Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
The EastSeven Berlin Hostel listed up some cool and interesting activities in Berlin!
We want to keep our guests informed about what is cool and cheap to see and do in Berlin. Some of our favorite low cost activities & events in Berlin are listed down below. In case you want to have more tips and recommendations just book a hostel in Berlin @ EastSeven and ask our knowledgeable staff.
1. Berlin Wall documentation center
this documentation center, completely free of charge, is located at the Bernauer Strasse.
It is really closeby our hostel, it is approximately a 10 minute walk. You can ask us at the reception for directions.
At this documentation center they have a Tower you can climb up, you should have a look, because from above you have a clearer view over the Berlin wall (small piece maintained) and the death stripe.
Learn more about Berlins History by paying a visit to this informative museum.
This huge complex of night-time hangouts originally housed Berlins Schultheiss brewery for more than 150 years. By night the Culture Brewery turns into a popular meeting point for determined drinkers, eager to explore the buildings wealth of bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants, or just hang out in the huge courtyard.
3. Dr. pong
the table tennis bar in Berlin. don´t think it is a sports bar because it ain´t. A lot of youngsters meet here to get together! There is nothing more fun than playing table tennis with over 20 people at once! Beside that there are dj´s playing great electronic music! It is a great hangout!
4. You enjoy drinking a glass of fine wine? Go to the Weinerei!
great cozy place, it´s mainly students you will find here. getting together to drink really
great wine and philosophize in a relaxed living room-feel atmosphere.
The concept of the Weinerei is quite unique. You ´buy´ a glass, for one euro, and then you
can fill and refill it as often as you like. Also there are little snacks the accompany the
wine. when you leave you can pay whatever you think it was worth.
Don´t go here too late, when the wine is out, it’s over and out!!
Location: Fehrbelliner Straße 57
5. White Trash Fast Food
This is a famous and legendary rock club. The name already implies it; they also have a fast food restaurant.
Serving the most delicious burgers & fries I have ever had. I can recommend their vegetarian burgers too!
What else to expect at the White Trash, great live music & a great Rock´N´Roll atmosphere!!
6. Organic Market @ Kollwitzplatz
This is how you can spend your Saturday like all the locals living in Prenzlauer Berg. Strawling over the market, buying some things to eat, drinking some coffee or even champagne. At this market, everything is possible! You can even buy clothes and jewelry here, also there are often musicians standing at the ends of the market, playing their songs!! Always a great atmosphere here!!
if you are staying over the weekend you absolutely can´t miss out on the Mauerpark
fleamarket. Held every Sunday from 7 till 16 it is the place where hip & young Berlin and
Berlin-visitors get together. Not only looking for bargains, also it is a social happening where
friends meet over a bratwurst, or watching one of the many spontaneous concerts from
musicians coming from all over the globe.
8.THE BERLIN-HOHENSCHöNHAUSEN STASI MEMORIAL OLD STASI PRISON
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
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.
9. 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.
15 March until 14 October: daily 8:30 – 18.00
15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30
Entry is for free.
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!!!