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Best Second Hand Shops in Berlin!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Second Hand Shops Berlin

Second Hand Shops Berlin

We have made a selection of some outstanding and cool vintage second hand shops, all
located not far from your friendly hostel in Berlin.
We live in a capitalistic world, where we all want to buy buy and buy. We throw away quite
a lot too. Luckily there are a lot of people interested in second hand stuff and therefore
there are a lot of shops in Berlin selling vintage second hand and giving older products a
brand new life with a new owner.
Berlin is famous for its Sunday flea markets. These flea markets are heaven for people on
the look for particular stuff from the past. You name it , you can find it at the flea markets
of Berlin. there is the famous Mauerpark Market, the market at Boxhagener Platz and the
flea market at Ostbahnhof, some of the coolest markets to hang out any Sunday you
choose.
But if you are not staying in Berlin on a Sunday, there is an alternative! You can go to one
of the many second hand shops this metropolis has to offer.
To give you a little help in picking a shop of your interest, we have made a top 5 of vintage
shops close by our hostel.
1. Made in Berlin
this is probably the most famous second hand shop Berlin knows. It has a broad variety of
cool vintage clothes, both for females and males!
You find this shop at the neue schönhauser strasse 19.
2. Hillyʼs
located at the Kollwitzstrasse this family-friendly little boutique offers a broad variety of
female clothing. Also there is a big section reserved for second hand clothes and toys for
kids.
3. Kauf Dich Glueklich
this shop is a bit different from the rest, cause it is not actually a shop.. It is a cafe selling
the best waffles in town!! Hmmm then why is it on the list of best Second Hand shops, you
might wonder…. Thatʼs because almost everything inside the cafe is for sale. So if you like
the seat you are sitting on, or the artwork on the wall, you can buy it and take it home with
you. The name of the shop translated in to English means as much as buy yourself happy.
4. Garments Vintage
a really classic small vintage boutique, located at the Stargarder strasse 12.
Friendly service, good quality vintage clothing and even a small section for men!
Beside clothes you can find some cool accessories as well, for instance vintage sun
glasses!
5. Stiefelkombinat
Are you looking for shoes? Stop looking, go to the Stiefelkombinat at Eberswalderstrasse
and you will be able to find the best pair of second hand shoes!
Enjoy shopping for second hand clothes and accessories! And if you want to find out where more second hand shops are,  just come ask us at the reception!!


How to spend a weekend in Berlin, our top 10 of fantastic events and exhibitions!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

 

Berlin!

Berlin!

No ideas on what to do in Berlin, read on for our recommendations for this weekend, 14th till 16th of may….

On friday….


1)  visit the:  TOPOGRAPHIE OF TERROR-Exhibition

It 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.

Nothing is left of the buildings that once held the offices of these organizations, which were destroyed during Allied bombing in 1945. 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.

A preserved 200 meter section of the Berlin Wall can be viewed along one side of the site at Niederkirchnerstrasse. Texts are in German and English; access to the exhibition is available daily until dark. Entry is free, and guided tours and informational talks are provided upon request. A new multi-million euro documentation center is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.

Address: Topographie des Terrors
Niederkirchnerstr. 8
10963 Berlin

open from 10-20h
free of admission
Train station:
S Anhalter Bahnhof: S1, S2, S25
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: S1, S2, S25
Underground:
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: U2
U Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.: U6

 

2. Go to a LIVE CONCERT @ LIDO

Tonite there is a Concert of “Lali Puna” (support: Mexican Elvis)
Wonderful indietronic music as side project of Markus Acher (the Notwist).

Lido
Curvystraße 7

Begin at: 20:00
Open End

3. More party party party…..Go DANCE the night away….
TOK TOK VS. SOFFY O **LIVE** (TOKTOKRECORDS) TURMSPRINGER (TONKIND) LEKTOR (PENTAGONIK | LIEBE ZUR MUSIK) FXYZ (ELSEWHERE..

It’s an electronic ALICE IN WONDERLAND special party with lovely surprises, popcorn and a lot of candy floss!

Eine Party im Wunderland……….Alice tanzt zu Techno, bedeutet: unkommerziell und ausgelassen feiern, dem Alltag zu entfliehen und im Wunderland einzutauchen.

