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What to do in Berlin this week(end): A top 5

Monday, August 26th, 2013

street festival Berlin

Staying in Berlin the coming week? Then read this blog post so you can find out what is happening in the coolest city of Germany!

1. Street Festival at Dunckerstraße, Saturday the 31st of August

this Saturday afternoon there is a small and fun street-festival, not far from the hostel. It is fun to go there with kids. In the afternoon there is theater (for kids from 4 years on) and later in the evening there is live music.

Weather forecast looks good, so go there and enjoy yourself!

2. Turkish Market in Kreuzberg

the Turkish market in Kreuzberg is really worth a visit.

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

Every Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6 pm.

Take U8 from Alexanderplatz and get out at the Schönleinstraße

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

3. Organic 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.

Begin at: 09:00
End at: 16:00

4.Vegan-vegetarian Summer festival at Alexanderplatz

this Saturday, the 31st of august,  there is a vegan vegetarian festival at Alexander platz. I can almost hear you think: hmm what is that? To give you an impression; there will be food-stands, live cooking performances, information stands on vegetarian and vegan food and life-style, live music and much more.

Alexanderplatz is very central and very close to the hostel, so I would suggest check it out for yourselves!

from 10am till 9pm. There is no entrance fee :) .

5. Dine at  Restaurant `der Hanh ist tot`

They serve German-French food. It is very delicious! You can choose from two different 4 courses-menus. A menu costs only 19€.

The restaurant is very cozy and nicely decorated, there are seats outside as well, with a perfect view over the Zions Church.

Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin

 

So that´s all for now. If you want more recommendations just come see us at the reception or check our Hostel Blog.


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!


Berlin on a budget.The 5 best places to hang out!

Monday, July 15th, 2013
parcs berlin

Berlin outdoors

Berlin doesn´t need to be expensive, you can save money and still enjoy sight seeing and hanging out. So why spend money on a fancy club or bar when you can just buy yourself a beer at any SPÄTI in Berlin and choose a spot from the list below to drink your beer and enjoy the real Berlin life!

1.    Freakshow at  Mauerpark

walk down the Schwedter Straße and then you will get there quite easily and fast. Here you can find yourself a nice spot on top of the hill. Watch the young, and older, crowd, from punks to yuppies, it is a peoples park. On the hill there are also a couple of nice swings you should try.

On sundays there is a fleamarket going on and it gets really crowded in the park!

2.    Watch naked people at Tiergarten park

Tiergarten is with his 520 acres Berlins biggest inner-city park. Located very central it is easy to reach by public transport or by bike. I would even recommend to go there on your bikes, because it is so big, it is almost like a forest! At the southwest of the park you can find the Berlin ZOO, which is also worth a visit!

Enjoy strolling around the park but watch out for the naked people, mostly men, sunbathing on one of the many loans. They are not dangerous, but they might scare you anyways! Find a spot underneath one of the many big trees the park has, lean back and relax!
3. Watch sporty people at Volkspark Friedrichshain
Drink your cold beer and watch other people sport at the sport-park Friedrichshain. Here there are many possibilities for recreation. There is a pit with sand where you can play beach volleyball, there is a selection of rocks you can climb on, and of course you can do any typical park sport from jogging to playing soccer.

4. Hasenheide park in Neukölln

Drug dealers and other scum are walking through the park day and night.  have a seat and watch what is going on! Better than watching TV!

Beside that, the park is really fine….there is an open air cinema, there are a couple of playgrounds, there is a vivarium and you can pick-nick there.

Easy to reach by public transport, just ask us at the reception if you need help with getting there!

5. Admiralsbrücke
On this bridge people get together in summer, during the evening to hang out, chat and drink a beer!

It is located in Berlins lively neighborhood kreuzberg, close by the U-bahnstop Kottbuser Tor.

 

As with all public space, please respect the neigbours and don´t make to much noise and equally important: clean up after yourselves!

