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Hamburg Hen Parties

Hamburg is an unsuspecting party city and one that is often overlooked by tourists heading to Germany. It’s the second-largest city in Germany — next to Berlin — and is home to its fair share of debauchery and quirky nightlife. That’s why Hamburg is a popular choice for hen’s looking to let off steam during that all-important last night of freedom.

What To Expect During a Hen Party in Hamburg?

During your hen weekend in Hamburg, you can expect all the excitement and liveliness of Berlin, but with the tranquil charm of a river city. Look out for the picturesque bridges that connect the streets and take in the funky architecture that range from Romanesque spiral churches and modern, Art Nouveau office buildings. The North sea connects into the Elbe River which, in turn, runs throughout the city This makes for the perfect evening stroll during your hen party in Hamburg!

And, this city isn’t just for walking. You can enjoy some fantastic bike and car tours that’ll let you soak in the sites while putting your feet up. You’ve got to treat the bride-to-be, right? When you’ve finished exploring, there are lots of cute cafes and bars along the riverside that are just waiting for you to settle yourselves into. It’s the perfect place to raise a toast during your Hamburg hen weekend!

Hamburg Beach

Hold up, Hamburg has a beach?! Yep! If you thought this city couldn’t get any better than ocean-loving hens will enjoy heading to the north bank of the River Elbe where you’ll find a beautiful sand beach and bustling beach bars. You’ll be next to the Baltic Sea and you can pitch some loungers in the sand as you gaze at the windsurfers that glide across the horizon. You can even get involved in some fantastic watersports including water skiing. You'll get two hours to really learn the ropes and feel the surf beneath your feet as you glide across the water. It's heavenly!

Outdoor Hen Party Activities in Hamburg

While you’re enjoying your hen party in Hamburg, there’s no doubt you’ll want to spend some time in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are tons of great activities that can be enjoyed in the fresh air. From paintballing to a high ropes adventure, wakeboarding to a thrilling hot rod city tour, there are loads of fantastic experiences to get your adrenaline pumping and to feel the wind in your hair.

Hen Party Activities in Hamburg

Though Hamburg is renowned for its thrilling nightlife, there are still tons of fantastic activities that will appeal to everybody in your hen party group. From city exploring to cocktail making, you can trust us when we say, you won’t be disappointed!

Escape Rooms

Why not start the day off with an Escape Room in Hamburg? You’ll need to get your thinking caps on, so this could just be the perfect activity to get everyone in the party mood! You’ll be solving puzzles and answering questions as you make your way around the room in order to escape. With the clock ticking, you haven’t got long to get out, so you’ll need to work as a team if you want to escape and enjoy the rest of your hen weekend in Hamburg!

Paintballing

For an adrenaline pumping activity, book a Paintballing experience where you can choose between an indoor or outdoor session during you hen weekend in Hamburg. You’ll be split into two teams and the aim is to splatter as many people on the opposing team with paint as possible. You could even put the hen in fancy dress to make her stand out like a sore thumb!

Pole Dancing

Ready to unleash your cheeky side? Pole Dancing in Hamburg is a fabulous hen do activity as it’s the chance for you and the girls to really let your hair down. This is not just a seductive exercise, pole dancing actually requires a lot of strength, so get prepared to tone those muscles as you shimmy up and down the pole. There will be an experienced instructor who’ll show you some killer moves and you’ll be in a totally private venue so there’ll be no need to feel shy! Perhaps you’ll take these moves with you to the dance floor later?

Prosecco Bike

We know that prosecco is secretly a girl’s best friend, so you won’t want to miss out on the Hamburg prosecco bike during your hen weekend. You can combine your celebratory toast with a sightseeing tour as you peddle yourselves around this gorgeous city. The bike will be stocked up with 20 small bottles or cans of prosecco, so you and the girls can really relax as you take in the sights and spot some of Hamburg’s incredible landmarks. What’s not to love?

Reviews for Hamburg hen activities

Beer Hall Visit and Meal

Good fun and good location.

Matt Short
Escape Room

Was a good activity to fill the afternoon.

Stephen Byrne
Casino Night

Casino is a very very formal place. A lovely setting and nice ambience. Unless you're 'suited and booted' it's not the place for you.

Matthew Axe
Booze Night Pub Crawl

Plenty of booze consumed, goods locations

Jake Budden

Did you know?

