Archive for December, 2009

What to do in Berlin on New Years Eve? PARTY!!!

Monday, December 28th, 2009
Party in Berlin

Party in Berlin

We made you a brilliant top 10, read on!

1. Journey to the End of the Year, a street game. Meetingpoint is at Alexander Platz at 7pm. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, warm clothes. Bring water and all the friends you think you can outrun! For more information check the website
2. Icon goes 2010 with Mr. Flash, Ed Banger & Friends.100% Elektro Mash Up. Door opens at 11pm.
3. The Bang Bang Club: COFFY goes Bang Bang! New years special!
DJs: Johnny No, Karel Duba, Kevin Flip Clip
Mr. Chung & Spoon, Mr. Garage Rec.,The Mytch
60’s & early 70’s Floorshakers: Soul, R&B, R&R
Beat, Garage, Boogaloo, Clubjazz, Latin & co. Doors open at 10pm
ATOMIC STATION – Silvester 2009/2010
Indie Dance Pop – Rock – Elektro – Funk – Disco – Boogie – Brazil – Retro Goodies
Djs DJs Hifi Brown, Thommy N.Y. & Dejoe
Damage: 10,00 Euro
Get your Tickets at Restaurant Markthalle or
Begin at: 22:00
5. Ballhaus Ost


Party on 3 floors (electro, Indie, Funk)
starts 22.00 Uhr
Pappelallee 15 / Eberswalder
10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
directly U2 Eberswalder Str. (1 stop by metro or 5 minutes walking
6. Bassy Cowboy club
Big New Years Eve Party:

+++ The Trunkshow +++ *live !!!
after that a long dance night with ….
DJ Mystic N.
(60ies wild style, r & beat, r & blues, surf, rare groove )
DJane Koko Temple
(swing, exotica, early ska)
(Garage, rhythm & blues, rhythm & beat)
& friends

Party starts at 10pm, tickets cost 15€.
7. Soul Sylvester im Lovelite 2010
Starts at midnight!
Christopher Rose
[Salon Obskur]
Liquid Loop
[Soul Central]
Soul, Funk, R&B, Swing, Dixieland
8. New Years Eve party at WEEKEND
Doors open: 9 pm


Paul Kalkbrenner

Carl Craig
[planet e]
James Holden
[border community]
[musique risquée]
Ernesto Ferreyra
Adam Marshall
[cynosure : new kanada]
Jeff Milligan
[cynosure : revolver]
Simina Grigoriu
[sonat records]
Kraushaar & Gradmann
9.Sylvester in der Kulturbrauerei

15 Dancefloors – 35 DJ’s – 1 Ticket , 80er & 90er, Elektro, Black Music, Rock/ Pop. Live:  Coverband „Right Now“ . More than 30 DJ`s will rock your night.

There will be an amazing fireworkshow!! Don´t miss it.

Doors open: 19.00
Tickets: 030 – 44 31 51 51
Presale: 25 € (+ VVG) (at kulturbrauerei, Machinehaus)

The programm:

Open Air Stage – Dance Classics
DJ Funky K.

Alte Kantine – All Time Favourites
DJ Funky Henning

Club23 – R’n’B
DJ Pumi, DJ Little a, DJ Casbah & DJ C-Roc

Frannz Club – Rock / Pop
DJane James Blond

Frannz Lounge – Electro-Indie-Dance
The Incredible T Master

Kesselhaus – live!
„Right Now”
Aftershow Party mit DJ Devo.T.

Maschinenhaus – Rock & Pop
DJ Leon T. & DJ Zab

Nbi – Indie- Electro – Pop – Brits
Muriel Heim, Thomas Müller, Barschicks on Speed, Play & Doh

Palais – All time Favourites
DJ Stephanell & DJ Rio

RambaZamba – R’n’B
DJ Chris B. & DJ Raw-D

Schlagerzelt – Schlager & NDW
Doris Disse & Dalma Tiner

SODA  Mainfloor – House/Elektro
Mat Diaz, Matt Siaz, Thiyaro & Sir Roger

SODA  2nd Floor – Techhouse
Kevin Klamt, Nico Brix & Jordan

SODA Salon – Funk & Soul
DJ Sizza  & DJ Lovemore

SODA Lobby – Dance Classics
DJ D.O.N. & DJ R’n’P

Titty Twister – Rock
DJ Matt & DJ Sören
10. SYLVESTA SUCKS III, at FC Magnet Mitte
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Time: 20:00
FC Magnet Mitte, Veteranenstr. 26, Berlin, 10119, DE
a different kind of party!
Free of charge

Wish you all a great party time and hope to see you soon at EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!!!

