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What to do in Berlin? Visit one of the many beuatiful parks!

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Berlin Mauerpark
Berlin Mauerpark

A Top 5 of Parks in Prenzlauer berg

It is summertime and the weather is nice, the perfect time to visit one of the many beautiful parks in Berlin. Closeby to the hostel, in Prenzlauer Berg, there are a number of nice parks! Here is a Top5!

1. A new park in Prenzlauer Berg, the LEISE PARK

A bit spooky and scary, you may think, this park is located on the grounds of  a former cemetery.

It is called Leise-Park, which means as much as quiet park. You find here lots of nice playgrounds for your kids, also there are still some grave-stones maintained.  It is a beautiful park, with many nice flowers and plants.

Go here to get away from the busy center and to let your thoughts flow and your kids play.

2. Volkspark am Friedrichhain
Volkspark Friedrichshain -A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic or
barbeque. In the middle you’ll find Friedrichshains highest hill, which provides a 78-metre
high view over Berlins flat terrain. The hill was actually man-made to cover up a destroyed
anti-aircraft bunker from World War II, as well as several tonnes of bombed out rubble.
Also you can play beachvolleyball for free here. They have a special area reserved for
beachsports. Its free to use for anyone but you´d have to bring your own equipment.

3. 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.

4. Park am Wasserturm
The Wasserturm is 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. The park that surrounds the Wasserturm is relaxed! there is a huge playground, a fountain, trampolines and a table-tennis spot!

5. Kollwitzpark
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.

And after a hard day´s walking, why not recover in EastSeven´s lush garden with some selected german beers!

For more great information on parties and events in Berlin check our online staff-recommendations!

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!


This weekend in Berlin: A top 5 of things to do!!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Prater Beergarten

Prater Beergarten

There is a lot going on in Berlin this weekend, not only this weekend, every weekend! Sometimes it is hard to decide what to do and where to go. Therefore we have put some things together.  Some small ideas to get you on your way!  Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

1. It is GALLERY WEEKEND!!

if you love exploring the city by exploring its artists, then this is your weekend!
51 galleries, 51 openings, 3 days, 3 nights. feel invited!! From April 27th till April 29.
klick here for a list of galleries that our in: Gallery Weekend

2. Go clubbing on Saturday night!!
For instance you can go to the club night at Berghain/ Panorama bar.
If you are not into techno you can go to the Bassy Club for rock´n roll music!
More info on where to go clubbing you can find in the ZITTY

3. Go to an exhibition!
There are so many interesting exhibitions to choose from, really. One thing you should definitely see is this:
´´ Arrested in Hohenschönhausen“
The exhibition displays items from the everyday prison life at the GDR, but also rare testimonies of the resistance of political prisoners. Among the objects is a holed shaver, with which secret messages were transported, as well as a Monopoly game made by the prisoners. Also prison books with hidden finger nail markings and a knife made out of a toothbrush are shown. © Museumsportal Berlin
In addition to this exhibition, you should  take the guided tour through the stasi prison!
Location: Gensler str. 66

4. Go to the ZOO
..something tells me it´s all happening at the zoo….

It is going to be lovely weather this weekend, perfect for a visit to the Berlin ZOO.

The Zoo in Berlin is actually the oldest zoo in entire Germany! It´s the home of around 15000 animals from 1500 different species.

5. Lazy Sunday
On Sunday you should first go for a lazy breakfast at café Entweder Oder at the Oderbergstraße 15.  They have the most delicious breakfast in Berlin, yummy yummy!
After that you can stroll down to street and go to the famous Mauerpark Flea market!
Here you have a full program for the afternoon. You can shop, eat a snack, and also enjoy a broad variety of artists performing in the park.

Afterwards you go to the famous  Prater Beer garten, located in the Kastanienallee, not far away from the hostel! drink a beer, eat a sausage and enjoy!


What to do in Berlin on new years eve?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

fun in Berlin!

We have made you a selection of the coolest parties in town! Here is the TOP 10 of New Years Eve Parties in Berlin, by your  hostel in Berlin!

