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What to do in Berlin this week(end): A top 5

Monday, August 26th, 2013

street festival Berlin

Staying in Berlin the coming week? Then read this blog post so you can find out what is happening in the coolest city of Germany!

1. Street Festival at Dunckerstraße, Saturday the 31st of August

this Saturday afternoon there is a small and fun street-festival, not far from the hostel. It is fun to go there with kids. In the afternoon there is theater (for kids from 4 years on) and later in the evening there is live music.

Weather forecast looks good, so go there and enjoy yourself!

2. Turkish Market in Kreuzberg

the Turkish market in Kreuzberg is really worth a visit.

Explore Berlin’s multiculturalism on this vibrant and colorful market!

Every Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6 pm.

Take U8 from Alexanderplatz and get out at the Schönleinstraße

Begin at: 12:00
End at: 18:00

3. Organic market at Kollwitzplatz

On a late Saturday morning you should go to where the locals go – the farmer´s market on Kollwitzplatz – 200 Meters from EastSeven. Fresh organic vegetables, varieties of sausages and a lot more of savoir vivre. By your food of the season there, go back to the hostel and prepare it in our fancy self catering kitchen.

Begin at: 09:00
End at: 16:00

4.Vegan-vegetarian Summer festival at Alexanderplatz

this Saturday, the 31st of august,  there is a vegan vegetarian festival at Alexander platz. I can almost hear you think: hmm what is that? To give you an impression; there will be food-stands, live cooking performances, information stands on vegetarian and vegan food and life-style, live music and much more.

Alexanderplatz is very central and very close to the hostel, so I would suggest check it out for yourselves!

from 10am till 9pm. There is no entrance fee :) .

5. Dine at  Restaurant `der Hanh ist tot`

They serve German-French food. It is very delicious! You can choose from two different 4 courses-menus. A menu costs only 19€.

The restaurant is very cozy and nicely decorated, there are seats outside as well, with a perfect view over the Zions Church.

Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin

 

So that´s all for now. If you want more recommendations just come see us at the reception or check our Hostel Blog.


News from the EastSeven hostel garden

Monday, August 5th, 2013

EastSeven garden

We are so lucky to have a garden to chill out in. Especially in summer it is great for relaxation after a day of sight seeing. In the morning you can eat the breakfast out side, and in the afternoon most parts of the garden are shady! In the evening you can use our BBQ and play kicker.

Features

we have a big BBQ area with a huge Grill you can use for free.  On top of that we offer coals for free and organize BBQ-parties. There is an organic supermarket just down the road. here you can get high quality meat and also veggie-burgers.

Just come ask us at the reception if you need any help with getting started!

EastSeven garden

Herbs.… we are growing some herbs, free to use if you are going to cook yourself a nice meal at the hostel kitchen. We have thyme, rosemary and mint.

Hammock area….for a nap or just to hang out and read a book…

this is perfect if you arrive early at the hostel and you still have to wait for the room to be ready. You can then already take a rest in the hammock, it is really comfy and relaxing.

Outdoor shower…after a couple of really hot days and more hot days to come  we decided to install an outdoor shower. Here you can really cool off, since it is cold water only…. This weekend we had temperatures of almost 40degrees, and it looks like it is gonna stay summer for more days.

kicker

A Kicker-table

if you want to play table football, you can at EastSeven. We actually extended our terrace so that we have space for the table. This is your change to do some fine motor activity and exercise your skills.

At the reception you can get cold drinks. We sell 4 different high quality beers, sodas, and ice tea.
Enjoy summer in Berlin at our cozy hostel!

If you are planning a trip to Berlin we would be happy to accommodate you at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel!


