If you’re going to Poland for Euro 2012 with the lads you’re going to want some mad, cool, crazy stuff to do once the whistle has blown. The games are being played in six cities in Poland, Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Chorzow and Krakow, so I’ve found the craziest things to do in each city to keep you buzzing after the big matches…
Sign up to one of Warsaw’s professional indoor firing ranges and you can get your hands of the legendary Kalashnikov – the Russian assault rifle. As well as firing the AK47s you’ll also get the chance to have a few rounds with a sports rifle and a shotgun and a Russian Margolin and Austrian Glock pistol. You’ll get a go on some other crazy revolvers, pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, semi-automatic and automatic machine guns too. So for your own Euro 2012 penalty shoot out – gettit? – sign up now and this could be you wearing a stupid hat and a silly grin…
Hostels in Warsaw: Globetrotter Hostel is well located in the city centre and there’s a social area and fully equipped kitchen so you can save on food costs. Breakfast is also free here so get a good fill to line your stomach before you head out. They’ve also go some crazy bathrooms here with jet-fitted bathtubs and hydro massage systems too. Rooms are for 4 to 8 guests and start at €10.57pppn. Book now?
Pull on your best togs and get yourself into Papryka for a Euro 2012 warm up/close down. The club is in Poland’s premier party destination and is set inside an ivy-covered villa that’s survived the war. It’s one of the best addresses in Gdansk and is next to the marina too. Once you walk inside all you can see is red, literally. Relax on the leather sofas or dance till dawn on the dancefloor – it’s up to you. Entry fees depend on the event. Here’s the Gdansk Stadium for you as a teaser…
Hostels in Gdansk: La Guitarra Hostel Gdansk is located right in the centre of Gdansk. It’s a big hostel close to all the restaurants, pubs and coffee bars in the centre. Stay here and you’ll have access to a kitchen, lounge and free Wi-Fi. There’s also free tea and coffee and a free continental breakfast to make the most of. Private rooms start from €8.22pppn and dorms from €11.74pppn. Book now?
Go on a mad jeep adventure on the outskirts of Poznan. If you’re sick of the Nissan Micra you drive back home get to know what it feels like to have a jeep in your hands. You’ll have a quick lesson then you’re free to explore Poznan’s toughest terrains, dense forests and muddy marshlands. Adrenaline junkies are going to love the old Soviet 4×4 beasts and you can even get a video of your day for keeps – a great way to remember your Euro 2012. Some packages include a BBQ and beer afterwards so shop around.
Hostels in Poznan: Frolic Goats Hostel is a great choice if you’re looking for group accommodation in Pozan, Poland. There’s a fun atmosphere and a huge common room for you to chill out with your mates, or make some more. The Old Market Square is 500m away and the National Museum just a 5-minute walk. There are 38 dorm beds starting from just €8.69 and 3 private rooms from €34.05pppn. Book now?
Ok, so not that crazy, but pretty cool all the same – why not chill out in the old town, the Market Square? It’s lined with numerous restaurants, bars and shops and is the perfect backdrop to relaxing with a cold Polish beer and watching the world go by. During the Euro 2012 celebrations I can guarantee the square will be full of party people – get yourself into Casa de la Musica, Bernard Pub or Pod Papugami early for the best spots and coolest bars.
Hostels in Wroclaw: Corner Hostel has a common room, TV room, fusball table and fully equipped kitchen. There’s also free Wi-Fi and free luggage storage too. It’s just 100m from the Market Square and is well-known among HostelBookers.com customers for having some of the friendliest staff around. Book now?
The Chorzow Amusement Parkis the largest one in Poland. Now don’t go thinking Alton Towers or Six Flags Magic Mountain – also known as the Silesian Amusement Park, it was built in 1959 and covers 26 acres. You’ll find the communistic influences of the years ingrained on the design and set up. There are almost 60 attractions for you to enjoy on your crazy trip to Poland for Euro 2012. The Tic-Tac Tornado is the only rollercoaster in Poland with inversions and the Silesia Tower is a 50-metre-high carousel that spins while free falling. Crazy enough for ya?
Hostels in Chorzow: We don’t have any hostels in Chorzow I’m afraid, but nearby Wroclaw has plenty starting at just €5.87pppn. Feel free to contact our groups department if there are more than 25 of you.
Not your average pub crawl, but close to it – how about a pub crawl with vodka testing for a weekend away in Krakow? Savour the strength and power of the local vodkas on this tour – and enjoy downing that shot with a pickled gherkin and herring to really get in the Polish spirit. Just make sure you’ve booked a good hostel to collapse in afterwards! Vodka tasting pub crawl or Drive jeeps offroad in Krakow.
Hostels in Krakow: Dizzy Daisy Hostel Krakow is just a 10-minute walk from Krakow’s main square and the city’s railway station. It’s housed in a beautiful old building that’s been completely renovated. There’s a common room where you can enjoy your collected delights from the boozer around the corner and there’s a kitchen and washer room too. Dorms start from €5.75pppn and private rooms from €9.16pppn. Book now?