Upcoming events in Berlin

September 18th, 2014

Hey Friends! :D

 

Today we would like to show you some nice things (you shouldnt miss) that will happen the next days. There will be art and there will be sport’s. So here is our top 2 things for the next days….

 

1. Berlin Art Week

 

“The third Berlin Art Week will be held this year from 16–21 September 2014. For six days, art lovers and connoisseurs from all over the world will gather in the art capital Berlin to discover current developments in contemporary art and to share experiences and ideas.

The art fairs abc – art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin will be presenting both young and established galleries, showing the work of artists from around the world. With a rich program of exhibitions, featuring numerous openings, lectures, discussions, performances, screenings, and other special events, Berlin Art Week’s partners, the city’s museums and other art institutions, will round out the week…..

 

Read more on their Website: Berlin Art Week

 

2. Berlin Marathon

 

The annuly Berlin Martathon goes in his 41st round this year. He was first held in October 1974.

Today’s Berlin Marathon consists of a race for inline skaters (42.195 km) and a mini-marathon (4.2195 km) for children and students on Saturday the 27th and the marathon for wheelchairs, power walkers and runners on Sunday the 28th.
The course belongs alongside the events in New York and London, the largest and most reputable besides London and Chicago at the fastest marathons in the world. Here were also the basis of the official IAAF world records for men since 2003.

 

All along the track you get the chance to support the participants or just enjoy this spectacular event! And as every year there will be plenty of people dressing up with the funniest costumes. This is a great event!! You should not miss out…..

Berlin Marathon


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Jewish Culture days

September 10th, 2014

During the nex couple of days, Berlin will host the “Jewish Culture days”. So untill the 14th of September there will be live concerts and exhibitions with Jewish background.

 

Check out their website to get more INFO: Jewish Culture days

 

If you are interested in Jewish History, then you should also visit the “Jewish Museum” in Berlin. It is located Lindenstraße 9-14 (Kreuzberg). You can also find a mark point on the “EastSeven” Flyer. It is Europs biggest Jewish Museum and its known for its great architecture. At the moment they have exhibitions about an unusual perspective on the history of German-speaking countries. Two millennia of German-Jewish history is told from the perspective of the Jewish minority. This approach sets new priorities can be known events appear more complex and presents personal stories in addition to historical events. The other “temporary” exhibition tell you about the Jewish during the first World War.

 

Jewish Museum Berlin

 

Have a good week! :)


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Its Berlin Festival time!!

September 3rd, 2014

This years Berlin Festival will be held this weekend at the Arena Park. So from Friday the 5th till Sunday the 7th the “Arena Park” will be the musical heard of the city. The Festival that was used to take place at “Flughafen Tempelhof” was looking for a new concept and location to deliver 48 hours non stop program. And they found it at the “Arena Park”. An area with the beach and poolside atmosphere of the “Badeschiff” with the so delightfully battered White Trash, the so chilled Club of visionaries as well as the estimated venues Greenhouse, Arena Club, Hoppetosse and of course the Arena Berlin itself. And all that right in the beating heart of Kreuzberg. There is no better place…..

 

 

 

This years Line Up is really nailing it.

 

Woodkid-Moderat-Editors-K.I.Z.-Sven Väth-Darkside-Warpaint-Jessie Ware-Bombay Bicycle Club-Kid Ink-Trentemøller live-DJ Koze-Chase & Status DJ Set & Rage-Fünf Sterne Deluxe-Genetikk-Crystal Fighters-Digitalism DJ-Set-Neneh Cherry & Rocketnumbernine-Austra-Dieter Meier-Ellen Allien-Alle Farben-Todd Terje-Nina Kraviz-Mount Kimbie-Hudson Mohawke-Zoot Woman-Kindness-Henrik Schwarz live-Magda-André Galluzzi-Schlachthofbronx-Jazzanova (DJ Set)-Jimmy Edgar-Mykki Blanco-HVOB-Bilderbuch-Man Without Country-Motrip-Onra-Taktloss-Olson-Highasakite-Rampue live-The Acid-Aerea Negrot-Jacques Greene-Kiki-Meggy-Ahzumjot-Chopstick & JohnJon-Rüfüs-Coely-Hawk House-Karate Andi-Edgar Wasser & Fatoni-Goldlink-Retrogott & Hulk Hodn-Black Cracker-DCVDNS-Waldo-Bass Gang-Kid Simius live-SSIO-Drunken Masters-Nod One’s Head-Sebastian Voigt-Beatport pres. Souvenir Music & Dame-Music-Eva Be-Clé-Nyma-DJ Stickle-Adi Ulmansky-Fidelity Kastrow-A Black Rainbow-Paskal & Urban Absolutes (live)-Peak & Swift-Sampson’s Cherry-O-Kie

 

Tickets

 

See you there! :D

 


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Upcoming events in Berlin

August 20th, 2014

Hey Friends! :)

 

Today we would like to show you some nice things (you shouldnt miss) that will happen the next days. There will be food, there will be art and there will be culture. So here is our top 3 things for the next days….

