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German Food in Berlin, A top 10 of good restaurants

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
German food Berlin

Restaurants in Berlin

If you are in Berlin for the first time you surely want to try the typical German food. We have made you a list of places where you can go to to try some of the nice German dishes. For advice you can always come see us at the reception!

1. Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot

located really close to the EastSeven hostel you can just walk here after a day of sight seeing and fill your belly with high quality food!
They serve modern German food. What to expect? A fairytale-like atmosphere and the best service in town!
And: Eastseven guests can get a 10% discount, ask for  a coupon at the reception!

2. Chez Gino
One of my personal favorite in Kreuzberg, the cozy Chez Gino restaurant in the Wranglerstrasse. Kind of kitschy modern deco, nice ambient and really friendly service. Located in the vivid WranglerKiez which is really worth a visit if you are in Kreuzberg! there is a good night life here as well, so after dining go dancing!

They serve really nice Swabian food like Flammkuchen! Also as a big fan of Spätzle, I could really recommend their Käse-Spätzle (spätzle with cheese).

3. Weihenstephaner Berlin

this restaurant is located in the oldest building in Berlins central neighbourhood Mitte. The house was built in 1749! The place is famous for its authentic historical atmosphere, they serve Bavarian food and the service team is really friendly.
The restaurant is located at the hackescher markt, so easy to reach from our Hostel:  Neue Promenade 5, Am Hackeschen Markt. The Hackescher Markt is a popular tourist attraction, it is famous for the Hackesche Höfe ( Höfe means courtyards). These courtyards are accessible through Rosenthalerstrass 40

4. Cafe Restaurant Louis

Go here if you want to taste real traditional German-austrian food! They probably serve the biggest SCHNITZEL in town! So make sure you are really hungry when you go there!
Location: Richardplatz 5 (Berlin-Neukölln). Come ask us at the recpetion for directions and a map of public transport!

5. Schneeweiss
the interior is as white as snow!

Good service in general, high quality, honest food and very reasonably priced. It is a bit trendy, but that´s cool!

located in the Simplonstrasse in Berlin Friedrichshain, surrounded by nice bars and clubs, the perfect place to start into a long night.


6. Hofbrauhaus Berlin
The Hofbräu  is quite new in Berlin. They opened their doors in November 2011. You should go here if you are looking for true Bavarian spirit!
The staff is wearing the traditional Bavarian clothing, the girls wear DIRNDLS and the guys LEDERHOSEN. You should try the original Hofbräu Beers and their Bavarian specialties.
There is live music too, and located at Alexanderplatz, it is easy to reach from the EastSeven Hostel! It might get really crowded here, so make sure to reserve a table.
7. SpätzleExpress

if you like Spätzle, a type of egg noodle with a soft texture, this is  the place for you!  Big servings for little money!
Also a great option for vegetarian people, just take the käse spätzle, spätzle with cheese.

8. Gugelhof
Kind of chic but not too expensive! This restaurant located on the famous Kollwitzplatz, in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, is a culinary oasis for food from  between the rivers Rhine, Moselle and Saar flourishes because the Alsatians like to eat well and due to external influences they are able to improve and to maintain their culinary level. Especially in summer the big terrace in front of the restaurant is nice to sit, but make sure to reserve in advance.

After eating here go to the Käthe Kollwitz Park for a walk (it is right next to the restaurant), and have a look at the statue of Käthe Kollwitz, the famous left wing anti-war artist.

9. Blutwurstmanufaktur
This is a traditional butcher, if you like meat and sausages go here to experience the true nature of the German meat  culture…. They do lunch too, traditional food, meat! For small prices! This place is famous for its traditional black pudding.

10. Zum SchusterJunge

Last but not least, our all time favorite German restaurant, located within walking distance from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. Traditional German food in a nice environment!
This is the place to grab a quick bite, try the typical traditional German food, you will like it!


Enjoy your stay in Berlin!

Where to go to for live Music in Berlin?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Events Berlin

We love Berlin

A list of cool venues in Berlin!

If you want to go out and experience some live music in Berlin, but you don´t have a clue yet on where to go to? No worries, we have made a list of cool venues in Berlin. The places to be if you´re up for some fine tunes!

1. Badehaus Szlimpa
live music bar in Friedrichshain, located in a former GDR-bathhouse, where you can go to to experience all kinds of different music styles, from jazz to balkan. Entrance fee starts from 2€ on.
2. B-flat
One of the most beloved jazz clubs in Berlin, is the famous B-flat. And every Wednesday there are concerts for free.
Concerts usually start at 10pm.
The club  is within walking distance from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, located in the Rosenthaler Straße 13, you can reach the pub within 20 minutes of walk. Enjoy listening to some fine acoustic jazz tunes
3. Antje Oeklesund
this bar, disco and concerthall looks like a ruin! but that´s just the concept of the place, it provides the place with an interesting atmosphere! For almost a decade now, this kind of out of the center located bar is a perfect place to go to if you like indie-rock music, besides that the place is kinda broken down it is really cosy!
4. Piano Bar van Gogh
Open daily from 6pm till late! There is daily live music, from jazz to blues. There is no entrance fee!
They serve all kinds of drinks and they make fantastic cocktails! And they have some nice paintings on the wall, I wonder what the name of the artist who painted them is :).
Where to find the piano bar? At Schiffbauerdamm 6-7! If you need help with getting there, please come ask us at the reception!
5. Lunchtime concerts at Berlin Philharmonic
Every Tuesday at Lunchtime, 1pm, there are concerts you can attend without paying any entrance fee for it.
This is a fantastic opportunity to have a delicious bite and listen to great music!!
The Berlin Philharmonic is located close to Potsdamer Platz. You can take the u2 from Senefelder Platz.