For more exciting party recommendations, check out what our staff has to say online!

What to do in Berlin around Christmas, our Top 10!!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009




you´re staying in Berlin around christmas time, but you don´t have a clue yet on what to do? Read on, here´s a fine selection of events and activities from the 21st till the 27th of december.
1. Go to Kreuzberg!
Take a walk in gorgeous Viktoriapark and enjoy the great view from the plateau and then have an exquisite, but very cheap meal at either (vegetarian) Seerose or at Mutti’s (Großbeerenstr. 36). Then have drinks at one of the many nice bars/cafes at Bergmannstrasse.
2. Dance dance dance at JOSEF, on monday the 21st.
Acid Maria, Andi Teichmann, Mo & El Puma, Khan, Dom & Feed aka Mitte Karaoke, Xaver Naudascher, Plastique De Rêve, Strobocop, Jenne, Barbara Hallama, Marc Fm, Jeff Pils, Richard Zepezauer, Maciej Szalonek und seine Acid Boys, DJ B.Side feat. Mc Yaneq, Silvio König, Pick´n Roll, Suzi Wong
3.Visit the Lucia christmas market

Closeby the EastSeven Berlin Hostel you´ll find the Kulturbrauerei, a former beer brewery wich now stands for diverse range of cultural events during the year. The Lucia christmas market is held here, every year. Go here to warm up with `glühwein`(mulled wine), find some nice christmas presents for your folks, enjoy the german way of celebrating christmas.
Open from 23. November till 22. Dezember 2009
Free of Admission

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition „Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures“ documents the developments of post war art in East and West Germany in the context of the Cold War. On display are ca. 300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, multiples, videos, installations and books by 120 artists. (Daily 10a.m-6p.m)


Every Monday the EastSeven Berlin Hostel cooks for her guests. The food is simple, but good (and for free), the atmosphere is friendly and the night still young…
Here is how it works:
Every Monday:
Free vegetarian Meal
Starts: 19h00
• Sign up at the reception till Monday 15h00
• Meet us in the lounge at 19h00
• You´re welcome to help us
• Feel free to bring your own extra ingredients
• We sell drinks at the reception

November to March 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

7.On thursday the 24th go clubbing at one of the most legendary clubs in Berlin: Berghain

Only 5 €URO admission tonight

Tama Sumo


… doesn´t have to be boring….




90s . trash . euro . dance . party

9.On december 26 go to PRIVAT CLUB BERLIN for a nice christmas party

ALL IN – Christmas Special
Electro / Funk / Balkan / Dancehall / Breakbeats / Nu Rave
DJs: Jan Pyroman, Shareman, Spun

Admission bis 24:00 Uhr: 3,00 Euro
ab 24:00 Uhr: 5,00 Euro
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.

Have fun exploring Berlin!

EastSeven Berlin Hostel News

Monday, December 14th, 2009


home-made mulled wine!

home-made mulled wine!


it´s almost christmas time and its really cold in Berlin…to get into the mood and to warm up a little, we now sell mulled wine (glühwein) at the reception. Everyday from 5pm on you can smell the glühwein from miles away, hmmm.
Do(n`t) drink too much, this stuff really makes you drunk…

Last friday there was a filmcrew at the hostel. They were from the ZIBB programm on RBB-Tv, a local channel.

Somewhere next week the EastSeven Berlin hostel will be featured in ZIBB, which is ofcourse really exciting.
They interviewed Jörg Schöppfel, one of EastSeven Hostel owners, and also a couple of our guests.

Today there is, as always on mondays,  the amazing free food party. It´s still a big surprise what our friendly cook Florian is going to cook  for us tonight. But one thing is for sure, it´s gonna be delicious and lots of fun. To join you need to sign up at the reception. Meet up with Florian and other hungry travelers at 7pm in the hostel lounge and kitchen.

Tomorrow there is the yearly Christmas party for the entire  EastSeven Staff….We will all eat together, Jörgs famous  ‘Grünkohl’, play a game of Wichteln, and of course we will be drinking lots of mulled wine, beer and so on….

If you´re staying in Berlin during the Christmas Holidays I would recommend to visit one of the many christmas-markets in Berlin, check out our Christmas-market-Blog for more detailed information.

