Hamburg Hen Do Ideas
Hamburg, known as the Gateway to the World and rightly so as this city really does have it all.
Hamburg is the centre for shopping and culture in Germany with around 80 museums and theatres. And for you fashion mad girls this city is becoming one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations! This city is a hipster playground for adults with the St Pauli district being the main influence. Perfect for any Hamburg hen do!
Thousands of people enter this cultural district to experience the nightclubs, musicals, pubs and bars and just experience the whole atmosphere. Hamburg is a city famous for its alternative and punk music scene with over 100 music venues. Over half of Hamburg is made up of parks and water making it vibrant and relaxed which will be perfect in the day whilst you chill before your unforgettable night.
- Country: Germany
- Language: German
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of mixer: €4-5
- Airport: Hamburg Airport
- Flight duration: 2 1/2 hours
Hungry in Hamburg
In between all of your Hamburg hen activities we are sure you will have worked up an appetite. Hamburg’s food scene has evolved massively over the years to now being a melting pot of diverse food cultures from various different ethnic backgrounds. This city offers amazing dishes which reflect the culture and the city itself. Fischbrötchen is a fish roll snack in which its appeal lies in its simplicity. The sandwich is typically made with pickled herring or soused herring, some onion, pickles and remoulade sauce.
Also Finkenwerder Scholle this traditional fish dish is named after a district of Hamburg that was once a fishing village. Plaice is baked or pan-fried with bacon, onions and shrimp from the North Sea. And Aalsuppe is the oldest recipe of the Hamburg eel soup dates back to a cookbook from 1788. A traditional dessert in Hamburg is Rote Grütze which is red summer berries and is served with milk, vanilla sauce or ice cream.
The American hamburger may have developed from Hamburg's Frikadeller which is a pan-fried patty made from a mixture of ground beef, soaked stale bread, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper, usually served with potatoes and vegetables like any other piece of meat, not usually on a bun.
Hamburg Best Bars
What Hamburg hen party is complete without a night out and ladies, this city deserves all of your attention even if it’s just for the bars and clubs. You honestly don’t want to miss out on this city of hipster and diverse nightlife. One place you have to visit is St Pauli, the heart of Hamburg. Here you can find sophisticated cocktail bars, cheap student bars, live music venues, DJ and live music venues along with erotic bars and sex shops. Although there is an unofficial rule of women visitors being discouraged away from Herbertstraße, Hamburgs red light district. The ladies in the windows are very territorial about their street and tend to throw things at other women wondering through. You can visit the street of neon lights but at your own risk but you have to experience the bars around it.
Some of the most exciting of Hamburg’s nightlife lies beneath. Places like Privileg, Hamburg’s most exclusive club which is decorated with an aquarium is a place you have to try if you want to feel like a celebrity, that is if you manage to get on the guest list.
Hamburg is the most idyllic destination to make your hen weekend unique. With boat parties every week from the famous Hamburg harbour and hundreds of events and festivals you’ll find plenty to do in this city. The citizens of Hamburg, are very proud of their home’s maritime history. Located on a river that connects the city to the nearby North Sea, Hamburg has been in a significant position for centuries. May to October being the warmer months and also the main tourist season whereas fall is usually brisker weather has fewer crowds sometimes making it the best time to visit.
Hamburg is known for the several festivals and events happening regularly throughout the city. Some of them are street festivals such as gay pride. There are many streams, rivers and canals in Hamburg, many crossed by around 2,500 bridges! That’s more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together.