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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!

 


A restaurant guide for Berlin Prenzlauer Berg – EastSeven´s top 10!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
German food Berlin

Restaurants in Berlin

Here is a blog post with a list of good and popular restaurants all within walking distance from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. Mmmmh I already get appetite just by preparing this blog post :) .

 

1. EntwederOder

this is the oldest coffee bar in Prenzlauer Berg. they have art exhibitions and also alternative concerts.

They serve German food and they have a broad variety of Breakfast dishes you can choose from!

Oderbergerstr. 15

2. Restaurant Ermitage

If you want to eat Russian food this is the place to go! Here you can get everything from Borscht to Blinis and of course ice cold vodka!

Schönhauser Allee 140

3. Alois S.

This spanish tapas bar was named after Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography. This place is perfect to visit with kids because the outdoor terrace is located on the playground.

Senefelder Str. 18

4. Weinstein

it is a fusion between wine bar and taverne. The cool thing is, they have a price-fixed menu, which includes 3 courses, 2 wines and a coffee for only 22€. They use top quality reginal products, which is really cool I think.

Lychener Str. 33

5. Feminamorta

authentic Italian food and fantastic Italian wines, that is what makes this restaurant the perfect place to wine and dine! It has a really cosy atmosphere and there is a separate room for smoking.

Winstrasse 30

6. Altberliner Restaurant Die Kaffeestuben

here you will find traditional German and Berlin food. It is a family owned restaurant with a really friendly atmosphere. They have a seasonal menu so you can eat fresh food from the right season. The outdoor terrace offers a nice view over the famous Arkona platz, where there is a great flea market on Sundays!

Fürstenberger Str. 1

7. I Due Forni

the place to go if your in for pizza.  all the young and hip people go here, it is always full!

There is a big outdoor terrace!

Schönhauser Allee 12

8. Salsabil

a small restaurant for Libanese specialities, they also do take away. They make the best falafel in town.

Good for eating fresh prepared food and saving money.

Wörther Str. 16

9. Zum Dritten Mann

this restaurants prepares delicious Austrian food and it is served  in a modern ambient.The service is really good and the quality of the food is outstanding. One of my personal favorites here is the Käsespätzle, yummie!

Kollwitzstr.  87

10. White Trash Fast Food

Go here for the best  (vegetarian) burgers in town and ask for the home-made lemonade, which is fantastic. After diner, hang out here for a while, there is always a concert going on!

 

If you are still looking for a good sleep in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, we are more than happy to welcome you to our hostel!

All right, that´s all for now! Enjoy your culinary time in Berlin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Top 10 of indoor activities in Berlin

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Berlin cold war bunker

It is freezing outside, so why even bother going out? stay inside where it´s warm and cozy. We present you here a list of some of the coolest indooractivities in Berlin.  And, okay you have to go out first, but Berlin has a good public transport system, so that shouldn´t be a problem! If you need help with how to get there, just come ask us at the reception!

 

1. Hamam Berlin
This is for ladies only! Located in the popular district Kreuzberg, easy to reach by public transport.
It´s getting colder outside so why not warm up a bit at  the Hamam to enjoy a really nice Turkish bathing ritual…
Hamam is a bathing ceremony of the cleansing of the body and soul. Relaxation and communication in a warm and pleasant atmosphere are key elements of the Hamam culture. Here women from different cultures and walks of life work and meet.
You’ll find the Hamam at Mariannenstr. 6 in Kreuzberg
Opening hours: daily from 15h till 23h
Entrance fee: 14€ for 3 Hrs

2.  Go to a Museum, for instance to the one and only Ramones Museum Berlin
Punk rock legends The Ramones come from New York, but their biggest fan might just be from Berlin. Florian Hayler collected hundreds of Ramones-related items, and attended more than 100 Ramones concerts, then decided to collect his expertise and souvenirs in a museum. It debuted in 2005, a year after the death of founding band member Johnny Ramone.
Krausnickstr. 23
10115  Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 8.30 am-6 pm, Fri 8.30 am -8 pm, Sat 10 am -8 pm, Sun 12-6 pm
Admission Fee: 3,50 Euro

3. Buncker Tour

Are you interested in going beyond the popular touristic sights and explore a bit more of Berlins history?