 

1. Street Food Thursday

 

Every Thursday evening from 5pm-10pm  the market hall Nine (Markthalle 9) becomes a platform for all those who dedicate themselves without on-site restaurant and large starting capital but with even more creativity to their passion: cooking! The appeal of the matter is, of course, to try lots of little things from various corners of the world for little money. Affordable for all – a democratic restaurant. “Street Food”.
Specifically, this means British Pies, Thai Tapioca Dumplings, Mexican tacos, Allgäu cheese noodles, Peruvian ceviche, Nigerian Fufu, American Barbeque, Korean Buns and much more, and especially every Thursday something new!

 

Street Food Thursday + Facebook

 

2. Aquarella Berlin

 

Since 2011, the “city foundation Berlin” and Berlins biggest shipping company “Riedel” organize a unique light-water-music show. This year the whole event will take place on the 29th and 30th of August. There will be a magnificent boat parade and a beautiful ship ballet that connect sightseeing, food and music. Tickets will cost 40€. Just have a look at these fotos. Some of them are just breathtaking. This is a really unique experience you should not miss…

 

Fotos of the Aquarella 2013

 

Aquarella Website / Tickets

 

3. 10 years Berghain

 

Berlins best and world famous Club “Berghain” celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Therefore the “Berghain” presents a big art exhibition showing many fotos of the history of this mystical place. Everyboday is welcome. No one has to wait for 2 hours. Entry form 4pm – 11pm. A ticket costs 5€.

 

Berghain

 

For more INFO just ask at the reception….

 

Have some great days! :)


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Things you should do while you are in Berlin

August 13th, 2014

Hey Friends! :)

 

as evrybody knows, Berlin offers a wide range of culture and history. But after you have seen all these things there are a lot more things to explore. Here we show you 3 things you should not miss during your stay.

 

1. David Bowie exhibition

 

The David Bowie exhibition at “Martin-Gropius-Bau” was extended till the 24th of August. David Bowieis the first exhibition about Bowie’s extraordinary career and celebrates one of the most pioneering and influential artists of modern times. Relying on state-of-the-art multimedia technology David Bowie creates an immersive exhibition experience focusing on Bowie’s numerous disciplines and forms of expression. It demonstrates his creative process, shifting styles and collaborative work with designers and artists in the field of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film.

 

David Bowie Berlin

 

2. EXIT: Search, Detect, Solve, Escape

 

One Team, one room, one mission and on hour of time. This is a new fun activity that has startet growing in Japan. It was as successfully as it now finds its way to the rest of the world. And of course Berlin is one city where you can find on of these places. You can find this place at “Lehrter Str. 16“. The scenarios can be played in German and in English. You would have to reserve it.

 

EXIT-game

 

3. Bite Club

 

Every second Monday of a month next to “Badeschiff” at the “Arena” area, the Bite Club offers a space to enjoy treat foods from local traders and partake of convivial evening drinks. they are constantly on the hunt for the newest and best of Berlin’s food traders and trucks, their core of regulars are joined by new members at each edition, complemented by specialist wine and rum bars. Just check out their website for more INFO and dates.

 

Bite Club

 

If you need directions, ask us at the reception.

 

Have a nice day!! :D


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Potsdamer Schlössernacht 2014

August 4th, 2014

In about 2 weeks, on the 16th of August, Potsdam and the Park Sanssouci will host the annual “Schlössernacht” (Palaces by Night) for the 16th time. Nowhere Prussia’s Baroque is more dazzling, lush and romantic than in the park of Sanssouci. Palaces and Gardens present themselves in a landscape of incomparable harmony. The former summer paradise of the Prussian kings near the capital Berlin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Once a year, you can experience a magnificently illuminated park in a romantic mood night. Again there will be concerts and dance performances with drama and literature lectures. As every year on the night before the “Schlössernacht” there will be a kick-off concert. This year performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Hundreds of actors make the nightly program of the Potsdam Castle Night. Masks and costumes of bygone eras meet the visitors – from the orangery to the New Palace, the Chinese House to the Roman Baths, from the gallery to the Church of Peace. Even the trees are starting to talk. They tell how they came to this place, in this unique park landscape, devised by the great landscape architect Peter Lenne. English park architecture mingles with ancient Near Eastern and Roman-Latin influences. An opportunity for visitors to stroll like Prussia’s King Frederick the Great did.

