Archive for July, 2009

Berlin City Night 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

 

Fun in Berlin

Fun in Berlin

Come to Berlin for some real fun action, stay at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!

This saturday Berlin´s famous shopping street kurfürstendamm will be filled with athletes for the annuel Berlin City Night.

This is an evening of fun runs and inline skates, about 8000 runners and inline-skaters take part and even more people come to cheer them on their route of 5km or 10 km.

For more information on this event or to sign up for it check this website

For other (upcoming) annual events in Berlin please check out our Blog on Events.

If you want to stay in a real nice and cosy hostel check out our website for availability.


S-Bahn Trains out of order in Berlin from 20.7 till 10.8

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Alexanderplatz station

Alexanderplatz station

S-trains chaos in Berlin, take substitute trains or ask our staff for help….

A lot of S-Bahn trains (similar to A-train) are out of order due to urgent security checks, but as substitute a lot more Regional Express Trains (RE or RB) are running from/to Alexanderplatz to the Main Train Station and Schönefeld Airport (SFX). The Bus from Alexanderplatz to Tegel (TXL) is running as usual.

If you need help with directions you could  just come ask our friendly staff at the reception, check the EastSeven directions on the website or check the BVG website for public transport in Berlin.

More detailed information about the current public transport in Berlin you can also find at www.vbbonline.de and the VBB call center (English spoken): +49 30 25 41 41 41.

We wish you a safe trip!


Welcome to Berlin, Welcome to the Berlin Festival

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Berlin Festival (c) Mike Friedrich

Berlin Festival (c) Mike Friedrich

The first music festival to take place on the former central airport Tempelhof

There is always something lately to see in or at Tempelhof airport, whether it is an air bridge anniversary, a fashion fair, a firework show, bird watching or an attempted airfield occupation. But a music festival never took place there! Bands and artists like Peter Doherty, WhoMadeWho, Jarvis Cocker, Dendemann, Peaches (DJ Set) and her revelling fans will definitely ensure much better and amazing photos photos from Berlin-Tempelhof.

We figure that a huge, peaceful “Remmidemmi” (hit single of Deichkind for the International crew who don’t know…) will happen for Berliners and fans of the city and of festivals who have travelled a long way.

Speaking of Remmidemmi: the Deichkinder already show us here how much they are looking forward to the big party:

Another argument “For Tempelhof”: Berlin Festival is an all-nighter! Everyone can dance all night on 4 floors to indie and electro-house! Party non-stop.

And we are also delighted to announce that the festival is ‘rain-safe’. Both open-air stages have been designed to guarantee that the audience will stay dry even if it is lashing rain as the complete audience area is covered. But it is still an Open-Air (port) festival.

It can’t be all good news though as two of the confirmed artists have been cancelled at the last minute by their agents. Frankie Knuckles vs. Andy Butler will not play. Due to important commitments in the USA, both of them cannot make their European dates. Florence & The Machine who we had really been looking forward to seeing has also cancelled due to “other commitments”.

But the bottom line is that the festival actually won another act and another dancefloor. Another indie-highlight has been booked to present their new album on Saturday. From the roots of the festival the legendary Club Rio (the video for the Franz Ferdinand song ‘Michael’ was recorded there) and its’ most recent and legitimate successor, Club Scala, will present yet another floor featuring: Hugo Capablanca feat. Eric D. Clark (Discos Capablanca), Coop (Berlin Festival), Dennis Ratzlaff (Rio/Coop), Nomad (Endlich18!), Fleshdance Djs (discothec miami), Okay & Okay, A Team, Marlon Beatt (Scala), Franz Underwear (Slow Motion), DJ Valis (Panic!), DJ Buggy and many more until the early hours!

It really makes sense to buy your tickets as quickly as possible. Hard paper tickets (real, old-school tickets) with considerably lower booking fees are available in these listed shops: www.berlinfestival.com/tickets

If you live in Ireland or the UK, you can easily buy tickets via lastminute.com or in Konfusion, Temple Bar: www.berlinfestival.com/tickets
LINE UP:
Freitag, 07.08.2009
Peter Doherty, Dendemann, José González, Saint Etienne, Peaches (DJ Set), WhoMadeWho, These New Puritans, Dear Reader, Bodi Bill, Riton, Aeroplane, Telepathe, 1000 Robota, Crystal Antlers, Humanzi , Berlin Battery, Karrera klub

Samstag, 08.08.2009
Deichkind, Jarvis Cocker, The Rifles, Zoot Woman, Digitalism (DJ Set), The Thermals, Junior Boys, Whirlpool Productions’ Disco Club SoundclashKilians, Bonaparte, D.I.M., Oneida, Micachu And The Shapes, Health, Cajuan, Errors, Frankmusik, I Might Be Wrong, Death By Pop
(Text: www.berlinfestival.com)

To find a nice bed to crash after the festival you are welcome to book a bed at the cosy EastSeven Berlin Hostel.
For directions to the hostel klick HERE.

(Picture: Mike Friedrich )


EastSeven Berlin Hostel offers amazing Discounts

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Glücklich am Park

Glücklich am Park

Get the LOCAL DISCOUNT CARD at our hostel….
The EastSeven Berlin Hostel offers her guests a special Local Discount Card at check in.
Here the guest can find some really excellent (vintage) shops, bars and clubs,  all located very close to the Hostel in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. All these shops have an unique assortment of clothes, furniture, souvenirs, beers, pizza etc. etc. Using this card helps newcomers in Berlin explore the neigbourhood and discover some of the best local businesses.

