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Top 5 of things to do in Berlin this Autumn

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Autumn in Berlin

Autumn in Berlin

To prevent you from complete boredom we have listed up some cool events and things to do in Berlin in Autumn.  It is just to give you some ideas and inspiration. Sure there is much more to see and do than the 5 things listed here. Come ask us at the reception for more information any time.

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. Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
When visiting Berlin, you should visit some historical sites as well. For instance the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Here you will find out so much more about the terrible second world war and its victims. It is not gonna be a fun trip, but really interesting and important.
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.

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

And Berlin has many many interesting museums to choose from.

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

- German history museum

- Pergamon museum

- Hamburger Bahnhof

for further information on museums just ask us at the reception or check the EatsSeven Berlin Book in the lounge.

4. Shop till you drop!

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

A great street for shopping you will find close by the hostel, the kastanienallee. Here you will also find plenty of nice coffee shops to take a short break from shopping.

To get in the mood just check out our shopping guide video

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

There are a couple of good suanas close to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. My favorite one 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.

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