 

1. Party at ICON. Icon goes 2011/2012

It is the last party of the year, and unfortunately also the last party ever for ICON Club.

It´s one of the most popular clubs in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.

On New Years Eve the party will be HUGE!

Headliner D.I.M., AND Sexinvaders, Marvin Suggs, Pat Ferry, Phonomat, Andre Langenfeld, The Henrik Maneuver.
2. Sylvester – Les Kitschenettes – live! (60s French Beat/F) @ Bassy Cowboy Club
DJs:
The Mytch (60s Wyldestyle: Garage, Freakbeat, Soul)
Mr. Garage Records (60′s Garage, Psychedelic, Soul)
Mystic N. (Shakin’ R&B, 60′s Garage, Frantic Soul & Rock’n'Roll)
Johnny No (50s & 60s Rockin’ Soul, Garage-Beat, Rockin’ Blues)

Eine Mademoiselle und fünf Messieurs aus der Normandie erwecken auf geniale Weise Sound und Spirit der französischen 60′s zum Leben. Mit Leichtigkeit und sicherem Gespür führen sie uns zurück in die Ära von Nino Ferrer, Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Ronnie Bird und all der anderen. Den ganzen Saal zum Tanzen zu bringen ist dabei gewiss das oberste Gebot. Daher sind Les Kitschenette’s die ideale Band für Soundflat Records brandneue DJ-Single-Serie.
Party starts at 21h

www.myspace.com/leskitschenettes

3. Sylvestersause at KAFFEE BURGER

Rupert’s Kitchen Orchestra & DJs Sammy D. and Cruz (Happy-Dance-Faves all over times)
Entrance: 10 Euro

4. Pop Explosion @ Magnet Club

3 Floors, different dj´s, great atmosphere!

Party starts at 22h.

Damage: 15€

5.  Go to the Mauerpark to watch the fireworks

Around 11pm, head to the Mauerpark. A lot of people gather together here, with booz and fireworks, to celebrate new year.

 

6. New Years Eve 2012 Alternative Berlin Anti Pubcrawl

Spend your New Years Eve at some of Berlin´s most unique bars and at one of the most amazing clubs on the Berlin club circuit. 3 floors underneath the city join the 24 hour party people on the Alternative Berlin New Years Eve 2012 Anti pubcrawl !
Highlights:

An incredible club 3 floors underneath the city with a labrynith of rooms and entertainment

Free Beer , wine , shots & sekt

3 Awesome bars , 1 amazing club & Fireworks at midnight !

We visit 4 unique bars/clubs and recieve FREE BEER & WINE at our first bar, FREE SHOTS (Vodka, Jäger and Tequila) at all bars.

Fireworks at midnight (FREE BOTTLE OF SEKT) and guest list entry to an amazing club 3 floors underneath the city in a massive party location.

You will need to take an elevator 3 floors below the city into a subterranean world with thousands of Berlin party people where your NYE experience takes off.  This venue is seriously huge catering for a wide variety of musical tastes. Electronic music in one room , disco house / Hip hop in another , Live rock , funk , soul in another. You might want to entertain yourself with some Black light ping pong , watch live painting, chill out in the labryinth of hidden rooms, watch a cult movie or try the obstacle course with a drink in hand. Special light and sound installations have also been prepared for this incredible party which we are proud to bring our New Years Anti pub crawl guests.

Prior to this we hit up 3 very cool rock , indie , 60-70´s-80´s , Goth rock ,alternative bars each with a special character about them. We visit the fireworks at midnight where you recieve a FREE bottle of Sekt (German Champagne) before hitting the club.

We want you to get the most bang for your buck so we are keeping our price very fair and reasonable for this event. Don´t get ripped off this year or waste your time looking for the best parties leave it us to make your Berlin New Years one to remember !

Meeting point @ EastSeven Belrin Hostel or at the YESTERDAY bar-

7. Big New Years PArty at the VOLKSBUEHNE

dressCode Chic legance Hollywood in the twenties.

Various DJ`s, Various Floors.

Party starts at 21:00.