For parties around christmas and new years eve check out the personal recommendations of the EastSeven staff ONLINE.

That´s all for now! See you soon in Berlin at EastSeven :)!

Free events in Berlin, this winter. EastSevens TOP 20!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009



EastSeven made an amazing top 20 of events and museums you can visit without paying for it, nice :).

1. Topography of Terror – Back in 1987 a group of students excavated, with little more than their bare hands, the cellars of Berlins former Gestapo and SS headquarters. The Topography of Terror is the fruit of their labour, an open-air exhibition documenting what happens when a totalitarian regime tortures its people to death for fun.
You can pickup a headset from the reception for English audio commentary.
Next to the Topography of Terror is an excellent art museum called Martin-Gropius-Bau.
2. During the cold Berlin winter we like to provide our guest with a nice warm meal, every monday. It´s a Free Dinner Party for everybody staying at the hostel. Our cook Florian prepares delicious vegetarian meals, every week something different. Its a nice opportunity to meet up with other travelers.
3. Every sunday it is Fleamarket Day in Berlin. 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.
4. The Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum.
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 in winter: 15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30 To get there, take the S1 (S-bahn Wannsee to Oranienburg) until Oranienburg station. This is the last stop and the journey takes around 45 minutes from Berlin-Friedrichstraße station. Trains leave every 20 minutes. You need an ABC-ticket.
There is no entrance fee. Of course you pay when you want to take a guided tour, it costs €15 for up to 15 people, and €25 for up to 30 people.
5. Take the subwaytrain u2 from senefelderplatz to Potsdamer Platz – Potsdamer Platz was the glitzy centre of Germanys debauched 1920s metropolis, and the site Europes first traffic light system. Smashed into rubble during WW II, its now home to Europes fastest elevator and a mass of steel and glass buildings said to represent the future of Berlin.
If you´re there you should definately check out the Sony Centre and Cinemax cinemas for films in their original language (e.g. English).
6. Also a most visit when you are in Berlin : Checkpoint Charlie. This is Berlins most famous crossing point between East and West and a lasting symbol of the citys fragile Cold War relations. Commemorated today by an ersatz replica of the original American checkpoint and two historically inaccurate pictures of Soviet and American soldiers.
Do avoid the museum, its disorganised, expensive, and there is way too much information.
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 Center 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 is officiated by the Verein Berliner Mauer – Gedenkstätte und Dokumentationszentrum, which is supported by an advisory council and bears responsibility for the project content.
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.
The Documentation Center opened on November 9, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, with a workshop exhibition titled “Grenzblicke. A new exhibition titled “Berlin, August 13, 1961” has been on display since August 13, 2001. The exhibition, presented in both English and German, was designed by the Berlin company gewerk.
The Documentation Center is housed in a section of the Evangelical Reconciliation Parish. The rooms, provided rent-free, are to be used for documentation and for an exhibition.  NO entrance fee! Yeah!
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.Viktoriapark Kreuzberg
Viktoriapark is one of Berlin’s oldest and prettiest parks and offers a great view from the top of Kreuzberg. Have a delicious and cheap vegetarian lunch at Seerose (Mehringdamm 47) and then have a coffee or some ice cream at one of the plenty cafes in Bergmannstraße. Kreuzberg/Viktoriapark @ U-Mehringdamm.

11. Brandenburg gate. Every 10, 20 and 50 cent German Euro coin is minted with a picture of this big city gate on its reverse side. Stranded in a lonely no-mans land between 1961 and 89 thanks to the East German government, no other structure in Berlin better symbolises the temporary division of the city.
Of course you should take your camera and get snapping; its not going anywhere anytime soon.
12. Organic market on Kollwitzplatz every thursday and saturday. 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.
13. Turkish market on maybachufer, Kreuzberg. Every tuesday and friday! experience Berlin’s most famous multi-cultural market. Shop for food or even a pretty souvenir. Cafés and bars
are close by as well. Every tuesday and Friday from 11a.m. to 6.30p.m
Get out at U-Bahn Schönleinstraße.
14. Mauerpark – If you are over 20 and still like to play (particularly with beer bottles), then this is your playground. Its the best place in Berlin for relaxed outdoor boozing and there are hilltop swingsets which are a great spot for watching the sun sink lazily in the West.
Dont miss the fabulous flea market on Sundays.
15. Visit one of the many christmas markets in Berlin. Most of them are free of charge. For instance the one at Alexanderplatz  or the one at the Kulturbrauerei, the Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt.
Go here for a stroll, shop to find some more christmas presents, drink mulled wine and eat german saucages! Nice.
16. Museum Island – Surrounded on all sides by the River Spree, Museum Island is literally an island with museums on it, isnt that clever? It is not only home to some of the citys top class museums such as the Altes Museum and the Pergamon Museum, but also the Berliner Dom and the tranquil Lustgarten.
Visit the island on a Thursday between six and ten for free entrance to the museums.
17. Tacheles – One-time department store then SS headquarters in the heart of Berlins former Jewish quarter, the Tacheles was taken over by squatters in 91. Behind the buildings bombed out façade is a wealth of art studios, two cinemas, 3 bars, a beach bar, a café and a newly opened bourgeois restaurant.
Watch out for the fire-breathing dragon in Café Zapata!
Just opposite youll find delicious French fries served from a dodgy looking trailer called Beckers Fritten.