Take care and have a blast exploring Berlin on a budget! If you are still looking for a bed in Berlin, just contact us!

 


Walk Berlin City Guide

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Brandenburg Gate Berlin

Walk Berlin City Guide

Book your personal French and German speaking  city guide at Walk Berlin!

In this blog we like to present to you the Walk Berlin City guide who takes care of tours throughout Berlin. Tour guide and passionate Berlin resident, Anne Lainaut,  started the Walk Berlin Tour company in June of this year.

She is French but moved to Berlin already in 2006, so you can also call her a Berliner.  She studied German, History and Journalism. Anne can give you a personal tour, in German or in French.

As long as she can recall, Anne has had a big fascination for Berlin and the rich history the city has.  Working as  a museum tour-guide  since 2008 and a city tour-guide since 2013 she has a lot of knowledge about Berlin and  she loves to share this  with the people who join her on the tour.

You can choose between 3 different tours with different historic subjects and accents.

Tour 1: The Berlin Wall

this tour takes you back to the time of cold war in Europa….a walk where the wall used to be and some rests of the Berlin wall will give you a good idea of what it used to be like in Berlin during that time. Tales of people who wanted to flee from east Berlin to West Berlin will make you shiver at some points….this is really a good tour for all of you who are  interest in this young history of the city, it´s only 24 years ago since the wall came down….

Tour 2: Hitlers Berlin

takes you back in the time where the Nazi´s ruled Germany. In 1933 Hitler turned Germany in a national-socialistic dictatorship and everything changed for the worse slowly but surely….This tours takes you to historical points in Berlin where the Nazi-regime took its place, also it tells tales about the resistance against the ´brown power`.

Tour 3: French Tracks in Berlin

the French have a long term relationship with the city of Berlin. It goes back till the 30 years´war in  the 17th century, where a lot of French people moved to Berlin, in 1806 with the Napoleon War and in 1945 where the French Sektor in Berlin emerged a lot of French came here. The French come to Berlin  therefore has a real historic meaning, so there are really a lot of tracks to follow!

Besides city tours Anne Lainault also offers museum-tours, at the Allies Museum and at the German-Russian Museum in Berlin-Karlshorst.

The City tours, information on prices and times:

Duration of the tours: 2,5 hours

Prices: 12h, or 8€ reduced

Reduced prices for groups over 7 people

Tours on request are possible, just contact Anne at Walk Berlin!

 

On her website you can also find a really  interesting and historical Blog on Berlin, really worthwhile your time!

For thorough information on each of these tours, in German or in French,  please visit the website. Here you can also directly book a personal tour.

 

Enjoy your visit in Berlin and if you are still looking for a comfortable hostel feel free to contact EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!

 

 


Don´t know what to do in Berlin? 5 good reasons to come to Berlin in June.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

CSD (c) Barbara Sigge

Just read our blog post and get informed on events happening this  month!

1. 48 Stunden Neukölln
a really inspiring and fun art and cultural festival that takes place in the neighborhood Neukölln!
The Festival takes place from June 14th till June the 16th, and there will be a lively and diverse program.
What can you expect?? There will be live performances, arts, readings, theater and dance. The Festival is the biggest festival of arts in Berlin, so make sure that you don´t miss out on this.
What is so cool about this festival is that the venues where it takes place are diverse and all through the neighborhood, in private homes, small galleries, in pubs,  neighborhood centers and parks.
Check the website for the detailed program!