 

8. Fuck me now, love me later @ Arenaclub

 

Line Up: Krause Duo (Freude am Tanzen) Florian Meindl (Flash) Exercise One (Mobilee) Channel X (Stil vor Talent / Bar25) Adam Port (KeineMusik / Souvenir) Till von Sein (Suol) Jake The Rapper (Bar25) Niko Schwind (Stil vor Talent) Rampa (KeineMusik) Umami LIVE (Burlesque Musique) Asem Shama (Highgrade) Red & Ron (Fuck Me Now & Love Me Later) Retro (Playplus / Wasted Unicorns) Sascha Funke (Kompakt / Bpitch Control) Justus Köhnke LIVE (Kompakt) Andres Bucci (Cynosure Recordings) Terranova (Null Recordings) Eric D. Clark (More Music) Hans Nieswandt (Ware / Mute) Sid Le Rock LIVE (Shitkatapult) Daniele Papini (Sleep is Commercial) DeWalta (Cynosure Recordings) The Mole (Cynosure Recordings) Topper (Sleep is Commercial) Andrea Ferlin (Sleep is Commercial) Hubble LIVE (Sleep is Commercial) Akiko Kiyama LIVE (Sleep is Commercial) Francesco Assenza (Sleep is Commercial) Gek (Sleep is Commercial) Peter Invasion (Riotvan) Tricus & Vitéz (Logo Records)

 

9. HAPPY NEW MÖBELRÜCKEN @ GRETCHEN CLUB

Channel X
Niko Schwind
Andre Crom
der E-Kreisel
Cinthie
Fresh Meat
Toni Haupt & Saxophone
Jan Rudolph
Bone
Pitt
A3000
Leon Licht
Daniel Archut
Hüftschwinger

Party starts at 22:00

 

10. New Years Eve 2011 @ TRESOR

Live: Octave One (Tresor/ Detroit)
Mike Huckaby (Deep Transportation/ Detroit)
Oliver Deutschmann (Vidab/ Berlin)
Franklin de Costa (Conaisseur/ Berlin)
Irie Electric (Tresor/ Berlin)
Djoker Daan (Tresor/ Berlin)
Daffy (Tresor/ Berlin)

TRESOR:     Cari Lekebusch (Drumcode/ SE)
Gary Beck (Bek Audio/ UK)
Joel Mull (Drumcode/ SE)
Mike Dehnert (Fachwerk/ Berlin)
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD/ SE)
Suzi Wong (Tresor/ Berlin)
Marcel Heese (Tresor/ Berlin)

+4BAR:     Handmade & Hintergrundrauschen (Tresor/ Berlin)
We love Wax Special:
Norman Methner (We love Wax, Cookies/ Berlin)
Jochen Voller (We love Wax/ Berlin)
Kyros (We love Wax/ Berlin)

For all the parties make sure to get tickets in advance or let us help you to check if there are still tickets available!

 


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
Prater.
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.
4.shop 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!!


10 things to do for free in Berlin, this week!!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Wasserturm in Prenzlauer Berg

The EastSeven Berlin hostel made an amazing top 10 of cool events and sights in Berlin, 100% free of charge !!
1. International street theatre Festival `Berlin Lacht`
International Street Theater Festival at Mariannenplatz, 24-26th 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

2. Free meal at the EastSeven Hostel Kitchen: it’s nice, it’s vegetarian,it’s for free
on Mondays and on Wednesdays we cook for our guests. This is the opportunity for all travelers on a budget to meet up with other travelers and filling their bellies ! We meet at the hostel kitchen at 7pm!

3. Sunday is fleamarket day in Berlin!
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.

4. 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.

5. Farmer´s 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.

6. 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.
TIP: Check for art exhibitions next to the tower, in the underground reservoir.

7. Reichstag – The German parliament building,
re-opened in 1999 after the government and most of the ministries moved from Bonn to Berlin. British architect Lord Norman Foster redesigned this place, complete with a huge glass dome with public access, so you can watch the politicians at work.Admission is free; advance registration required.

8. 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.

