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Top 5 of the best flea markets in Berlin

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
@ MauerPark Flea Market

@ MauerPark Flea Market

Yes, winter is definitely over, spring is in the air. The outdoor season we have all been waiting for is ready to fulfill our needs. What do we want? We want to shop, but of course not in a shopping mall but outdoors! We have made you a top 5 of the best flea markets in Berlin! Enjoy!

1. Mauerpark flea market

Located within walking distance from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, this weekly fleamarket is one of the most popular ones in town. Every Sunday locals and tourist come here to look for great old stuff from furniture to clothing. But also you can find brand new things here.  From hand made jewelry out of old silver spoons to hip clothes. You can find anything here, it is so big!!!

Besides that it is the best place to go for a snack! There are stands selling sweets, Turkish dishes, rice, sandwiches, and bratwurst. You name it, they got it!

But that ́s not all! There is live music as well! A lot of musicians meet in the park next to the market to perform to an unique audience! Also the famous bearpit karaoke takes places at the Mauerpark fleamarket!

2. Nowkoelln flea market

This market takes place every first & third Sunday, at the Maybachufer! Located in vibrant Kreuzkölln, alongside the canal, this fleamarket has something romantic in it.

What can you find here? Next to first class second hand and original handmade products you will find art and live music here. Strawl alongside the canal, buy some souvenirs and gifts and enjoy the beautiful city scenery. What more can you ask for?!

 

3. Bergmannstrasse flea market

Another great fleamarket located in Kreuzberg, is the one at the Bergmannstraße.

The market is surrounded by a lot of nice cafés and restaurants. So it ́s perfect to combine your visit to this market with having lunch or dinner!

4. Boxhagener Platz flea market

This nice fleamarket has a really alternative flair!  What to expect? A lot of hand-made T-shirts, jewelery, art, books, a little furniture, a lot of cool people….Check it out!

This small market, with around 100-150 stands, is on every Sunday. The fun starts at 10am and goes till approxiametely 6pm.

The area around Boxhagener platz is also really good for finding nice small restaurants and bars.

5. Tiergarten antique market

As the name already explains,  it is not really a flea market but here you can find antique stuff too!

If you have a little bit more to spend, and if you are looking for something really special, go here! Afterwards you can stroll through the big city park Tiergarten, definitely worth while visiting! Another idea is to combine the visit to the flea market with a visit to the zoo.

 

Have fun exploring Berlin and its wonderful flea markets!

 

 

 


What to do in Berlin this spring: A top 10 of sightseeing and events!!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

The EastSeven Berlin Hostel listed up some cool and interesting activities in Berlin!

We want to keep our guests informed about what is cool and cheap to see and do in Berlin. Some of our favorite low cost activities & events in Berlin are listed down below. In case you want to have more tips and recommendations just book a hostel in Berlin @ EastSeven and ask our knowledgeable staff.

1. Berlin Wall documentation center
this documentation center, completely free of charge, is located at the Bernauer Strasse.
It is really closeby our hostel, it is approximately a 10 minute walk. You can ask us at the reception for directions.
At this documentation center they have  a Tower you can climb up, you should have a look, because  from above you have a clearer view over the Berlin wall (small piece maintained) and the death stripe.
Learn more about Berlins History by paying a visit to this informative museum.

2. 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.
3. Dr. pong
the table tennis bar in Berlin. don´t think it is a sports bar  because it ain´t. A lot of youngsters meet here to get together! There is nothing more fun than playing table tennis with over 20 people at once! Beside that there are dj´s playing great electronic music! It is a great hangout!
4.  You enjoy drinking a glass of fine wine? Go to the Weinerei!
great cozy place, it´s mainly students you will find here. getting together to drink really
great wine and philosophize in a relaxed living room-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 too late, when the wine is out, it’s over and out!!
Location: Fehrbelliner Straße 57
5. 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. I can recommend their vegetarian burgers too!
What else to expect at the White Trash, great live music & a great Rock´N´Roll atmosphere!!

