10 things to do for free in Berlin in September


The EastSeven Berlin hostel made an amazing top 10 of cool events and sights, 100% free of charge


The 8 international festival of short films is going to change the berlin subway trains in to driving cinemas. On exactly 3768 monitors in different subway trains 19 international short films are being broadcasted. The festival starts on wednesday the 9th of september. It is a competition, each viewer can select their favorit short film and vote on the website.

2. Free meal at the EastSeven Hostel Kitchen: it’s nice, it’s vegetarian,it’s for free

Every monday our cook Florian prepares a delicious vegetarian meal for the EastSeven guests. It’s a nice oppertunity to meet other travellers.
3.Mauerpark Fleamarket
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.


When visiting Berlin, you should visit some historical sites aswell. for instance the sachsenhausen concentration camp. It’ s not going to be a fun trip, but you will learn so much more about the terrible second world war and its victims.
Opening Hours
15 March until 14 October: daily 8:30 – 18.00
15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30
Entry is for free.
5.Organic Market on  KOLLWITZPLATZ
On a late Saturday morning you should go to where the locals go – the farmer´s market on Kollwitzplatz – 200 Meters from EastSeven. Fresh organic vegetables, varieties of sausages and a lot more of savoir vivre. By your food of the season there, go back to the hostel and prepare it in our fancy self catering kitchen.

6.The museumisland festival till the 4th of oktober.
With concerts, open air cinema, workshops, theatre, readings and dance-performances.
Location: lustgarden, museumisland
No entrance fee here aswell. for the exact programm klick HERE.
7.Reichstag – The German parliament building,

re-opened in 1999 after the government and most of the ministries moved from Bonn to Berlin. British architect Lord Norman Foster redesigned this place, complete with a huge glass dome with public access, so you can watch the politicians at work.
8.The Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

is one component of the memorial site ensemble at Bernauer Strasse. The ensemble consists of the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Chapel of Reconciliation and Documentation Center.
The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public. It makes information and in-depth programs available to the interested public. Beginning with the historical, political events that occurred at Bernauer Strasse, an area situated at the border between East and West and hence a focal point of German postwar history, the center researches and presents the history of the division of Germany. A visit is free of charge and really worthwhile!

9.Holocaust Memorial

Berlins ultra-controversial memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe, 2,711 concrete blocks jutting off at offensive and suffocating angles. Co-incidentally only a stones throw away from the site of Adolf Hitlers former underground lair, the Führerbunker.
10. Volkspark Friedrichshain

A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic. In the middle you’ll find Friedrichshains highest hill, which provides a 78-metre high view over Berlins flat terrain. The hill was actually man-made to cover up a destroyed anti-aircraft bunker from World War II, as well as several tonnes of bombed out rubble.

Hope to see you soon in Berlin, hope to welcome you soon to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

For more recommendations on events, parties and other happenings in Berlin, ask our hostel staff or check it out online!!

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