Hot time summer in the city! Go for a swim!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Badeschiff Berlin

We have listed some of the coolest places in Berlin to go for a swim! here is our personal top 5!

summer is definitely here in Berlin, and it is really quite hot and sunny at the moment. You could of course go for sightseeing and visit some of the museums in Berlin, but you could also go for a swim! Don´t know where to go, just read our blog or come ask us at the reception

 

1. Krumme Lanke
Located at Berlin Grünewald, this nice and clean swimming water and the perfect green surroundings almost makes you forget that you are in the exciting metrople Berlin. To get here you just take the u2 to wittenberg platz and catch the u3 from here. All in all it will take you about an hour to get there. But it is definitely worth it! don´t hesitate and just come ask us at the reception if you should need any help with how to get there!
2. Flugahfen See
This lake is located really close to the Tegel Airport, that is still an active airport although they will close it down somehwere in the future.

So at the moment, while swimming you can see the airplanes take off…really nice city feeling, and still the water is pure, you can even see the fishes swimming…
no fee!

3. Schwimmingpool Pankow
this fully equipped pool with 2 big slides, beach-sports area, diving platform and a comfy sunbathing area is the perfect choice to go to with kids. they won´t be bored, and there are loads of other kids to play with. While your kids play you can relax!
4€ entrance fee

4. Wannsee Beach complex
Together, the Wannsee Lake and the surrounding Grunewald and Düppel forests form one of the most popular recreational destinations in the southwest of Berlin. The Wannsee, which is actually a large bulge of the Havel River, offers a really wide variety of excursions and leisure trips to the Brandenburg countryside. The Berlin Stern- and Kreisschifffahrt boat tour service is located directly in front of the Wannsee S-Bahn station.

There is an 4€ entrance fee!

5. Das Badeschiff
This is the most extraordinary swimming pool in Berlin and one of the coolest meeting points in town. It is floating on the river spree! Further more it has a cool open air bar and a beach-like sunbathing area. Here it is all about looking and being looked at ;) so make sure to be in shape and wear your nicest bikini/shorts!
Easy to reach from the hostel by public transport! have a look at the directions
5€ entrance Fee.

 

Enjoy the summer in Berlin! And stay tuned for more recommendations on what to see and do in our BLOG!

 


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!

 


Don´t know what to do in Berlin? 5 good reasons to come to Berlin in June.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

CSD (c) Barbara Sigge

Just read our blog post and get informed on events happening this  month!

1. 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 14th till June the 16th, 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!

2. All Nations Festival - Around the world in one day!

The All Nations Festival is being held in Berlin since 2001 and takes place every year. Around 25 embassies, foreign cultural institutions and consulates open their doors for visitors. It is the unique opportunity for you to get an impression of the diplomatic work and also of the countries that are being represented. Some nice activities and different kind of food delicacies complete the open day!
What you need to do to get in: All Nations Festival Ticket and Identity Card
The All Nations Festival Ticket allows to enter the participating embassies and consulates. This ticket is free of charge, and you can get it at the Berlin tourist information stalls at Hauptbahnhof, Neues Kranzler Eck and Brandenburg Gate. The ticket can also be downloaded online. On the Festival’s day tickets are avalibale at the embassies but only on a limited amount. Besides the ticket, everyone needs a passport or identity card to enter the insitutions.
All Nations Festival 2013 Berlin Facts:
When: 15th of June 2013

Where: Various locations all over Berlin

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Entrance: Free, passport or identity card is required

3. Christopher Street day parade, on June 22nd 2013
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!

4. 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!

5. Festival at Bergmannstrasse
Bergmannstraßenfest is an open-minded and multi-cultural street festival, in the Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg.

Their will be international food delicacies, art and handcraft stalls and live music. The festival attracts both locals and tourist and is known for its friendly atmosphere.
Various stages are lined up in the street, you can watch children´s theatre, comedy performances and live jazz music performances.  It is actually the Jazz music that makes this festival popular in particular. There will be 50 different national and international artists performing Jazz music on three stages!

Bergmannstraße 5
10961 Berlin

Opening Hours:    28th – 30th of June 2013

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

If you need help with “how to get there” just come ask us at the reception!