Then go for instance on a bunker tour!

There are several different bunker tours, in english, german and spanish.
Something exceptional and very interesting! A must do!

4. Pergamon Museum
One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. The Pergamon, located on Museum Island, is really three museums in one – the Collection of Classical Antiquities (also on display in the Old Museum), the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art. The Pergamon Museum’s monumental highlights are truly breathtaking to behold.
Am Kupfergraben 5
10178  Berlin
Opening Hours: daily 10 am -6 pm, Thu 10 am -10 pm
Admission Fee: 8,- Euro, red. 4,- Euro

5. Big hangover breakfast

And after partying like a madman you should have a big hangover breakfast, of course!

For instance at one of my favorite cafe´s in Prenzlauer Berg, Café Hilde. They do fantastic breakfast, serve good strong coffee and it´s nice cozy and warm inside!

Located at the Metzer Straße 11, it is just a 5 minutes walk from our hostel.

6. Blutwurstmanufaktur

This is a traditional butcher, if you like meat and sausages go here to experience the true nature of the German meat  culture…. They do lunch too, traditional food, meat! For small prices! This place is famous for its traditional black pudding. High quality!  This is really a nice experience! But nothing for you if you are a vegetarian!

7.Chez Gino

Kind of kitschy modern deco German Restaurant, nice ambient and friendly service. Located in the vivid WranglerKiez which is really worth a visit if you are in Kreuzberg!

They serve really nice Swabian food like for instance Flammkuchen! Also, as a big fan of Spätzle, I could really recommend their Käse-Spätzle (spätzle with cheese).

8. Go Shopping, go to Kauf Dich Glüklich
this shop is a bit different from regular shops, cause it is not actually a real shop. It is a cafe selling
the best waffles in town!! Hmm then why is it on the list of best  shops, you
might wonder…. Thatʼs because almost everything inside the cafe is for sale. So if you like
the seat you are sitting on, or the artwork on the wall, you can buy it and take it home with
you. The name of the shop translated in to English means as much as buy yourself happy.

9. Weinerei!
great cozy place, it´s mainly students you will find here. getting together to drink really
great wine and philosophize in a relaxed livingroom-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 to late, when the wine is out, its over and out!!

10.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.
What else to expect at the White Trash, great live music & a great rock´n´roll atmosphere!!

 

Enjoy wintertime in Berlin! For more suggestions on what to do in Berlin just read our blog on Berlin!


A top 10 of Museums in Berlin

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

The EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a TOP 10 of some of the most interesting museums in Berlin….
As the winter is already there, brrrr it has been really cold the last view days, we thought it would be nice to write about things to do in Berlin in the colder seasons. First thing that popped our mind was museums. What better thing to do then to explore one of the many cool museums Berlin knows, and thereby stay warm!

Berlin has over 170 museums and galleries, this doesn’t make it easier for you to choose which museum to visit, does it?! To help you, we created a top 10! Read on and then decide wich museum you want to visit!
Check out our TOP 10:
1.Deutsches Historisches Museum – German Historical Museum Berlin
More than 8,000 exclusive exhibits from the German Historical Museums’ collections, whose historical testimonial value is utterly unique, are displayed over 8,000 square metres, presenting a lively, vivid tableau of bygone days. German history is thereby placed in an international context which takes account of both the diverse events demarcating political and historico-cultural exchange, in addition to its integration with neighbouring states’ cultural heritage
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Opening hours:
Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
31 December 2010: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1 January 2011: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
2. Altes Museum – Old Museum
The Altes Museum (Old Museum) is infact Berlin’s oldest museum (1830) located in the UNESCO-listed Heritage site known as Berlin’s Museum Island opposite at the Lustgarten (Pleasure Garden). It was built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel – Prussia’s most influential architect – and houses the Classical Antiquities collection, displaying a selection of its with a selection of its Greek and Roman holdings.