We have listed some cool examples down below:
1.Glücklich Am Park
Offers: 50% Discount on all sunglasses
2.Kaufhalle Berlin
Offers: 10% Discount on everything
3.Fat Ass Pizza
Offers: 15% Discount on consumption
4.Cafe Wohnzimmer
Offers: One free Coffee
5.Dunckerclub
Offers: Free Entrance

So if you are coming to Berlin we would love to welcome you to our Hostel. Get the Local Discount Card from our Staff at the reception and enjoy the most beautiful shops, delicious restaurants, lovely Cafes, and wild clubs in Prenzlauer Berg!!

For more insider tips on events, parties, galleries, exhibitions in Berlin please check out  our online Staff Recommendations.

See you soon in Berlin.


Berlin Lacht- International Street Theater Festival 2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009

 

Fun in Berlin

Fun in Berlin

The EastSeven Berlin Hostels recommendation for this weekend- another event for FREE…

For the second time Berlin Lacht will bring its joy to the Alexanderplatz. This year the festival takes place from July the 9th till july the 12th.
The festival includes 4 days of street art, street culture and a lot of spectacular and amazing street theatre. There will be 4 different stages and over 200 artist from 20 different nationalities.

Except from clowns and acrobats there´ll also be fire-artists, musicians, an interactive child programm and several installations.

During the summer months this festival moves throughout the city, to various venues.
For more detailed information and the exact programm follow the link: PROGRAMM

If your visiting Berlin for this festival you are more than welcome to stay at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.
Also for more information on exciting events in Berlin check out what our staff-members have to say online at the staff recommends sector of our website.

See you soon in Berlin!!!


Top 10 of most interesting museums in Berlin

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

 

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

The EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a TOP 10 of some of the most interesting museums in Berlin….
With over 170 museums and galleries Berlin welcomes millions of visitors each year to its vast collections. On offer are unmissable artefacts such as the Pergamon’s treasures of antiquity at the Museum Island, contemporary art and modernist classics such as the Bauhaus building. Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, built after reunification, is one of the memorable highlights of the New Berlin. From Nefertiti’s bust to a speck of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’s museums bring its unique character and history to life.
Check out our TOP 10:

1.Deutsches Historisches Museum – German Historical Museum Berlin

Berlin’s Geman Historical Museum newly inaugurated in 2006 is a stunning chronicle of 2,000 years of German history. The permanent exhibition’s presentation of the past is arranged by epoch and contains over 8,000 exhibits. Temporary exhibitions are housed in the new extension by I.M.Pei.

2. Altes Museum – Old Museum

Berlin’s oldest museum built in 1830 by Prussia’s greatest architect, Friedrich Schinkel, the Altes Museum, is one of the most important examples of neoclassicism in architecture in Europe. As part of the UNESCO-listed Museum Island it is best known for its Greek and Roman Antiquities collection.

3. Alte Nationalgalerie – Old National Gallery

The Alte Nationalgalerie reopening on the Musem Island in 2001 was a much celebrated event. First completed in 1876, the museum houses one of the most impressive collections of 19th century European art in Europe including masterpieces from Caspar David Friedrich and the French impressionists.

4. Neue Nationalgalerie – New National Gallery

The New National Gallery next to the Kulturforum complex was the stunning 1968 glass building by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed to house Berlin’s permanent exhibition of 20th century European visual art. A must for fans of German Expressionism.

5. Pergamon Museum

With 850,000 visitors a year, the Pergamon is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin. Three museums in one, or three collections under one roof, its awe-inspiring monuments include the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate.

6. Stiftung Topographie des Terrors – Topography of Terror

Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions responsible for the repressive and criminal policies of National Socialism – the Gestapo and SS – were located on the terrain of the Topography of Terror exhibition.
A preserved 200 meter section of the Berlin Wall can be viewed along one side of the site at Niederkirchnerstrasse. Texts are in German and English; access to the exhibition is available daily until dark. Entry is free, and guided tours and informational talks are provided upon request. A new multi-million euro documentation center is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.

7. Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin with Science Center Spectrum

Berlin’s Technikmuseum – German Museum of Technology – is a popular, entertaining experience for all the family. A hands-on, activity-oriented tour of the cultural history of technology with over 250 experiments covering the fundamentals of scientific phenomena from acoustics to radioactivity

8. Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Mauergedenkstätte – Berlin Wall Monument

This evocative stretch of the Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse is one of the few remnants of the concrete wall left untouched since 1989. The Gedenkstätte – monument – includes a Documentation Centre which chronicles the history and experience of the Berlin Wall.

9. The Story of Berlin

This interactive history exhibition is no ordinary museum, but rather an interactive journey through Berlin’s 800-plus years, complete with light and sound shows.

10. Ramones Museum Berlin

Find out how punk rock legends – The Ramones – from New York ended up with a museum in Berlin. On display are childhood photos from Johnny Ramone and other band members, gig set lists, fliers from the early days and a vast collection of concert t-shirts.

(Text: Berlin.de)

So if you are planning to visit Berlin you are more than welcome to book a room at the cosy EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

See you soon in Berlin!!!