2. All Nations Festival - Around the world in one day!

The All Nations Festival is being held in Berlin since 2001 and takes place every year. Around 25 embassies, foreign cultural institutions and consulates open their doors for visitors. It is the unique opportunity for you to get an impression of the diplomatic work and also of the countries that are being represented. Some nice activities and different kind of food delicacies complete the open day!
What you need to do to get in: All Nations Festival Ticket and Identity Card
The All Nations Festival Ticket allows to enter the participating embassies and consulates. This ticket is free of charge, and you can get it at the Berlin tourist information stalls at Hauptbahnhof, Neues Kranzler Eck and Brandenburg Gate. The ticket can also be downloaded online. On the Festival’s day tickets are avalibale at the embassies but only on a limited amount. Besides the ticket, everyone needs a passport or identity card to enter the insitutions.
All Nations Festival 2013 Berlin Facts:
When: 15th of June 2013

Where: Various locations all over Berlin

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Entrance: Free, passport or identity card is required

3. Christopher Street day parade, on June 22nd 2013
This is the pride parade of the year! There will be more than half a million people present at the Christopher Street Day parade, demonstrators and spectators.  It is a very diverse crowd at the parade, gay and straight, young and old, from all over the world. One thing they have in common, they are pleading fair play for diversity!
It is a political parade but also a really big party, so make sure to be there!

4. Fete de la Musique, on June 21st
this vibrant music festival is celebrating the start of the summer ever year in Berlin, with a lot of live music all through the city!
Thé 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, it´s totally for free and really all around the city! 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!
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 approximately end at 10pm….after this there will be after parties at many different locations….fete de la nuit!

5. Festival at Bergmannstrasse
Bergmannstraßenfest is an open-minded and multi-cultural street festival, in the Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg.

Their will be international food delicacies, art and handcraft stalls and live music. The festival attracts both locals and tourist and is known for its friendly atmosphere.
Various stages are lined up in the street, you can watch children´s theatre, comedy performances and live jazz music performances.  It is actually the Jazz music that makes this festival popular in particular. There will be 50 different national and international artists performing Jazz music on three stages!

Bergmannstraße 5
10961 Berlin

Opening Hours:    28th – 30th of June 2013

have a fantastic time in Berlin and a lot of greetings from the hostel in Berlin, EastSeven.

If you need help with “how to get there” just come ask us at the reception!


Street-Food-Thursday @ Markthalle 9

Monday, May 13th, 2013

StreetFoodThursday (c) ChristPics

This is unique in Berlin and it is exactly what we all have been waiting for: a real street-food-market!

Every Thursday the Markthalle 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg is the location for the biggest Street Food Event in town.

Here you can go to and try small dishes from all over the globe!

The young cooks who present their specialties at the street food event mostly don´t own their own restaurant (yet).  You can expect a lot of creativity in cooking-style and the different kind of flavors you can taste in one night is unique!

It is always busy on Thursday evening! The crowd is bustling in front of the Markethall and waiting to get in on time  to safe a seat and start tasting international specialties. Mostly young people and students come here! This is the place to be to meet up after a long day at work or at the university. Meeting up with friends, discussing life over a small dish and a cold beer. It is the perfect way to try food you have never tasted before.

There is African food, Spanish tapas, Mexican Tortillas, Kimchi and a lot more for you to taste!

Beside great food and fine drinks you can also expect some nice music. of course their are street musicians at the street food event, it makes the evening complete!

If you go here makes sure to bring your friends and big appetite!! You won´t be disappointed!

Every Thursday from 5pm till 10pm, at Markthalle 9.

To find out what else is going on in Berlin, just read our hostel blog!

 


Karneval der Kulturen, Carneval of Cultures Berlin 2013!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Karneval der Kulturen (c) Axel Kuhlmann

