/ Berlin - Lads Weekend, without climbing
Off on a stag doo this weekend to Berlin. Flying into Schoenefeld Airport from Glasgow. Got Fri night, Sat, and Sunday to do stuff.
Any recommendations for things to do during the day and night on the Sat? Thought about taking in a football match but Hertha Berlin are away from home. Obviously looking to taste some fine German beer etc.
Lived in Munich for a bit. Go to whats known as a "ratskeller" - and appreciate the weissbeer, mouth watering food and extremely attractive 20-25 year old girls serving you. Let them know your English and get them to lean over you as you point at what you want from the menu! Enjoy, Germany is awesome! Ratskeller's arent cheap but worth every penny (cent).
Any other must do's?
We rented bicycles in the day and did a tour of the city (obviously with pit stops at various watering holes along the way) it was good banter. We rented them from a place at the foot of the big spire with the ball on top.
There's an absynth bar somewhere but we never found it. We did however end up in a gay club with a working flamethrower mounted on the bar.
That looks awesome!
Until I saw the price tag
That would certainly eliminate the need for pit stops!
> Lived in Munich for a bit. Go to whats known as a "ratskeller" - and appreciate the weissbeer, mouth watering food and extremely attractive 20-25 year old girls serving you. Let them know your English and get them to lean over you as you point at what you want from the menu! Enjoy, Germany is awesome! Ratskeller's arent cheap but worth every penny (cent).
Hm, you might struggle to find those in Berlin. If you want Weißbier and the Bavarian experience, there are a few Hofbräuhaus places:
They are rather touristy, but I've been to the one by the Potsdamer Platz where you can (sort of) see how the beer is brewed as the brewing kettle is bang in the middle of the place which adds character. Decent food too. Mind, you'll be able to get strange creations like Weißbier and banana juice in most bars I would have thought.
If the weather is nice you could consider a boat tour or those bike sightseeing tours seem quite popular. Not much sightseeing on a beer bike, but apt for the occasion...
Oh yeah, and (unfortunately) English menus are pretty much standard in restaurant-type places ;-)
Basically coyote ugly, but the drink is poured down your neck by great looking women for free.. awesome night..
We were based in alexanderplatz.. great beer, loads of sausages, great looking women, stag do heaven.. the beers can be strong so you have to be careful.. may be do some research on bars, it took us a while to work it out as Berlin doesn't have a central area really. We had a great time in the end.
Topography of terror.
That'll take your minds off your hangovers.
I went on one earlier this year, BEER BIKE!!! great way to take in the city and sites.
Stag do in Berlin. Good memories from 2007.
Don't do what I did though and get so leathered that you can't see that the 'girl' you've been chatting up for 30mins is actually a man. Check for the Adam's Apple.
I still get grief for that today (and rightly so).
I've been recommended the area "mitte" for nightlife. Anyone confirm this?
Seen mixed reviews about Berghain, and apparently its pretty difficult to get in...
Hofbrauhauses sound great. Really looking forward to it, hope it goes well
You won't get into Berghain on a stag. Not a chance - unless you plan it out meticulously. Space yourself out in queue - 2 max, don't speak, don't make it look like you're in a group, go at 7am on Sunday morning, don't be wasted - all very unlikely on a stag do. Absolutely amazing though...
I plan to be rinsed by 3am anyway, so aint queuing up to get told to "poke off" in German.
> I plan to be rinsed by 3am anyway, so aint queuing up to get told to "poke off" in German.
Mitte area in general is good. No way more than a few of you will get into berghain even if well planned. Not worth the hassle if you want to stay together.
We stayed in the wombat hostel and there was a regular club near it called the White horse or White rhino or White something or another. Was a good laugh with a group of guys.
Nice bars on oranienstrasse
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