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Top 5 of events in Berlin in June

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Don´t know when to come to Berlin? 5 reasons to come to Berlin in June. Just read our blog post and get informed on events happening the coming month!

CSD (c) Barbara Sigge

1. Christopher Street day parade, on June 23rd 2012

This is the pride parade of the year! There will be more than half a million people present at the Christopher Street Day parade, demonstrators and spectators.  It is a very diverse crowd at the parade, gay and straight, young and old, from all over the world. One thing they have in common, they are pleading fair play for diversity!

It is a political parade but also a really big party, so make sure to be there!  klick here for the route of the parade.

2. 48 Stunden Neukölln

a really inspiring and fun art and cultural festival that takes place in the neighborhood Neukölln!
The Festival takes place from June 15th till June the 17th, and there will be a lively and diverse program.

What can you expect?? There will be live performances, arts, readings, theater and dance. The Festival is the biggest festival of arts in Berlin, so make sure that you don´t miss out on this.

What is so cool about this festival is that the venues where it takes place are diverse and all through the neighborhood, in private homes, small galleries, in pubs,  neighborhood centers and parks.

Check the website for the detailed program!

Fete de la musique (c) Barbara Sigge

3. Fete de la Musique, on June 21st

this vibrant music festival is celebrating the start of the summer ever year in Berlin, with a lot of live music all through the city!

Thé 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, it´s totally for free and really all around the city! 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!

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 approximately end at 10pm….after this there will be after parties at many different locations….fete de la nuit!

4. DMY Berlin, 6th of June till 10th of June, 2012
DMY holds the yearly DMY International Design Festival in Berlin in summer, which has established itself into a scene-meeting place, trend barometer, design laboratory and playground over the years.

Over a period of five days young designers and renowned creatives present the newest developments in contemporary design, giving Berlin designers the opportunity to network with the international design scene. Current developments will be showcased, future trends detected and interdisciplinary projects and utopian designs will be encouraged. The borders between art and design are often free flowing.

Today the DMY International Design Festival occupies a crucial role in the global fair- and events- calendar as an independent event format for creative, experimental and innovative design.


5. International street theater Festival `Berlin Lacht`
International Street Theater Festival at Mariannenplatz, 15-17th of June
This is street theater at his best! Expect the unexpected!
There will be acrobatic, live music, clowns and a lot of more different kinds of performances!
I am sure it will bring you to laugh!

have a fantastic time in Berlin and a lot of greetings from the hostel in Berlin, EastSeven.

DMY International Design Festrival Berlin, 01-05 June 2011

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011



It is the time of the year again! If you´re in Berlin visit the design festival and the many parties organized in honor of the festival.

DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, able to reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.

Furthermore DMY yearly assigns the DMY Awards for excellent projects. With international exhibitions and activities in Europe, Asia and South America, DMY gives visibility to unconventional and innovative projects and products that go beyond the mainstream.


You can klick here to take a look at the programm.

Klick here to find out about the parties that are organized around the festival

For more cool tips and things to do and see in the german capitol check the hostels website for personal recommendations.

Festival season has opened, Top 10 of great Festivals in Berlin

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
karneval der kulturen(c)Daniela Incoronato

karneval der kulturen(c)Daniela Incoronato

Here is our TOP 10 of Festivals in & around Berlin

1. Fete de la Musique

on the 21st of June, when summer officially starts, there is a big music festival to celebrate it! It is an open air Festival, with a broad variety of music styles and different bands from all over the world.  And the cool thing is, it´s all for FREE.
The festival starts at 16h and there will be a lot of after parties too! Enjoy Berlin at its best!

2. Carneval of Cultures, 10-13 June

Another fantastic yearly event is the Carneval of Kultures ( Karneval der Kulturen) in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The festival presents the cultural and ethnic diversity of Berlin. What to expect? A lot of live performances, there will be bands playing but also street theater performances take place. Not to forget, a lot of delicious food from many different countries, will be prepared for you to try out! It is a very colorful street festival, if you are in Berlin, don´t miss out on this.

The procession takes place on the 12th of June.

