If one of your best mates is getting married, you'll know just how important it is to organize the perfect stag do. Not only do you need to arrange a weekend that the groom will never forget, but you also have to keep all of his closest mates happy, too. That's why picking the perfect stag do destination is so important.
But where do you even start when it comes to picking a destination? Do your mates want beach bars and boat parties? Or would they prefer to tour a brewery and mingle with the locals? Whatever you're after, we've put together a list of the best stag destinations in Europe to help you out.
Prague. If you're planning a stag do, then Prague is probably high on your list of potential destinations. And it's easy to see why the city is popular with stag parties. The Czech capital mixes unique gothic charm with a whole host of things to see and do for every taste. You can spend your days wandering around the Old Town or Prague's hilltop castle before getting the party started again. And there's plenty of partying to be had. Just think boat parties on the Danube, strip clubs until dawn, and some of Europe's best nightclubs - all washed down by that cheap Czech beer.
Hamburg. The German port city of Hamburg is one of Europe's hottest stag do destinations. It combines cheap local beer, hearty German food, and some top-tier Bundesliga football. Music fans will also love checking out the Beatles' favorite hangouts in the city. In short, it's the perfect place to give your best mate the send-off he deserves. When the sun goes down, head to the Reeperbahn, Hamburg's answer to Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. The bars and clubs around here get messy, so you might want to book a tour to help you navigate the carnage.
Budapest. The grandiose Hungarian capital of Budapest is perfectly primed for a stag weekend with a bang. The city has everything you need to give your mate an unforgettable few days, from beer bikes and bubble football to shooting an AK-47. You won't want to miss taking a dip in the city's Széchenyi thermal baths, either. Budapest's nightlife has everything you'd expect from a buzzing central European capital and more, with plenty of clubs, bars, and strip clubs.
Krakow. Looking for a quieter alternative to Prague and Budapest? Why not check out Krakow? The Polish city is well on its way to becoming a popular stag destination but it’s not quite there yet, meaning it’s cheaper than other cities on this list. There’s plenty of stag-friendly activities to whet your appetite, including brewery visits, white-water rafting, and more. You can even set the stag up to be attacked by dogs in a park outside the city. Yes, really. And when the sun sets, this quiet city really heats up.