6. Organic Market @ Kollwitzplatz
This is how you can spend your Saturday like all the locals living in Prenzlauer Berg. Strawling over the market, buying some things to eat, drinking some coffee or even champagne. At this market, everything is possible! You can even buy clothes and jewelry here, also there are often musicians standing at the ends of the market, playing their songs!! Always a great atmosphere here!!
7.Mauerpark Fleamarket
if you are staying over the weekend you absolutely can´t miss out on the Mauerpark
fleamarket. Held every Sunday from 7 till 16 it is the place where hip & young Berlin and
Berlin-visitors get together. Not only looking for bargains, also it is a social happening where
friends meet over a bratwurst, or watching one of the many spontaneous concerts from
musicians coming from all over the globe.

8.THE BERLIN-HOHENSCHöNHAUSEN STASI MEMORIAL OLD STASI PRISON
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
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.

9.  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.

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!!!


Fete de la Musique berlin 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010
events in berlin

events in berlin

the 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, all artists play for free! 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!

For the complete programm of the festival klick HERE

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 approxiamtely end at 10pm….after this there will be afterparties at many different locations….fete de la nuit!

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

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!


What to do in Berlin this weekend?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

EastSeven

EastSeven

Our top 10 of cool and exciting events and parties for this weekend!

We have created a top 10 of amazing things to do in  Berlin. If you didn´t make any plans already…then read on!!

1. Club Icon- great place for electronic music!

Party this friday—>ELECTRONICA

HOBBYHORSE: NOSAJ THING & ONRA

Nosaj Thing (Alpha Pup/USA)
Onra (Favourite/All City/FR)
Delfonic (Oye Records/D)
2. TWISTED ELEMENTS AT RITTER BUTZKE
Great live acts this friday:
A Guy Called Gerald, Deadbeat (live), Marko Fuerstenberg (live), Dirk Leyers (live),
Whatyes (live), James Ruskin, Heiko Laux, Redshape, Mark Broom, Frozen Border, Function,
Falko Brocksieper, Kyle Geiger, Gebrüder Teichmann, DJ Pete, Kenny Cee , Alan Sommerville, Audio ist Guilty,

PROJECT 1 aka Redhead, & Hof Gutow, DJ Mack, Dieter Polen, VISUALS _ eyfatique
3.A legendary party at a Legendary Club. BERGHAIN!!

the place to be this saturday, check the line up:

Clubnight – DIAL TOTAL 10 YEAR
Berghain – Dial Total 10 Year Anniversary
Isolee – LIVE
DBX – LIVE

Rndm

Efdemin

Nick Höppner (Ostgut Ton)

4.WHITE TRASH FAST FOOD
This friday live music:

1984 (Indie, Rock) / The Jangletones

You´ll find this club @ number 9 on our flyer….it´s only a 5minute walk away from the hostel!! They serve great burgers too….

5.SCHLAGSTROM MEETS SONIC WARRIORS UNITED this saturday @ Raw Tempel
Defending the Underground with the Fusion of Rhythmic Techno • Electro • Industrial Beats & Atmospheres for a new Generation of “Sonic Seekers “.
6.FLANDERS LIVE @ WILD AT HEART this saturday!
The Flanders (Psychobilly) / The Loyalties (Punk) / Bloodsucking Zombies (Psychobilly)
Wiener Str. 20, 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
7.Organic Market on saturdays
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.

8.LIVE MUSIC @ BANG BANG CLUB BERLIN on sunday
DAG FÖR DAG (SWE)
sunday
9.DATAROCK AT LIDO, this sunday!

http://www.datarockmusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/datarock

10.SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY

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.

So, that´s all for now! for more great insider information on parties & events in Berlin check our online staffrecommendations. Also you can check the Zitty.de.
Hope to see you all soon in Berlin!!


This weekend in Berlin, a selection of cool parties

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Fun @ EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Fun @ EastSeven