Am Lustgarten 1
10178  Berlin
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am -6 pm, Thu 10 am -10 pm Admission Fee: 8,- Euro, red. 4,- Euro
3. Alte Nationalgalerie – Old National Gallery
The Alte National Galerie (Old National Gallery) houses one of the most important collections of 19th century painting in Germany and includes masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich, Adolph Menzel Edouard Manet Claude Monet, not to mention Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin. Amongst the most important highlights are K D Friedrichs “Der Mönch am Meer” (from 1810) Arnold Bröcklin’s “Die Toteninsel (1883), Adolph Menzel’s “Flotenkonzert Friedrich des Großen in Sanssouci” (1852) and Edouard Manet’s “Im Wintergarten” (1979).
Bodestr. 1-3
10178  Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10 am -6 pm, Thu 10 am -10 pm Admission Fee: 8,- Euro, red. 4,- Euro
4. Neue Nationalgalerie – New National Gallery
Twentieth-century masters to be seen here include Cubists Picasso, Gris and Léger, Surrealists Ernst, Dalí and Miró, Bauhaus instructors Klee and Kandinsky, and Expressionists such as those from Die Brücke group, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, and Kirchner, whose “Potsdamer Platz” is a must-see for a historic look at Berlin.
Potsdamer Str. 50
10785  Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am -6 pm, Thu 10 am -10 pm, Sat-Sun 11
5. Pergamon Museum
One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. The Pergamon, located on Museum Island, is really three museums in one – the Collection of Classical Antiquities (also on display in the Old Museum), the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art. The Pergamon Museum’s monumental highlights are truly breathtaking to behold.
Am Kupfergraben 5
10178  Berlin
Opening Hours: daily 10 am -6 pm, Thu 10 am -10 pm
Admission Fee: 8,- Euro, red. 4,- Euro
6. Stiftung Topographie des Terrors – Topography of Terror
It was the center of Nazi terror and power between 1933 and 1945; now this stretch of land next to the Martin Gropius Bau and not far from Potsdamer Platz is dedicated to documenting the chilling and murderous strategies, plans and actions of the Gestapo, SS and security branch of the Third Reich which were all once headquartered here.
Niederkirchnerstr. 8
10963  Berlin
Opening Hours: October-April: daily 10 am -6 pm
May-September: daily 10 am -8 pm
Free admission
7. Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin with Science Center Spectrum
Berlin’s German Museum of Technology is one of the most popular museums in the city and provides great family entertainment. It is a hands-on, activity-oriented fun tour of the cultural history of technology
With the new Aeronautic and Space Collection opened in spring 2005, “why is the sky blue?” this and many other questions are answered in the SPECTRUM Science Center (entrance Möckernstr. 26). Over 250 experiments illustrating phenomena of acoustics, optics, electricity, thermodynamics, radioactivity, etc., playfully demonstrate the fundamentals of science and technology.
Trebbiner Straße 9
10963  Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9 am  -5.30 pm; Sat, Sun und public holidays 10 am-6 pm
Admission Fee: 4,50 Euro, red. 2,50 Euro
8. Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Mauergedenkstätte – Berlin Wall Monument
The Dokumentationzentrum Berliner Mauer is a documentation centre dedicated to the Berlin Wall, part of the preserved monuments at the Bernauer Strasse site in Berlin-Wedding. It includes three elements: an authentic remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Reconciliation Chapel) and a Documentation Centre. For those fascinated by the Berlin Wall here is a vast amount of information and special documentation relating specifically to its historical and political background.
Bernauer Strasse 111
13355 Berlin
April – October     10 am – 6 pm
November – March    10 am – 5 pm
Monday closed
Free admission
9. Museum The Kennedys
The Kennedys’ museum, situated opposite the Brandenburg Tour on Berlin’s Pariser Platz, across the square from the new American Embassy building which was inaugurated on July 4, 2008 is a testament to the relationship between John F. Kennedy, the 35th US President, the Kennedy family and Berlin.
JFK was given an enthusiastic reception in Berlin on June 26, 1963 when he saw for himself the reality of the Berlin Wall, erected two years before. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, the words with which he addressed Berliners at Schoneberg Rathaus (City Hall) were possibly JFK’s most famous quotes and an inspiration to the world.
Pariser Platz 4a
10117  Berlin
Opening Hours: daily 10 am -6 pm Admission Fee: 7,- Euro, red. 3,50 Euro
10. Ramones Museum Berlin
Punk rock legends The Ramones come from New York, but their biggest fan might just be from Berlin. Florian Hayler collected hundreds of Ramones-related items, and attended more than 100 Ramones concerts, then decided to collect his expertise and souvenirs in a museum. It debuted in 2005, a year after the death of founding band member Johnny Ramone.
Krausnickstr. 23
10115  Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 8.30 am-6 pm, Fri 8.30 am -8 pm, Sat 10 am -8 pm, Sun 12-6 pm
Admission Fee: 3,50 Euro
I hope this will make you help to decide which museums in Berlin you want to visit! So if you are planning to visit Berlin you are more than welcome to stay at the central located hostel in Berlin,  EastSeven.
See you soon in Berlin!!!