9. Holocaust Memorial
Berlins ultra-controversial memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe, 2,711 concrete blocks jutting off at offensive and suffocating angles. Co-incidentally only a stones throw away from the site of Adolf Hitlers former underground lair, the Führerbunker.

10. Volkspark Friedrichshain
A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic. In the middle youll find Friedrichshains highest hill, which provides a 78-metre high view over Berlins flat terrain. The hill was actually man-made to cover up a destroyed anti-aircraft bunker from World War II, as well as several tonnes of bombed out rubble.


This weekend in Berlin: A list of great events & parties

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

events in berlin

events in berlin

From Friday the 12th till Sunday the 13th of November to Sunday

This blog is written especially for people who are visiting Berlin for the weekend and who are completely cluesless on what to do. As there are so many events and parties to choose from, we created a list with the coolest parties and events. Enjoy reading and most of all enjoy Berlin…

On friday

1)    7 YEARS OSTFUNK

Indoor festival, 3 days finest electronic music, great line-up
(i.e. Lützenkirchen, Oliver Koletzki, Housemeister, Woody, and many more)
@ Tresor AND Maria (incl. free bus shuttle)
entry 18 €

2)    THE PEANUT VENDOR, MARIO MONTGOMERY & FRIENDS (60′S & 70′S MOTOWN + RARE SOUL)

@ Roter Salon Berlin-Mitte, 10178

U-Bahn: Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl.,Tram: N2, N54

Begin at: 00:00


3)    TURKISH MARKET

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

Every Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6 pm.

Take U8 to Schönleinstraße

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

4)    FIESTA BERLIN

1. Floor: • PEPE VARGAS & AJICERO (Hannover) – Mediterranean, Caribbean, Brasil, African & German Grooves .
2. Floor: • ZIGAN ALDI – Balkan, Swing & Party Classics.

Start: 23.00
Entrance: 4 Euro till 24 afterwards 6 Euro.
Where: CASSIOPEIA, Revaler Straße 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain (close S/U-Bhf. Warschauer Straße).

Begin at: 23:00

5)    AN EINEM FREITAG IN BERLIN (ELECTRO, MINIMAL, TECHNO)

@RAW-Tempel
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain)

Begin at: 23:00

6)    PARTY @ TRESOR

Patrick Lindsey, Haito, Andree Wischnewski, Christian Soto, Herrbert, Marco Remus, Zak McCoy, Klugermann, Tino Boa

Köpenicker Str. 59-73, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)

Begin at: 23:59


On Saturday:


7)    ÖKOMARKT AM 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


8)    THIS WEEKEND: TAKE A RIDE AND SAFE MONEY

Buy a single fare ticket AB or ABC and it will be valid as a day pass. Saves you a lot of money and gives you access to all of Berlin’s public transport!!! Public transport will never be cheaper.

9)    DELICOUS BREAKFAST AT CAFé ENTWEDER ODER

Delicous breakfast at Café Entweder Oder. Nice and warm atmosphere, super friendly staff.
fair prices.
dishes start by 4,- Euro
also really good cake available ;-)

location:

Café Entweder Oder
Oderberger Str. 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin
just 10mins walk from East Seven

Opening hours: everyday 10am until midnight

10)    ENGLISH THEATRE BERLIN PRESENTS: LOVEPUKE

By Duncan Sarkies
Everyone knows it. Everyone’s been there.
The trouble is, everyone has a different set of rules.
But what’s it all about anyway? Aren’t all modern day relationships a dysfunctional battlefield? A series of mind games? A struggle for status?
Oh, I know yours isn’t – but I bet you know of someone’s who’s is!
If so then come and chuckle contentedly at eight people who aren’t you make a mess of their lives in love
Love.
Or more precisely, the Game of Love: ‘Making the move’, ‘Elation’, ‘Sex’, ‘Argument’ then ‘Depression’. Sound familiar? Of course it does.

