Archive for January, 2010

Winter time in Berlin! Our top 10 of hot events this weekend!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Museum Island in winter

Museum Island in winter

No plans yet? Check out EastSeven´s top 10 and warm up with great events and parties in Berlin.

On Friday:
1)ROCK AG AT LIDO
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

2)ICON- FRENCH ELECTRO
Friends of French electronic music: Ed Banegr’s Breakbot (http://www.myspace.com/dothefunkybot) is playing at Icon tonight
3)FRANZZ CLUB
2nd Floor – FREE ENTRY
Elektrik Garden
DJ- Team Schliffter Studio (finest minimal, tech-house & elektro)
Schönhauser Allee 36, Kulturbrauerei, 10435 Berlin
just 10mins walk from East Seven

On Saturday:
4)STEREPPHONICS- LIVE @ ASTRA KULTURHAUS
concert
STEREOPHONICS
Keep Calm And Carry On – Tour 2010
Support: Band Of The Week
location: Astra Kulturhaus
Revaler Straße 29, 10245Berlin-Friedrichshain
S+U Bahn station Warschauer Straße

5)RAW-TEMPEL
RE-openingsparty!!!!
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
Begin at: 23:00
6)ENJOY 60 OF BERLIN´S FINEst MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

30. Januar 2010 – enjoy 60 of Berlin’s fine museums at night, from 6pm to 2am.

7)WHITE NOISE CLUB AT WHITE TRASH
White Noise at the diamond lounge is a party that is dedicated to Indie, Rock, Electro, Pop & Alternative. Aside from the usual great food, a variety of live Bands, Bourlesque dancers and other entertainment, the White Noise DJ’s and guests play some of the best old, new, classic and just plain danceable indie rock around!
starting at 10pm
entrance 6,- Euros
On Sunday:
8.)MONSTER RONSON’S ICHIBAN KARAOKE

it’s sunday. why not karaoke?
9)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.

10)HAMAM-TURKISH BATH

It´s f*cking cold outside so let´s all go to the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath and warm up a little…

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!!!!

For men/women: there is a really nice sauna, just around the corner from the hostel, the Olivin Sauna!

Have a great time in Berlin!!


Long Night of Museums in Berlin, January 30th, 2010 – 6pm to 2 am

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Berlin

Berlin

This Saturday, long night of museums. Take this opportunity to visit many museums in one night!

On almost 400 square kilometres – between Glienicke Palace, the Museum at the Waterplant Friedrichshagen and the Museum of Local History Reinickendorf – more than 100 museums and cultural institutions are giving access to their exhibitions, collections and art objects throughout the night, enriched by a variety of events.
There will also be concerts, readings, theatricals and much more.

Kombiticket:
The Kombiticket valid in all participating institutions (from 6pm) as well as busses, suburban railways and undergrounds of the Berlin network (ABC) from Saturday, 30th January 2010, 3pm until Sunday, January 31st 2010, 5am

• Kombiticket: 15 Euro, reduced 10 Euro
• Children until the age of 12 have free entrance.

Pre-selling: amongst others in participating museums, theatre box offices, Berlin info stores

Klick here for Tickets via Internet

Bus shuttles make sure everyone can reach the participating museums and cultural institutions comfortably.
You can either choose one out of 5 different routes with a fixed program or make your own route through this truly special event.

Detailed program leaflets as well as the combination ticket, which includes the entrance fee and the shuttle ticket, (15 €, kids until 12 free) are available in all the participating museums, at box offices around town, at MD Berlin and online.

ON FOOT

Seven museums are reachable by foot within the radius of Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz. Behind the Piazzetta the Picture Gallery, Library of the Arts, Copper Engraving and the Museum of Decorative Arts are located. Passing the St. Mathew church, which functions as a concert hall during this Long Night, one reaches the New National Gallery and opposite the Latin-American Institute. Northerly, behind Kammermusiksaal and Philharmonic Orchestra, is hiding the Museum of Musical Instruments. Directly at Potsdamer Platz, the Museum of Film and Television is located which is only a short walk away. The museum is located next to the first bus stop of route 1 and 2 which also serve the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
The first bus stop of route 4 in direction West is the Shell-Haus GASAG, which is also easy reachable by foot.