Things to do in Berlin in Autumn, A top 10 for Berlin!

Monday, October 15th, 2012
Autumn at the hostel

Autumn at the hostel

In this blog post we will bring to you some nice suggestions, so you will have some ideas on what to do in Berlin in Autumn time! Berlin is never boring and autumn has a lot to offer too!
Our recipe to survive the colder and darker seasons is presented to you here! Read on and find out what will make your stay in Berlin shine, even if the sun doesn´t show up!

1. Festival of lights

it is going on right now! Untill the 21st of October, Berlin´s most popular sights and buildings are being illuminated at night! This is an unique opportunity for you to do some sightseeing at night and to shoot some amazing pictures of Berlin by night!

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

will be back for the second time on the 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.

3. Walking tours!

Rain or no rain, windy or cold, it doesn´t matter at all. There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing & preparation. So make sure that you bring warm and waterproof clothes, bring your umbrellas and enjoy one of the best city walking tours in Berlin. The Brewer´s walking tours pick up from our hostel, daily at 10.15 and 12.25!

4. If it´s raining or if it´s cold, go to one of the many museums!

Some of our favorite museums, listed up for you are: the Pergamon Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof, Jewish Museum, the New Museum, the GDR Museum.

5. Go on a PUB CRAWL!!

8.45 PM -  Alternative Pub Crawl
The alternative night tour is a local, calmer affair,  taking you to underground spots hidden away from the tourist hordes.

6. Visit the TOPOGRAPHY of TERROR (number 17 on our flyer map)

During the “Third Reich” the headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS an dthe Reich Security Main office were located at the site. Now it is a documentation center. On Sundays there are guided tours oat this historical site.
A guided tour in german starts at 2PM
A guided tour in English starts at 3.30PM
You need to be there 30 minutes in advance!

7. Go play PING PONG!
8.00 PM – till LATE
At Dr. Pong!!
Dr. Pong is a rugged little dingy bar in the heart of Prenzlauerberg, reminiscient of a teenage clubhouse with its minimal decor.
Stick to what’s important here: the table tennis in the middle of the storefront main room and the constantly circling multi-player ping-pong action around it. The International crowd and relaxed vibe at Dr. Pong make it an enjoyable place for some pure and simple ping pong with plenty of spectator/eliminated-player seats available around the perimeter. Good honest fun and a great place to up your skills and have a beer.
Eberswalder Strasse 21. Number for on the back of our flyer!