3. International Performance Art Festival

From 7. to 21. May 2011, the International Performance Art Festival will take place in Berlin for the fifth time. The Festival is an unique art festival, with workshops, labs and performances, is among the most important platforms for performance art.
Over 100 Berlin and international artists will present themselves in a performance marathon. During the kick-off on May 14 and 15, it will be possible to see what constitutes performance art: spontaneous creativity, confrontation, experiments, in short: artists in real-time.
What takes place can then serve as inspiration for all interested individuals. Performance labs with the artists will give participants the opportunity to pursue their own creative impulses and to present the results to the public in the finale on May 20 and 21.

4. International street theatre Festival `Berlin Lacht`
International Street Theater Festival at Mariannenplatz, 24-26th of June

This is street theatre at his best! Expect the unexpected!

There will be acrobatic, live music, clowns and a lot of more different kinds of performances!

I am sure it will bring you to laugh :)!
5. Berlin Festival @ former Airport Tempelhof

On the 9th and the 10th of September it is time for some great music and shows at Tempelhof Airport and Club XBerg. It is the music Festival of the year, right in the heart of Berlin, at former Airport Tempelhof. After parties take place at Club XBerg.

6.48 Stunden Neukölln 2011: art festival Neukölln
From 17 – 19 June (Friday 7 pm- Sunday 7 pm) there will be ample opportunities to view or even participate in visual arts, theatre, dance and performance events, readings, guided tours and parties. All this occurs in the streets, parks and other open public spaces in Neukölln, as well as in galleries, theatres, artists’ studios and neighbourhood centres, in cafés and bars, private flats or even in rather unexpected places. This opportunity lasts a mere 48 hours: for these 2 days, everyone can call him- or herself a Neuköllner. Each of the neighbourhoods has its own local “art branch office” or “Kunstfiliale”: Reuterkiez, Flughafenkiez, Richardkiez, Körnerkiez, Schillerkiez, Passagenkiez. The areas in between are referred to here as Anderswo (other locations).

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

will be back for the second time on 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.

8. 15. Internationales Berliner Bierfestival
from the 5th till the 7th of August, the Frankfurter Allee in Berlin turns into one big beer event! there will be over 300 different breweries, from 86 different countries, sellling more than 2000 different kinds of beer!

Also there will be some live music! Its the perfect festival to visit in the summer before you go clubbing. There is no entrance fee!

9.DMY international design Festival-01-05 June 2011

The DMY International Design Festival Berlin will anew take place in the impressive architecture of historic city airport Berlin Tempelhof. The central exhibition showcases pioneering and foresighted works by over 500 professional designers, brands and new talents. Reflecting on design as a full circle system, the central exhibition is accompanied by a vast program of satellite exhibitons and events such as Designer Talks, Lectures, Open Design and Material Workshops, an Award Show and numerous networking events.

10. Tanz im August

This is an international Dance Festival. It takes place from August the 12th till August the 28th.
This years programm will be announced in June. Just check their website

Looking forward to welcome you in thé small and cosy YOUTH HOSTEL berlin, EastSeven!

Events in Berlin, Summer 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011



Now that Summer officially started it´s time to list up some cool and interesting events!
You wanne know what´s going on in Berlin this Summer? Just read on, we will inform you
on all the good stuff

Gallery Weekend Berlin– 29th April- 1st of May
Its an open house, were a lot of galleries open their doors for everyone. Check sme really nice exhibitions.
Here is a map with all the galleries that are open during the gallery weekend! For more information and for a detailed programm klick HERE
DMY – International Design Festival
– June 1 – 5
DMY Berlin is a contemporary design platform founded in 2003. It developed from a
visionary nucleus of leading creative thinkers from the Berlin design scene, whose
expertise lay in the recognition and transformation of current as well as coming
trends in culture and design.
The objective from the beginning until today is to bring together the powerful
potential of contemporary design; to give it a space and setting and to expose it to a
wide array of audience. At the same time the industry and economy are given the
opportunity to get in contact with innovative developers and designers and
therefore make use of the developed synergies.

