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Autumn in Berlin: a TOP 10 of cool things to do in Berlin!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


Slowly but surely summertime is almost gone. But no need to worry, Berlin is amazing in Autumn too.

We have listed up some cool events and things to do in the 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 10 things listed here.

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

There is a really nice sauna close to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, it 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.

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

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

German history museum

Pergamon museum

Hamburger Bahnhof


4. Go shopping!

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

A great street for shopping you will find closeby the hostel, the kastanienallee.

Check out our shopping guide video for more inspiration!


5. Party till you drop!!

Berlin is good for partying all night long, untill the early morning sunrise.

close to the hostel you´ll find some cool bars & clubs.

One of our favorite bar within walking distance is the 8 mm bar.

A variety of clubs is to be found in the Kulturbrauerei, a former brewery now famous for it´s thrilling night life program.

6. Topography of Terror

Back in 1987 a group of students excavated, with little more than their bare hands, the cellars of Berlins former Gestapo and SS headquarters. The Topography of Terror is the fruit of their labour, an open-air exhibition documenting what happens when a totalitarian regime tortures its people to death for fun.

Pickup a headset from the reception for English audio commentary.
Next to the Topography of Terror is an excellent art museum called Martin-Gropius-Bau.

7. Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
When visiting Berlin, you should visit some historical sites aswell. for instance the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It’ s not going to be a fun trip, but you will learn so much more about the terrible second world war and its victims.
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.

8. Go on, try German food!! You´ll Like it!

Schusterjunge is a nice traditional German restaurant.

This is a quite popular restaurant, there is always a crowd here! The food is good and the have really big servings, you will get good value for your money here!

9.The Berlin Wall Documentation Center

is one component of the memorial site ensemble at Bernauer Strasse. The ensemble consists of the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Chapel of Reconciliation and Documentation Center. The Documentation Center is officiated by the Verein Berliner Mauer – Gedenkstätte und Dokumentationszentrum, which is supported by an advisory council and bears responsibility for the project content.
The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public. It makes information and in-depth programs available to the interested public. Beginning with the historical, political events that occurred at Bernauer Strasse, an area situated at the border between East and West and hence a focal point of German postwar history, the center researches and presents the history of the division of Germany.
The Documentation Center opened on November 9, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, with a workshop exhibition titled “Grenzblicke. A new exhibition titled “Berlin, August 13, 1961” has been on display since August 13, 2001. The exhibition, presented in both English and German, was designed by the Berlin company gewerk.
The Documentation Center is housed in a section of the Evangelical Reconciliation Parish. The rooms, provided rent-free, are to be used for documentation and for an exhibition.

10.Viktoriapark Kreuzberg
Viktoriapark is one of Berlin’s oldest and prettiest parks and offers a great view from the top of Kreuzberg. Have a delicious and cheap vegetarian lunch at Seerose (Mehringdamm 47) and then have a coffee or some ice cream at one of the plenty cafes in Bergmannstraße. Kreuzberg/Viktoriapark @ U-Mehringdamm.

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




EastSeven Berlin Hostel in Berlin´s hippest district “Prenzlauer Berg”

