Discussion in 'SMB' started by Wise Man Says, Jan 10, 2011.
Anyone ever been, any good for a lads weekend away?
Hamburg is a better bet IMO!
It's not cheap but it's brilliant. An amazingly vibrant place and the nightlife is second to none in my opinion. Probably in my top 3 favourite cities in the world.
Depends on the lads and how much disposable income they have.
Just booked four days there in April
excellent... would advise gogin in summer months to get best out of it
I was there in November and found it far cheaper than a lot of other european cities (amsterdam, lyon and paris)
Far cheaper in the east (mitte area).........went with the Mrs so cant really comment what it would be like for a lads weekend but plenty of bars and clubs
Fantastic. We went there for a stag last April, had a great time.
All I'll suggest is do your homework in advance, as the various drinking areas are fairly well spread out across the city and there isn't really one 'obvious' route where everyone goes.
Go to Mitte for drinks.
i'll second this, for a lads weekend oranienbergstrasse in the old east will have everything you need, i'd also second what Epping said about it being better in the summer, was -12 when we were there but still a cracking night out
Thanks for the responses lads, bumpety bump for any more, much appreciated.
Looking forward to going now after reading them I must say. :-D
I spent most my time drinking around Hackensmarkt or something iek that
stayed in luxury mind
http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-berlin worth it for the fish tank in the lobby
oh and the spa area where you could have a swim while unshy german woman have a naked shower as they come out of the sauna :-D
Brilliant, I went a couple of summer ago on a stag do.
Went to the beer festival and took in a Hertha Berlin game.
another think they set up beach beer gardens by the river or on empty building sites in the sumemr. sit there in the middle of the city in yer shorts watchign beach volleyball while supping a beverage or 3
Only been onced but I absolutely loved Berlin. Beer and food is superb and so much history. We stayed around Hackesher Markt (sp). One of me favourite cities.
Same here but I was with the wife (no pics) so can't comment on the stag scene.
bunch of 8 lads for us.. no problem getting in anywhere.. admittedly we were no really clyubbing as much as late nigth bar drinking..
used to end up in this bar round the corner of the hotel late on.. ground was sand and palm trees.. we'd be the only ones in come 3 in the morning for a lte blooy mary or something.
or if we split up meet back at the 24/7 bar.. I think its called "day and night"
There's a great little micro brewery in one of the railway arches around Hackesher. The beers are superb but during the day they have a buffet and the food is unreal. Help yourself basically so very good value.
I want to go back for a weekend...
oi.. Greedminds .. fancy a piss up...
anyone else for that matter..
most my mates are skint...
Was there last Wed-Fri (5th -7th) and it was class. Have a friend in college over there so he did most of the knowing where to go so I hardly paid attention but we stayed right beside the O2 over there. Berliner Kindle is a quality beer and quite cheap in the supermarkets. If going clubbing, don't go up in a group of more than 3 and try grab a bird in the queue.
Food was decent, we stuck mainly to Kebab's from the (many) Turkish places around along with Curry/Bratwurst which was nice enough. All the touristy things to do are very close to each other. Take the train/metro system everywhere. Don't bother getting a ticket either. Enjoy your trip, it's a cracking city.
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