EastSeven Berlin Hostel´s personal recommendations

Apart from the Berlinale (from 11 till 21st of february) there are lots of other nice parties and events to attend to this weekend. We have made a selection with some nice suggestions for this weekend.
On friday night there is a great French Electro party at Icon club, Kavinsky (Record Makers/Zomba Music Publishing/FR) will be performing here, also Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D) and
The Sexinvaders (On the Fruit Records/D). Visuals by ICFF vs. Fac. The party starts at 23.30.
If you are more into rock and british music then go to the Roter Salon at Volksbühne, Rosa Luxemburg Platz. On Friday there is the British Music Club. Expect music from arctic monkeys, the kooks, hot hot heat, nada surf etc etc. The Volksbühne is just a 10 min. walk from the EastSeven Hostel. Or, if you are lazy :), take the u2 subway to rosa luxemburg platz. The party starts at midnight.
Another nice party this friday will be at the WMF Club, That´s what Friends are for. Performances from: Mitte Karaoke DJ-Team, Feed & BassDee, Bleed, Dom, Sachwitz & Wetzel, Plastique De Rêve, Suzi Wong, Peter Bounce, Stoopid, Jama. This party starts at midnight. The club is easy to reach with the u2 (in direction Theodor Heussplatz), get off at Klosterstraße.
If you are staying at the hostel, enjoy one of our nice beers at the hostel lounge before moving your ass into the wild berlin night life…
Ah, on saturday there are more great parties. For instance you could go to the Balkan Beats Party @ Lido (kreuzberg), always good for a great night. Special guest this saturday is DJ Mata Hari (E)… Party strarts at 11pm.
If you wanne have some great fun go to Laugh Olympics Improvisation Night at the nearby Comedy Club Kookaburra, a two minute walk away from the hostel, at the Schönhauser allee 184.
For Live Music go to the famous rock club White Trash Fast Food. On saturday there is a performance from EAT LIPSTICK, a Glam/Electro/Punk band from Berlin, be there at 10.30pm. This club is also very close to the hostel, a 2 minutes walk, at the schönhauser allee 6.
Take it easy on sunday. In the early afternoon you can go for a brunch in one of the many nice cafe´s that surround our hostel. For instance you could go to schwarzsauer @ the Kastanien Allee or entweder oder @ Oderberger straße. A definately must is a visit to the Mauerpark Fleamarket. And if you have time left, go to a museum. For instance to Hamburger Bahnhof, a museum for modern art. Check the Bestiarium exhibition!
Please check our online staff-recommendations for more nice coming up events/parties in berlin.


Free events in Berlin, this winter. EastSevens TOP 20!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Reichstag

Reichstag

EastSeven made an amazing top 20 of events and museums you can visit without paying for it, nice :).

1. 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.
You can 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.
2. During the cold Berlin winter we like to provide our guest with a nice warm meal, every monday. It´s a Free Dinner Party for everybody staying at the hostel. Our cook Florian prepares delicious vegetarian meals, every week something different. Its a nice opportunity to meet up with other travelers.
3. Every sunday it is Fleamarket Day in Berlin. 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. The 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 in winter: 15 October until 14 March: daily 8:30 – 16:30 To get there, take the S1 (S-bahn Wannsee to Oranienburg) until Oranienburg station. This is the last stop and the journey takes around 45 minutes from Berlin-Friedrichstraße station. Trains leave every 20 minutes. You need an ABC-ticket.
There is no entrance fee. Of course you pay when you want to take a guided tour, it costs €15 for up to 15 people, and €25 for up to 30 people.
5. Take the subwaytrain u2 from senefelderplatz to Potsdamer Platz – Potsdamer Platz was the glitzy centre of Germanys debauched 1920s metropolis, and the site Europes first traffic light system. Smashed into rubble during WW II, its now home to Europes fastest elevator and a mass of steel and glass buildings said to represent the future of Berlin.
If you´re there you should definately check out the Sony Centre and Cinemax cinemas for films in their original language (e.g. English).
6. Also a most visit when you are in Berlin : Checkpoint Charlie. This is Berlins most famous crossing point between East and West and a lasting symbol of the citys fragile Cold War relations. Commemorated today by an ersatz replica of the original American checkpoint and two historically inaccurate pictures of Soviet and American soldiers.
Do avoid the museum, its disorganised, expensive, and there is way too much information.
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 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.  NO entrance fee! Yeah!
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.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.