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Our top 10 of things to do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
If you are coming to Berlin we could recommend you to pay a visit to the vivid district
Prenzlauer Berg.
here you will find loads of small shops, bars, markets and parks. For all the people who
don´t have any idea what to see and do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, we have made a handy
top 10 of great activities in our amazing neighborhood. All of these sights and bars are
within walking distance to the East Seven Berlin Hostel. If you are planning to come to
Berlin you are more than welcome to stay at our cozy hostel, right in the heart of Berlin
Prenzlauer Berg.
Here is our personal TOP 10:
1.It´s summertime, Yeah!! a must visit: Berlins largest and oldest beer garden – the
2.Wasserturm The unofficial symbol of Prenzlauer Berg, this 30m high tower was built in
1877 as the local water reservoir. Once used by the Nazis as a prison, today the round
brick Wasserturm has been converted into trendy apartments.
Check for art exhibitions next to the tower, in the underground reservoir.
3.enjoy Berlin´s great bars/clubs/cafes all around us – e.g. White Trash, Prater
(Berlin’s oldest beergarden),
Week End, Icon Club, Kaffee Burger, Bassy Club,
Tacheles etc. till you drop in Berlin´s off-beat fashion shops on Kastanianallee
5.find some of Berlin`s best fleamarkets near the Hostel, they are on every sunday!
6.Helmholzplatz. According to local legend, Prenzlauer Berg has one of the highest birth
rates in all of Germany. Helmholzplatz is just one of the places in the district where
mummies and daddies come to push their new-borns around in expensive pushchairs and
gorge on a little brunch.
Visit the best affordable Japanese restaurant in East Berlin: Sasaya
Alternative and strictly limited Berlin fashion and graphics: Supalife Kiosk in Raumer Str.
7.Kollwitzplatz: Käthe Kollwitz, the famous left-wing, anti-war artist, would no doubt take
great pride that not only is there a square named after her (complete with bronze statue)
but that its one that was once a meeting point for intellectuals and artists during Prenzlauer
Bergs nasty East Germany days.
Dont miss Kollwitzplatz`s famous market on saturdays
Enjoy amazing cakes and delicious coffee at the Anna Blume café on the corner of
Sredzkistrasse and Kollwitzstrasse.
Just round the corner is Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany’s largest synagogue.
8.Kulturbrauerei This huge complex of night-time hangouts originally housed Berlins
Schultheiss brewery for more than 150 years. By night the Culture Brewery turns into a
popular meeting point for determined drinkers, eager to explore the buildings wealth of
bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants, or just hang out in the huge courtyard.
The Kulturbrauerei is also a popular venue for famous live acts.
9.Mauerpark If you are over 20 and still like to play (particularly with beer bottles), then
this is your playground. Its the best place in Berlin for relaxed outdoor boozing and there
are hilltop swingsets which are a great spot for watching the sun sink lazily in the West.
Dont miss the fabulous flea market on Sundays.
10.and after a hard day´s walking, why not recover in EastSeven´s lush garden with
some selected german beers!
If you are looking for a small and friendly hostel in Berlin come stay with us!!
looking forward to see you all in Berlin!!

Our TOP 10 for this weekend—> amazing parties and events in Berlin

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Berlin Festival (c) Mike Friedrich

Berlin Festival (c) Mike Friedrich

Our Staff-recommendations for events and parties in Berlin, this weekend

A top 10 of amazing things to do in Berlin from friday the 10th of September till sunday the 12th.


Popkomm 2010 will take place in an extraordinary venue between 8th and 10 th of September – the now decommissioned airport Berlin Tempelhof.
Popkomm is community oriented and opens its doors on 10th September 2010 to the general public. There will be a special program for this day.

In the entrance hall of Airport Tempelhof Popkomm will also install a B2C marketplace which will be open for end consumers between 08 – 11.09.2010. Visitors of the B2C marketplace don’t have to pay admission. Companies who are music related, media partners, etc have the opportunity to present their products and services to the end consumer. B2C marketplace will present an end consumers related program including acoustic showcases and competitions, meet & greets, signature sessions, live broadcastings, music info panels, pre-listening sessions, etc.

The Popkomm Showcase Festival: From 8 to 10 September 2010 there will be around 60 showcases at Airport Berlin Tempelhof at several venues.

NEW: DayShowCases @ Popkomm Airport Berlin Tempelhof: exclusive showcase events taking place during the daytime.


Line-up /
Ben Klock, Shed, Ryan Elliott, Rødhåd
Mainfloor: Ben Klock (ostgut ton), Shed (ostgut ton), Ryan Elliott (ostgut ton), Rødhåd (dystopian)

Second Floor: John Roberts (Dial), Baaz (Sthlmaudio), Drei Farben House (Tenderpark)

3 BERLIN FESTIVAL 2010, on Friday & Saturday

Line-Up 2010

Editors · Hot Chip · Fatboy Slim · Fever Ray · LCD Soundsystem · Adam Green · Gang Of Four · Boys Noize** · Atari Teenage Riot · Robyn · Peaches** · 2manydjs (live) · Blood Red Shoes · Soulwax · “Chilly” Gonzales** · Caribou* · Tricky · Erol Alkan · Herman Dune* · Junip* · Lali Puna · Edwyn Collins · Wedding Present performing Bizarro · We Have Band · Superpunk · Goose · Les Petit Pilous** · MIT · Seabear · Housemeister** · Tahiti 80 · Zola Jesus* · Le Corps Mince de Françoise · Norman Palm* · Neon Indian · The Morning Benders · Baby Monster · Fang Island · Amiina · Barbara Panther* · Spleen United · Djedjotronic** · Bon Homme · Shadow Dancer · Enno Bunger · Strip Steve & Das Glow** · Kimono · The Megaphonic Thrift · Jesse · Yes Cadets · De Staat · Rich Aucoin · The Cast of Cheers · Boemklatsch · Therese Aune · Turbostaat · Siz
Flughafen Tempelhof
Platz der Luftbrücke
12101 Berlin