Carneval of Cultures– June 10th -June 13th
Just as every other year, Berlin is going to proudly present the Carnival of Cultures,
which will take place between June 10th and June 13th in 2011, with a four-day
street-festival, the Parade (13th of June) and various parties throughout the whole

Fete de la Musique-21st of June
to celbrate the summer and the music. There are live performances throughout the city, most of them outdoors. This will be a night you won´t easily forget. It´s gonna be amazing!!! For more details and an overview of the bands that are going to perform check the WEBSITE (

Christopher Street Day-25th of June
The Berliner CSD will be 33 on 25th June 2011. Thirty-three years in which the
Community has been developing its diversity and its political aims. But
discrimination towards gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals still exists. A
proud number of 500,000 people went onto the streets last year. The event as the
biggest gay-lesbian “holiday” will this year once again be an appropriate platform to
add the right weight to long overdue demands.

Long night of the museums– 27th of August
On almost 400 square kilometres – between Glienicke Palace, the Museum at the
Waterplant Friedrichshagen and the Museum of Local History Reinickendorf – more
than 100 museums and cultural institutions are giving access to their exhibitions,
collections and art objects throughout the night, enriched by a variety of events.
There will also be concerts, readings, theatricals and much more.

Popkomm– 7-9 September
As an international platform for the music and entertainment industry Popkomm
attracts thousands of trade visitors from all over the world. The integrated concept
of this event makes it unique. Popkomm is the only industry meeting place in the
world that combines a trade show with a convention and a festival. Consequently
Popkomm is a major attraction not only for its core business of music but also
brings the representatives of other sectors such as concerts, the movies, mobile
entertainment, fashion and advertising to the exhibition halls in Berlin.

Art Forum Berlin– 19th of  September- 2nd of October
The 16th ART FORUM BERLIN – The International Fair for Contemporary Art – will
take place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from September 29th to October 2nd
2011. Early in the autumn season, over 120 galleries from more than 25 countries
showcase the works of established artists and newcomers in Berlin under ideal
exhibiting conditions.

For our daily recommendations check our website! Hope to see you soon in Berlin @ EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!

Visual Berlin Festival 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Berlin 2010

Berlin 2010

From June 10-12 Berlin’s original Videokunst Club Visual Berlin presents the Visual Berlin Festival

Berlin’s original Videokunst Club, Visual Berlin reflects the
richness of the city. With members from nine countries it is
a diverse family bound together by a shared commitment to
the progression of the projected image. Founded in 2005 the
collective has become an institution in Berlin with members
specializing in everything from underground party visuals
to hardware-hacking, programmed arts, experimental
performance and media philosophy. The group includes
established local VJs as well as internationally renowned
artists and AV performers who collectively illuminate countless
venues and stages across Berlin every week.
Since 2003 members of Visual Berlin have hosted international
artist meetings and exchanges, promoting a network
of dialogue and support across the global visual community.
In 2010 they proudly present their third installment in one of
the city‘s most fascinating industrial spaces: the legendary
Tresor complex.

AVIT BERLIN 2010 10.11.12 JUNE

Three days of exploration into the evolution of screen
culture and expanded visual and performance possibilities,
with seminars, AV performances and special presentations
by guest artists from across Europe.
Guided projects and advanced workshops in audiovisual
creation and performance (Incite), performance technologies
VDMX (fRED), Modul8 (Synsinplus and Ilan Katin),
CoGe(Lumabeamerz) and visual programming environments,
Processing (Kim Asendorf), VVVV (Tonfilm, Cyper),
Quartz Composer (GOTO10). Plus hardware hacking and circuit
bending (goto80, Tonylight, Servando Barreiro), surface
mapping (Neon Golden) and more

All workshops are offered for just €10 and require no preregistration.
A discounted ticket for the entire festival workshop
program is available. Lectures, research and discussion
on live cinema, performance and social and technical topics
related to AV performance will be presented daily and are
The Festival Opening party transforms the Betahaus front
lounge. The night kicks off with live AV performances
from Lance Blisters (USA) and a stunning new audiovisual
performance from FF & FRZ (FR) aka EXYZT. Guest VJ sets,
surface mapping and open jams follow with sonic pleasure
provided by MoGreens, Carlo von LynX, Seagle and Monkeyking.

