rooftop bars. There’s also plenty of picks which fall in the middle, giving you a good mix of comfort and convenience.

  

 

Here’s a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

The Generator hostel in Hamburg

Generator Hamburg

This popular hostel is right next door to Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg’s main station), making it a great base for visiting nearby sights or hopping on the S-Bahn to Sternschanze. Generator is also one of Hamburg’s biggest hostels with slickly decorated rooms (shared and private), plus a lively bar area with an outdoor terrace.

The Pyjama Park Hotel and St Pauli

Pyjama Park Hotel & St Pauli

Packed with quirky design features like bold wall murals and funky furnishings, Pyjama Park is a cut above your average hostel. It’s right on the lively Reeperbahn and next door to the Quatsch Comedy Club, meaning you won’t have far to stagger back after a night out.

A bedroom at the City Hotel Monopol

City Hotel Monopol

Also located on Reeperbahn, City Hotel Monopol gives you the option of clean, ultra-modern ensuite rooms which are all - thankfully - soundproofed. It’s minutes from an S-Bahn station and surrounded by museums, from Sankt Pauli local history museum to the Erotic Art Museum that’s actually a bar filled with hilarious artefacts which document the city’s seedier side...

A bedroom at the Arcotel Onyx Hotel in Hamburg

ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg

This is yet another St. Pauli pick, but you’ll find it at the far east end of Reeperbahn, making it a little less rowdy. ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg’s contemporary rooms feature mini bars and iPhone docking stations, plus there’s a spa and sauna for relaxing in when you’re feeling a bit worse for wear.

The Park Hyatt Hotel in Hamburg

Park Hyatt Hamburg

The Park Hyatt Hamburg is set in a more salubrious neighbourhood near the Main Station, but still has great transport links to night time hotspots. Its plush features reflect its five-star ranking, from spacious suites with soft beds and top-of-the-range TVs to complimentary access to the luxury spa and fitness centre.

The Fontenay hotel in Hamburg from above

The Fontenay

Lodged along the shores of Alster Lake and close to the trendy Jungfernstieg shopping district, The Fontenay is definitely for stags after luxury (and who know how to behave themselves). The more expensive suites come with king size beds and balconies, while the hotel’s top floor is home to a rooftop pool and spa.

 

There’s plenty more where this came from so use these as a guide when you chat to your travel planner.

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How do I get the group to Hamburg?

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You’ll find cheap direct flights from most major UK airports to Hamburg. The journey takes around an hour and a half, giving you plenty of time to sit back and enjoy a couple of pints in the air.

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Unlike other stag companies, our stag do aficionados will tirelessly scour the internet to secure you the best flight deals possible at no extra cost. When you arrive, we’ll even arrange for a taxi (or a stretch limo if you’re feeling fancy) to pick the group up and take you straight to the nearest beer hall.

The best of Hamburg

 

 

Stag activities in Hamburg

 

When it comes to stag do activities in Hamburg, you can expect a real mix of boozy, ballsy and mind-blowing options. Drag yourselves away from Reeperbahn for a few hours and discover dozens of insane ways to keep the lads entertained. Here’s just a handful of options:

 

A large red beer bike in Hamburg

Hamburg beer bikes

Combining sightseeing and pedalling with a few ice cold pints, this is the ultimate way to experience the city by day (and burn off some of those excess beer calories).

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Beer tasting

Try some of the best beer in the city on a tasting tour at one of the city’s many popular breweries or a specialist craft beer bar.

A go kart with no driver

Indoor go karting

Always a crowd-pleaser, this Hamburg stag do idea will see you racing each other around an indoor go karting track. Loser has to shell out for a round of drinks later on.

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Quad biking

Head to Hamburg’s outskirts for this muddy, adrenaline-pumping activity on fun four-wheeled bikes.

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Try dragon boat racing

A good one for team building, this’ll see you coordinating your rowing skills in a dragon boat race along the Elbe River.

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Visit the Gröninger brewery

See where the magic happens (and taste some beer straight from an oak barrel) on a guided tour of one of Hamburg’s oldest breweries.

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Tour the city in a hot rod

This is one of the top Hamburg stag activities which sees you embarking on a self-guided driving tour of the city in an awesome vintage Hot Rod.

A packed football stadium in Hamburg

Head to St. Pauli Stadium

Visit the official home of FC St. Pauli for a tour of the grounds or to see the team in action during a match.

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Waterskiing and wakeboarding

Test your skills and keep your balance (or risk falling into the chilly Elbe) with some amazing water sports.

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RIB powerboat ride

Whizz across Hamburg’s river at a 100km/h in a speedboat and look out for key sights along the shore with the help of a friendly guide.

The river in Speicherstadt at sunset

Explore Speicherstadt

Spend an afternoon roaming the city’s warehouse district that’s filled with cool shops and some of the best restaurants in Hamburg.

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Take it easy at Planten un blomen

Get some fresh air at this attractive inner city park surrounded by some of the Hamburg’s top shopping streets.

Fischmarkt food market in Hamburg full of people

Shop at Hamburg Fischmarkt

Visit this huge historic market on the Elbe that’s home to hundreds of stalls selling everything imaginable (not just fish). Open on Sundays from 5am, make a beeline for the auction hall for live bands and beer stalls.

StrandPauli Beach Club in Hamburg at night

Spend a day at StrandPauli Beach Club

If you’re planning a Hamburg stag do between April and October, StrandPauli Beach Club is the place to go to chill out with a few drinks.

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Why book through MySwft?

Whether you’re struggling to find the right accommodation for your group size or your fellow stags are simply useless at getting themselves together, why not take the stress out of an upcoming stag do in Hamburg by getting us to plan it all for you?

Have your own Hamburg stag do ideas? Hit us up on WhatsApp or Messenger and we’ll put together a tailored itinerary. From the best restaurants and the hottest nightclubs to the most insane stag do experiences in the city, there’s nothing (well, nearly nothing) we can’t organise.

Want to know the best part? We’ll also do all that pesky money chasing so you don’t end up out of pocket when a stag drops out or is late with a big payment.

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