11. Brandenburg gate. Every 10, 20 and 50 cent German Euro coin is minted with a picture of this big city gate on its reverse side. Stranded in a lonely no-mans land between 1961 and 89 thanks to the East German government, no other structure in Berlin better symbolises the temporary division of the city.
Of course you should take your camera and get snapping; its not going anywhere anytime soon.
12. Organic market on Kollwitzplatz every thursday and saturday. 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.
13. Turkish market on maybachufer, Kreuzberg. Every tuesday and friday! experience Berlin’s most famous multi-cultural market. Shop for food or even a pretty souvenir. Cafés and bars
are close by as well. Every tuesday and Friday from 11a.m. to 6.30p.m
Get out at U-Bahn Schönleinstraße.
14. 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.
15. Visit one of the many christmas markets in Berlin. Most of them are free of charge. For instance the one at Alexanderplatz  or the one at the Kulturbrauerei, the Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt.
Go here for a stroll, shop to find some more christmas presents, drink mulled wine and eat german saucages! Nice.
16. Museum Island – Surrounded on all sides by the River Spree, Museum Island is literally an island with museums on it, isnt that clever? It is not only home to some of the citys top class museums such as the Altes Museum and the Pergamon Museum, but also the Berliner Dom and the tranquil Lustgarten.
Visit the island on a Thursday between six and ten for free entrance to the museums.
17. Tacheles – One-time department store then SS headquarters in the heart of Berlins former Jewish quarter, the Tacheles was taken over by squatters in 91. Behind the buildings bombed out façade is a wealth of art studios, two cinemas, 3 bars, a beach bar, a café and a newly opened bourgeois restaurant.
Watch out for the fire-breathing dragon in Café Zapata!
Just opposite youll find delicious French fries served from a dodgy looking trailer called Beckers Fritten.

18. Art & antique market on Straße der 17. juni. Every saturday and sunday. Of course there is no entrance fee here aswell. The market is easy to reach with any s-train from platform 4 at Alexanderplatz. Get out at the stop Tiergarten.

19. Kastanienallee – Dubbed Casting Alley by the locals, this long strip of little cafes, indie fashion designers trading their wares and tasty restaurants is the ideal place to hang out and watch the surprisingly large number of beautiful faces walk by at all hours.
Kastanienallee is home to Berlins largest and oldest beer garden – the Prater.
Recommended Berlin souvenir shop: Luxus International

20. Zionskirchplatz – Life in a resistance group fighting either the Nazis or East German government was often a dangerous affair. Finding somewhere quiet and warm to hold your secret discussions therefore being a number one priority = PBergs 19th century Church of Zion. It is now surrounded by small cafes and restaurants.

When you´re there go  also to the Weinerei, where you can pay for a glass of wine what you think its worth.
Okay, that´s all for now! Hope you have a great time when you visit Berlin. For more nice events in Berlin check our blog and our staff-recommendations.


What to do this week in Berlin?!

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Berlin

Berlin

No worries if you don´t have any plans yet, we have made you an amazing top 10 of excellent activities in Berlin.

Berlin is an exiting capitol, a trip to Berlin will never be boring. But you need to make choices, cause you can´t see and do everything if you are only staying for a short period of time.
To help you plan your trip even better we have made a top 10 of events and activities. From museums to free food hostel parties, from walking tours to the best clubs. Read on read on.

1.it´s december in Berlin, that means its christmasmarkets-time. Check out the Lucia Christmas market at the Kulturbrauerei.

Closeby the EastSeven Berlin Hostel you´ll find the Kulturbrauerei, a former beer brewery wich now stands for diverse range of cultural events during the year. The Lucia christmas market is held here, every year. Go here to warm up with `glühwein`(mulled wine), find some nice christmas presents for your folks, enjoy the german way of celebrating christmas.
The market is on from 23. November till 22. Dezember 2009. There is no admission fee!

2. For some more action and fun, stay at the kulturbrauerei and shoot some balls at the POOL & CIGARS.
It is the most beautiful billiardlounge in Berlin.
3.Another event for Free. The Thursday concert night at the Dunckerclub!

Every thursday night at the duncker club, not far away from the Hostel, there is a free concert and dj´night.

on the 10th of december: The Equilizer-record release

support by car pool lane & trick trick fuck (berlin)

Dj:don desaster

No entree fee!!! and just a 10 minute walk away from the hostel. Doors open at 10pm.