Where: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstrasse 40, 10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Subway: U6 Platz der Luftbrücke
Buses: M19 & 104

Tickets 18 € / 10 € students

Begin at: 20:00

11)    EXHIBITION ON PLASA STUDIO

In physics the term ‘plasma’ describes a particular state of matter in which energy is readily conducted through a material – the fluid spaces of Plasma Studio’s architecture work by the same principle. Folding space into space, the architects draw landscapes into buildings, streets into facades, inside to outside. Transformative tectonics set spaces, planes and bodies into unforeseen relationships that challenge conventional topographies and spatial codes.
For the last 10 years the office, currently based in London, Southern Tyrol and Beijing, has been widely recognized as one of the leading international architecture and design practices of the emerging generation. From small scale installations to large scale master planning, Plasma Studio`s projects bear strongly the mark of a digital design process. Propelled by the partners’ academic research and teaching at the Architectural Association in London. Plasma Studio develops architectural solutions by mediating between the scales of topography & context on the one hand, and sensory & physical relationships on the other. Their holistic design process enables an elastic response to completely varied contextual conditions and assignments. The exhibition at the DAZ presents their characteristic approach within a jump in scale; from built projects in Europe to recent work-in-progress planning in China.

Tue-Fr 12-7 pm
Sat/Sun 2-7 pm
EUR 3,00 / reduced EUR 1,50

Begin at: 12:00

On Sunday:

12)    FLEAMARKET Mauerpark

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.

Begin at: 11:00
End at: 16:59

13)    4. EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN 2010

15 October to 28 November 2010

Opening ceremony 14 October, 7.00 pm, at the Berlinische Galerie

This fourth edition of the European Month of Photography Berlin presents itself as a festival in transition. This time the ‘month’ of photography lasts for six weeks, starting – in response to the rhythm of Berlin’s cultural autumn – in mid-October. The biggest change however is the experiment of confronting all participating institutions with a mandatory set theme. The objective was to have all the exhibitions and events focused on a single topic, so as to make the festival more prominent in the public eye and give it a higher profile.

‘Modern times, new pictures’ is the phrase that sums it all up – a theme focusing on photography as an instrument of modernisation. Museums and cultural institutions, galleries and exhibition organisers have been invited to dedicate their exhibitions to this modernising function of the photographic medium, taking different aspects into account. After all, it has long been a matter of general knowledge that photographs do more than just ‘reproduce reality’. What the camera registers, and the way in which the result is reproduced, is rather a matter of interpretation and so can be seen as the creation of new and additional realities. Several specific fields relating to this theme were proposed to participating institutions by way of example, and all these areas reappear in the festival in the form of historic, and – even more importantly – contemporary samples of the art.

Anyone who wishes can organise the website following these different thematic areas, or bring up a display of the outstanding highlights. For the first time the festival includes a central point – in the form of the Berlinische Galerie – one offering a wide range of events.

The curious visitor can expect to find pictures that are surprising and disturbing, controversial and simply breathtaking. The Fourth European Month of Photography Berlin 2010 is more than just a feast for the eye.

Begin at: 00:00
End at: 23:59
Link


14)    FEHLFARBEN (D)

German Pop Music Live @ Lido

Doors 20:00h Start 21:00h
Admission 20,-€ – 24,-€

Location: Lido
Cuvrystraße 7
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

U-Schlesisches Tor

Begin at: 20:00
Open End

15)   YO YO LADIES, GO TO THE HAMAM AND RELAX …..

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 woman from different cultures and walks of life work and meet.

3 hours Hamam visit = €14
(includes the Hamam, the sauna, use of the salon and use of the court yard)
Mariannenstr. 6 in the courtyard

Begin at: 11:00
End at: 23:59
Link


16)    HISTORISCHE AUSSTELLUNG DES DEUTSCHEN BUNDESTAGES `WEGE – IRRWEGE – UMWEGE`

Die Ausstellung “Wege – Irrwege – Umwege” zeigt auf insgesamt fünf Etagen die historische Entwicklung des liberalen parlamentarischen Systems in Deutschland. Sie widmet sich vorrangig jenen Epochen, in denen die wesentlichen Grundlagen für die politische Ordnung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland gelegt worden sind. Parlamentarische Entscheidungsprozesse und Konflikte werden ebenso nachgezeichnet wie Funktion und Arbeitsweise von Volksvertretungen. Entstehung, Entwicklung und Arbeit der politischen Parteien in Deutschland werden dargestellt.

