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Fete de la Musique in Berlin!

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Music Berlin (c) Barbara SiggeThe festival for live music, all around town!

today summer officially started, the weather is nice and it is weekend! A lot of cool events are awaiting you this summer.
One of the nicest music festivals that takes place every year on the longest day of the year is the Fete de la Musique!

What is so special about this festival is, it´s totally for free and really all around the city! It is an open air festival and luckily today the weather is perfect for that!


Apart from the bands playing at stages across the city, during the festival street musicians are allowed to spontaneously play their acoustic songs on any street corner. So go out on the street tonight, bring a couple of beers and a couple of friends and let yourself be entertained by musicians from all kinds of different music genres.
Close to the EastSeven Hostel you will find the Fete de la Musique at the Mauerpark, at Bassy Cowboy club and at the Kulturbrauerei (FranzzClub).
The festival starts at 4pm, and will approximately end at 10pm….after this there will be after parties at many different locations….this is the famous fete de la nuit, in Berlin, the city that never sleeps

Have a closer look at the programm and see who is playing where and when, at the hand out at the reception, or at the Fete de la Musique homepage.

For more information on what to see and do in Berlin please read the hostel blog or ask our local staff at the reception!

Hope to welcome you soon at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel!


EastSeven Berlin Hostel-The best hostel in Germany!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

No. 1 Hostel October 2012

We are very proud to announce to you that the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, your cosy and fun hostel in Prenzlauer berg, has won the award for best hostel in Germany in October 2012!!!

Thanks to all the friendly guest who booked through Hostelworld and recommended us by posting a review on Hostelworld. We hope to see you all again, if you visit Berlin in the future!!

The hostel team is working hard to keep up the standard that we want to offer our guests. It is so good to get this feedback, so we know our efforts were worthwhile!


With this blogpost we would like to say  a big thanks to all the friendly Hostelwolrd guests! Of course we also want to say thank you to the EastSeven hostel staff for giving all they got, and especially also the cleaning staff  for keeping our hostel clean and shiny!!


See you soon in Berlin!


What to do in Berlin? Visit the former Stasi Prison!

Monday, January 9th, 2012


Stasi Prison (c) Sulamith Sallmann

Pay a visit to the former Stasi Prison in Berlin Hohenschönhausen, and learn more about the GDR times.

The Stasi Prison Memorial is always worthwhile a visit. You need to keep in mind that you can only visit on a tour. You will be guided through the prison building and outside areas. You will hear stories, sometimes from firsthand, because some of the guides have stayed at the prison themselves.

It is an unique opportunity for you to learn more about the Berlin History while being at a uniquely remained historical sight. A lot of the old furniture is still there, so it offers a really good view of how it was, and what it looked like.

When you get in a sort of creepy feeling comes over you, history gets more lively when you not only read about it but when you really visit the places where it all happened. I got  a really shivery feeling at some of the stories that had been told during the tour.


Thousands of political prisoners passed through this jail, almost all prominent figures who where opponents of the GDR – regime where held prison at Hohenschönhausen.


The location of the Stasi Prison, was in a strictly hermeneutic sealed area, in a military district. Before the prisoners where transported to the prison they where blindfolded an put into a van. Driving and driving for hours and hours in circles, just in means to disorientate the prisoner. As they finally arrived at Hohenschönhausen they had absolutely no clue that they where still in Berlin. To disorientate the prisoners was one of the many methods  the stasi used to get information from the inhabitants of the stasi prison!

This area never appeared on any map and was kept very secretly.

Follow this link for a map of the historical location.

For opening hours: you can check their website for further details and to get information on the various exhibitions that are being held.

Besides the tours through the building they also have an exhibition space, for permanent and temporary exhibitions. All exhibitions encourage and stimulate critical reflection on the forms and consequences of political persecution and suppression under the communist dictatorship.
Opening hours for the exhibitions, daily from 9am till 6pm. There is no entrance fee so you can visit the exhibitions for free!
To check which exhibitions are currently on, follow this LINK

English speaking tours are on every Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30 pm. Tours in German are on more frequent, from Monday till Friday at 11am, 1 pm and 3pm, and on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays every hour between 10am and 4pm.
The cost of the tour is 5€, if you are a student you pay 2,50€.
Most of the tours are being guided by a contemporary witness or a historicist.

Here some information on how to get to Hohenschönhausen, from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.
Also a map: klick here
To get there you first take the U2 from Senefelderplatz, in direction Ruhleben, get off at Alexanderplatz. From Alexanderplatz you take the M5 in direction Zingster Strasse. You get out at the stop Freienwalderstrasse. From here you can walk there.
If you need help with how to get there, just come ask us at the hostel in central Berlin, EastSeven!

ITB BERLIN 2011, the world´s leading travel trade show from 9-13 March

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011



Staying in Berlin during this time? Then pay a visit to the ITB Travel Trade Show.

At the ITB you will find information on everything that has to do with travelling. From hotels to tour operators,from destinations to booking systems.
They will show how travelers can make the most out of their vacation.

Ofcourse the ITB is the place to be for trade-visitors. It offers a teriffic opportunity for business people to meet business partners and to do business. This is the time and the place to learn about new trends, explore new concepts and cooperation possibilities. But beside this, the ITB gives the visitor a unique chance to explore and discover the world within a couple of hours.

There is a seperated hall reserved soley for Youth travel, ECOtourism, Adventure tarvel, economy accomodation and travel for disabled people. You can imagine how big this trade show is! There is so much to see and learn. Luckily the exhibition area is clearly structured, divided into geographical aspects and markt segments.

Other things you will find at the ITB are for instance: Training and Employement in Tourism, wellness, Travel technology, culture tourism and wellness.

A map of the exhibition grounds can be found here KLICK.

The ITB has over 10000 exhibitors from 180 different countries, and more than 180000 visitors. It´s easy to tell that the ITB is the leading B2B Platform of all tourism.

For a complete programm of events at the ITB klick HERE!

For a complete programm of the convention klick HERE!

Hope to see you soon in Berlin at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel .

For more events in Berlin check our online staff-recommendations!!

Fete de la Musique berlin 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010
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events in berlin

the festival for live music, all around town!

this amazing event takes place every year, on the 21st of june, the day the summer begins…..

Special about this festival is, all artists play for free! It is an open air festival, a lot of different bands with different musical styles will perform and turn the city into one big live open air stage!

For the complete programm of the festival klick HERE

Close to the EastSeven Hostel you will find the fete de la musique at the mauerpark, at bassy cowboy club and ZumDrittenman (kollwitzstrasse/sredzkistrasse)

The festival starts at 4pm, and will approxiamtely end at 10pm….after this there will be afterparties at many different locations….fete de la nuit!

For more information on events and parties in Berlin please check our online staff-recommendations!

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!