5 A Side Football
Stag parties and 5-a-side go together like hamburgers and beer. You see where we're going with this! If you're planning a jolly with the boys in Germany's second city, 5-a-side football is a must, along with beach clubbing and the Reeperbahn. Whether it's a Saturday afternoon kickabout or a Sunday morning hangover cure, you can't beat a bit of 5-a-side.
We'll book the pitch, you bring the skills. You know the format: split the stag party into teams and go boot-to-boot for bragging rights. It might start out as a fairly chilled kickabout, but 5-a-side usually turns into a sweat-soaked riot of swearing, shouting and roaring. By the end, you'll have forgotten all about your hangovers and be more than ready for a trip to Ottensen for more beer.
Hamburgers (yes, the locals are named after beef patties!) love their football, and the city has great sport and leisure facilities. We were well impressed by the standard of the pitch and the changing cabins. Plus you get more pitch hire for your money, as many places only offer 60-minute slots. Bargain.
In a nutshell:
- 90-minute game
- Pitch hire
- Use of changing cabins