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Dubbed ‘one of the coolest cities on earth’ by the infamous Lonely Planet, Hamburg is the latest entry to our birthday party destinations, bursting with the coolest bars, incredible eateries, and a nightlife street rivalled by no other, making a Hamburg birthday weekend an up and coming destination for groups!

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Boasting not only history and hipster destinations, Hamburg is packed full of activities to keep your group busy all weekend long, from Boat Cruises and Bavarian Nights. This city promises an unforgettable birthday weekend! With a full range of tried and tested accommodation welcoming groups, there is no excuse not to make a full weekend of this special occasion. Hamburg transforms from a bustling city, mixed with tourists and locals alike, during the day to a hub of nightlife and neon red lights as you journey into the famous Reeperbahn!

Why Hamburg Birthday Party?

Hamburg is city ravished by history and overhauled by the modern residents, leaving a unique city boasting more millionaires than anywhere else in Germany and more bridges than London, Venice and Amsterdam put together! Random facts on Hamburg, we’ve got you covered!

Fast becoming one of the most popular celebration destinations, Hamburg does nightlife like no other city. Beyond the quirky cafes and museums that fill the daytime hours, when the sun goes down, the neon lights come on and you will find groups making their way into the city centre for another night on the town! Book your group onto a walking bar crawl to sample great cocktails and the true Hamburg nightlife.

You would be forgiven for thinking that Hamburg birthday nights out are all about the steins though! The second largest city in Germany does fine-dining and sophisticated bars that you would find Bond himself sipping a Martini or two.

Curating an experience that is unique to other locations, Hamburg is all about culture and talent. This means clubs and bars frequented by both locals and tourists will take any opportunity to show off their creatives. From live music to comedians, DJ’s to performers, Hamburg is a corner of the world where you can expect to experience something beyond the norm for an epic birthday weekend.

In a city twice the size of London, you can be sure to find something for everyone! For those music lovers out there, why not surprise them with a day the Reeperbahn Festival or MS Dockville? Be a part of the city ritual that is Hamburg DOM, this festival takes place not once but three times a year and includes rollercoasters, beer tents and incredible street food! For those who want to see the cities sights as well as drink in them, fill your day with a trip to the Hamburg Museum to uncover 1,200 years of history and catch sight of the skull though to belong to a 14th Century pirate!

Build your Hamburg Birthday Package

Guaranteed to exceed expectations, Hamburg is bursting with potential for an epic weekend of birthday celebrations for you and your friends. Start building your own Birthday in Hamburg package now by simply choosing from our top birthday activities and adding nightlife and accommodation. Then our Hamburg birthday team will be in touch to advise, and to help you put the finishing touches your Hamburg birthday weekend!

Whether it is a cultural birthday weekend of tourist spots your group are after, as you hit up architectural icons such as Elbphilharmonue and Uebel & Gefahrlich, and taste the latest food trends in Marktzeit, or a party weekend full of the best cocktails in the city as you take on one of the Walking Bar Crawls Hamburg will always deliver an epic birthday weekend!

Our Top Birthday Activities Hamburg

Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

An unbeatable experience, your private cruise down the River Elbe not only keeps your friends hydrated with an open bar but includes an English speaking guide to show you all the city sights! Seeing Hamburg from the River Elbe gives you a great view of this awesome city.

Bar Crawl with Cocktails

Bar Crawl with Cocktails

Take on this three hour bar crawl collecting cocktails on the way with your local guide as you visit the hectic nightlife and best bars in some of the most famous street in Hamburg!



You had better leave your friendship back at the hotel for this one! Kitted out in camo and armed with 250 paintballs each, this party classic is a bestseller no matter what city you are braving! For beer or buck, who will come out on top?

Brewery Experience

Brewery Experience

Inject a bit of culture into the weekend with this Hamburg Birthday Brewery Experience. Learn about and taste the best Hamburg has to offer at one of the best brewery's in Northern Germany.

