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Party recommendations for the Weekend from June 26th to 28th

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

• Fr 26th 22:00 BEFORE THE CLUB at An einem Sonntag im August
Before you head out for a club, you could warm yourself up at this nice bar/club right in our neighbourhood. The DJ of this evening, Roman Schwarz, has devoted himself totally to Deep & Tech-House.

• Fr 26th MOVE YOUR BODY at Kosmonaut
Famous party series in a club with several in- & outdoor floors. Line-up: youANDme, Click | Click, Michael Placke…

• Fr 26th to Su 28th BERGMANNSTRASSENFEST-KREUZBERG JAZZT!
Insiders-tip! The annual BERGMANNSTRASSENFEST will bring you Jazz live on four stages in the West of Kreuzberg. The program starts everyday at 4 p. m.

• Sa 27th CRISTOPHER STREET DAY Start: 12:00 at Kurfürstendamm
The famous parade for Gay/Lesbian rights starts in Westberlin and will end up at the main stage at Brandenburger Tor. This demonstration will be accompanied by several local politicians but also by the ambassadors of the Netherlands, the US, France and Israel amongst others. And of course there are going to be some parties the evening before and after the demonstration;)

• Sa 27th EXQUISITE FEIEREI at Suicide Circus
Famous party series in a club with several in- & outdoor floors and one of the considered best bookings in Berlin. Line-up: GummiHz, Agent!, Dirt Crew, Jen & Berry’s…


Fete Fe La Musique 2015 – 21June

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Fete de la musique by Robert Agthe is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Fete de la musique by Robert Agthe is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 
the fete de la musique is a free festival with hundreds of gigs throughout berlin. tens of thousands people celebrate the longest day of the year with a musical twist. you will find all kinds of concerts, from super small out of the window dj sets to huge gigs with huge names – all for free of course. officially there are only 100 stages, but this wouldn’t be berlin if we wouldn’t top it up with some less official ones.
so, if music is the love of your live, the city belongs to you between 4pm – 10pm

 
go there – have fun


danke- thank you – merci – gracias- dziękuję

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

we did it once again!

 

we are so grateful for being awarded a certificate of excellence
thank you for all of your suggestions, ratings and ideas to make our lovely hostel even better.
we try hard, but it is easy for us, because we do it for you – our lovely guests!

 


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Berlin Beer Week – 13.06. – 20.06.2015

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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it’s me again. today’s topic is my favourite topic, beer. good beer.
germany’s purity law! yes we know. good quality, safe to drink etc. BUT IT KILLS FLAVOUR. pilsener is a fantastic beer which you will not regret drinking. however, you will probably forget about it because it’s plain boring.
next week is perfect for all of us who have a distinctive taste and love their tastebuds. from tomorrow on, for one week all micro breweries, craft beer pubs and hop aficionados unite their powers to give us an unique chance to enjoy a new side of beer. click here for more info and enjoy yourself (it’s later than you think)


torstrassen festival 2015 (13+14 june)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
torstrasse-not necessarily a beauty

torstrasse-not necessarily a beauty

 
party people!

i blogged about torstrasse a while ago.
it is one forgotten boulevard of Berlin, loud, harsh and dirty. Now there are loads of new stores and restaurants for a hip urban crowd. the traffic is still compelling though.

if you love city life and festival this one festival is for you!
almost all bars and clubs participate. there will be music, there will be arts , there will be laughter.
go there, have fun


This is Mr Coffee

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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I promise, you will love this machine once you checked in. We fill it with the finest Italian beans only. It is so so delicious.

We sell it at a ridiculous low price of 1€ (yes, one euro). And yes, we can froth up some milk for your cappucciono, too.

Best thing is, you can have as much as you want with our breakfast.

Simply come to the receprion in the mornig and say hi to Mr. Coffee


go for a run – explore Berlin

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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today i will introduce you to some of my friend’s favourite running tracks. there are countless beautiful routes. since Berlin is quite flat, both cycling and running are rather a pleasure than pain.

 

 

 

 

 

1) the easy – if you just want to do some laps
just 1 km north of the hostel is a  running track for doing laps. take a right from the hostel and you will see the stadium on your right at mauerpark.

 

2) the big lap – the airport run
how about a 7km lap? since tempelhof airport shut down a couple of years ago it became a big recreation spot for berliners. among runners you will see kite surfers, skaters and urban gardeners.there is a 7km lap and a shorter one for cheaters. the best thing – no cars  to be seen
take the U2 to stadtmitte and change there to U8 – get off at platz der luftbrücke

 

3) the friendly neighborhood bunker run
a few steps away from our hostel is a splendid park: volkspark friedrichshain (people’s park freidrichshain). due to its running track’s great  bone friendly surface (no asphalt but dirt) it is very popular. for those of you who want some extra sweat – take a turn onto the hilly thing in the middle. it is not only a great exercise but a history lesson. you are standing on a former anti aircraft bunker. extra perk: cafe schönbrunn
1km east of the hostel – ask at reception for detailed directions

 

4) the canal run
if you enjoy water, beer gardens, thriving neighborhoods and history, this is the route for you.
start at U hallesches tor and take a left eastwards along landwehrkanal. take another left at the canal’s forking – once you hit a massive alley (puschkinallee) take a right. this way takes you to leafy treptower park. in the heart of the park you will find the russian memorial. running back along the river brings you to the next s bahn stop.

 

5) the classic – tierpark
yes of course, there are also some nudies in the park. however, there is much more to explore. this massive park in the heart of berlin connects the historic centre in east berlin and the city west. the park is situated roughly 4 km from our hostel, alternatively you can take the U2 to potsdamer platz -the same line takes you back from zoo station.