(Text: Berlin.de)

We wish you a great time in Berlin. For more recommendations on parties and events in Berlin check our personal staff-recommendations!


Events in Berlin in 2010

Monday, January 18th, 2010

 

Berlin 2010

Berlin 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a selection of the finest up coming events….

30th januar.the long night of museums. Get a pass par tout ticket and visit as many museums as you can at the most extraordinary time of the day, at night. Count on special exhibitions, concerts, live performances etc.etc.

11th-21st of Februar Berlinale, International Filmfestival. The Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary. Up to 400 different movies are shown! At potsdamer platz. Get your tickets in advance.

28th of march the 30th Berlin Half Marathon takes place. The  Berlin Half Marathon is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a fabulous party. Over 25,000 runners from 85 countries participated in the last sightseeing tour of Berlin, a course that cannot be beat. The mix of live music, artists, and attractions is drawing more and more spectators to the course. And the Berlin streets are fast! That is not only demonstrated by the top runners with numerous times under the magic one-hour limit, but also through the many personal bests in the ever-growing field of participants.

21-24th of may Carneval of Cultures. Every year the diversity of many different cultures is celebrated  in the streets of Kreuzberg. Expect lots of  people from different cultures dancing, eating and celebrating together. Expect live music, (interactive) street theatre and lots more. Every years highlight is the big parade on the 23rd of may. There is no admission fee!

8-13 june Berlin Air Show at Schönefeld Airport.

9-13 june DMY International Design Festival. During the day there are lectures, workshops, panel talks and performances. During the night one gets together at the parties!!

19th of June Christopher Street Day Berlin. Starts at Kurfürstendamm/Joachimsthaler straße. Grand Finale at Brandenburg Gate.

13-29 August Tanz im August. A spectacular modern dance festival. A part from lots of performances there are lectures and workshops being held aswell.

3 and 4 spetember the Pyronale! A match between the worlds greatest fireworks artists. www.pyronale.biz

25th of september Inline Skating Marathon:  Starts at Straße der 17. juni. Most of the online skaters participating are hobby-skaters.

19-31 oktober Festival of lights For the sixth time, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS™ will turn Berlin into a sparkling metropolis with a firework of illuminations and events for two weeks from 13th to 24th October, 2010. World-famous historical landmarks and spots in Berlin, e.g. the Brandenburg Gate, the Television or Radio Tower will be staged impressively by means of light, events, projections and fireworks.

4-7 November. Jazzfest Berlin. Here you´ll find the creme de la creme of the international jazz-scene

9-14 November Interfilm Festival. A festival for short movies!

2-4 december Tanznacht Berlin. For the 6th time the Tanzfabrik Berlin presents the Dancenight. On these 3 days Curator Peter Stamer  shows a selection of performances of young berlin choregraph?

for more cool events check our weekly blogs and our personal staff-recommendations! see you soon in Berlin!


What to do in Berlin this week?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

 

Berlin

Berlin

Here is this weeks top 10 of amazing events in Berlin…
So many clubs, so many parties. Don´t know where to go? We have some special recommendations listed for you in this weeks top 10.

1.HUNGRY MONDAY AT ALTE KANTINE KULTURBRAUEREI

Dancing and eating…eating and dancing…what a great combination.

For a 3€ entrance fee you get great music and a delicious buffet!

I only say one thing: Yummie
2.BRITPOP & BEYOND at LIDO

The name says it all: its all about britpop and indie! You can also enjoy live bands every week!
Organised and presented by King Kong Kicks and Karreraklub – the institution for indie and britpop!

On tuesdays: starting at 11pm – open end
entrance: 5,- Euros
3.THIS IS MAGIC

- right in front of your eyes – and you still won’t believe it! You’ve never been closer than in this small venue with max. 40 people. Absolutely entertaining!!!

Every Tuesday
19:00 and 21:00 Uhr
@ Oxymoron / Hackesche Höfe
Rosenthaler Straße 40 / 41
S-Bahn Hackescher Markt
4. MäRTINI BRöS @ WATERGATE this wednesday!