Deutscher Dom
Gendarmenmarkt 1
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Eintritt frei
Öffnungszeiten
dienstags bis sonntags
von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr

Verkehrsanbindung
U-Bahn Linien U 2, Haltestelle “Stadtmitte” und U 6, Haltestelle “Französische Straße”
Kostenlose Führungen
• für Einzelbesucher und Gruppen bis 10 Personen:
zwischen 11 und 17 Uhr wird alle 30 Minuten eine halbstündige Führung zu ausgewählten Themen der Ausstellung angeboten, nach Rücksprache auch in Englisch und Französisch; Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich;
• zusätzlich stehen Audio Guides in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch kostenfrei zur Verfügung.

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Top 10 of events for this weekend in Berlin- from October 22nd till October 24th

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Mauerpark fFleamarket

Mauerpark fFleamarket

are you staying in Berlin this weekend? Then read on, because we made a fine selection of coming up events and things to do this friday, satrurday and sunday!

For Friday:

1)FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2010

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. Under the auspices of the governing mayor Klaus Wowereit 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. Complementary to the festival, there will be numerous cultural events dealing with the subject “light”.

The Grand Opening on October 13th will be followed by a number of spectacular events this year. Amongst others the Night Of Open Doors will be held on October 16th. On October 22nd it will become jazzy at Jazz at the Ministergardens and romantic at the MoonlightWeddings.
A spectacular finish will be the City LightRun on October 23rd.
During the whole festival you can explore the city on land, water or in the air via LightSeeing.

2)FOURTH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN
15 October to 28 November 2010

This fourth edition of the European Month of Photography Berlin presents itself as a festival in transition. This time the ‘month’ of photography lasts for six weeks, starting – in response to the rhythm of Berlin’s cultural autumn – in mid-October. The biggest change however is the experiment of confronting all participating institutions with a mandatory set theme. The objective was to have all the exhibitions and events focused on a single topic, so as to make the festival more prominent in the public eye and give it a higher profile.

‘Modern times, new pictures’ is the phrase that sums it all up – a theme focusing on photography as an instrument of modernisation. Museums and cultural institutions, galleries and exhibition organisers have been invited to dedicate their exhibitions to this modernising function of the photographic medium, taking different aspects into account. After all, it has long been a matter of general knowledge that photographs do more than just ‘reproduce reality’. What the camera registers, and the way in which the result is reproduced, is rather a matter of interpretation and so can be seen as the creation of new and additional realities. Several specific fields relating to this theme were proposed to participating institutions by way of example, and all these areas reappear in the festival in the form of historic, and – even more importantly – contemporary samples of the art.

Anyone who wishes can organise the website following these different thematic areas, or bring up a display of the outstanding highlights. For the first time the festival includes a central point – in the form of the Berlinische Galerie – one offering a wide range of events.

The curious visitor can expect to find pictures that are surprising and disturbing, controversial and simply breathtaking. The Fourth European Month of Photography Berlin 2010 is more than just a feast for the eye.

3)EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: BEST VEGAN-VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST BUFFET

The collectivly run cafe „morgenrot“ offers from Friday through Sunday a fulminant buffet. Eat as much as you can and pay only what your financial status leds you to (though it should be between 4 to 8 Euros). It´s just round the corner of East Seven.

Where: cafe morgenrot, kastanienallee 85

Start: 11 a.m.
End: Buffet is available ´till 15:00, but cafe is open till late

4)FLYING LOTUS AT MARIA AM OSTBAHNHOF

Line-up /
Flying Lotus
first time LIVE! (Warp/Brainfeeder/USA)
Robotic (Freak Camp)
Delfonic (Oye Records)

Begin at: 00:00


For Saturday:

5)ÖKOMARKT AM 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

6)AUSSTELLUNG “FARIN URLAUB: KUROBOSHI”

Lumas Berlin zeigt mit der Ausstellung “Farin Urlaub: Kuroboshi” zum ersten Mal ausgewählte Fotografien des Musikers. Im Jahr 2009 machte sich Farin Urlaub auf die Reise nach Japan. Die gesamte Palette von japanischer Kultur, Ritualen und traditionellen Idealen wird in dieser fotografischen Serie zu einem breiten Spektrum faszinierender Motive ausgebreitet.