Wenn Alice wieder zum Tänzchen einlädt, dann gibt es nicht nur reichlich Musik für die Meute, sondern auch viele liebevolle Überraschungen, wie u.a eine Zuckerwattemaschine, Popcorn und viele bunte Wesen, die nur darauf warten mit euch um Jägermeister zu spielen. Im Wunderland heißt es, interaktiv zu feiern und sich auf eine kreative Art und Weise in die lange Tanznacht zu begeben. Wir freuen uns auf eine weitere verrückte Runde, mit Liebe und Tanz – die ganz Nacht!

Wunderliche Grüße schickt euch das Alice-Team

Begin at: 00:00
Open End

4. Visit an exhibition on Squatting:
SQUATTING. ERINNERN, VERGESSEN, BESETZEN@ TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE BERLIN

curated by Tilo Schulz in cooperation with Jörg van den Berg.

squatting shows 22 works by seventeen artists in a format that aims to involve visitors in a mostly serious, sometimes entertaining, but always intense dialog with art. The exhibition takes as its point of departure a form of memory that is not only backward-looking. This active form of remembering—and forgetting—is understood as a need felt by society as a whole, and as one basis for the production and reception of artworks. squatting brings together works which take memory as their theme and focus on experiences with places, situations, people, and actions. The featured artworks occupya space (the Temporäre Kunsthalle) whose location (Schlossplatz) is itself charged with political memories and ideological interventions.

squatting responds to this as a themed group show in which attention centers on encounters between individual artwork and viewer. The exhibition is based on an iconic exhibition practice which artist Tilo Schulz and curator Jörg van den Berg have been developing since the late 1990s. The focus is placed on the presence of the individual artwork, developing a network of connections in terms of form and content between the works on display. Blocked-off and opened spaces, lines of sight and movement emphasize both the differences and the links between the various works: to experience the whole exhibition, visitors must access and leave the Kunsthalle via three different entrances. The space of art (inside) and the space of political memory (outside) remain separate, but are woven together in the visitor’s movement. squatting shapes a specific place that offers visitors a pictorial vocabulary as material for active further processing.

Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

Schlossplatz

10178 Berlin Mitte

Daily from 11-18

Begin at: 11:00
End at: 17:59
Link
5. Or visit the Fridah-Kahlo Exhibition

FRIDAH KAHLO-RETROSPEKTIVE @ MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU

Gemälde, Zeichnungen und eine Fotoschau werden ungewöhnliche Einblicke in Frida Kahlos Zeit geben.

Täglich von 10-20 Uhr
Eintritt:

* 10,- Euro/erm. 8,- Euro
* Kinder und Jugendliche unter 16 Jahren frei

On saturday….

6.   Check out the GRAFFITI-ART IN STEGLITZ

one of the strangest buildings in town will be the center of a streetart -project. Four artists from France, Spain, USA and Germany will spraypaint the 70ies building for six weeks with 2000 spraycans. Vier Streetart-Künstler aus Frankreich, Spanien, den USA und Deutschland besprühen das Wahrzeichen aus den 70er Jahren sechs Wochen lang mit 2000 Farbdosen

7. Go Shopping: SECOND HAND SHOPS!

There are countless places in Berlin for second-hand shops. A big selection of second-hand clothes is on sale at Colours in Bergmannstrasse, Kreuzberg and in Trash-Schick in Wühlischstrasse, Friedrichshain. Have a look in our yellow pages or ask us at the reception for good second hand shops. You’ll find nearly everything you need in Berlin’s second-hand shops.

8. Go dancing: VAKANT / DUMB-UNIT NIGHT

Tolga Fidan LIVE, DeWalta, Jeremy P. Caulfield, Ali Kuru, Ahmet Sisman, Dario Zenker

9. Check out some live bands:
THE DON DARLINGS LIVE @ BASSY COWBOY CLUB

open 8 pm
show 11 pm
dance party starts midnight

Begin at: 20:00
Open End

10. Go to the SUNDAY 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.

That´s all for now. Hope you enjoy your stay in Berlin. We wish you a great weekend! See you soon @ eastseven berlin hostel


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!