8. Go to the movies!
Tuesday is CINEMA DAY!!!
Reduced admission for everybody! The CineStar at the Sony Center or the Babylon in Kreuzberg have original versions! We can check the program for you, just ask us at the reception!!

9. Live Music @ White Trash Fast Food
Go here if you like rock ´n´ roll & fantastic home made fast food!
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month they have a rock´n´roll BINGO!!!
Open Daily from 4pm
Schönhauser Allee 6-7, just around the corner from the EastSeven hostel

10. Enjoy some great night life, in a small and cozy jazz bar!
Fishday at B-SIDE BAR
Every Thursday at B-Side bar LIVE DJ´s serve different music dishes that are perfect for listening, relaxing, talking but also for dancing. From jazz to punk, from nu-jazz to futer punk, from hiphop to soul, electronic, reggae, dupstep and world fusion.
Brunnenstrasse 115, close to U-bahn Voltastrasse

 

Enjoy your Autumn in Berlin!!


Autumn in Berlin- A top 5 of things to do

Monday, October 1st, 2012
Autumn in Berlin

Autumn in Berlin

We have listed up some cool events and things to do in Berlin in 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  top 5 of events and things to do listed here.

1. Oh no, it´s rainy and cold, what to do today?
No worries, your day won´t be boring if you visit one of the museums listed down below:

 

 

Pergamon Museum
German History Museum
Jewish Museum

Each of these museums are so cool,  you could spent hours exploring them!

2. Festival of lights

from the 10th of October Till the 21st, in the city center at night!

This is a highlight, every autumn again. All major buildings and Sights are being
illuminated in the most fantastic manners. It is at these nights, that you can catch a lot of
hobby-photographers strolling throughout the city making fantastic pictures, experimenting
with light, and the absence of day light. This is of course for every tourist the opportunity to make an unique picture of for instance brandenburg gate, to show your family and friends at home. They will be
impressed :) .

3. Nacht & Nebel, A fantastic Art Festival in Berlin Neukölln

On Saturday the 3rd of November, the Berlin Neighbourhood Neukölln turns in to a fantastic art festival with loads and loads of nice events taking place at different locations and settings. There are around 100 different locations, where there will be all kinds of different things for you to see. From sculptures to dance performances, from lectures to multimedia-installations!  The festivities start at 6pm and last till midnight. there will be an after party at the Villa Neukölln, Hermannstrasse 233.

4. Party till you drop

this is the time of your to party all night long! It doesn´t matter if you sleep in the day after, because it is probably a rainy and cold day anyways!

Some cool clubs close by the East Seven Hostel are the White Trash Fast Food, Bassy Cowboy Club and the Kaffee Burger. For more nice suggestions on where to party ask our staff at the reception.

5. Big hangover breakfast

And after partying like a madman you should have a big hangover breakfast, of course!

For instance at one of my favorite cafe´s in Prenzlauer Berg, Café Hilde. They do fantastic breakfast, serve good strong coffee and it´s nice cozy and warm inside!

Located at the Metzer Straße 11, it is just a 5 minutes walk from our hostel.

Feel free to come ask us at the reception for more suggestions!


Shopping in Berlin: A top 5 of cool shops!

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Shops Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Best Shops Berlin

Personal shopping guide for some of the coolest shops around the EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Summer is almost over, autumn is awaiting us now, time to prepare our wardrobe for colder days!
In this blog post we have made a selection of some really nice shops close by the EastSeven Hostel. The shops mentioned here, all have something unique and special AND they are not to expensive.
In the famous shopping-street Kastanienallee, dubbed casting allee by Berlin residents,  there are lots of cool shops. Some with designer clothes, vintage furniture, souvenirs etc.etc.  Go there for a stroll to see some beautiful people and for shopping of course!  
The surrounding streets are also good for shopping. We will discuss some cool vintage, secondhand, souvenir and fashion stores in this blog.

