Cologne Stag Do
Cologne has a reputation for a buzzing underrated nightlife and is the land of the beer gardens, beer cellars and breweries.
You’re bound to experience a brilliant stag do in Germany’s fourth largest city. At the core of this city are carnivals, cathedrals, beer and a successful football team, not only this Cologne is known for being one of the friendliest cities in Europe. This city is home to many students meaning cheap beers and bars open until morning…perfect right?
Cologne is full of stunning architecture with being a major port for centuries. Everybody who goes to Cologne always anticipate to return and we can see why. Although Cologne is just the fourth largest city it refuses to be outshone by its larger neighbouring cities such as Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. This shows the attitude and culture this city has making it a perfect destination for your stag weekend!
- Country: Germany
- Language: German
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of a pint: €2.00
- Airport: Cologne Bonn Airport
- Flight duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Bite to Eat
Cologne is known mainly for one thing and one thing only, food. Germans generally love their meat and have come up with their own ways of preparing it. It is a city that does fine cuisine and local flavours to a tee. Places like Salon Schmitz which is known as an empire of food and drink and is located across historic row houses. Salon Schmitz offers all different types of foods and bars to have an explore around.
Whatever you feel like eating you more than likely can have it in Cologne. Throughout your Cologne stag activities you will find more than 3000 pubs, cafes and restaurants serving everything and anything! Schnitzel to Cologne is the cities traditional food, served with dumplings and beer is usually how it goes. If you’re wanting to experience schnitzels at their finest why not try Bei Oma Kleinman, it’s known as the temple of all that is schnitzel. Or if you’re feeling daring you could try Unsicht-Bar, Cologne’s first pitch black restaurant. This restaurants idea was to remove the most important sense sight out of your experience and by giving your eyes a break you’re able to experience the work your other senses are capable of.
Cheers to Cologne
Cologne’s nightlife is buzzing with over 70 bars and clubs so it offers something for everyone from reggae and jazz to R’N’B to techno this city has it all. No other city in Germany has as many pubs per capita as Cologne. The central clubbing scene has established around Zülpicher and Luxemburger Straße streets. Here there are plenty of pubs and clubs that cater to students’ budges and taste which gives this area quite an alternative feel. This area is perfect for going from pub to pub or organising a pub crawl would be great for your stag party in Cologne. Next is the Friensenplatz and Barbarossaplatz squares which are the main shopping centre of the city but come night time it turns into a very popular nightlife area on weekends. These squares are perfect for letting go on your stag weekend with a variety of hip hop, R&B and house music.
If the night life isn’t enough for all you beer loving lads then don’t worry, Cologne brews their own beer called Kölsch! Kölsch is classed as a light ale and is served in traditional Kölsch glasses which are 0.2 litres, tall and cylindrical shaped. If you want to really experience drinking the cultured beer, then try it in Brauhaus Sion which is the oldest Brewery in Cologne serving the best Kölsch! Trust us you won’t regret it!
As Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is spread out over both sides of the Rhine River. This city has a vibrant cultural scene with over 30 museums, many art galleries and an amazing food scene. With the best times to go being around spring or late summer for weather but during February, the city has a lot of different carnivals on so it gets very busy but has a great atmosphere! You don’t need to worry about getting places either during your stag activities as there’s bus stations at Breslauer Platz which connect the city with every big city in Germany. Also there’s great subway and tram networks running through the city. All transport is very cheap giving you more money to spend on the city’s wonderful beer.
If your wanting to go during the colder months there’s a good chance for a picture perfect snowfall in December and January! With a winter wonderland full of traditional Christmas markets its definitely not one to miss out on. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find in Cologne, with its intimate and local districts everywhere you go there will be tables of beer towers (definitely have to get one for your table if you can’t wait to be served). With a liberal approach this city is perfect to explore and make the most of your last days of freedom.