EastSeven Hostel supports Berlin underground music scene!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Powder for Pigeons

Powder for Pigeons

3 bands are playing this Saturday at rockbar Tiefgrund! We sponsor and promote this event, organized by SoundGround Berlin.

As Björn from Soundground Berlin contacted us regarding a cooperation, we didn´t hesitate one moment.
We offer one of his bands a free room for one night, and we get some free concert tickets to give to our guests! For us that is a nice deal. And the band that we shelter is a 2manband, so we needed to spend only  1 doubleroom!

We as a small non-chain hostel in Berlin totally like the idea of promoting underground subculture, and Soundground Berlin offers a stage to yet undiscovered talent.  The bands that are playing this Saturday are SHAUN, POWDER FOR PIGEONS and the WATCHA MACALIT.

SHAUN is a band from Berlin that play a mix between Grunge and Stonerrock.

WATCHA MACALIT perform a mixture of indie, grunge & rock, and  beside that their music has influences from many other genres.

POWDER FOR PIGEONS is sleeping here at our hostel, we are very exited about that! It is a two (wo)manband who will definitely rock the house this Saturday!!

The concert takes place in an underground rockbar in Berlin, it is called Tiefgrund, this Saturday, the 8th of June. Door opens at 8pm. Concert starts at 9pm. The small underground venue is located only a 5 minutes walk away from the Ostkreuz. If you need help with directions on how to get there, just come ask us at the hostel reception!

tickets cost only 5€! We have some free tickets to give away to our guests. If you want to win a ticket for the concert go to our facebook page and post a short message on our wall. Then come to the reception on Friday, before 6pm. First come first get!!!

For more events in Berlin check our Hostel Blog or check the online Magazin ZITTY.

Hope to see you at our hostel!


Street-Food-Thursday @ Markthalle 9

Monday, May 13th, 2013

StreetFoodThursday (c) ChristPics

This is unique in Berlin and it is exactly what we all have been waiting for: a real street-food-market!

Every Thursday the Markthalle 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg is the location for the biggest Street Food Event in town.

Here you can go to and try small dishes from all over the globe!

The young cooks who present their specialties at the street food event mostly don´t own their own restaurant (yet).  You can expect a lot of creativity in cooking-style and the different kind of flavors you can taste in one night is unique!

It is always busy on Thursday evening! The crowd is bustling in front of the Markethall and waiting to get in on time  to safe a seat and start tasting international specialties. Mostly young people and students come here! This is the place to be to meet up after a long day at work or at the university. Meeting up with friends, discussing life over a small dish and a cold beer. It is the perfect way to try food you have never tasted before.

There is African food, Spanish tapas, Mexican Tortillas, Kimchi and a lot more for you to taste!

Beside great food and fine drinks you can also expect some nice music. of course their are street musicians at the street food event, it makes the evening complete!

If you go here makes sure to bring your friends and big appetite!! You won´t be disappointed!

Every Thursday from 5pm till 10pm, at Markthalle 9.

To find out what else is going on in Berlin, just read our hostel blog!

 


Coming up events in Berlin in Summer! Our top 5!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

karneval der kulturen(c)Daniela Incoronato

I don´t know about you but we can´t wait for the summer and the nice weather to finally drive the winter away! With this blog post we would like to inform you on some cool events and festivals that are taking place in Berlin this summer. We are already getting in the mood just by thinking of it :) !

From music festivals to art fairs, for everyone there is something he or she likes! read on and plan your trip to Berlin straight away! if you are looking for a cozy and clean hostel in Berlin, you are welcome to stay at our place!

 

1. Berlin Lacht

International Street Theater Festival at Alexander Platz. Takes place from the 1st of August till the 18th.
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!

this festival is there to make you smile and laugh!

2. Karneval der Kulturen, from the 17th till the 20th of May

The carnival of cultures is the festival of the year, and attracts lots of tourists and Berliner.

It is a festival to celebrate cultural diversity. People form all over the globe ghet together to try dishes from different countries, listening to bands from all over the world and simply just enjoy the great atmosphere. The highlight is the big Karneval Parade, that takes place on May the 19th!

3. Christopher Street Day

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!  It takes place on the 22nd of June.

4. Fete de la musique

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!

This is 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!

5. 48 Stunden Neukölln, from the 14th of June till the 16th

a really inspiring and fun art and cultural festival that takes place in the neighborhood Neukölln!
The Festival takes place from June 14th till June the 16th, 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.

 

We already wish you a fantastic time in Berlin, and we hope that the summer starts real soon!! Hey, and if you want more information on what to see and do in Berlin read our other blog posts or visit us at the EastSeven reception!

 


Best of Berlin- EastSeven´s TOP 10

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Coolest Shops Berlin

A selection of some of the coolest things to do in Berlin!

If you are coming to Berlin you might at first be overwhelmed by the big amount of things to visit and things to do. With our blog we want to present some of the coolest shops, clubs, tours and museums for you to visit. Feel free to meet us at the reception for more insider tips!

1.You like shopping? Go to Glücklich am Park
They do not only sell beautiful clothes, dark sunglasses & toys…………they even have ice cream, enjoy it on there lovely terrace in the Kastanienallee.
2. Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Mauergedenkstätte – Berlin Wall Monument

This evocative stretch of the Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse is one of the few remnants of the concrete wall left untouched since 1989. The Gedenkstätte – monument – includes a Documentation Centre which chronicles the history and experience of the Berlin Wall.
3. Read a book and drink a wine at the Buchkantine!

what better way to relax than over a good book and a fine wine, at the Buchkantine this is all possible. Just take a book from one of the shelves and find yourself a nice seat at one of the comfy sofas.

You find the Buchkantine at the Dortmunderstr. 1. Ask us at the receptions for directions!
4. 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
5. 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!

6. 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.

7. 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!

8.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!!

9.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!!

10. Tempelhofer Freiheit

after the closing down of the Tempelhof Airport in 2010 the over 300 hectare are now open to public. It is a park with a special flair. A lot of people come here to kite, skate, and cycle. Or just simply to use the big green grass area for a picnic.

 

Enjoy sightseeing in Berlin! If you are still looking for a place to stay in Berlin, come visit us!!


Things to do in Berlin! A top 10!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Eating together at the hostel

Yes it is weekend again! And we have made you a list with suggestions on what to see and do in Berlin. Of course you can also hang out in our hostel lounge or cook a meal and eat together with other travelers!

Lay back, it is weekend,  and read on!

1. 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!

2. 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.

3. 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!

4.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).

5. 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!!

6. Go party, but stay sporty! Go to the Ping pong bar, Dr. Pong,

at the Eberswalder straße. You pay a deposit of 5€ to get a bat , and then you just start playing table tennis with everyone that is there! Its definitely a great deal of FUN!

7. Buy a museum day pass
and visit one of the follwing museums (or all of them) you won´t regret it: Pergamon Museum, Neue nationalgalery, Hamburger Bahnhof, Jewish Museum, Neues Museum.

8.  Schneeweiscschen und Rosenrot

Go here if you want to try modern German food. What to expect? High quality products, German/Italian fusion dishes, and the best service in town!

And: East seven hostel guest can get a 10% discount, ask for it at the reception!

9. Bassy Cowboy Club

this is the place for you if you dig rock´n´roll music from before 1969!

Live music starts at 22h and at 00.30  the long rock´n´roll dance night begins. Don´t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
 10. Pay a visit to the  Berlin Wall documentation center
this documentation center, which is completely free of charge to visit, is located at the Bernauer Strasse.
It is really close by to your hostel in Prenzlauer Berg, only a 10 minute walk.
At this documentation center there is a Tower you should really climb up, because  from above you have a clear view over the Berlin wall and the death stripe.
Learn more about Berlins History by paying a visit to this informative little museum.

 

Enjoy your weekend in Berlin!!