Berlin’s house specialists playing at one of the coolest clubs in Kreuzberg. This is going to be good. Check out http://www.myspace.com/maertinibroes

Begin at: 23:59
Open End
5.GOLDEN GATE CLUB

This thursday: house in a livingroom (leo cubanero & rebeka rotlicht)
Daniel Papini
Enzo
Topper
Andreae
starts at 23:59
6. KING KONG KICKS AT ROSIS

King Kong Kicks at ROSIS this thursday!
Indie at nice club in Friedrichshain with Indietronics, Brit Pop, New Rave, Postpunk, Guitar Pop Beauties and Electro Sensations!

starting at 11pm
entrance: 2,- Euros

7. ICON this Friday

Wanna go dancing? The Icon  is a mere 20 minutes from the hostel and is playing funky French beats tonight. Djs: http://www.myspace.com/bobmo and http://www.myspace.com/surkin

8.SUB:STANCE AT BERGHAIN/PANORAMA BAR on Friday

Berghain – Sub:stance mixed by Scuba CD Release Party.
Scuba
Kode9 b2b Martyn
Shackleton (Live-Pa)
Pangaea
Stamp Release
Paul Spymania
9.BRITISH MUSIC CLUB AT ROTER SALON on saturday

.. arctic monkeys, adam green, architecture in helsinki, blood red shoes, clap your hands say yeah, death cab for cutie, the fratellis, the gossip, get cape. wear cape. fly, hot hot heat, johnossi, the kooks, nada surf, the piegeon detectives, the rakes, the streets, die sterne, tomte, yeah yeah yeahs and many many more – so if that’s the kind of music you like, go to the Volksbühne just 10min walk from here – the Roter Salon is right there!

starting at midnight
10.HAMAM-TURKISH BATH

It´s f*cking cold outside so let´s all go to the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath and warm up a little…

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!!!!

For men/women: there is a really nice sauna, just around the corner from the hostel, the Olivin Sauna!

Okay, dear readers, that´s all for now! If you are to visit Berlin I wish you a pleasant stay, with lots of cool parties and activities!


How to spend your weekend in Berlin? Check our party top 10!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

 

Party in Berlin

Party in Berlin

Staying in Berlin this weekend and you want to know where the cool parties are?

Then read on, we have made you a brilliant top 10 of clubs and parties, for this friday, saturday and sunday.

All these events are personal recommendations from the EastSeven staff members. For recommendations on other dates, please check our staff-recommendations on a regular base, so you´ll be up to date always.
on friday:
1.Go to the legendary club White Trash Fast Food and witness an exciting live performance:

Live: The MOKKERS (Garage/Berlin)

damage: 6€
Starts at 8pm
2.For more rock music go to the Lido Club in Kreuzberg.
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
3.  A Vidab special with Oliver Deutschmann and Koljah at the T-room

For the first T Room Session of 2010, they are hosting the Vidab Crew infront of Oliver Deutschmann’s appearance this weekend at Berghain with sneak previews from Koljah’s upcoming release on the label.

Starting 18:00 till 21:00 at The T Room Christinenstrasse 27, Mitte Berlin

The session will air live also on Sweat Lodge Radio

Vidab is the brain child house label of Stephan Hill & Oliver Deutschmann releasing music by the duo and artists like Ed Davenport, Koljah, Gowentgone, Robin Drimalski, and Tomas Svensson, as well as remixes from Marcel Dettmann and Marcel Fengler to name a few. The label is releasing in parts at the moment a series of EP’s titled Camp Vidab, and are holding label nights regularly in Panorama Bar.

4. Ilo Pan at Watergate Club.

Falckensteinstr. 49, 10997 Berlin (Kreuzberg)Â

Ilo Pan

starts at midnight

on saturday:

5. A balkan beats party at the Lido Club

Lido Kreuzberg

BALKANBEATS PARTY
ROBERT SOKO DJ-SET
Special Guest DJ: MALAKA (UK)

damage 6€

Begin at: 23:00
Open End

6.Disko KO party at the Bang Bang Club at Hackescher Markt

this is a great Electro Indie 80s Party

starts at 11pm

7.KING KONG AND KARRERA KLUB + CONCERTS AT MAGNET CLUB

2 floors with everthing the indie heart loves – Indie, Brit Pop, School of Hamburg, Guitar Pop Beauties and Electro Sensations + concerts of ABBY and THIS IS THE ARRIVAL!