4.ROCK AG AT LIDO

A former cinema and now a cozy small club with a big lounge area (with Foosball)!
Today you’ll get rock from AC/DC over Beatsteaks, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Maximo Park, The Pixies, The Strokes up to The Zutons and many more
starting at 11pm – open end
entrance: 5,- Euros
5.OLIVIN- WELLNESS LOUNGE SAUNA

With its Finnish sauna and the successful
blending together of a ‘lounge’ and ‘sauna’ into one environment, OLIVIN Wellness Lounge close-by the EastSeven is a true wellness oasis. Especially now in the long and cold Berlin winter time….

opening time: Mo – Su 12 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thu Ladies’ Day

ENTRANCE FEES
Sauna for 2 1/2 hours: 10,00 €
Reduced price: 9,00 € Extension + 1 hour: 4,- € Bonus entrance: 12 + 1 = Nr. 13 for free

Happy hour Mo – Fr 12 a.m.-15 p.m. for 2 1/2 hours: 8,00 €

6.The Berlin wall documentation centre.
Not far from the Hostel, at the berlin wall documentation centre, you will find all you ever wanted to know about the Berlin wall. There´s even a small part of the wall still standing here. Climb the tower to get a nice overview! Just visit this centre you don´t even need to pay for it!
7. The Free dinner party at the EastSeven hostel. See what´s going in in the kitchen on manday evenings. Join in on the cooking, because its exciting. And the food ozr cook Florian prepares is always very delicious, yeah!
8. BEEN TO KREUZBERG YET?

Take a walk in gorgeous Viktoriapark and enjoy the great view from the plateau and then have an exquisite, but very cheap meal at either (vegetarian) Seerose (http://www.seerose-berlin.de/) or at Mutti’s (Großbeerenstr. 36). Then have drinks at one of the many nice bars/cafes at Bergmannstrasse.
9. Pay a visit to the former stasi prison in BerlinHohenschönhausen.

10. On sundays its fleamarket day in Berlin!! Yeah, this is great fun. There are 2 really cool fleamarkets at walking distance from our hostel!

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.

So this was just to inspirer you a bit before planning your trip and activities in Berlin. If you are staying at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel just stop by at the reception and we will be glad to help you and give you more insider information. See ya all soon!


What to do on a sunday in Berlin? Check out the EastSeven Berlin Hostel top 10!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

 

Mauerpark fFleamarket

Mauerpark fFleamarket

Staying in Berlin over the weekend? Don´t have plans yet on how to spend the sunday? Then read on…

The EastSeven Berlin hostel likes to keep her guest informed on all cool events and activities in Berlin. In this blog we provide some insider tips on what to do on a sunday.
Here is our top 10:

1.)Go for a Brunch. Some nice places for a brunch: Anna Blume, Cafe Morgen land, Bar Gagarin
2.)Go to a fleamarket, because sunday is fleamarket day in Berlin. The coolest Fleamarket is the one at Mauerpark!
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.
3.) Go to a museum! For instance : the jewish museum, or the pergamon museum on the museum island.
4.) Go to the Prater Beergarten to drink a beer and eat some delicious sausages!
5.) Check out some of the coolest vintage second hand shops at the oderbergerstrasse and the Eberswalder strasse!
6.) pay a visit to the Topography of terror.
This was the center of Nazi terror and power between 1933 and 1945; now this stretch of land next to the Martin Gropius Bau and not far from Potsdamer Platz is dedicated to documenting the chilling and murderous strategies, plans and actions of the Gestapo, SS and security branch of the Third Reich which were all once headquartered here.
The Topography of Terrors open-air exhibition runs along the excavation site of the cellars of the Gestapo, where political prisoners were interrogated, tortured and executed.
Daily open from 10-18, no admission fee!
7.) Relax at the HAMAM-Turkish bath in kreuzberg
It´s getting colder outside so why not go to the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath and…
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. Sorry guys, its for women only!!!!
8.) Go to cafe Chagalle on senefelderplatz for some nice russian dishes and tasty beer.
9.) At the kulturbrauerei you´ll find the club Alte Kantine. On sundays there´s the Lust for Life party. Dance to some nice indie-pop music from 22h till 4h.
10.) Visit DR.Pong, the one and only ping pong bar in Berlin.

For further nice suggestions you can always ask our staff or check out our online staff-recommendations.
And watch our latest hostel movie: what to do on a sunday in Berlin.
See you soon!


