Archive for September, 2011

Parties in Berlin!! Our top 10 of cool clubs and parties for this weekend!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Fiesta in Berlin

EastSeven Berlin Hostel listed up some of the coolest parties for this weekend, 23rd of September till the 25th of September!

If you are coming to Berlin for the weekend, check this TOP 10 and enjoy Berlin at night!

 

1) GYPSY & THE CAT playing live at LIDO on Friday the 23rd!!

if you are into some fantastic live music go to the famous club LIDO in Kreuzberg.

this Australian band plays great electropop!!

2) LIVE! rock´n´Roll music @ Bassy´s on Friday the 23rd!

The Bassy Club is Berlin’s best kept secret and offers a wide range of good music – STRICTLY BEFORE 1969!
> From Hot Jazz, Dirty Blues, Western Swing, Country, 50’s black R&B, Rock’n’Roll, to 60’s Beat, early Soul, Sixties Garage Punk, Blues, Trash, Surf, Exotica and more…
The Branded – Live! (Garage R’n’R/Swe)
DJ (Club): Mystic N. (Shakin’ R&B, 60’s Garage, Frantic Soul & Rock’n’Roll)

DJ (Bar): Lobotomy (Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, 60s Garage)

Maximum garage-R’nR with a shot ‘o blues from Sweden. “Well, it sounds like the middleground between 13th Floor Elevators and The Who when they were still playin’ in function rooms above pubs. Man, this is Maximum R&Beer!” (Mof Gimmers, Electric Roulette)

3)   Live music at the legendary White Trash Fast Food Club on Friday the 23rd!

DEATH BY POP live: PSYCHO DELIA V THE WARD (ROBOTS IN DISGUISE) at the Diamond Lounge

live: AQUASERGE (Krautrock/Progressive/Psychic Pop – FR) + support: THE BRIMSTONE DAYS (Blues/Rock/Soul – SWE) at the Restaurant
+ DJ DennisConcorde (Indyfreshrock vs. Wildstyledancecore)

Starts at 10pm BUT you can go there before that and have some really good BURGERS & FRIES!!!

4) Go to Berlin´s most Famous Club: BERGHAIN!
Berlin’s premier techno club, housed in a former power generation plant near the Berlin Ostbahnhof train station. The building is enormous — the dancefloor 18 metres high and there’s room for around 1500. The main design elements are steel and concrete. The first room at the entrance near the cloakroom displays a 20-30 square meter black & white painting of the artist Piotr Nathan. On the upper floor, the Panorama Bar contains a large-format painting by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Fridays is usually upstairs Panorama Bar only.
Saturday night through Sunday both rooms are open.

5) For some great Drum´n´Bass Music on Saturday night go to ICON!!

RECYCLE – Berlin’s finest Drum’n’Bass: COMMIX

6) Fish N Slips at Golden Gate

Line-up /
Ryan Dupree *live* (Stil Vor Talent)
The Chosen Two (Powder & Louder/Supdub)
Who:be
100Tons
Promoter /
FISH n SLIPS
The monthly Fish n Slips assessement center to calibrate your party skills and tune your karma !

No peace for the wicked since 2006 !

7) A great party for a Sunday @ HoRST KRZBRG

It starts at 8pm
Location is at: Tempelhofer Ufer 1; Kreuzberg; 10961 Berlin
DAmage: 7 Euro
Line-up
Rabih Beaini (aka Ra.H) LIVE, Mark Pritchard, Mark Cremins, DJ Pete
…on the KILLASAN sound system.
East caribbean food available from Cris’s Roadside Cuisine. Yummie yummie :)!

8 ) Go to the legendary Klub der Republik!   
Cosy first floor lounge club with with a distinctive eastish charme & interior, DJs every night, from funk to house and dubstep.
Just 100m from Eberswalder Strasse Station, entrance is in the yard.

9) Sports & Nightlife?!! Yeah; go to Dr.Pong

here you can play table tennis all night!! great dj´s and great fun!!

10) Disco party at the NBi (Kulturbrauerei) this saturday night!

Dance dance dance!

 

Allright, that´s all for now, enjoy partying in Berlin!!

We hope to see you all in Berlin, book a bed at EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!


Autumn in Berlin: a TOP 10 of cool things to do in Berlin!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Berlin

Berlin

Slowly but surely summertime is almost gone. But no need to worry, Berlin is amazing in Autumn too.

We have listed up some cool events and things to do in the autumn.  Some of the events written about here are totally free of charge, wow! It is just to give you some ideas and inspiration. Sure there is much more to see and do than the 10 things listed here.

1. Visit the Stasi Prison in Berlin Hohenschönhausen

The site of the main remand prison for people detained by the former East German Ministry of State Security (MfS), or ‘Stasi’, has been a Memorial since 1994. Since the vast majority of the buildings, equipment and furniture and fittings have survived intact, the Memorial provides a very authentic picture of prison conditions in the GDR and gives another view of the divided Berlin.
Tours of the prison are usually led by former inmates, who provide first-hand details on prison conditions and the interrogation methods employed by the GDR’s Ministry of State Security (MfS).
It is only possible to view the extensive prison complex on a official guided tour as Visitors require detailed guidance in order to understand the various sections of the prison.
Public tours every Saturday and Sunday, every hour from 10am to 4pm in various languages, but better call ahead to ask at what time it is in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish or Norwegian…
Phone Visitor’s Service: Phone: +49 – (0)30 – 98 60 82-30 / ask at the reception and we call for you!
Admission:
Regular fee 5,00 Euro, concessions*) 2,50 Euro, Students 1,00 Euro
*) university students, senior citizens, handicapped persons, Berlincard-holder
How to get there:
Take the Metro U2 from the Hostel and go 2 Stops to Alexanderplatz. From here you take the Tram M5 to the stop “Freienwalder Strasse”. The Memorial is then about a 10 minute walk down Freienwalder Strasse in Genslerstraße 66.

2. Go to the sauna to do some healthy sweating!

There is a really nice sauna close to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, it is called the Saunabad.

In autumn they are open daily from 3pm till midnight. For 2,5  hours you pay 10€

Tuesday is ladies-day.

3. This is the perfect season to go to a museum.

The following 3 museums are so cool, you could spend your entire day there!

German history museum

Pergamon museum

Hamburger Bahnhof

 

4. Go shopping!

Yes indeed you still need some nice clothes for the winter!

A great street for shopping you will find closeby the hostel, the kastanienallee.

Check out our shopping guide video for more inspiration!

 

5. Party till you drop!!

Berlin is good for partying all night long, untill the early morning sunrise.

close to the hostel you´ll find some cool bars & clubs.

One of our favorite bar within walking distance is the 8 mm bar.

A variety of clubs is to be found in the Kulturbrauerei, a former brewery now famous for it´s thrilling night life program.

6. 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.

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.

7. 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
15 March until 14 October: daily 8:30 – 18.00
15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30
Entry is free.

8. Go on, try German food!! You´ll Like it!

Schusterjunge is a nice traditional German restaurant.

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!

9.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.

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.

Have fun exploring Berlin without spending too much money!! Hope to welcome you soon to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!!!