Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Berlinale Film Festival

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Welcome to Berlinale – -the international Film Festival
Berlin is a multinational and cosmopolitan city and so is its film festival. Last year guests from over 120 different nations came to our enjoy Berlinale. It is also considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide. For 10 days you will have the possibility to spot your favourite directors and movie stars posing on the red carpet.
So, what should you know? Here’s your low-down
The Berlin Festival is divided into different film sections, each one with its own focus:
Competition: “Big” international movies are competing for the prestigious awards, the Silver and Golden Bear
Panorama: Independent art house productions and documentaries
German Kino: Latest productions from Germany, including feature and documentary films (all with English subtitles)
Forum: Experimental and cutting edge films, most of them from far-flung corners of the world
Generation: International film selection for kids and teenagers

Tickets:  Tickets may be purchased three days in advance. Tickets for repeat screenings of Competition movies may be purchased four days in advance. On the day of the screening, tickets are only available at the box offices of the cinemas themselves
Buy tickets at the central box offices
Potsdamer Platz Arkaden or Cinema International. Both are easily reachable with public transport
A limited amount of tickets can be also purchased online. Also 3 days in advance. Easiest is to print your tickets at our reception, alternatively you can pick them up  between 10.00 am and 7.30 pm ) at the Berlinale Internet Counter in the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping centre by showing your printed confirmation and ID.
Tickets are between 9€ and  13€

There are numerous cinemas throughout the city screening movies. However I recommend the following for an unique experience:
Adria – built in the 50ies with an authentic style
Berlinale Palast – most prestigious red carpet, however a bit bleak and too modern
Delphi – very, very elegant, built 1949
Eiszeit – small, intimate. Located in a former squat
International – most probably the most beautiful cinema in Berlin
Zoo Palast – before reunification the center of Berlinale. Newly opened after 3 years of reconstruction

9th Berlin SalsaCongress in Berlin, Kulturbrauerei

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Fiesta in Berlin

Fiesta in Berlin

for the 9th time in a row the Berlin Salsacongress 2009 will gather Salseros from all over the world in Berlin.

It is the longest continuisly running salsacongress in entire Europe !!!  The congress is being held in  the centre of one of the most vibrating and exciting capitols in Europe, easy reachable from all over the world! The congress has a famous  reputation to bring together an extraordinary line up of some of the best salsa instructors as you will not find it anywhere else and indeed there will be many more highlights !

Generating three sizzling, unmatchable partys where our fellow salseros dance until dawn if there were no tomorrow !  Added a top-quality international showprogram with shows from  some of the best choreografers worldwide…
This years theme for the Salsacongress 2009: Future – Planet Salsa in the year 2113

It is going to be an amazing weekend trip to planet salsa in the year 2113! From your check in on friday night until your return on sunday night you will be taken away for a unique weekend experience ! At the Saturday Night Gala Party you will meet your fellow salseros in future outfits in the especially decorated ballrooms of the Kulturbrauerei !
Also you are welcome to join the 3 hours musicality & percussion workshop with Kel Torres.
In this workshop learns you to understand the basic rhythms of salsa AND to play them ! In 3 hours you will deepen your understanding of salsa music and improve your ability to dance to the music ! With the famous musician Kel Torres (Cuba/Berlin) and assistants. For more info see the Salsacongress homepage.
Also there will be rumba workshops on saturday morning with Tropical Gem (Milano) and Iris de Brito (Cuba/London)  accompanied by Live Music !
EXCLUSIVE !!! Only in Berlin – the musical FANTASIA !!!
For a detailed programm klick here.

If you are looking for a nice and comfi hostel to sleep during the salsa congress you are more than welcome to stay at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. Klick HERE for a booking request.

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!

Berlin Lacht- International Street Theater Festival 2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009


Fun in Berlin

Fun in Berlin

The EastSeven Berlin Hostels recommendation for this weekend- another event for FREE…

For the second time Berlin Lacht will bring its joy to the Alexanderplatz. This year the festival takes place from July the 9th till july the 12th.
The festival includes 4 days of street art, street culture and a lot of spectacular and amazing street theatre. There will be 4 different stages and over 200 artist from 20 different nationalities.