10 cool things to do in Berlin this week

Monday, October 5th, 2009

 

Free Meal at EastSeven

Free Meal at EastSeven

EastSeven hostel presents an amazing top 10 of activities for this week

1) OKTOBERFEST IN BERLIN

For the 58th time Berlin will be celebrating ‘Wies’n’ culture. Wednesdays – Sundays from 15h on at Zentraler Festplatz Berlin, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, 13405 Berlin

2)PAVEL STICHA – MADE BY NATURE

photography exhibition, really beautiful landscape pics
daily @ Automobil Forum, Unter den Linden 21
entry is free! and afterwards you can visit the 1000 horsepower, 1 Million EURO Bugatti. short stroll from the Brandenburg Gate

3)MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATIONS

Outside – elegant neo-Baroque architecture laced with modern blue neon. Inside – friendly robots in the atrium, and the history of all things communicative. The Museum of Communications was founded as a postal museum in 1872, the world’s oldest such collection, and has been in its present ornate location since 1897.

On permanent exhibition are tools of the written word – wax seals, postcards and stamps (such as the famous Blue Mauritius), agents of the spoken and visual word – telephones (including some of the first), radios and film, and of the virtual – telegraphs and computers.

The museum’s interactive and lively approach makes it an ideal destination for kids, but adults will appreciate the temporary exhibitions featuring cutting edge artists. On the outer wall of the museum, observant visitors will hear a sound art collage of music, language and everyday noises. A comfortable walk from Checkpoint Charlie or Potsdamer Platz.

Address: Museum für Kommunikation Berlin
Leipziger Straße 16
10117 Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9-17, Sat-Sun and public holidays 11-19
Admission Fee: 3,- Euro, red. 1,50 Euro

4)NETAUDIO 2009 AT MARIA AM OSTBAHNHOF

From the 8th to the 11th of October 2009, Netaudio Berlin will be gathering the international netaudio community for a four-day music and conference festival in Berlin, under the title “East meets West”. 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. We recall pictures of hands reaching out to pull people from both sides up onto the Berlin wall. The event will take place at Maria, a venue situated immediately on the former Berlin ‘death strip’ once dividing the city and the world into eastern and western hemispheres.
5)GUIDED TOURS-TOUR M – BREACHING THE BERLIN WALL

Tour M gives you an insight into the history of the escape tunnels, and delves into the subject of the subterranean border – in the subway and sewer systems, which were used by those trying to flee the east. After a visit to various photo exhibitions in a former civil defence shelter, our guests will be taken via the subway to Bernauer Strasse. There more than seven escape tunnels were attempted within a distance of just 350 meters of each other. Here you will hear tales of betrayal in addition to the story of the two most successful tunnels.

Meeting point: U-Bhf Gesundbrunnen
6) HAMAM-TURKISH BATH

It´s getting colder outside so why not warm up a bit at  the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath…

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

For women only!!!!

7) The EASTSEVEN COOKING EVENT ON MONDAYS!!

Its vegetarian, delicious and for FREE.

A nice opportunity to meet other travellers!

8.) NICE INDIAN FOOD Q MAHARADSCHA

Every Sunday you pay one main course and get one maincourse for free.

they start with 8,-€

You find Maharadscha @ SCHÖNHAUSER ALLEE 10437 PRENZLAUERBERG / BERLIN

U-Eberswalder Str.

15 Minutes Walking Distance

9)CHECK OUT THE ORIENTAL BAZAAR ON THE RIVER BANK IN KREUZBERG: 8-18H @ KOTTBUSER TOR

on tuesdays and fridays

Begin at: 08:00
End at: 17:59

10) 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.

For more cool insider tips please check out our staff-recommendations!


Our Top 10 of Amazing Exhibitions & Cool Events in Berlin

Monday, August 24th, 2009

 

Free Meal at EastSeven

Free Meal at EastSeven

EastSeven Berlin Hostel made you a top 10 of some really excellent activities for this summer

1.DINNER AT SEEROSE

The very best vegetarian food in town can be found at the Seerose in Kreuzberg, Mehringdamm 47. Pick from a variety of delicious dishes (small plate 4,50€ – 2 dishes; large plate 5,50€ – 3 dishes) and enjoy the unique Kreuzberg atmosphere. After that, hit up Bergmannstraße or Zyankali Bar for drinks.
2.EASTSEVEN COOKS A DELICIOUS MEAL : FREE PASTA FOR ALL OUR GUESTS!