 

enjoy!
…and we have plenty of plasters for your blisters at the reception


record store day

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

don’t miss out, the record store day starts in 1 dVinylay and 7hrs. (just in case you read this blog right NOW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

here are some of my favs:

1) VoPo Records, Danziger Str. (Punk/Garage/Rock/Alternativ)
2) Wowsville Records, Ohlauer / X-Berg (Garage/Punk/Blues/Soul)
3) Bis aufs Messer, Friedrichshain, (Indie/Hardcore/Punk/World)
4)Freak Out Records, Prenzlauer Al. (Rock/Indie/Soul)
5)Record Store (Mitte / Przlbrg) Schönhauser Al. (Rock/Garage/Soul)
5)Static Shoc (Punk/Hardcore) Kreuzkölln
6) Gallactic Supermarket, Petersburger (F-Hain) (alles vor 1990, + Repress)
7) OYE, Oderbergerstrasse (soul, hip, hop, global grooves)
8) hardwax, Paul Linke Ufer (techno)

 

 

rendom fact. the biggest vinyl reseller in the world is urban outfitters.

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Where is ze bunker?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Unless you are capable of time travel you will never see Hitler’s Bunker. The Red Army destroyed it in 1947. An information board on the original location at Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße corner In den Ministergärten gives you the best impression of the size and its history.
However, there are still some WWII fortresses left to admire. Since Berlin is built on a swamp most bunkers are Hochbunkers, meaning overhead hoppers. This makes them not only spectacular but also better photo opportunities.
Here are some of my favs.



1)   Reichsbahnbunker Friedrichstraße

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Built in 1943. After the war it was used as a prison by the notorious NKDW, later as storage for textiles and tropical fruits from Cuba. Between 1992 and 1995 this was the HQ of Berlin’s gabber scene.
2003 the Boros Collection (contemporary art collection) moved in and made it open to public. Highly recommended! Book well in advance http://www.sammlung-boros.de/besuch/info.html





2)    Hochbunker Pallasstrasse

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What a beauty. This hulk was only finished on the 1980 and is still used as a bunker nowadays.This one, as most, was built by forced labour from occupied countries. US army tried to bring this bunker down with plenty of dynamite after the end of the war, however they did not succeed. 1977 this ghastly building was accompanied with another beast – 10 story concrete prefab on stills. A must see for urbanism junkies.













3)    Flakturm Humboldhain (above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers)

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Climbing on top of the remains of this flak tower gives you a breathtaking view of north Berlin. You can also arrange a visit to the adjoined cold war bunker complex with the guides of berliner-unterwelten.de who are more than happy to introduce you to the horrors of everyday war life. http://berliner-unterwelten.de/home.1.1.html


Top 5 of things to do in Berlin this Autumn

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Autumn in Berlin

Autumn in Berlin

To prevent you from complete boredom we have listed up some cool events and things to do in Berlin in Autumn.  It is just to give you some ideas and inspiration. Sure there is much more to see and do than the 5 things listed here. Come ask us at the reception for more information any time.

1. Visit the Stasi Prison in Berlin Hohenschönhausen

The site of the main remand prison for people detained by the former East German Ministry of State Security (MfS), or ‘Stasi’, has been a Memorial since 1994. Since the vast majority of the buildings, equipment and furniture and fittings have survived intact, the Memorial provides a very authentic picture of prison conditions in the GDR and gives another view of the divided Berlin.
Tours of the prison are usually led by former inmates, who provide first-hand details on prison conditions and the interrogation methods employed by the GDR’s Ministry of State Security (MfS).
It is only possible to view the extensive prison complex on a official guided tour as Visitors require detailed guidance in order to understand the various sections of the prison.
Public tours every Saturday and Sunday, every hour from 10am to 4pm in various languages, but better call ahead to ask at what time it is in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish or Norwegian…
Phone Visitor’s Service: Phone: +49 – (0)30 – 98 60 82-30 / ask at the reception and we call for you!
Admission:
Regular fee 5,00 Euro, concessions*) 2,50 Euro, Students 1,00 Euro
*) university students, senior citizens, handicapped persons, Berlincard-holder
How to get there:
Take the Metro U2 from the Hostel and go 2 Stops to Alexanderplatz. From here you take the Tram M5 to the stop “Freienwalder Strasse”. The Memorial is then about a 10 minute walk down Freienwalder Strasse in Genslerstraße 66.

2. Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
When visiting Berlin, you should visit some historical sites as well. For instance the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Here you will find out so much more about the terrible second world war and its victims. It is not gonna be a fun trip, but really interesting and important.
Opening Hours
15 March until 14 October: daily 8:30 – 18.00
15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30
Entry is free.

3. This is the perfect season to go to a museum.

And Berlin has many many interesting museums to choose from.

The following 3 museums are so cool, you could spend your entire day there!

German history museum

Pergamon museum

Hamburger Bahnhof

for further information on museums just ask us at the reception or check the EatsSeven Berlin Book in the lounge.

4. Shop till you drop!

Yes indeed, you still need some nice clothes for the winter!

A great street for shopping you will find close by the hostel, the kastanienallee. Here you will also find plenty of nice coffee shops to take a short break from shopping.

To get in the mood just check out our shopping guide video

5. Go to the sauna to do some healthy sweating!

There are a couple of good suanas close to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. My favorite one is called the Saunabad.

In autumn they are open daily from 3pm till midnight. For 2,5  hours you pay 10€

Tuesday is ladies-day.

Have fun exploring Berlin without spending too much money!! Hope to welcome you soon to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!!!