Except from clowns and acrobats there´ll also be fire-artists, musicians, an interactive child programm and several installations.

During the summer months this festival moves throughout the city, to various venues.
For more detailed information and the exact programm follow the link: PROGRAMM

If your visiting Berlin for this festival you are more than welcome to stay at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.
Also for more information on exciting events in Berlin check out what our staff-members have to say online at the staff recommends sector of our website.

See you soon in Berlin!!!

Carnival of Cultures 29th May – 1st June 2009

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009



Karneval der Kulturen © Daniela Incoronato

Karneval der Kulturen © Daniela Incoronato

…a gigantic four-day street-festival in Berlin

Just as every other year, Berlin is going to proudly present the Carnival of Cultures, which will take place between May 29th and June 1st in 2009, with a four-day street-festival, the Parade (31st of May) and various parties throughout the whole city.

Approximately 5.200 protagonists will perform on- and off-stage during the programme of the street festival and will participate in the Parade on Sunday. The city expects about 1.4 million visitors from all over the world, who will join this gigantic summer-festival.

But it’s more than just a big party – the Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin‘s cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old, and – furthermore – is a great opportunity for members of Berlin’s ethnic communities to make their cultures visible to Berliners and visitors equally. Whether it’s traditional or modern – every culture gets its chance to add their aesthetic vision to the capital‘s reputation as a vibrant and constantly changing metropolis. Being part of this traditional event has always been an unbelievable experience for both, visitors and participants.

29th May–1st June
Friday 4pm–midnight
Saturday/Sunday 11am–midnight
Monday 11am–7pm

Free of admission

Blücherplatz 1


If  you´re visiting Berlin and the Carnival of Cultures you are  more than welcome to stay at our cosy Hostel in Prenzlauer Berg. To book a room just follow this link: BOOKING

Events in Berlin 2009

Monday, April 6th, 2009
Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

The EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a selection of all the cool upcoming events in Berlin in 2009.
Just take a look at the list below, find yourself a nice event and book a room in our cosy hostel!
Furthermore if you want some real insider tips on parties, pubs, concerts, exhibitions etc. please check out our staff-recommendations

Also you can always ask our friendly staff at the reception for some information on events in Berlin.

  • 15. 04-22.04

Achtung Berlin– new Berlin film award

  • 25.04

Lange Nacht der Opern und Theater

  • 1.05.-3.5

Gallery Weekend

  • 07. 05 – 09. 11

20 Jahre Mauerfall: Open-Air-Ausstellung

  • 21.05 – 23. 05

Internationale Designkonferenz

  • 29. 05 -01. 06

Karneval der Kulturen

  • 03.06 – 07. 06

Internationales Design Festival DMY

  • 07. 06 – 30. 08

7th Sandsation Festival

  • 12. 06 -14. 07

Deutsch-Französisches Volksfest

  • 21. 06

Fête de la Musique

  • 27. 06

Christopher Street Day

  • 01.07-03.07

Bread & Butter. Fashion and Lifestyle Event

  • 02.07 – 06. 07

Classic Open Air

  • 11. 07

Berlin Dance Parade

  • 16.07-19.07

Berlin Fashion Week

  • 24. 07-16. 08

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Volksfest

  • 07. 08- 09. 08

Internationales Berliner Bierfestival

  • 14. 08- 30. 08

Internationales Tanzfest

  • 29.08

Museum Night

  • 03.09 – 21. 09

Musikfest Berlin

  • 20.09

36th real Berlin-Marathon

  • 24.09-27.09

Art Forum Berlin The international Exhibition for modern art

  • 02.10 – 18. 10

59. Oktoberfest

  • 13.10 – 25. 10

Festival of Lights

  • 05.11 – 08. 11

JazzFest Berlin

  • 09. 11

20 Jahre Mauerfall: Tag des Mauerfalls

  • 31. 12

Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor