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8 alternative destinations for a fun weekend in Europe

With so many fantastic European destinations to choose from for a fun weekend getaway, how can you be sure that your weekend will be one to remember?  We’ve compiled a list of our 8 favourite alternative European fun party weekend destinations, which will undoubtedly give you some inspiration. We refer to them as ‘alternative’ because they are all destinations that you may not necessarily associate with with night life and entertainment but we think they’re well worth checking out.


Zurich stag weekend ideasSwitzerland’s party capital has a lot to offer excitable stag parties and a weekend there will definitely be one to remember. A plethora of bars and clubs await you in Zurich and the only thing you’ll need to worry about is navigating the cobbled streets at the end of your long night. Apartments in Zurich can be easily be found online and all you need to do is ensure that each member of your group has a valid passport.



Stag parties in AberdeenGlasgow and Edinburgh have long been favourites with stag parties looking for a good time in Scotland. However, Aberdeen is another Scottish city that boasts a whole lot for stag parties but is often overlooked. Beautiful countryside which allows for many exciting pursuits and plenty of city centre watering holes make Aberdeen a great destination for a stag weekend.


Forget Barcelona for your stag weekend and give Madrid a shot instead. After all, where else can you be skiing one day and then running with bulls the next? There’s also the prospect of getting to see one of the most iconic football teams of all time in action at their home ground the Bernabéu Stadium.

Madrid stag weeeknd ideas


Belfast stag partiesDublin has long held a reputation as the first choice for stag weekends across the Irish Sea but what about Belfast? Boasting as much craic as Dublin but with a softer side, Belfast features beautiful architecture, interesting markets and traditional pubs where you can drink Guinness like nobody’s business.



Stag parties in MunichIt’s now October and what could be more appealing than combining a stag weekend with the Oktoberfest!? Therefore, get yourselves over to Munich and discover everything that this fantastic city has to offer. You’re only problem will be deciding exactly what to do. Sightbeering, however, will definitely consume a large proportion of your weekend.



The capital of Croatia is definitely a new kid on the block when it comes to stag weekends but that doesn’t detract from its appeal. If you’re a regular visitor to Prague then you’ll undoubtedly find Dubrovnik equally entertaining as it offers a similar experience.

Dubrovnik stag party ideas


stag party activity ideasIf you fancy a slightly colder stag weekend then why not give Helsinki a try. Few places offer an exhilarating ice experience like Finland’s capital and you can experience many diverse activities like snow shoeing, kick sledding and ice fishing.



Ultravox sang about it back in 1981 and Vienna was always going to emerge one day as a popular European destination. Exquisite cuisine, fantastic architecture and fine wine are all on offer in Vienna, making it a city that has old world charm coupled with bars, cafes and clubs. For more great deals check out Travel offers from Couponsmonk and see what you could save.

Stag weekend places Vienna


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