Here is our TOP 5:
1. Kauf Dich Glüklich
this shop is a bit different from regular shops, cause it is not actually a real shop. It is a cafe selling
the best waffles in town!! Hmm then why is it on the list of best  shops, you
might wonder…. Thatʼs because almost everything inside the cafe is for sale. So if you like
the seat you are sitting on, or the artwork on the wall, you can buy it and take it home with
you. The name of the shop translated in to English means as much as buy yourself happy.

2. O3-shop
They sell everything from earrings, to postcards, from souvenirs to unique designed clothes…anything you can imagine. All made by different Designers. The shop has a  gallery, a small factory, a seminar room and a lovely garden.
It´s really worthwhile taking a closer look inside this cozy shop in the Oderberger strasse.

3.Stiefelkombinat
Shoes, shoes and more shoes! This is one of the coolest vintage-shops in Berlin. They sell over thousands of secondhand shoes and have an exclusive selection of furniture & clothes from the 40´s till the 80´s.
Check it out for yourselves!

4. Heimzucht

this cozy store in the Danzigerstrasse 10 is famous for its  Berlin design, street wear, vintage  & elegance!

The friendly and honest service makes it a true and nice shopping experience! Berlin Stars shop here, so should you!

5. Made in Berlin
this is probably the most famous second hand shop Berlin knows. It has a broad variety of
cool vintage clothes, both for females and males! The shop is quite big, so make sure to take enough time and check it out thoroughly!
You find this shop at the neue schönhauser strasse 19.

 

Have fun shopping in Berlin! For more inspiration just check out our youtube-video to get an even better impression. And of course feel free to ask our staff at the reception where to find these fine shops!

 


Vegan Essen gehen in Berlin, aber richtig!!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Vegan Food Berlin

Vegan Food Berlin

Nachdem uns Maredo nun offenbart hat, dass Tofu schwules Fleisch wäre, bin ich umso glücklicher, dass ich da nie hingegangen bin.

Wozu auch? Es gibt unglaublich leckere vegetarische/vegane Alternativen überall in der Stadt.
Anfangen möchte ich mit meinen Favoriten im Kiez:

seit Langem gehe ich nun dahin und bin immer wieder entzückt von der Geschmacksvielfalt. Hier kann auch der knappe Studentengeldbeutel ran. Es gibt knusprige Naans aus dem Lehmofen, knackige Salatvariationen und meinen Favorit: Teriyaki Tofu. Hingehen, hinsetzen und einfach mal was Gutes essen. Ach ja, zum schauen gibt es in der Kastanienallee sowieso immer was. Seien es überhippe auf Fixies oder der Tramfahrer der an der Kreuzung manuell die Weiche umstellen muss  ( dit is Baalin)

 

wenn ihr 400m gelaufen seid und Lust auf was Süßes habt, könnt ihr gleich bei Majas Deli vorbeischauen. Für diejenigen die gleich wieder Hunger haben gibt es Herzhaftes wir Currys und Suppen. Für alle anderen gibt’s prächtige Kuchenkreationen, yeah! ( und was für einen). Alles schick, alles vegan.

Burger
Also Grossstadtgourmet kommt man im Augenblick an Burgern nicht vorbei. Es gibt sie überall. Im Friedrichshain führte die Burgerdichte sogar dazu, dass der McD zumachen musste…
Ich würde euch gerne 3 Burgerbrutzler ans herzlegen:

  • YOYO  ( Gärtnerstrasse 27)

hier findet ihr ein riesiges Angebot an Burgern mit verschiedensten  Bratlingen. Alternativ findet man hier auch Pizzas und Spätzle und Wraps – alles vegan natürlich.  Die Atmosphäre erinnert ein wenig an Voküs, man darf sich also an Hunden nicht wirklich stören. Lecker ist es allemal. Definitiv mein Liebling in Friedrichshain. Vergesst bitte nicht die Fritten zu versuchen!

