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People determined not to let the credit crunch put paid to a stag weekend in Europe could consider a trip to one German city that has so far remained free from the tourist crowds.
While European destinations such as Prague and Berlin remain a hit with those looking for a traditional stag party location, the city of Dresden could prove a worthy cut-price alternative.
Having been completely rebuilt since the devastation of the Second World War, Dresden now boasts a host of top attractions, the Oxford Mail reports.
As well as being "culturally important and stunningly beautiful", the city is packed with locations that offer good drinks "in plentiful supply".
Stag parties may enjoy the odd pint in one of the old town's "gorgeous bars", but the student quarter remains the most happening part of Dresden, with a series of high-quality clubs and restaurants.
"Think Berlin, Prague or Budapest, but cheaper [and] cooler," the report states.
"This is a party town worth exploring - before the crowds catch on."
However, people planning a stag weekend this year might not discount more traditional destinations just yet, with research by Hotels.com revealing that cities such as Dublin, Prague and Berlin are among the best-value locations in Europe.