Cooking your favorite Veggi meal…

October 24th, 2014

Hey Folks,

 

evreybody likes good food. Especially if you share it with family, some good friends or fellow trevelers in the Hostel. To cook in a Hostel is a great experience. Because you meet people form all over the planet and also their favorite dishes. It’s a great way to get to know the worlds cuisine and share your experience on how to prepare the different dishes.

 

At “EastSeven” Hostel you have the chance to do all that in a very nice and fully equipped kitchen. We call it the “Supper Club”. So we give you the possiblity to cook your favorite food for your fellow travelers. We will pay for the ingredients of your vegetarian meal and serve you with free beer while cooking. But this is not all!! We will also pay for one night (dorm bed) of your stay with us!!! :)

 

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If you feel like doing that, just let us know a day before, and we will invite people for the dinner. There are usually 10 – 20 people. Sometimes more…

 

And if you are not in Berlin at the moment but still like to share some veggi recipes, we would be grateful for a Facebook post with your favorite meal.

 

Have a nice day!


Made in West-Berlin

October 23rd, 2014

The fall of the berlin wall celebrates its 25th birthday this year. The focus was always on the changes that took place in the East. But there was this hidden gem called West Berlin, too. This city has its own stunning history. For example, many young men escaped from W-Germany to W-Berlin to get away from compulsory military service. This city also attracted other alternative groups. And yet, it was  an almost normal German city, almost.

For all of you who are interested in more, I highly recommend an upcoming exhibition called AN ISLAND IN SEARCH OF THE MAINLAND in the beatiful Ephraim-Palais. The location itself is quite stunning, situated right in the middle of the Nikolaiviertel. This is the cradle  of the oldest part of Berlin, unfortunately almost completely damaged  in WWII.

Ephraim Palais

 

If you have any more questions on Berlin – we at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel are more than happy to answer all your questions

 

Run-time
14.11.2014 – 28.06.2015

 

Opening Times
10am–6pm, Tuesday/Thursday–Sunday | 12pm–8pm, Wednesday Opening times


Upcoming events – Jazz Jazz Jazz….

October 15th, 2014

Jazzfestival Berlin

 

Berlin is known for having one of the best Club scenes on this Planet. Various venues which could not be more different, exciting and sometimes mind-blowing. Especially in the Electro scene. But Berlin of course has got more to offer than heavy Techno and Rock nights. Our lovely city is also an important center of Jazz. Plenty of world known Jazz musician live and work in Berlin such as Jocelyn B. Smith and Till Bronner, one of the best German jazz trumpeter.

 

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In the course of the Berliner Festspiele, Berlin will host the 50th annual Jazzfest this year. The Berlin Jazz Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz events in Europe. From 30th of October to the 2nd of November 2014 top-class Berliner and international jazz musicians of different styles will occur. In venues like the A-Trane, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, the Academy of Arts, the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church or the Delphi Film Theatre both traditional and progressive sounds can be heard.

 

Here you can find the dates and times for all the concerts that will be held during the festival. Don’t miss out…. :)

 

Jazzfestival Berlin 2014

 

Mythos Germania

 

Also still going on until the 30th of November, an impressive exhibition about how Berlin would look like if the Nazis would have won the 2nd World War so that Hiteler’s and Albert Spreer‘s dream of a world capital would have come true. Fortunately it never came as far. But the constructional drawings and miniature models of what they have planed can be seen at the “Berliner Unterwelten” side close to S-Bahn “Gesundbrunnen Center”. For instance they planed to build an arch de Triumph that was supposed to be like 10 times bigger than the one in Paris…

 

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You can visit the exhibition form Thursday to Sunday, 11am till 6pm. The admission charge is 5€.

 

More Info about the exhibition you will find on their website.

 

Berliner Unterwelten “Mythos Germania”

 

Have a good time in Berlin!! :)


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Festival of Lights

October 10th, 2014

From the 10th until the 19th October, Berlin will sparkle as a range of illuminations and projections light up more than 60 famous landmarks and spaces.

