EastSeven hostel presents an amazing top 10 of activities for this week
1) OKTOBERFEST IN BERLIN
For the 58th time Berlin will be celebrating ‘Wies’n’ culture. Wednesdays – Sundays from 15h on at Zentraler Festplatz Berlin, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, 13405 Berlin
photography exhibition, really beautiful landscape pics
daily @ Automobil Forum, Unter den Linden 21
entry is free! and afterwards you can visit the 1000 horsepower, 1 Million EURO Bugatti. short stroll from the Brandenburg Gate
Outside – elegant neo-Baroque architecture laced with modern blue neon. Inside – friendly robots in the atrium, and the history of all things communicative. The Museum of Communications was founded as a postal museum in 1872, the world’s oldest such collection, and has been in its present ornate location since 1897.
On permanent exhibition are tools of the written word – wax seals, postcards and stamps (such as the famous Blue Mauritius), agents of the spoken and visual word – telephones (including some of the first), radios and film, and of the virtual – telegraphs and computers.
The museum’s interactive and lively approach makes it an ideal destination for kids, but adults will appreciate the temporary exhibitions featuring cutting edge artists. On the outer wall of the museum, observant visitors will hear a sound art collage of music, language and everyday noises. A comfortable walk from Checkpoint Charlie or Potsdamer Platz.
Address: Museum für Kommunikation Berlin
Leipziger Straße 16
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9-17, Sat-Sun and public holidays 11-19
Admission Fee: 3,- Euro, red. 1,50 Euro
From the 8th to the 11th of October 2009, Netaudio Berlin will be gathering the international netaudio community for a four-day music and conference festival in Berlin, under the title “East meets West”. 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. We recall pictures of hands reaching out to pull people from both sides up onto the Berlin wall. The event will take place at Maria, a venue situated immediately on the former Berlin ‘death strip’ once dividing the city and the world into eastern and western hemispheres.
5)GUIDED TOURS-TOUR M – BREACHING THE BERLIN WALL
Tour M gives you an insight into the history of the escape tunnels, and delves into the subject of the subterranean border – in the subway and sewer systems, which were used by those trying to flee the east. After a visit to various photo exhibitions in a former civil defence shelter, our guests will be taken via the subway to Bernauer Strasse. There more than seven escape tunnels were attempted within a distance of just 350 meters of each other. Here you will hear tales of betrayal in addition to the story of the two most successful tunnels.
Meeting point: U-Bhf Gesundbrunnen
6) HAMAM-TURKISH BATH
It´s getting colder outside so why not warm up a bit at the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath…
Hamam is a bathing ceremony of the cleansing of the body and soul. Relaxation and communication in a warm and pleasant atmosphere, are key elements of the Hamam culture. Here women from different cultures and walks of life work and meet.
You’ll find the Hamam at Mariannenstr. 6 in Kreuzberg
For women only!!!!
7) The EASTSEVEN COOKING EVENT ON MONDAYS!!
Its vegetarian, delicious and for FREE.
A nice opportunity to meet other travellers!
8.) NICE INDIAN FOOD Q MAHARADSCHA
Every Sunday you pay one main course and get one maincourse for free.
they start with 8,-€
You find Maharadscha @ SCHÖNHAUSER ALLEE 10437 PRENZLAUERBERG / BERLIN
15 Minutes Walking Distance
9)CHECK OUT THE ORIENTAL BAZAAR ON THE RIVER BANK IN KREUZBERG: 8-18H @ KOTTBUSER TOR
on tuesdays and fridays
Begin at: 08:00
End at: 17:59
10) SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY
Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well.
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