Take the U6 to Platz der Luftbrücke


Berlins biggest Music Happening of the year
Get to know artists of 20 countries from around the world at Popkomm, participate in one of the many workshops of the all2gethernow congress or simply indulge some of the 60 concerts in this week…. It´s all about music!

5 DRUM & BASS on saturday

@ Icon

Line up: Bome (Monstabash/D)
Roly (D-Science/D)
Flowpro (Plainaudio/D)
Feindsoul (Sidechain/D)
Dot 4 (Breakfluid/D)
Phonomat (Electric Icons/D)
MC Mace (Recycle/D)
White MC (Recycle/D)

6 BERLIN CLUBNIGHT 2010 on saturday night

44 clubs 17 bands 60 floors over 100 dj´s for only 12€!!!!

3 Schwestern A-Lounge Astra Kulturhaus Badeschiff Brunnen 70 Café Zapata Calabash- Club Cassiopeia Club 23 Cosmopolitan Club Delicious Doughnuts Fate Club Fire- Club Frannz Fritzclub im Postbahnhof Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne Hafenbar- Berlin HBC Immer Gern K 17 Kaffee Burger Kesselhaus Kiki Blofeld KingKongKlub Knaack Klub Kosmetiksalon Babette Last Cathedral Lido Lovelite Matrix- Berlin.365 M-Bia Monster Ronson’s Oberhafenkantine Replika Pfefferberg Haus- 13 Privatclub Ruderclub Mitte SchwuZ SO36 Soda Club Berlin Sophienclub Spielraum Steinhaus Tresor White Trash Fast Food Yaam

there´s a bus shuttle service bringing you to all the clubs you want to visit.

for more details check the website!


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



Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well.


Kantstr. 12a, 10623 BERLIN
Tickets start by 18,-€

Begin at: 22:00
Open End


From August 19th to September 19th, the 22nd edition of the TANZ IM AUGUST – INTERNATIONAL
DANCE FESTIVAL will present works by internationally renowned choreographers as well as pieces
from a new generation. The largest German dance festival will bring a total of 38 productions from
19 countries in an overview of contemporary dance to Berlin’s stages.

Begin at: 16:00

Have fun partying in Berlin and for more cool events just check our online staff-recommendations

This weekend in Berlin. cool partys, Walpurgis night and labour day.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

EastSeven made a top 5 for every day of the weekend!

Starting with friday…..


Its WALPURGISNIGHT!!! expect anything to happen….you might see some witches walkby….

YOu can find a party anywhere….for instance at the


…just a 5minute walk from our hostel….

8 Floors – 20 DJ’s & Live Band – 1 Ticket

Dress up as a witch and get in for free!

Klubnacht – Todd Bodine, Irie Electric, Dave Tarrida, Marcel Heese
Köpenicker Str. 59-73
10178 Berlin
U-Bhf Heinrich-Heine-Straße

Shut Up Club at the PrivatClub means Indie Pop, Rock, Emo, Punkrock, Britpop, Mixtape all night long – have fun!

Pücklerstraße 34


From 30 April to 9 August 2010 Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau will be devoting an extensive retrospective to the important Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Born in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Frida Kahlo is one of the great identification figures of Latin American art. She stands out as one of the most famous female artists of the first half of the 20th century.

In squatting, Tilo Schulz and Jörg van den Berg articulate an exhibition practice which emphasizes the presence and the actual experience of the artwork in the exhibition in terms of display as art mediation. squatting brings together works of art that address remembrance in thematic and structural terms, as well as pieces thatdeal with experiences o f places, situations, and people. Hence squatting establishes a direct connection between the Temporäre Kunsthalle and its location (the Schloßplatz) as a place that is permanently exposed to ideological appropriations.