  • There are more bridges inside Hamburg than any other city in the world, even with Venice, Amsterdam and London combined!
  • The Beatles played over 200 shows in Hamburg when their career first began with John Lennon even stating “I might have been born in Liverpool - but I grew up in Hamburg”.
  • Germany’s oldest opera house, Staatsoper Hamburg, is in Hamburg.
  • This city is home to the world’s largest miniature railway. You can check this out yourself whilst you’re here at Miniatur Wunderland.
  • Inflatable armbands were invented in Hamburg when Bernhard Markwitz’ daughter fell into a pond, he wanted to ensure she could be around water without having to worry about her.
  • Every ship that comes into Hamburg port is given a special welcome greeting. There are six welcoming captains who can chose from a selection of national anthems to welcome the ships through with!
  • Hamburg not only has the Elbe River but also the Alster lakes, all picturesque and perfect for a photo opportunity.
  • The modern-day zoo was founded in Hamburg. Instead of caging animals, the animals were kept in open areas surrounded by a moat to keep the animals in. This design is still preferred by zoos across the world.
  • There’s a street in Hamburg where women aren’t allowed unless they’re a prostitute! Yep, you read that correctly. Herbertstraße is a street in the St. Pauli district that’s known as the red light district where only men are allowed!
  • Hamburg has the most weekly markets more than any other city. Why not head down to the Fischmarkt by River Elbe. This is every Sunday morning and offers a lot more than just fish! You can even listen to live music and grab a beer.
  • Hamburg has its port to thank for such vast economic growth in medieval times and throughout history.
  • The hamburger was invented in Hamburg, sort of. The minced meat patty with salt, pepper and onions was created and called the Hamburg steak. But the patty inside a bun was created much later.
  • When riding on a bus you can borrow a book from the onboard ‘library’ (a shelf with books on) and either catch up on a book for your journey or borrow it for a longer time – just remember to put it back when you’re done!
  • The warehouse district in Hamburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Hamburg has its own beer called Astra. This beer can be found in most bars across the city, so there’s only one thing for it. Pull up a chair and try this beer for yourself.

Hamburg in numbers

  • Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany.
  • The Old Elbe Tunnel, built in 1911, was the first river tunnel on the European continent and is considered a historic masterpiece of civil engineering.
  • With a population of 1.8 million, Hamburg has more residents than the Bahamas, Barbados, St Lucia and Iceland combined!
  • This city has over 100 music venues…
  • …Over 60 museums…
  • …Over 60 theatres…
  • …And over 30 cinemas! Talk about this city having a rich culture!
  • There are more millionaires living here than any other city in Germany.
  • Reports show that over seven million tourists visited Hamburg last year.

Local Celebs

Some prominent celebrities, or politicians in this case, come from Hamburg. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, the equivalent of a Prime Minister, was born in Hamburg. She attained a doctorate in Quantum Chemistry before she went into working in politics after the Revolutions of 1989.

Internationally renowned models, Toni Garrn and Manon von Gerkan, were both born in Hamburg. Toni Garrn has walked for some high fashion brands such as Chanel and Dior in her career. She now resides in New York.

During your hen weekend in Hamburg, you’ve got to try some of the local delicacies. Hamburg is as much about culture as it is about delicious grub, so foodies rejoice because there are tons of great restaurants and cafes for you to sink your teeth into.

Four Delicacies You Must Try During Your Hamburg Hen Weekend

Labskaus - Not the prettiest of dishes, but totally traditional. Ingredients include corned beef, mashed potatoes, herring and egg. Not recommended on a hangover.

Aalsuppe - This eel soup dates back to 1788 in an old Hamburg cookbook. Once used as a way of getting rid of leftovers, it's now a delicious sweet and sour soup made with cured beef, fruit, dumplings and eel.

Franzbrötchen - This translates as 'French roll' and can be found in bakeries all over Hamburg. These gorgeously sweet delights are the perfect morning treat.

Fischbrötchen - This is a simple fish roll. Usually made with herrings, this is a great snack to keep you going before you embark on some Hamburg hen activities.

Looking to eat out in Hamburg? Here are our three top recommendations for your hen weekend in this glorious city.

Bavarian Feast

If you really want to go fully traditional, then tuck into a delicious Bavarian feast at one of Hamburg’s popular restaurants. You’ll try Schmankerl platter with roast pork, pork and chicken, fried sausage, knuckle, crispy chicken fingers, poultry sausage, sauerkraut, potato dumplings, red cabbage, dark beer gravy and more! Phew, that’s a lot of grub! This is the perfect meal to line your stomach with during your hen night in Hamburg, so make sure to fill up.