 

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Come to Berlin and experience  fantastic light shows all through the city center.
This year more than 60 sights, squares and buildings in Berlin will be amazingly illuminated during the coming two weeks. If you visit Berlin during this time, you should really go for sightseeing by night!!!!

All major sights, famous landmarks, historical buildings and cultural monuments become transformed by light and projections. It is an unique sight! Brandenburg Gate, Berliner Dom and the TV Tower are being put in a different, artistic light. It is a once in a year unique opportunity to see Berlin by night!
The Berlin Festival of lights is one of the biggest illumination events in the entire world.
And the cool thing is, the festival is totally admission-free!

This top artistic and cultural event attracts people from all over the globe. Beside the fact that the festival attracts a lot  of tourists, also a lot of  hobby(photographers) come to Berlin to experience the city by night, in a different light. For photographers it is an unique opportunity to play with light and use the festival to make artistic pictures of some of the most beautiful spots in Berlin.

Special “light-seeing” tours on the Light-Liner bus, by boat on the Light-Ship, on foot with the Light-Cruso or by rickshaw with the Light-Velo will give locals and visitors alike the chance to experience the creative compositions up close. Check the “Festival of Lights” website to inform yourself on the timetable for the LIGHT-SEEING!

Have a nice walk through Berlin nights…. :)


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The streets of Prenzlauer Berg

October 8th, 2014

So, what’s going on in our neighbourhood?
Our hostel is surrounded by many interesting streets. One of them is Torstrasse, a 5 minute walk to the south. A couple of years ago expats tried to establish the terms NoTo and SoTo to describe the areas north and south of Torstrasse. The question is not if they succeeded ( they did not), but what makes Torstrasse so interesting to be compared with Houston Street in NY. For sure, it is not its beauty. With its loud traffic and grey facades it resembles more the typical Berlin street just after the wall came down.  However, here you will find some of the most interesting shops, restaurants and bars Berlin has to offer. Let me try explain. Here is a small selection of places I really like.
Themroc
They serve only one menu per day, but the effin best authentic French food you find that night. Reserve ahead

 

Muschi Obermaier
Good beer, proper drinks  and the best thing – you are protected from the outside by dark curtains and masked windows. Hire somebody to drag you out at a fix time, or you will start the next day here.

 

St. Oberholz
An institution for the digital Boheme due to its free wifi ( and the beautiful view of Rosetnthaler Platz). There is also an ever-changing daily menu as well as a variety of fresh juices and coffee

 

Toca Rouge
Modern Chinese kitchen with  delicious and exciting  dishes. Just order the crazy orange chicken. Not too expensive and plenty of seats.

 

Lunettes Selection
You like some fancy shades that would compliment face ? They are best destination for vintage glasses in Berlin, not only because of their range but also for the professional guidance.

 

3 Minutes sur Mer
Oh lala. This is some really nice French food. Make sure you reserve in advance. This is the smaller and cheaper bistro style brother of Bandol sur Mer. If you are into French cuisine, but prefer a more relaxed atmosphere this is your place.
Adonis
My fav halloumi shawarma place. Easily to overlook and quite  non-descript, thiss place serves delicious arab street foods for a decent price. ( in case you spent too much on a French tarte and are still hungry)

 

Tor-Sportsbar
Well, not really a bright star on Torstrasse, but an honest one. The best description is in the name already – sports bar. No-frills, no bs, but beer and Bundesliga.

 

Prassnik
Unpretentious 1920s style bar. They brew their own beer, which is by far less boring than most pilsners you can get in Berlin  bars. The service is not overly friendly but low-key, so you can spend hours there. Located on a corner, you have many windows heading on Tortrasse. Please avoid if you are non smoker.

 

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Adidas’ first select store worldwide. They have, what other won’t, limited issues of Adidas collabs with renowned designers – always strictly limited and hard to get.

 

The only thing you need to do now, is to come to our hostel and we will point to the right direction. See you in NoTo


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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