 

At midnight big fireworks is shown infront of the New Palace.This much is certain: Those who visit Sanssouci that night, reserves unforgettable images in their heads. A ticket will cost 46,20€. Which is a fair price for a special event like this….

 

For more Information just ask at the reception or have a look at this link!

 

16th Potsdamer Schlössernacht


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Street Food Thursday

July 30th, 2014

Some places you get to know best by its food – a principle that is accepted around the globe. When traveling, the food options that are offered for immediate consumption on the Street are always of particular interest. Street Food! And Berlin has got more to offer than “Currywurst and Döner”. Every Thursday evening from 5pm-10pm  the market hall Nine (Markthalle 9) becomes a platform for all those who dedicate themselves without on-site restaurant and large starting capital but with even more creativity to their passion: cooking! The appeal of the matter is, of course, to try lots of little things from various corners of the world for little money. Affordable for all – a democratic restaurant. “Street Food”.
Specifically, this means British Pies, Thai Tapioca Dumplings, Mexican tacos, Allgäu cheese noodles, Peruvian ceviche, Nigerian Fufu, American Barbeque, Korean Buns and much more, and especially every Thursday something new!

 

You will find “Markthalle 9” at Eisenbahnstraße 42 in Kreuzberg. The closest U-Bahn station would be „Görlitzer Bahnhof”.

 

Link: Markthalle 9


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July 29th, 2014

10 best bike day trips around Berlin
Berlin is surrounded by beautiful lakes and  picturesque scenarios you wouldn’t expect. Go out and explore it by bike. Cycling is very easy, as all routs are clearly  marked with signs.
Please note that,  you will need to buy an ABC ticket for most excursions, as well as an bike ticket.if you have any further question about the connections ask us at the reception.
1) Birkenwerder to Borsdorf
length: 6 km
get the S-8 till Birkenwerder.  in front of the station you will see signs to Briesetal. This is the one you want to follow all the way. You will pass some lakes on your way so don’t forget to take bathing suit along. In Borgsdorf you take the S-1 back to Berlin.
2) Briesetal
length: 12 km
get the S-2 to Karow, then NE27 to Zühlsdorf
follow either the blue hike signs or ask for Mühlenstrasse ( mill street). Once you found the mill, follow the red signs from there. On your way you will mainly cycle along the creek Briese. Once in Birkenwerder, catch the S-1 home from there.
3) Wandlitz
Best lakes ever!
get the S-2 to Karow, then RB27 to Wandlitz.
you will find 2 gorgeous lakes there, the Wandlitzsee and Liepnitzsee. South of Wandlitz lake you can explore the “Waldsiedlung” where  GDR VIPs lived behind high fences to protect themselves from the proletarians.

4) Bernau
length: 10km
S-2 to Bernau
a quaint medieval spot with an almost complete surrounding wall. Follow Oranienburgerstr towards Wandlitz for 5 km. On your right you find the federation of trade unions school Bauhaus monument, later used by the SS and Gestapo to educate their pupils how to eliminate the former.
5) Märkische Schweiz (my favourite getaway)
lenght: 30km
S-5 to Strausberg
from Strausberg follow the R1 bike signs towards Bockow. don’t wander if you see a pyramid on your way. Prussian generals had somewhat weird humour. In Buckow ride along the Scharmützel lake and follow Wriezenerstr.tonce in Grunow turn left to Klosterdorf, follow  “tour Brandenburg” signs and after 3 km you will see  S-Strausberg Nord.

6) along river Spree
length:35km
S-3 to Erkner
simply follow the “Spreeradweg” signs for 35km . A no-brainer for people who like forests and rivers. To get back, take the RE1 from Fürstenwalde.
7) Sacrow
lenght:10 km
S-1 to Wannsee
IMHO this is the 007 of all bike trips.Take ferry (yes!) from S-Wannsee  to Kladow on the other side of Wannsee. there turn left and follow the only way there is all the way down to Heilandskirche, isn’t she pretty? Just like one in Venice. take the same way back and enjoy a Bratwurst in the beergarden while waiting for the ferry.

8 ) Albert Einstein House
lenght:8 km
S-1 Potsdam
an easy 8 km track from HBF in Potsdam to Caputh. A bike lane  runs parallel to the road. in Caputh take the first left into Albert Einsteinstr and Bob’s your uncle. He spent his summer holidays here between 1929-1932. Caputh itself is a  quaint little  village as well, worth checking out. take the RB 22 to get back to Berlin.
9) Potsdam – the capital of Prussia
S-1 Potsdam
while Berlin was still a swamp with a doner kebap and a currywurst stand, Potsdam ruled half of Germany ( and a bit  Poland, bits of Russia and some other places you might heard before).
The city is definitely worth visiting if you are into places, parks, culture and arts. take a bike as there are just way too many things to see. Achtung: riding in parks is not allowed.