18. Art & antique market on Straße der 17. juni. Every saturday and sunday. Of course there is no entrance fee here aswell. The market is easy to reach with any s-train from platform 4 at Alexanderplatz. Get out at the stop Tiergarten.

19. Kastanienallee – Dubbed Casting Alley by the locals, this long strip of little cafes, indie fashion designers trading their wares and tasty restaurants is the ideal place to hang out and watch the surprisingly large number of beautiful faces walk by at all hours.
Kastanienallee is home to Berlins largest and oldest beer garden – the Prater.
Recommended Berlin souvenir shop: Luxus International

20. Zionskirchplatz – Life in a resistance group fighting either the Nazis or East German government was often a dangerous affair. Finding somewhere quiet and warm to hold your secret discussions therefore being a number one priority = PBergs 19th century Church of Zion. It is now surrounded by small cafes and restaurants.

When you´re there go  also to the Weinerei, where you can pay for a glass of wine what you think its worth.
Okay, that´s all for now! Hope you have a great time when you visit Berlin. For more nice events in Berlin check our blog and our staff-recommendations.

What to do this week in Berlin?!

Monday, December 7th, 2009



No worries if you don´t have any plans yet, we have made you an amazing top 10 of excellent activities in Berlin.

Berlin is an exiting capitol, a trip to Berlin will never be boring. But you need to make choices, cause you can´t see and do everything if you are only staying for a short period of time.
To help you plan your trip even better we have made a top 10 of events and activities. From museums to free food hostel parties, from walking tours to the best clubs. Read on read on.´s december in Berlin, that means its christmasmarkets-time. Check out the Lucia Christmas market at the Kulturbrauerei.

Closeby the EastSeven Berlin Hostel you´ll find the Kulturbrauerei, a former beer brewery wich now stands for diverse range of cultural events during the year. The Lucia christmas market is held here, every year. Go here to warm up with `glühwein`(mulled wine), find some nice christmas presents for your folks, enjoy the german way of celebrating christmas.
The market is on from 23. November till 22. Dezember 2009. There is no admission fee!

2. For some more action and fun, stay at the kulturbrauerei and shoot some balls at the POOL & CIGARS.
It is the most beautiful billiardlounge in Berlin.
3.Another event for Free. The Thursday concert night at the Dunckerclub!

Every thursday night at the duncker club, not far away from the Hostel, there is a free concert and dj´night.

on the 10th of december: The Equilizer-record release

support by car pool lane & trick trick fuck (berlin)

Dj:don desaster

No entree fee!!! and just a 10 minute walk away from the hostel. Doors open at 10pm.


A former cinema and now a cozy small club with a big lounge area (with Foosball)!
Today you’ll get rock from AC/DC over Beatsteaks, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Maximo Park, The Pixies, The Strokes up to The Zutons and many more
starting at 11pm – open end
entrance: 5,- Euros

With its Finnish sauna and the successful
blending together of a ‘lounge’ and ‘sauna’ into one environment, OLIVIN Wellness Lounge close-by the EastSeven is a true wellness oasis. Especially now in the long and cold Berlin winter time….

opening time: Mo – Su 12 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thu Ladies’ Day

Sauna for 2 1/2 hours: 10,00 €
Reduced price: 9,00 € Extension + 1 hour: 4,- € Bonus entrance: 12 + 1 = Nr. 13 for free

Happy hour Mo – Fr 12 a.m.-15 p.m. for 2 1/2 hours: 8,00 €

6.The Berlin wall documentation centre.
Not far from the Hostel, at the berlin wall documentation centre, you will find all you ever wanted to know about the Berlin wall. There´s even a small part of the wall still standing here. Climb the tower to get a nice overview! Just visit this centre you don´t even need to pay for it!
7. The Free dinner party at the EastSeven hostel. See what´s going in in the kitchen on manday evenings. Join in on the cooking, because its exciting. And the food ozr cook Florian prepares is always very delicious, yeah!

