Archive for May, 2011

Did you miss any movies last season? – no worries: watch them open air

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

fun in Berlin!

fun in Berlin!

Yes, the summer is there, and therefore the open air cinema season has officially started!!!

Berlin knows a lot of nice open air cinemas. We would like to introduce to you the open air cinema in Berlin Kreuzberg. Cool thing about this cinema is that they often show movies in the original language, with english  subtitles, or in english and with german subs!

In 2011 there will again be a daily changing program with highlights from the current cinema season as well as classic and cult movies. With films from countries as diverse as Japan, Norway, Israel, Palestine or Spain this cinema aims to present true world cinema and where possible they will present foreign films in original versions with German subtitles and German films with English subtitles.

We have the programm for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy.

Mi 18.5.  das lied in mir / The day I was not born
German with Engl subtitles

Fr 20.5.  True grit
Engl with German subs

MI 25.5.  tHe king’s speecH – die rede des königs
Engl with German subs

Do 26.5.  the kids are all right

Engl with German subs

Mo 30.5.  Howl
Engl with German subs

Di 31.5.  Bis aufs Blut – Brüder auf Bewährung / Closer than Blood
German with Engl subtitles

MI 1.6.  Another Year
Engl with German subs

Fr 3.6.  Wer wenn nicht wir / If not us who

German with Engl subtitles
Sa 4.6.  The Social Network

David Finchers movie about the beginning of the Social-
Network-Revolution with Jesse Eisenberg und Justin Timberlake.


Mo 6.6.  Jack in Love

Engl with German subs

Di 7.6.  Machete (FSK 18)
Engl with German subs
They just messed with the wrong Mexican… Robert
Rodriguez’ Mexploitation-Kracher mit Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro,
Steven Segal, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba und Lindsay Lohan.

MI 8.6.  Goethe!
German with Engl subtitles

Do 9.6.  Inception
Engl with German subs

WHERE: Freiluftkino Kreuzberg
5 minutes  from U-Bhf Kottbusser Tor , am Mariannenplatz | entry opposite Adalbertstraße 73

start: 21:30 – but be there by 21:00 to get tickets

tickets: 6,50 Euro

If you need help with getting there, just come ask us at the reception!

If you are looking for a nice and cheap stay, come stay at our cozy little hostel :) !


News from the EastSeven Hostel Kitchen

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
breakfast

breakfast

we now also offer our guests breakfast!!

Although there are a lot of good breakfast places close by the hostel, and even some of them offer a discount to EastSeven guests only (Memory Cafe, In aller Freundschaft), we decided it would be cool to prepare our guests a small breakfast anyways!

It is always cool to eat something before leaving the hostel and doing a lot of sight seeing is easier with a filled belly!

Our breakfast buffet is daily from 8am till midday! Come to the reception to get your plates and a hot drink. The breakfast costs 2€, including a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. You can eat as much as you like!

Hope to see you all soon at our place :) !


Coming to Berlin? then try German food, you will love it!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Prater Restaurant

Prater Restaurant

We have made a TOP 5 of fabulous German Restaurants in Berlin. All of them are located close to our place, so you can easily go there by foot from here.

Here is the Hostels the TOP 5:

1. Schusterjunge

This is a quite popular restaurant, there is always a crowd here! The food is good and the have really big servings, you will get good value for your money here!

2. Schneeweischen & Rosenrot
Here you will find modern German food. They only use fresh products and the have a couple of nice vegetarian dishes too. The food is great and the service lovely!

3. Schwarzwaldstuben
At the Schwarzwaldstuben you will find well-prepared and really old school traditional German dishes. It has a toasty dark interior, which makes you feel like you are in south Germany! When the weather is nice you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful sight if Berlin Mitte!

4. Restaurant at Prater Beergarten
This restaurants serves great fresh homemade traditional German dishes. Expect big portions! The place  has plenty of rustic and old-world charm. Adjacent to the restaurant is Berlin’s oldest, and some say best, beer garden.

5. Gugelhof

A bit more traditional and has a big variety on different dishes. Located close to the Kollwitplatz it offers a nice ambient and the restaurant is popular among locals but also among tourists. the service is very friendly!
You can sit outside too.

Guten Appetit!!!