Every Monday the EastSeven Berlin Hostel cooks for her guests. The food is simple, but good (and for free), the atmosphere is friendly and the night still young…
Here is how it works:
Every Monday:
Free vegetarian Meal
Starts: 19h00
• Sign up at the reception till Monday 15h00
• Meet us in the lounge at 19h00
• You´re welcome to help us
• Feel free to bring your own extra ingredients
• We sell drinks at the reception
3. 20 years since the Fall of the Wall: TIME_TRAVELLING – PRENZLAUER BERG 1979-1989-1999
The exhibition presents works from internationally prominent artists who concern themselves with the changes to the architectural and urban structure of Berlin.

Where: Streets and Squares around Prenzlauer Berg
Mon, 22.06.2009 till Sun, 06.09.2009
4.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 anything? – 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: 16:00
5.BAUHAUS MODEL (EXHIBITION)

For the first time, the three German Bauhaus institutions are uniting to present a comprehensive exhibition about the Bauhaus, the most influential school for art, design and architecture of the 20th century. Numerous, to a large extent widely unknown objects will make “Bauhaus. A Conceptual Model” a unique exhibition that will dominate Berlin’s cultural summer. The exhibition focuses on the comprehensive significance of the Bauhaus in regard to the development and internationalisation of modernity and goes beyond, examining its world-wide, lasting impact on architecture and design up until the present day.

Wednesday to Monday from 10am –20pm
Entrance 10,- EUR ( 8,-EUR reduced)
combined with Bauhaus exhibition 15,- EUR ( 11,-EUR reduced)

6.FANTASY FILMFEST till AUGUST 26th

FANTASY FILMFEST is a competitive festival for SciFi, Splatter, Horror and many more.
The winner of the competition is selected by the audience.
Festival venues
CinemaxX Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Strasse 5
10785 Berlin
7.NEUE NATIONAL GALERIE: PICTURE DREAMS
Picture Dreams.
Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch Collection

The Pietzsch Collection ranks as one of the internationally most significant collections of Surrealist art, with principle works by André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, André Masson and Yves Tanguy, as well as numerous works by other artists more broadly connected to the Surrealist movement.
A second important core aspect to the collection lies in works by the Abstract Expressionists in America, whose art movement rose directly from the roots of Surrealism to flourish in the New York of the nineteen-fifties. Works by important figures who have since become legends in their own right, such as Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman are all represented in the collection together with works by the great Mexicans Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Visitor Entrance:

Potsdamer Straße 50

10785 Berlin

Admission: 10€/discounted admission 5€

8.SUMMER.POP.SHOPPING29 + 30 august

The Arena, Badeschiff and the outdoor area are forming the huge (3000 square meter) shopping lounge for the 150 hand picked young artists and designers, who are selling their newest collections and creations. A mixture of fashion-, jewellery and product-design, art, photography, grafics and much more combined with DJs and live acts (Nachlader, Daniel Wang, Namosh, 4 Phase Stereo, Elle and Hi Folks)

Open: 12.00 – 22.00
Entrace: 3,- Euros
9.LE CORBUSIER – ART AND ARCHITECTURE (EXHIBITION)

Le Corbusier (1887–1965) is considered to be one of the most significant architects of the 20th century. His work continues to exert a considerable influence on architecture and town planning to this day. This exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, numerous original pieces of furniture, original drawings and plans, first editions of Le Corbusier’s books plus numerous small objects from the architect’s private collection, which he used for purposes of inspiration, orientation and demonstration.

Wednesday to Monday from 10am –20pm
Entrance 8,- EUR ( 6,-EUR reduced)
combined with Bauhaus exhibition 15,- EUR ( 11,-EUR reduced)

10.SANDSATION 2009. 7. INT. SANDSKULPTURENFESTIVAL BERLIN / 2. USF WORLD SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

On June 8th, Berlin’s biggest and without doubt most beautiful “sand pit” opened its gates for the sixth time at the Berliner Hauptbahnhof. Check it out!

–>So, if you are visiting Berlin visit some of these cool exhibtions, book a room at the cosy EastSeven Hostel Berlin, and enjoy….

For more cool events, parties, sightseeing tips, activities for free etc. etc. check our online staff-recommendations!

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!