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A Hen Party Back In Time: Top Destinations for the Culture Vultures


Hen parties are evolving. They have become much more than obtaining a hangover with the girls at the pub down the street. These days, brides perceive hen parties as a way to get away from the stress of organising a wedding, and doing what they love.

As the maid of honour, it is your responsibility to ensure the bride’s last fling before the ring involves everything she loves. While it makes the job a bit more difficult, a hen party is a sacred tradition that calls for pulling all stops and pleasing the bride.

While some brides still prefer the old bar crawl routine, there are a number of other activity options available to choose from. If your BFF is tired of the whole getting sloshed routine, and is looking to absorb some history before her big day, we have rounded up the perfect list of destinations for your cause.

Berlin

Berlin for a hen do



Berlin is a happening city with an amazing nightlife. The German capital boasts a sexy nightlife, amazing art, bags of culture, cocktails with a kick, fabulous desserts, great shopping, and of course, a rich history. Here are just a few of the city’s many historical spots you and the girls visit:

East Side Gallery
Berlin’s East Side Gallery is actually an open-air gallery with political artworks drawn on what now remains of the Berlin wall.
Reichstag
Built in 1894, the Reichstag has endured a fire and a war, and still stands strong as the parliament of Germany. Tourists especially take interest in the dome built by famous architect Sir Norman Foster.
The Berlin Cathedral
The Berlin Cathedral, situated on the Museum Island, is a Protestant Church that offers magnificent views of Museum Island, the Gendarmenmarkt, the Synagogue and the Reichstag from its famous 243-foot high dome.

Paris



The city of love offers history aficionados the treat of a lifetime. Those who like to do their research understand that Paris offers a lot more than Eiffel Tower. Here are a few alternatives:

The Catacombs Of Paris
Formerly used as mines, the catacombs were converted into a graveyard in the 18th century. The labyrinth now houses over six million human skeletons, many of them of people that lost their lives during the riots of French Revolution.
Les Invalides
Built under the reign of King Louis XIV, Les Invalides houses a number of significant museums, along with the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Prague



Gorgeous in the summer, awe-inspiring during the winter, Prague is the perfect love-child of metropolitan fun and rich historical values. If you’re planning to take the girls to Prague, don’t miss these historical spots:

Prague Castle
Originally built in 970 AD, the Prague castle has gone through a number of transformations, and boasts examples of some of the most significant architectural styles of the past thousand years. The castle walls also house some of Prague’s most visited tourist attractions like St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane.

The Old Town Square and The Astronomical Clock
Situated in the historic centre of Prague, the Old Town, the Old Town Square is the best place to begin exploring the city. Apart from a number of museums and other historical attractions dating back to the 11th century, the Old Town Square is also home to the World famous Astronomical Clock.



Just a small reminder that the hen party is all about making your best friend feel like the centre of the universe. For that reason, make sure every activity you choose, and every destination you go to, resonates with her individual preferences.

As mentioned earlier, each of these destinations offer plenty of bucket list adventure sports and legendary drinking havens, so the group will not just have to settle for sightseeing.

Hayley x

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