8……SKAAA @ LOVELITE

Live

REEFER MADNESS
[Ska/Reggae/Dancehall / NRW]

BANDYLEGS
[Ska / Bernau]

Djs

DJ BELA
[Ska-Reggae-Dancehall]

DR. JEKYLL
[Ska-Soul-Rocksteady]

NORTH KOREAN RUDE BOY SOUND
[Northern Soul - Motown - Roots Ska]

ZION I DUBUCATION
[Reggae-Roots-Dub-Vintage]

Begin at: 22:00
Open End
on sunday:

9.Alte Kantine at the Kulturbrauerei

A rock & Pop dance night with DJ’s diefeder & AGS

10.MONSTER RONSON’S ICHIBAN KARAOKE

it’s sunday. why not karaoke?

Begin at: 22:00
Open End

So I hope you got some inspirations for the weekend in Berlin. It surely won´t be a boring weekend! For more tips check the Zitty or ask our friendly staff at the hostel reception.


Hostel news: EastSeven Berlin Hostel featured on RBB television

Monday, January 4th, 2010

 

RBB television at EastSeven Berlin Hostel

EastSeven Berlin Hostel featured in a local tvshow from RBB, television for Berlin and Brandenburg

Because of the New Years Eve all hostels, hotels and appartements in Berlin where booked out, also the EastSeven hostel. Lots of people from all over the world came to Berlin to celebrate a big new years eve party. on the 31st of december 2009 a RBB tv crew filmed at our hostel. They interviewed Nik at the reception, asking him about availability during new years eve.  And also they interviewed a couple of our guests at the lounge and hostel kitchen.
Check it out on the RBB-website, here is the link, scroll down and klick on the little ´screen`:

(sorry link is not available anymore)

Okay that´s all for now, we´ll keep you posted!


What to do in Berlin the first week of January?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

 

Sachsenhausen Memorial

Sachsenhausen Memorial

Read on for some great insider recommendations for free and low budget events and activities in Berlin.

1. For a great start in the new year and in the new week, we have our Free Dinner Party again, tonight! There´s going to be delicious food and friendly travellers to hang out with. It´s free of charge, so don´t hesitate.  If your staying at the hostel meet up with us at 7pm in the lounge for another great evening of fun in Berlin!
2. Find out more about the Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre! It´s free of charge and within walking distance from our hostel. Opening hours- daily from 10am till 5 pm.
3. Go to the German Historical Museum, to see the exhibition: Strangers? Pictures of the other in Germany and France since 1871.
The image of the stranger always was part of the self-definition of nations and helpful to delimit to the external. The exhibition traces images of the other in the respective self-definitions of France and Germany against the background of the globalization. (daily 10a.m-6p.m.)
Location: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin (Mitte)
Opening hours: daily 10.00-18.00
4. Pay a visit to the Sachsenhausen Memorial. Check here for adress and directions! Entry is FREE! But if you want to have a guided tour you pay a small amount of money.
5. White Trash Fast Food (number 9 at the back of our Flyer!)! Go here to eat great burgers and check out great rock´n´roll music. this friday Live: The Mokkers (garage/berlin), damage 6€.

6.Ooh it´s terribly cold in Berlin this week. So why not warm up a little at a sauna or a turkish bathing house.
There is a nice hamam in kreuzberg, klick here for a link. It´s for women only!
For a nice sauna closeby you could go to the olivin wellness sauna, at the schönhauser allee just around the corner from our hostel!
7.Organic Market on Kollwitzplatz, on thursday´s and saturdays!
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.
8. Sunday Fleamarket day in Berlin. Go to the Mauerpark Fleamarket, not far from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. It´s one of the biggest fleamarkets, and really exciting. There is a live open air karaoke show.
9. Ping Pong Bar, DR. Pong. Nice for some action, drinking beer and playing table tennis. It´s fun. There is no entrance fee, and this cool bar is within walkin distance from our hostel. (number 5 at the back of our flyer)
10. Go on a Free Walking Tour. There are pick ups every day from our hostel at 12.45. 5hrs of sightseeing lead by our passionate and more than wonderful guides. The tour works on a pay what you think it’s worth basis so it’s always within your budget. Sights include Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, The Wall, Brandenburger Tor, Bunker site and many more besides

For more information and insider recommendations, please ask our staff and check our online staff-recommendations! Hope to see you soon in Berlin!