Party Bus

Party Bus

Take your group on tour as you see the Hamburg city sights surrounded by party lights in this fully kitted out old school American Party Bus! Not only will you get to travel in style with your favourite drinks in hand, we encourage you to perfect your playlist and blast them through the amazing sound system!



Don't get distracted by the gorgeous croupiers… The chips are down and you need to concentrate to win! Try your luck in the Hamburg Casino! Your guide will check you all into the venue...then it’s all you! A guaranteed laugh, no matter your skill level.

Traditional Meal

Traditional Meal

You are in the second biggest city in Germany, you can't leave without giving the local cuisine a go. Well, our Hamburg Traditional Meal has got you sorted. An ideal addition to your have to line the stomach after all before heading onto the iconic Hamburg nightlife!

Escape Room

Escape Room

The clock's ticking on your Hamburg Birthday Escape Room challenge. Your mission: you and your friends, locked in a room, 60 minutes on the clock. You will have to work together to solve the clues, crack the codes, open the locks and ESCAPE!

Where to head on your Hamburg Birthday Weekend

St Pauli : Home to one of the most popular streets in the city, it is used to hosting groups and nights out in its many bars and clubs! Located in the St Pauli district, Reeperbahn plays home to hidden gems and not to be missed experiences, including the hidden bar Clockers for gin tasting and exploration and GAGA, a venue unlike any other you have experienced, it is perfect for drinks and dancing.

If you are a music lover, expect to hear some Beatles classics amongst the chart toppers as Reeperbahn is where the iconic band first took to the stage! There’s a piece of trivia for you to pocket for your next Pub Quiz!

Whilst wandering from the St Pauli area, take in the colourful artwork adding to its quirks, as you make your way to the near by Europa Passage. Known for being a hive of fashion and shopping, you will find over 120 shops. Alternatively, indulge in the design at Neuer Wall as you empty your bank accounts in their range of designer stores!

Sternschanze : For an alternative atmosphere to the red neon streets of Reeperbahn, Sternschanze sidewalks offers relaxed and super trendy drinking spots and great snacking stops! Bustling with both locals and tourists accumulating in a mix of sophisticated and eccentric hang outs including Absinth Bar for a taste of the flavour from around the world!

Dine & Drink in Hamburg

After a heavy night, we know exactly what your group needs. Good grub and plenty of it!

What would you say if we were to tell you that your birthday group could be served mouth-watering signature classics from a Hamburger? Whilst I can’t promise you a juicy burger with a bow tie, the local residents of the city are on hand to dish up some incredible food!

Otto's Burger

Is it true that burgers originated in Hamburg? Yes! You can think this city for the incredible invention we all know and love, and you will find one of the best in the understated Otto’s. Overloaded and rich in the meat Hamburg is known for, your friends will not go hungry in this laid back restaurant set in the district of Sternschanze.

Nordcoast Coffee Roastery

Need some caffeine to cure those hangover blues? Look no further than Nordcoast Coffee who do coffee on a whole new level. Looking like something out of Breaking Bad, you will find test tubes on display as they mix up some of the best coffee in Hanburg!


If you are looking for some classic German tastes, this unique venue offers schnitzels and bratwursts along with plenty of new dishes for your friends to taste and try! Themed around the seafaring history of Hamburg, it’s name translates to ‘Shipping Exchange’.

Lima Fisch Restaurant

Not many restaurants can brag fish straight from the dock the way this venue can! With incredible seafood dishes and a wide range of the best cocktails, this is a top stop off for you birthday group!

Top Trivia

  • Herbertstrasse in the Red Light District is known for being male only, unless you are of a certain profession, making this a hub for birthday party groups!
  • The Beatles got their start in Hamburg playing as estimated 273 shows in the city!
  • Home to the Hamburger Dom, a month long festival held three times a year and features plenty of beer tents, German food and roller coasters!

Hamburg Birthday Flights and Transfers

With a short and direct flight straight from all three of London’s main airports to Hamburg Airport, this great city makes the perfect weekend getaway for you birthday celeberations..