This yearly festival is all about celebrating different cultures and dance and party together. Just as every other year, Berlin is going to proudly present the Carnival of Cultures, which will take place from the 17th till the 20th  of May. A four-day street-festival, the Parade (on the 19th of May) and various parties throughout the whole city will make the Pentecost weekend to a real multi-cultural summer event.
The street party takes place onf Friday, from 4pm till midnight, on Saturday/Sunday from 11am till Midnight and on Monday from 11am till 7pm.
Where? At the Blücherplatz, Blücherstrasse, Zossener straße and the Waterlooufer, in Berlin Kreuzberg
Street procession: On the day of the big parade, about 4.400 participants organized in 76 groups will change Kreuzberg into a sea of colors and ideas.
About 700.000 visitors are expected to celebrate Berlin’s diversity along the route.
The street procession focuses on the cultural richness of Berlin, and also highlights the often hidden treasures of its international cultural scene. It questions everyday life and politics. Carnival is a combined art form that embraces many aspects of artistic expression. Due to the global migration currents it is multifaceted and of mixed styles.
The Carnival of Cultures is open to everybody and all forms of cultural expression. It is regarded as a platform for a proud expression of hybrid cultural identities, containing traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life.
The procession takes place on Sunday the 19th of May, from 12.30-21.30. It starts as everey year at Hermannplatz.
There will also be a lot of live music. Listen and dance to the sound of Berlin: four different stages – Bazaár Berlin, Eurasia, Farafina & Latinauta – want to introduce Berlin’s music scene as well as international bands to you.
Stilt-walkers, acrobats and magicians settle on the grassland and invite all visitors to test their own abilities in those fields and practice their skills in creativity.
330 market stalls attract with culinary seducements, arts and crafts and much more.
But it’s more than just a big party – the Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin‘s cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old, and – furthermore – is a great opportunity for members of Berlin’s ethnic communities to make their cultures visible to Berliners and visitors equally. Whether it’s traditional or modern – every culture gets its chance to add their aesthetic vision to the capital‘s reputation as a vibrant and constantly changing metropolis. Being part of this traditional event has always been an unbelievable experience for both, visitors and participants.The procession takes place on Sunday the 19th of May, from 12.30-21.30. It starts as every year at Hermannplatz.
Another thing that might interest you, there is no entrance fee!
(text & info from: http://www.karneval-berlin.de/)
Address: Carnival of Cultures
Blücherplatz 1
10961 Berlin
Public Transport:
Underground:
U Hallesches Tor: U1, U6
U Mehringdamm: U6, U7
If you are still looking for a nice accommodation in Berlin feel welcome to reserve a bed our small hostel in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.


Let´s go outside! A top 10 for enjoying Berlin open air.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

EastSeven garden

A top 10 of the best outdoor places to go to during your visit in Berlin.

The trees are green again and the sky is blue,  Berlin we love you ♥♥!

If your coming to Berlin during the spring and summer time you will notice that all the Berlin life is  happening outside. People are hanging out in parks, or they  sit on the sidewalk in front of their houses. Simply enjoying the sun!

To give you some inspiration on what to do, we have listed up some cool outdoor bars, open air cinemas and swimming pools. Berlin Summer we are ready for it!

1. Open air cinema
the days are long and the nights are hot!  If you want to see a great movie with English subtitles or in English language go to the open air cinema Kreuzberg!! @ Marianneplatz 2!!
After watching a movie you can stay in Kreuzberg to explore this cool neighborhood. A lot of nice bars and clubs are within walking distance from the open air cinema!

2. rent a boat
on the water its more cooler than anywhere else in the city, so why not rend yourself a boat and have fun!
for instance you could rend a paddle boat @ Spreeboote  It is located close to S-Bahn station Rummelsburg, easy to reach by public trasnport!
Or you can rent a small boat at the Schlachtensee, which is also a really popular lake for swimming and sunbathing! easy to reach, there is a S-train station Schlachtensee.
For help on how to get there and back, please ask us at the reception!!

3. The Volkspark am Friedrichshain
is a very big park with a lot of different things to see and do. There is a fairytale-fountain, a sportpark, a beach-volleyball-area and a open air cinema!
It is perfect for jogging, pickniks, or just a nice and relaxed strawl. 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.