Take a walk in gorgeous Viktoriapark and enjoy the great view from the plateau and then have an exquisite, but very cheap meal at either (vegetarian) Seerose ( or at Mutti’s (Großbeerenstr. 36). Then have drinks at one of the many nice bars/cafes at Bergmannstrasse.
9. Pay a visit to the former stasi prison in BerlinHohenschönhausen.

10. On sundays its fleamarket day in Berlin!! Yeah, this is great fun. There are 2 really cool fleamarkets at walking distance from our hostel!

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.

So this was just to inspirer you a bit before planning your trip and activities in Berlin. If you are staying at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel just stop by at the reception and we will be glad to help you and give you more insider information. See ya all soon!

Ice Art Festival in Berlin, till the 22nd of february

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
ICE ART Brandenburg Gate (c)K.Wackulat

ICE ART Brandenburg Gate (c)K.Wackulat

Delicate Sculptures and Monumental Buildings out of ICE!

Chinese and international artists create a unique and
fantastic world out of ice and light in 1200 square metres
of exhibition space.

The Chinese artists will display their ancient art for the
first time ever in Germany. Their fascinating ice sculptures
are a constant exhibit and will be added to and completed
throughout the duration of the exhibition. As a visitor you
are able to observe the development and completion of
the six-metre-high sculptures very closely.

A winter-time climate awaits you, with a constant
exhibition temperature of minus three.
It is recommended that visitors dress up warmly and
wear sturdy footwear.

„Huan Ying Guang Lin!“ or in English: You are all very

The Ice Artists

The sculptures will be created on site from the start of the
exhibition by Chinese and international artists. Amongst
them will be a large number of international prize winners,
such as:

– DaLi Liu, who has won several prizes and awards at
the annual World Ice Art Championships

– Yue Ma, who has been awarded a prize at the World
Ice Art Championships, and at the Harbin International
Snow Sculpture Contest

– Di An, who has won silver in 2008, and bronze in 2009
at the World Ice Art Championships

– ChunHe Zhang, winner of many international prizes

Admission prices

Adults: € 10,00
Family ticket (two adults and at least 2 children): € 27
Children under 6: free of charge

Reduced ticket prices: (Children from 6 to 14, Senior
Citizens, Disabled, Students/School pupils, Handicapped,
Civil Service/Members of the Armed Forces): € 6,00
Groups of more than 6 people: € 9,00 Person
Groups of more than 12 people: € 8,00 Person
School classes: 4, – Euro (per person, more than
10 students, 2 accompanying persons admitted free
of charge)

Tickets are obtainable directly at the exhibition

10243 Berlin
at the o2 World

Klick here for a MAP.


For more great events and festivals in Berlin check also our EastSeven Berlin Hostel staff recommendations!

Hope to see ya all soon in Berlin…

No need for a monday to be boring!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009


free food party!

free food party!

Every monday at Eastseven Berlin hostel there is a free vegetarian dinner party organized for all guests staying at the Hostel.

It´s a really nice happening, an opportunity for travelers to meet other travelers. Here is how it works; you need to sign up at the reception till 3pm on monday. Then meet up with the crew in the kitchen at around 7pm . If you like you could even join in on the cooking, or bring your own ingredients. We sell cheap but good german and chech bier at the reception!

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Logue once did a performance on a monday at the EastSeven Lounge, a volunteer show. We filmed during here show, just check out our youtube video.

At that  time she was touring across Europe with her `Paint the World Pretty Tour` staying at different hostels and performing for free in hostels and in orphanages aswell!
Listen to some of Jennifer Logue´s songs on Myspace

Our friend Todd, from the amazing band Calico Soul (Hawaiian / Rock / Punk music), is also a well seen musician at our hostel. And if you are lucky you might even catch him playing on the guitar during one of our Monday-evening happenings.
And as usual our cook Florian will be there on Mondays, cooking  delicious vegetarian meals! To join and enjoy the cooking come to the Hostel Kitchen at 7pm.
So hope to see you all soon at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.