Friday night it‘s music versus visual projections as Visual
Berlin proudly presents ‚Breaking The Vault‘ an audiovisual
onslaught across both floors of the legendary Tresor club.
Upstairs in the Globus Bar, Techno Geeks battle Pixel Freaks
for a night of 8bit/Chiptunes/Electro with internationally renowned
acts such as Goto80 (Bleepstreet, SWE) vs. Raquel
Meyers (LightRhythmVisuals, ES) and Stu (SWI ) vs. Decrepticon
(VisualBerlin, US) and Tonilight (IT) vs Notendo (US).
Meanwhile downstairs it‘s Local Heroes vs. Outside Punks in
the Dubstep Bassment; Berlin stalwarts Tanith, Saetchmo,
Fassa Ben and Mr. Boogie battle it out against a carefully
selected team of guests artists from across Europe. Brace
Saturday evening starts early with a very special showcase
of transdisciplinary performances from Electromoon, Aude
Francoise & Servando Barreiro, Rafael,
übermutanty, Rep, Nohista, Instant Delay, and ExLex, in the
serene contemporary setting of the Collegium Hungarian
Then the party moves just down the road to DMY Festival‘s
official closing party at the Picknick Club. VisualBerlin continue
their collaboration with DMY with VisualBerlin Festival
VJs gracing all 4 stages of Picknick plus AV acts Incite (HH),
Abstract Sound Project (FR) and many more VJs from Berlin
and beyond.
Full details available at:

Events in Berlin in 2010

Monday, January 18th, 2010


Berlin 2010

Berlin 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a selection of the finest up coming events….

30th januar.the long night of museums. Get a pass par tout ticket and visit as many museums as you can at the most extraordinary time of the day, at night. Count on special exhibitions, concerts, live performances etc.etc.

11th-21st of Februar Berlinale, International Filmfestival. The Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary. Up to 400 different movies are shown! At potsdamer platz. Get your tickets in advance.

28th of march the 30th Berlin Half Marathon takes place. The  Berlin Half Marathon is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a fabulous party. Over 25,000 runners from 85 countries participated in the last sightseeing tour of Berlin, a course that cannot be beat. The mix of live music, artists, and attractions is drawing more and more spectators to the course. And the Berlin streets are fast! That is not only demonstrated by the top runners with numerous times under the magic one-hour limit, but also through the many personal bests in the ever-growing field of participants.

21-24th of may Carneval of Cultures. Every year the diversity of many different cultures is celebrated  in the streets of Kreuzberg. Expect lots of  people from different cultures dancing, eating and celebrating together. Expect live music, (interactive) street theatre and lots more. Every years highlight is the big parade on the 23rd of may. There is no admission fee!

8-13 june Berlin Air Show at Schönefeld Airport.

9-13 june DMY International Design Festival. During the day there are lectures, workshops, panel talks and performances. During the night one gets together at the parties!!

19th of June Christopher Street Day Berlin. Starts at Kurfürstendamm/Joachimsthaler straße. Grand Finale at Brandenburg Gate.

13-29 August Tanz im August. A spectacular modern dance festival. A part from lots of performances there are lectures and workshops being held aswell.

3 and 4 spetember the Pyronale! A match between the worlds greatest fireworks artists.

25th of september Inline Skating Marathon:  Starts at Straße der 17. juni. Most of the online skaters participating are hobby-skaters.

19-31 oktober Festival of lights For the sixth time, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS™ will turn Berlin into a sparkling metropolis with a firework of illuminations and events for two weeks from 13th to 24th October, 2010. World-famous historical landmarks and spots in Berlin, e.g. the Brandenburg Gate, the Television or Radio Tower will be staged impressively by means of light, events, projections and fireworks.

4-7 November. Jazzfest Berlin. Here you´ll find the creme de la creme of the international jazz-scene

9-14 November Interfilm Festival. A festival for short movies!

2-4 december Tanznacht Berlin. For the 6th time the Tanzfabrik Berlin presents the Dancenight. On these 3 days Curator Peter Stamer  shows a selection of performances of young berlin choregraph?

for more cool events check our weekly blogs and our personal staff-recommendations! see you soon in Berlin!