4. Badeschiff Berlin
By far the most hip swimming pool in town! Also it is the most extraordinary swimming pool Berlin knows. It is floating on the river spree!
It is  one of the coolest meeting points in town. There is an open air bar and a beach-like sunbathing area. They organize events, they serve food and drinks, it is perfect for a day of relaxing and chillin´.
Centrally located and easy to reach by public transport or by bike!
3€ entrance Fee.

5. Wannsee Beach complex
Together, the Wannsee Lake and the surrounding Grunewald and Düppel forests form one of the most popular recreational destinations in southwest Berlin. The Wannsee, which is actually a large bulge of the Havel River, offers a wide variety of excursions and leisure trips to the Brandenburg countryside. The Berlin Stern- and Kreisschifffahrt boat tour service is located directly in front of the Wannsee S-Bahn station.
Check here to see a map of the exact location
4€ entrance fee

6. Summer time is ice cream time
you can find ice cream shops on almost every corner in Prenzlauer berg.
Some of our favorites are: kleine eiszeit, kauf dich glücklich and cuffaro. All located within walking distance from the hostel. Just ask us at the reception, we will show you how you can walk there.

7. Relax at EastSeven Berlin Hostel Garden

why not just stay at the hostel?! We have a relaxed big garden with lots of shade! There is a family sized BBQ you can use! So just get some ingredients from the shop down the road and start your BBQ- party!!

8. Go for a swim at lake Krumme Lanke
Located at the forest of Berlin Grünewald, this nice and clean swimming water and the perfect green surroundings almost makes you forget that you are in the exciting metrople Berlin.  It is easy to reach by Public transport, also you can take your bike in the subway so you can do a little bike tour through the forest.  It is really refreshing to end your bike tour with a cool dive into the lake, yay!!

9.Freiluftkino Mitte

this is a very small open air cinema, which will show all time favorites in original language with subtitles. Tickets  cost 5€. There are 75 seats, and you can buy drinks and snacks. Also you can bring your own food and drinks.

10. Deck 5
a rooftop beachbar….a bit difficult to find, that´s why its still a bit of a secret spot, which is cool. Go to the Schönhauser Arcaden shopping mall. Take the elevator to the 5th floor…and there you´ll have it: sun coktails and a great view…
Enjoy your stay in Berlin!


Best of Berlin- EastSeven´s TOP 10

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Coolest Shops Berlin

A selection of some of the coolest things to do in Berlin!

If you are coming to Berlin you might at first be overwhelmed by the big amount of things to visit and things to do. With our blog we want to present some of the coolest shops, clubs, tours and museums for you to visit. Feel free to meet us at the reception for more insider tips!

1.You like shopping? Go to Glücklich am Park
They do not only sell beautiful clothes, dark sunglasses & toys…………they even have ice cream, enjoy it on there lovely terrace in the Kastanienallee.
2. Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Mauergedenkstätte – Berlin Wall Monument

This evocative stretch of the Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse is one of the few remnants of the concrete wall left untouched since 1989. The Gedenkstätte – monument – includes a Documentation Centre which chronicles the history and experience of the Berlin Wall.
3. Read a book and drink a wine at the Buchkantine!

what better way to relax than over a good book and a fine wine, at the Buchkantine this is all possible. Just take a book from one of the shelves and find yourself a nice seat at one of the comfy sofas.

You find the Buchkantine at the Dortmunderstr. 1. Ask us at the receptions for directions!
4. Hamam Berlin
This is for ladies only! Located in the popular district Kreuzberg, easy to reach by public transport.
It´s getting colder outside so why not warm up a bit at  the Hamam to enjoy a really nice Turkish bathing ritual…
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
Opening hours: daily from 15h till 23h
Entrance fee: 14€ for 3 Hrs
5. Buncker Tour

Are you interested in going beyond the popular touristic sights and explore a bit more of Berlins history?

Then go for instance on a bunker tour!

There are several different bunker tours, in english, german and spanish.
Something exceptional and very interesting! A must do!