Festival season has opened, Top 10 of great Festivals in Berlin

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
karneval der kulturen(c)Daniela Incoronato

karneval der kulturen(c)Daniela Incoronato

Here is our TOP 10 of Festivals in & around Berlin

1. Fete de la Musique

on the 21st of June, when summer officially starts, there is a big music festival to celebrate it! It is an open air Festival, with a broad variety of music styles and different bands from all over the world.  And the cool thing is, it´s all for FREE.
The festival starts at 16h and there will be a lot of after parties too! Enjoy Berlin at its best!

2. Carneval of Cultures, 10-13 June

Another fantastic yearly event is the Carneval of Kultures ( Karneval der Kulturen) in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The festival presents the cultural and ethnic diversity of Berlin. What to expect? A lot of live performances, there will be bands playing but also street theater performances take place. Not to forget, a lot of delicious food from many different countries, will be prepared for you to try out! It is a very colorful street festival, if you are in Berlin, don´t miss out on this.

The procession takes place on the 12th of June.

3. International Performance Art Festival

From 7. to 21. May 2011, the International Performance Art Festival will take place in Berlin for the fifth time. The Festival is an unique art festival, with workshops, labs and performances, is among the most important platforms for performance art.
Over 100 Berlin and international artists will present themselves in a performance marathon. During the kick-off on May 14 and 15, it will be possible to see what constitutes performance art: spontaneous creativity, confrontation, experiments, in short: artists in real-time.
What takes place can then serve as inspiration for all interested individuals. Performance labs with the artists will give participants the opportunity to pursue their own creative impulses and to present the results to the public in the finale on May 20 and 21.

4. International street theatre Festival `Berlin Lacht`
International Street Theater Festival at Mariannenplatz, 24-26th of June

This is street theatre at his best! Expect the unexpected!

There will be acrobatic, live music, clowns and a lot of more different kinds of performances!

I am sure it will bring you to laugh :) !
5. Berlin Festival @ former Airport Tempelhof

On the 9th and the 10th of September it is time for some great music and shows at Tempelhof Airport and Club XBerg. It is the music Festival of the year, right in the heart of Berlin, at former Airport Tempelhof. After parties take place at Club XBerg.

6.48 Stunden Neukölln 2011: art festival Neukölln
From 17 – 19 June (Friday 7 pm- Sunday 7 pm) there will be ample opportunities to view or even participate in visual arts, theatre, dance and performance events, readings, guided tours and parties. All this occurs in the streets, parks and other open public spaces in Neukölln, as well as in galleries, theatres, artists’ studios and neighbourhood centres, in cafés and bars, private flats or even in rather unexpected places. This opportunity lasts a mere 48 hours: for these 2 days, everyone can call him- or herself a Neuköllner. Each of the neighbourhoods has its own local “art branch office” or “Kunstfiliale”: Reuterkiez, Flughafenkiez, Richardkiez, Körnerkiez, Schillerkiez, Passagenkiez. The areas in between are referred to here as Anderswo (other locations).

7.Fly BerMuDa Festival at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport

will be back for the second time on 5th November giving the Berlin Music Days its glorious finale.

One can expect to be enthralled by the annual gathering of the Crème de la Crème of electronic music artists. The event will be spread across 2 main floor, 2 club floors all backdropped with spectacular visuals, complete with a cozy chillout area.
All this, in the unique and ambient space of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.

8. 15. Internationales Berliner Bierfestival
from the 5th till the 7th of August, the Frankfurter Allee in Berlin turns into one big beer event! there will be over 300 different breweries, from 86 different countries, sellling more than 2000 different kinds of beer!

Also there will be some live music! Its the perfect festival to visit in the summer before you go clubbing. There is no entrance fee!

9.DMY international design Festival-01-05 June 2011

The DMY International Design Festival Berlin will anew take place in the impressive architecture of historic city airport Berlin Tempelhof. The central exhibition showcases pioneering and foresighted works by over 500 professional designers, brands and new talents. Reflecting on design as a full circle system, the central exhibition is accompanied by a vast program of satellite exhibitons and events such as Designer Talks, Lectures, Open Design and Material Workshops, an Award Show and numerous networking events.

10. Tanz im August

This is an international Dance Festival. It takes place from August the 12th till August the 28th.
This years programm will be announced in June. Just check their website

Looking forward to welcome you in thé small and cosy YOUTH HOSTEL berlin, EastSeven!