Arriving in under two hours, you can be greeted by prearranged airport transfer meaning getting from the airport to the start of your celebrations is stress free. Want to start the party early? Surprise your party and travel in style to your accommodation with a fully kitted out Party Bus!

Taxis in Hamburg are governed, meaning they have stricter rules on this method. Licensed taxis will be available for the airport if you wish to take this option into the city centre located a short taxi ride, around half an hour from the Flughafen airport.

Want to stick to the birthday budget? Trains run on the S1 S-Bahn line every 10 minutes into the Hamburg’s main railway station, Hauptbahnof, and takes a little over 20 minutes!

Getting around on your Birthday Weekend


Sweat out the steins and shots from the night before by peddling from one hot spot to the next Hamburg birthday hang out! The city centre boasts 120 service points for your birthday party to take full advantage of, with your first half an hour free, €0.08 per minute or €12 a day, this is a great budget friendly way to not only see the city but to get around!


Hamburg’s public transport trumps most that we are used to, by offering all-day tickets for as little as €7.70 (or purchase a group ticket) and three services, MetroBus, the Schnell Buss and NachtBuss, covering day and night trips around the city, your birthday group will be covered.


Take to the water and travel is style! Public transport in Hamburg goes beyond wheels, taking their services to the port to gerry tourists and locals around the city. Running every 15 minutes, tickets can be purchased on the day from each stop.


With great options for central accommodation, walking is a great way to get your group of friends around the city during your birthday weekend. Whether it be a wander, a walking tour or a bar crawl, most of Hamburg’s must see’s are all within walking distance from one another.

Accommodation & Birthday Stays in Hamburg

With a city bursting with potential for the top birthday weekend, we truly believe that your accommodation will be a place to sleep off the steins and get ready for the adventure ahead. Based in Hamburg city centre, secure and suiting to your budget, we have some fantastic group accommodation available to your friends!

Just start building your Hamburg Birthday Package and choose an accommodation to suit your groups wants, needs and budget. Our expert party planners will take care of the rest!

Drinking Games for your Hamburg Birthday Weekend

The Birthday options in Hamburg are endless. Keeping your mates entertained whilst they quench their thirst is an essential part of any birthday party! Our expert party planners have suggested their favourites below

  1. Photo Bingo

    Capture memories and see the sights! Create a bingo card of top spots and hilarious prompts for your group to collect over the weekend. Have a prize for the winner of the best interpretation and most photos and a forfeit for the weakest! Win or lose, you will have an endless supply of content for Instagram!

  2. No Names

    A simple game to ensure that drunken antics and a great ice breaker! Even better, you don’t need anything more than a drinks in hand! With just one rule of no names allowed, after a few drinks you will find yourself coming up with all sorts to get your friends attention, and maybe a few slip up and spills may occur! If you forget, then you accept the forfeit and down the remainder of your drink!

  3. Send to All

    Not for the faint hearted, this game only has one rule. No phones allowed. Break that rule and you forfeit control of your phone. The remaining friends will get to send a text of their choice to anyone, and we mean anyone, in their contacts.

Our Hamburg Destination Experts

We are lucky enough to have an incredible team of party planning experts at your disposal. On hand to help you build the perfect package in this latest party destination, they play a key part in planning your event. Take the stress out of planning your perfect Birthday Weekend and enjoy the experience!

Chat to one of our Hamburg experts on 01992 655 580


Is Hamburg good for a birthday party?

If we didn’t know better, we would have said Hamburg was designed to be a celebration destination. If not designed, it is definitely destined to be! Being Germany’s second largest city, it is fast becoming one of the most popular city breaks not just with tourists but with groups looking for an unforgettable weekend away! Hamburg boasts a monopoly of experiences unique to the thriving and cool city. From the best nightlife to incredible food, history and architecture, Hamburg is celebration central for your upcoming birthday party!

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