6. Big hangover breakfast

And after partying like a madman you should have a big hangover breakfast, of course!

For instance at one of my favorite cafe´s in Prenzlauer Berg, Café Hilde. They do fantastic breakfast, serve good strong coffee and it´s nice cozy and warm inside!

Located at the Metzer Straße 11, it is just a 5 minutes walk from our hostel.

7. 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. High quality!  This is really a nice experience! But nothing for you if you are a vegetarian!

8.Weinerei!
great cozy place, it´s mainly students you will find here. getting together to drink really
great wine and philosophize in a relaxed livingroom-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 to late, when the wine is out, its over and out!!

9.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.
What else to expect at the White Trash, great live music & a great rock´n´roll atmosphere!!

10. Tempelhofer Freiheit

after the closing down of the Tempelhof Airport in 2010 the over 300 hectare are now open to public. It is a park with a special flair. A lot of people come here to kite, skate, and cycle. Or just simply to use the big green grass area for a picnic.

 

Enjoy sightseeing in Berlin! If you are still looking for a place to stay in Berlin, come visit us!!


Things to visit in Berlin. Shaleen´s sightseeing tips!

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Gendarmenmarkt (c) Shaleen

Hi, this  is Shaleen writing a Blog for the EastSeven Hostel. At the moment I am working as a trainee at EastSeven Berlin Hostel.  I wanted to share some nice things to see and do in Berlin with you. I hope you like my post and I hope you enjoy sightseeing in Berlin!

 

New in Berlin and eager  to visit some historical sights? Then don´t miss to visit the East Side Gallery. It´ s a part of the Berlin wall which was in 1989 a grim divider of humanity. It is the worlds largest open air mural collection with more than 100 painting from dozens of international artist such as Kani Alavi, Brigit Kinder and Thierry Noir translating the era`s global euphoria and optimism into a mix of political statements, drug induced musing and truly artist visions.

Done with the wall, take a break in Strandgut Berlin  and drink a toast to Berlin at the chicest of the E.S.G side pit where the beer is cold , the cocktails are strong , and the Dj`s are tops. In Germany mühlestrasse 61-63;from10am;S-Bahn  Ostbahnhof.

Once  done with the old historical sights, Unter den Linden and Museum Island , why not visit a modern reinterpretation of the historical original, Potsdamer  Platz,which used to be the  equivalent of the New York Times Square  until World War 2 sucked the life out of this area. It is divided  in to three slices: Diamlery-city with a large mall public art and high-profile  entertainment venues; the flashy Sony center built  around  a central Plaza canopied by a glass roof that  shimmers in Myriad colours at night; and the comparatively subdued Biesheim center, which was inspired  by clasich American  skyscraper  design . Don`t   miss out on the Panaramapunkt; Europe’s  fastest lift, up and down the red-blick post modern Kollhof Building. From the 100m viewing platform, a stunning 360-degree Panarama  reveals the city layout and it’s landmarks. Study key moment in Potsdamer Platz history by taking in the exhibit then relax over in the on-site Cafe.

Before u can even think u are done with the tour  here are some other few places  that can catch your interest in Kreuzberg where the famous Schlesische straße is. It’s one of Berlin’s nightlife strips, this time in legendary Kreuzberg neighbourhood-a part of the city still  popular with the bohemian crowd. Kreuzberg was the birthplace of the  legendary Berlin Döner Kebab, so pick a snack stand (Imbiss) and get stuck in.

 Thirsty and you  would like to get a cold drink ? Then it’s time to get out and have some fun  in the famous kulturbrauerei -its a huge complex of night-time hangouts originally housed Berlin’s Schultheis brewery for more than 150 years .at night the `culture Brewery´ turns into a popular meeting point for determined drinkers.eager to explore the  buildung’s wealth of bers, clubs,cafes,or just hang out in the huge countryard.

That is all for now, I hope I have been inspiring to you and I wish you a perfect stay in Berlin!