Farin Urlaub: Kuroboshi
24.9. bis 22.11.2010
LUMAS Berlin – Hackesche Höfe
Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin
Mo-Sa 11-20 Uhr, So 13-19 Uhr

7)COMEDYSPORTZ AT COMEDY CLUB KOOKABURRA

English Comedy at its best, just around the corner!

Schönhauser Allee 184
2 minute walk from the hostel
Reservations: 030 / 48 62 31 86

Damage: 8€

Begin at: 23:45

8 )MESSERCHUPS (ELECTROSURF, B-MOVIE PULP /RUSSIA) @ BASSY´S

+++ Club DJ JOHNNY NO (50s & 60s mashed potatoes, Rockin’ Soul, Garage-Beat, Rock’n'Roll, Rockin’ Blues)

+++ Bar DJ CHRISTOPHER ROSE (Hot Jazz, Dirty Blues, Nasty R&B, Caribbean Exotica)

Messer Chups is an experimental band from St.Petersburg, Russia. The band was founded by Oleg Gitarkin who had previously performed with Oleg Kostrow under the name of Messer für Frau Müller. (…)

Messer Chups’ music often features a fundament of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like circus music, jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they lay solos from guitar and theremin. (Wikipedia)

www.messerchups.ru

For Sunday:

9)SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY

FLEAMARKET Mauerpark

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.

Begin at: 11:00
End at: 16:59

10)SWIMMING

Yes, summer is over, but swimming’s good for ya none the less. Stadtbad Neukölln is not exactly around the corner but it’s pretty! On a sunday it’s advisable to avoid the children that come for the “fun-time” between noon and 4pm.

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10 things to do for free in Berlin in September

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
Mauerpark

Mauerpark

The EastSeven Berlin hostel made an amazing top 10 of cool events and sights, 100% free of charge

1.GOING UNDERGROUND 8

The 8 international festival of short films is going to change the berlin subway trains in to driving cinemas. On exactly 3768 monitors in different subway trains 19 international short films are being broadcasted. The festival starts on wednesday the 9th of september. It is a competition, each viewer can select their favorit short film and vote on the website.

2. Free meal at the EastSeven Hostel Kitchen: it’s nice, it’s vegetarian,it’s for free

Every monday our cook Florian prepares a delicious vegetarian meal for the EastSeven guests. It’s a nice oppertunity to meet other travellers.
3.Mauerpark Fleamarket
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.

4. 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 for free.
5.Organic Market on  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.

6.The museumisland festival till the 4th of oktober.
With concerts, open air cinema, workshops, theatre, readings and dance-performances.
Location: lustgarden, museumisland
No entrance fee here aswell. for the exact programm klick HERE.
7.Reichstag – The German parliament building,

re-opened in 1999 after the government and most of the ministries moved from Bonn to Berlin. British architect Lord Norman Foster redesigned this place, complete with a huge glass dome with public access, so you can watch the politicians at work.
8.The Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

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 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. A visit is free of charge and really worthwhile!

9.Holocaust Memorial

Berlins ultra-controversial memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe, 2,711 concrete blocks jutting off at offensive and suffocating angles. Co-incidentally only a stones throw away from the site of Adolf Hitlers former underground lair, the Führerbunker.
10. Volkspark Friedrichshain

A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic. In the middle you’ll find Friedrichshains highest hill, which provides a 78-metre high view over Berlins flat terrain. The hill was actually man-made to cover up a destroyed anti-aircraft bunker from World War II, as well as several tonnes of bombed out rubble.

Hope to see you soon in Berlin, hope to welcome you soon to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

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