Party´s and events for saturday!


Dirty Doering, Zander VT, Nicone, Philip Bader,Jake the Rapper, Red Robin, Marcus Meinhardt, Marco Resmann,danny faber,brian cares,Beaner, sven dohse + guests.


Techno & House….


Fritz Kalkbrenner

Alexander Kowalski

Thomas Weisheit

…and many more….

1st May street festival “MyFest” in Berlin-Kreuzberg

all around Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg

enjoy live music, lots of food and beers 😉



40 galleries, 40 openings, three days, three nights, feel invited!!!!!!

And last but not least our top 5 for parties and events this sunday!!



Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well


It´s a bit expensive, but there are baby elephants to make up for this!

Golden souls disko!!!

Soulkombinat (soul, funk,old-skool, nu-skaa)


Begin at: 21:00

40 galleries, 40 openings, three days, three nights, feel invited!!!!!!

Have a great weekend in Berlin have a great stay at EastSeven Berlin Hostel

This week´s Top 10 of Events in Berlin

Monday, February 15th, 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel


EastSeven Berlin Hostel listed up 10 cool events for the coming up week, 15th till 22th of February.

Once again we will make you some nice suggestions on how you could spend your time in the exciting metropole Berlin. Besides from taking a Walking Tour (the Brewers Company is Hihgly recommended and they do pick ups from our hostel) wich is really a must and will take you along all major sights and monuments in Berlin, you should invest some time in discovering berlins nightlife too. You could go on a pub crawl but you could also read on for some nice and personal recommendations from the EastSeven Team.

1. Everey monday at EastSeven there is a free vegetarian dinner party going on in the hostel kitchen. All guests are welcome to join in on the cooking and eating. It´s always great fun. Tonite, because of carneval, our cook Florian will dress up in some sort of costume. If  you brought a costume with you, or like to dress up for this event, go for it! You can get drinks at the reception. We have a happy hour for beer between 8-10pm. After this you could go to the Dr. Pong bar @ Eberswaldertsraße for a game of pingpOng.

2. On Tuesday you could check out a really modern and hip german restaurant, Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot.
Every Tuesday DJane rocks the house with great Jazz and they serve delicious fingerfood!!
This lovely restaurant is just around the corner from the Hostel, at the schönhauser Allee 157… Ask for a discount card at the reception!!

3. On wednesday there is a great party at the legendary Berghain club with dj´s: Acid Maria (killekill) and Dj Flush. Party starts at midnight.

4. Thursday evening, for instance you could go to Kaffee Burger. Here its a party night every night. Great atmosphere and people from all over the globe…

5. Some nice dj´s you´ll find at Delicious dougnuts aswell on thursday night.

The following dj´s will rock the night: Oli De Luxe and Dj Setaou at Delicious Doughnuts. The party starts at 23h.

6.  Always a great choice for a friday night is club Icon at Cantiaan straße. Tonight there´s a French electro party, with some great dj´s:

Birdy Nam Nam feat Crazy B (DJ-Set/Jive/Epic/FR)
Pat Ferry (Audiotrucks/D)
Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D)

7. For a rocky night go to the famous White Trash Fast Food Club @ Schönhauser Allee, only 5 minutes walk from the hostel.

On this friday night there are two concerts.
*VIC DU MONTE`S PERSONA NON GRATA (Rock – USA) at the Restaurant
+CHEAP FREAKS (Rock – Ire) at the Diamond Lounge

They serve great burgers here aswell! Yummie yummie!!

8. It´s Saturday night, and parties are everywhere.  For a great Balkan-Beat Party go to the Lovelite club in Friedrichshain. Balkan Beats, russian polka and nu klezmer….dance dance dance

9. Another great party this saturday is gonna be @ the Golden Gate Club (at JanowitzBrücke). This night live performances from: A guy called Gerald, Lyo (berlin/tokyo) and Stewart Walker. Party starts at midnight….

10. Go to the Kulturbrauerei on sunday, here´s always something going on. At the alte kantine there´s the party `wünsch dir was´. ” Dj´s Diefeder and AGS  allow  you to request anything you want!! That´s a great deal!! Party starts at 10pm.

So that´s all for the coming week. For more great recommendations, do check out the EastSeven´s staff-recommendations on the homepage!!!