Ein Kleinod , umgeben von Dönerläden.
Leckere Burger! Ähnliche Speisekarte wie das YOYO, allerdings ist der Laden insgesamt aufgeräumter. Mein tip, Burger mitnehmen und im Görli essen, ist quasi gegenüber.

im Grunde nicht unbedingt ein Laden in dem man gute Veggieburger erwarten würde. Leider kann ich euch nicht aus erster Hand berichten wie die Burger sind, da ich nie in den Laden gehe. Mein Musikgeschmack divergiert doch ganz entschieden von dem Programm des Whitetrash. Allerdings wurde mir aus vertraulicher Quelle zugetragen, dass die Burger da sich sehen lassen können.
Zu aller Letzt möchte ich euch auch auf die Möglichkeit des veganen Einkauf aufmerksam machen. Unweit des Hostel in Prenzlauer Berg (Schivelbeiner Straße 34) gibt es einen veganen Supermarkt, falls ihr in unserer Küche selbst kochen möchtet.
Bitte verzeihet mir die Tippfehler, ich habe Hunger bekommen und muss jetzt unbedingt los….


Opendoorsberlin, a new way of discovering Berlin!

Monday, March 19th, 2012
opendoorsberlin

opendoorsberlin

In this blog-post we would like to introduce to you a brand new way of exploring the city of Berlin.
When you come to Berlin there are hundreds of tours you can choose from. Walking tours, boat tours, bike tours, bus tours etc. All of these tours focus on sightseeing and Berlin history.
But as we know, a lot of people are interested in experiencing Berlin beyond the touristic sights. They want to do what the insiders, the inhabitants of Berlin, do. They want to go where the insiders go.
Opendoorsberlin gives you the opportunity to have this insight in the way the people of Berlin live. It is an unique way to get in contact with the local culture and to get to know Berlin!
Visit real life in Berlin!
So this is your opportunity to experience real life in Berlin. With opendoorsberlin you get access to private Berlin-apartments. On every Saturday afternoon Berlin-citizens open their doors for you! They will show you around in their apartments and welcome you warmly to their private living-rooms. Have a seat and learn more about German hospitality and the Berlin way of life.
In one afternoon you can visit several private Berlin apartments and meet some of the people who call this vibrant city their home.
How does it work? Opendoorsberlin provide you with three addresses for you to visit. You will be warmly welcomed to the people’s homes! It is also a good way to discover various city districts and meet real people! Are you interested in how people in Berlin decorate their homes, then this is certainly a thing for you!
It is a wonderful possibility to get in contact with the city from a different point of view. The inhabitants not only show you around in their private place but tell you about some hidden places off the mainstream tourist trails. So you get to know what their favorite bars, museums or clubs are.
Take the chance and get inspired by real people in an authentic atmosphere.
You will be warmly welcomed!

For more information and to register online click here: Opendoorsberlin


What to do in Berlin this weekend?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Here is a top 10 of great events and parties for this weekend!

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

1. Finest Friday at Berghain/Panorama Bar

Party starts at midnight, open end! Where? At Berlins coolest CLUB:  Berghain

You ll find Berghain at the following address. 70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof; Friedrichshain; 10243 Berlin
For tonight´s party the damage is  8 Euro.

Here we will present to you the line up:
Panormabar – Finest Friday
Floating Points (Eglo), Red D & San Soda (We play house), Steven Tang (Emphasis), Prosumer (Ostgut Ton)

2. Saturday the 25th of February, party time at PANKE CLUB
HOT SOURCE @ Panke together with Fil video installation
with Sneaky, Benski, Tres & Rokin

Come join us for our joyful reunion throwdown.

Full Source Force in effect!

Cheeky Berlin residents Sneaky and Benski are joined by Hot Source OG members Tres and Rokin who are flying in from Barcelona and Cologne. Both will be armed with their tastiest selections du jour! and all 4 primed for deep dancefloor devastation!