6. Yorkschlösschen
a really famous place, located in Kreuzberg and first opened its doors 100 years ago! It started as a coffee house for solders, but now its a popular venue for jazz and blues music.
There are jam sessions  every Sunday at 14.00.

Enjoy your stay in Berlin! If you are still looking for a place to stay in Berlin, just contact us!

Easter in Berlin, our top 5 of actvities for the Easter Holiday!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Easter Holiday Berlin

Are you coming to Berlin for the Easter Holiday? We have made some suggestions of things to do! read on and plan your trip!


1. Kulturbrauerei Berlin

the biggest Easter-fire in Berlin will be held at the Kulturbrauerei, inside their enormous courtyard. The fire will be lit at 5pm, on Sunday the 31st of March.

Their will be activities for the kids, their will be food and drinks as well!

at 22pm their clubs open and you can dance the night away. 20 Dj´s will perform at this big party, over 8 different floors. Tickets cost 12€ and you can buy them there.


2. Eastern Market at Alexanderplatz

traditionally, a big Easter market covers Alexander on the Easter holiday!

Nice to stroll around and buy some souvenirs for your family and friends at home!

3. Go for a big breakfast, with a lot of Eggs!

What is Eastern without eggs? No fun at all! so make sure to eat some eggs. We made you some suggestions, where you can eat the best eggs!

for instance at Hilde, Metzterstr.22

or at Entweder Oder, Oderbergerstr. 15

Both Cafe´s are within walking distance from our hostel in Prenzlauer Berg

4. An exhibition of the German Historical Museum on the Berlin Theme Year
“Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933 – 1938 – 1945”

During the time of the Weimar Republic Berlin was the political nerve centre and a pulsating metropolis with more than four million inhabitants. The appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of the Reich on 30 January 1933 marked the beginning of the ultimate destruction of the democracy. Essential basic rights and the legal order were invalidated, trade unions disbanded, political parties and social organisations banned or forced to shut down. The “seizure of power” by the National Socialists was accomplished with unparalleled swiftness and was marked by a wave of terror against political opponents, the Jewish population and other groups in German society.”Fort mit der roten Mißwirtschaft – wählt Deutsche Volkspartei”. Wahlplakat der Deutschen Volkspartei zur Stadtverordnetenwahl, Entwurf: Otto Arpke/Erich Ludwig Stahl, 1919, © Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin im Zeichen des Wahlkampfs, 2. März 1933, © Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum Fackelzug durch das Brandenburger Tor anlässlich des 3. Jahrestags der Ernennung Adolf Hitlers zum Reichskanzler, Berlin, 30. Januar 1936, © Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum Werbeplakat für die Olympischen Spiele in Berlin, Entwurf: Franz Würbel, 1936, © Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum Das in der Pogromnacht zerstörte jüdische Geschäft “Beleuchtungshaus des Westens, Wilhelm Philippi” am Kurfürstendamm 203 in Berlin, 10. November 1938, © Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum

The exhibition “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933 – 1938” is the contribution of the German Historical Museum to the eponymous Theme Year of the city of Berlin. It recalls in particular the takeover of power in 1933 and the November pogrom in 1938. The exhibition brings together more than forty projects of museums and memorials, private associations and initiatives that deal with the history of Berlin under National Socialism in exhibitions, temporary art projects, theatre performances, readings, film projects or audio guides. Together they document the disastrous consequences of the Nazi dictatorship for life in the capital city.

5. Go to the flea market at Mauerpark

if you are staying over the weekend you absolutely can´t miss out on the Mauerpark
flea market. 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.


Enjoy your visit to Berlin! for more information on what to see and do in Germany´s capitol, just come visit us at the reception!


Cheap ways to travel through Germany, our insider tips!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Berlin traffic light

Visit Berlin!

Traveling from or to Berlin, read this blog post, it might safe you some money!

Since a lot of the guests that we welcome at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel are visiting Berlin as a part of a longer tour through Germany or Europe, it happens quite often that guests stop by at the reception and ask us for help planning their trip. We offer a lot of information and we are glad to help our guests with planning their trips throughout Germany and Europe.

We always do our best and try to look for the easiest and cheapest ways to travel. There is news here, since there are two new bus companies offering low price tickets to travel from and to Berlin. MeinFernBus and FlixBus are the names of the two new companies. They are fairly cheap, so please check it out!

The buses depart from the ZOB, the central bus station in Berlin. You can book the tickets online.

Please keep coming to us at the reception if you need any help with this!

Enjoy your travels!