L'Orient

Osterstraße 146, Hamburg, 20255

This next-level Lebanese restaurant is a must for foodies looking for a little sophistication during their Hamburg hen do. They provide mouth-watering seafood and meats along with some fabulous veggie dishes that any meat-lover would turn for. Whether you’re out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can be sure to find a menu of tastebud-tantalising grub to wake up your senses.

Karo Fisch Restaurant

Feldstraße 66, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

Karo Fisch Restaurant has a fish and chip shop vibe about it but don’t let that put you off. The seafood is phenomenal and you’ll probably end up ordering the whole menu, even if you can’t read most of it!

Hamburg nightlife is second to none. It’s considered to be one of the best places to party in Europe. Its clubs are diverse, unique and sometimes totally wacky. So, it’s no wonder you’ll want to give it a shot during you hen weekend in Hamburg. Let’s help the bride-to-be’s last night of freedom go off with a bang!

To make this occasion extra special, feel free to go all-out with hen party banners and fancy dress. This city is known for throwing a good party, so don't be shy! Alternatively, if you decide to stay in during your hen night out in Hamburg, you can check out some of our virtual experiences that really show how staying in is the new going out. There're really no escuse not to have an amazing time.

Pre-Booking Nightclub and Bar Entry

When visiting a European city, we always recommend pre-booking your nightclub entrance in advance. This way you’ll avoid the queues and can give your hens an itinerary beforehand. Perfect for large groups who tend to disperse after a few drinks! It’ll also save you from carrying around lots of cash and you’ll often get your own VIP booth!

If you’re unsure of where to go and what to do, let us help you out with our top recommendations for your Hamburg hen night out. This wild and diverse city has so much to offer, you want to miss out on some of the best venues.

Bahnhof Pauli

Spielbudenpl. 21-22, 20539 Hamburg, Germany

Fancy partying in a disused subway station? Well, located underground at Pauli Station, you can really get your rave on as you dance your way into the sweaty early hours. This club is situated in Hamburg’s Red Light District, so expect lots of debauchery and giggles as you toast to your special occasion under Hamburg’s sparkly party scene

Goldfischglas

Bartelsstrasse 30, 20357. Hamburg

Located in the Sternschanze, Hamburg’s trendy and alternative neighbourhood, you’ll find Goldfischglas, a quirky, totally hip bar that has its very own aquarium right in the middle of the club. Cocktails by day, dance floor by night, this is a great all-rounder that’s sure to give you girls an awesome hen party night to remember.

Beer Hall Crawl

Unsure where to start during your Hamburg hen night? Why not book a beer hall crawl? A bit like a classic British pub crawl, but on a bigger scale. You’ll explore two popular beer halls and be led by an English-speaking guide. You’ll get to taste some local German ales and discover the history behind these impressive venues. Bottoms up!

The best time to visit Hamburg weather-wise totally depends on how much you can handle the cold or heat! The coolest months are December through to February with the warmest months racking up in June through to August. Of course, with the warmer months comes a spike in prices and the cooler months offer off-peak prices.
With lots of national holidays and festivals going on throughout the year, you can guarantee there’ll always be something fun going on. The Port Anniversary happens in May, Altonale festival is in June to July with theatre performances, live music, shows and flea markets, and finally Reeperbahn Festival is a music festival held in Hamburg over a weekend in September. Across the winter months there are some amazing German Christmas markets to satisfy your need to shop as well as enjoying delicious food and drink. So, all year round there’s something going on for your group to get stuck into and enjoy.

With the Elbe River running through Hamburg, you can hop on a ferry or cruise and sail your way down the river, taking in the sights and making memories with your favourite people! Alternatively, the less glamorous ways to get around are by rail, bus, bike or walk!

Hamburg has the S-bahn and the U-bahn with six lines and four lines respectively. These overground and underground lines are the perfect way of getting where you need to be as quickly as possible. Or, you can hop on one of the many buses and make your way on the roads. The buses in Hamburg have a shelf with books on for anyone to browse so you can do a spot of reading whilst you ride!

Another great way to get around is by bike. You can hire one of the public bikes dotted around the city and explore the city from the seat of your bike. And, of course, in the summer months, the best way to get around and not only enjoy the sunshine but discover hidden corners is by walking! Get your group together and head out on foot to your destination.

If you’d like to explore the city in style why not try out a Hot Rod City Tour. This 90-minute tour on hot rods will see you zipping around the city in no time! With all equipment provided all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the sights.

Fancy a Hen Party in Hamburg ?

Now you’ve gotten all the right information on a Hamburg hen party, all that’s left to do is browse the activities for further information and start to enquire for some fab events. Whether it’s daytime, night-time, or both, you can enquire for as little or as many as you like!

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