10) Mauerradweg
length 160 km.
Not really a day trip, unless you are a profesional rider. Doable in 2 days though.
The Berlin Wall Trail traces the course of the former GDR border fortifications encircling West Berlin, the former western half of the city, along a total of around 160 kilometers. In most sections, this hiking and bike trail runs along the former patrol road used by customs officers in West Berlin or along the border control road used by GDR border troops for their own patrols.

 

 


Upcoming events in Berlin

July 23rd, 2014

It is Berlin summer time, and one event is chasing the next one.

 

During the next 3 weeks Berlin is hosting the 54th German – Amarican Volksfest. Starting this Friday and lasting for the next 24 days, this Volksfest at “Hauptbahnhof” offers various things that bring the American culture closer to us Germans. So we are speaking of food, music (live concerts by Eb Davis, Modern Earl, Larry Schuba & Western Union, Helene Fischer (Double), Keith Tynes, Andrej Hermlin and his Swingorchestra, Cool Cats. Sgt. Wilson presenting his Army-Show in real uniforms and Swing Music), Cheerleaders, Muscle Cars, Rollercoasters and much more.

 

The Volksfest opens its doors every day at 14pm. The cover fee is 2€.

 

For more INFO just ask at the reception or check out this link:

 

Deutsch – Amerikanisches Volksfest

 

Also comming soon, the Berlin “Beerfest”.

 

From the 1st of August till the 3rd of August Berlin hosts the 18th international “Beerfest” at “Karl-Marx-Allee”. As every year, you get the chance to try beer from all over the world. This year there will be 340 brewerys from 87 countrys with approximately 2400 different kinds of Beer for you to taste. But please don’t try to taste them all. We would like you to find back to the Hostel… ;) You will also find yummy food and live music on about 20 stages.

 

For more INFo ask at the reception or just check out this link:

 

Berlin “Beerfest” 2014

 

Have fun! :D

 

Your “EastSeven” Team


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Happy Guests….

July 23rd, 2014

Every day we welcome new guests to our Hostel. And every day we say good bye to some too. Some of them leave the nicest reviews. And here are some of them, that we like to show to you. :)

 

“Hi there!

My name is Bianca, and I stayed at your amazing hostel from July 1st-8th this year. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making my experience in Berlin unforgettable. This hostel is the best one I’ve ever stayed in, and I’m looking forward to coming back. The facilities were always spotless, the staff was friendly (and generous with giving out free shots), and the location was perfect!  I still have the hostel bracelet on as a keep-sake. I loved every minute in Berlin, and am already itching to come back.

Thanks so much for everything! All the best:)

Bianca”

 

“EastSeven was one of the best hostels we’ve stayed in on our 2 month trip through Europe. Very clean and safe, they also had an acoustic guitarist put on a live show during our stay. The kitchen was fully equipped… we used it several times. The staff was helpful and offered beverages for less than some local stores. Overall great experience, we had a private room, but we met many fellow travelers that said the dorms were great

Jenn”

 

“I loved every minute of my stay at EastSeven, except for checking out… I did not want to leave! All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and I met some lovely friends in the 8 person dorm. My expectations were exceeded and I will definitely be back next time I am in Berlin.

Caroline”

 

“This was a fantastic hostel, one of the best I’ve ever stayed at! The staff were incredibly helpful and the hostel itself has a wonderful vibe. It was really easy to make friends, and easy to get places. Definitely a wonderful experience and everything I was looking for on my travels!

Steve”

 

” Its location although not in the center, is only two stops from Alexanderplatz U subway line and from there to three other stops Brandenburger Tor with S line is the point at which to start any visit to Berlin. A definite plus free wifi that worked in any room of the hostel. Highlight also very noticeably clean both the room like especially the bathrooms. Everything spotless. Their friendly staff will help you all we needed. Highlight the great “Happy hour” with 1.50 beers. Many restaurants in the area of all types. Of the more noteworthy, Turkish called Babel a few blocks from the hostel and a restaurant serving all kinds of food at the beginning of the road from the hostel near the metro stop Senefelder. Would stay at again EastSeven Berlin. Thank you very much all over from Spain!

Jay”

 

“Excellent, helpful and friendly staff – be welcomed and fee like home, outstanding garden and kitchen, good location, few but extremely clean bathrooms, wi-fi does work in the rooms, strong and fast.

Sacha”

 

Thank you for your Love!

 

 

We are looking forward to meet new people every day and make your time in Berlin as great as possible!

 

Your “EastSeven” Team


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