So…..what’s on the menu for the evening?…….Simply, no holds barred, life affirming music for your mind and body. Nu-Skool to Old-Skool.

“Hot Source joins the preverbial dots with impeccable style”
Marge Simpson

AND……….. you can even wig out to the sounds (ninja style) in the backroom with Glow in the dark table tennis!

Doors open: 23.30
Location: Panke, Gerichtstraße 23, Wedding, 13347 Berlin

(Text: Panke Club)
3. Saturday the 25th of February: RECYCLE – Berlin’s finest Drum’n'Bass: HOSPITAL

@ Gretchen Club

The party starts at 23.30, you find Gretchen Club here: Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg

BOX1
Netsky (Hospital/BE), Logistics (Hospital/UK), Nu:Tone (Hospital/UK), N’Dee (Recycle/D), MC Mace (Recycle/D)
White MC (Recycle/D)
BOX2
“Sunny Side Up” with André Langenfeld (D)

4. Exhibition @ C/O Berlin–> Ron Galella . Paparazzo Extraordinaire

Last call, exhibition is till 26 February 2012

“If someone says ‘no photos!’ then I try not to take any more. However, before he says that I take as many as I can. That’s the game”. Ron Galella

A paparazzo hunt is cunning, harsh and frequently ends painfully. In the worst case bloodily—including broken jaws and lost teeth. For Ron Galella and his undercover activities, no effort or risk was too great. He proceeded like a detective in order to catch the celebrities in the right moment, patient, persistent, shifty. Whether it was Jacqueline Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, Mick Jagger or Audrey Hepburn—he managed to get them all in front of his lens. His pictures are snapshots rather than portraits. Spontaneous, not staged, and as a result extremely authentic.

On the occasion of the Berlinale, C/O Berlin will show approximately 140 black/white photographs by Ron Galella.

(text: C/O Berlin)

5. Exhibition @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“YOU KILLED ME FIRST The Cinema of Transgression  19.02. – 09.04.2012″
Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin

Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Richard Kern, Lung Leg, Lydia Lunch, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark, Tommy Turner, David Wojnarowicz, Nick Zedd

There will be blood, shame, pain and ecstasy, the likes of which no one has yet imagined.
Nick Zedd

Nightmarish scenarios of violence, dramatic states of mind, and perverse sexual abysses – the films of the Cinema of Transgression that were consciously aimed at shock, provocation, and confrontation, bear witness to an extraordinary radicality. In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Transcending all moral or aesthetic boundaries, the low budget films reveal social hardship met with sociopolitical indifference. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, the films contain strident analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess.

Even though the movement has remained largely unknown, the Cinema of Transgression has been a significant influence for later generations of artists.

YOU KILLED ME FIRST at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin is the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.

Entry only over 18 years

(Text: KW Institute of Contemporary Art)

6. Go out for Dinner, there is a fantastic Vegan Food Restaurant closeby our cozy Hostel in Berlin

It is called KOPPS and is located at the Linienstrasse 94, 10115 Berlin
They serve typical German dishes, but everything is vegan!

7.Berlin Wall documentation center

The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it will eventually extend along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany’s division comprehensible to visitors.

(Text: http://www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en/)

8. Dance the night away at the Bassy Club

There is Live music and afterwards there are dj´s! Expect great oldies rock´n´roll ,

wild music from before 1969!

Great thing, this club is just around the corner, at Schönhasuer allee 176A.

9.  Go eat breakfast at Cafe Entweder Oder

it is located within walking distance from EastSeven, at th Oderberger Strasse. The serve great breakfast, lunch and dinner too.

10.  Clueless of what to do during the day? Go on a walking tour!!

The Brewer´s Walking tour arranges pick ups from our hostel twice a day, EVERY day.

So just ask us at the reception and we will give you additional information.