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What to do in Berlin this weekend? here is our top 10!

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Christmas at EastSeven

Christmas at EastSeven

You are coming to Berlin this weekend? And you have no idea yet what to see and do? Then read this blog!
We have made a list for you!

 

1. Stay warm, visit one of the many saunas close by the hostel!

one of my personal favorites is the SaunaBad in the Rykestrasse 10, only 10 minutes walk from your hostel in prenzlauer Berg. they have a Finnish sauna, which you can access through their lovely patio!

2. It is almost Christmas time!

There are many many nice Christmas Markets in Berlin. We have a list at the reception, do come by and ask us for advice. One of our favorite markets is the market at the Kulturbrauerei, the Lucia Christmas Markets. Go their and experience a really fairytale Christmas feeling….maybe there will be snow this weekend, for a magical atmosphere.

Opening hours of the Christmas markets in Berlin.

3. Visit the Berlin wall, go to the EastSide Gallery,

a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.

4. The Berlin Wall Documentation Centre is one component of the memorial site ensemble at Bernauer Strasse. The ensemble consists of the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Chapel of Reconciliation and Documentation Center.
The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public. It makes information and in-depth programs available to the interested public. Beginning with the historical, political events that occurred at Bernauer Strasse, an area situated at the border between East and West and hence a focal point of German postwar history, the center researches and presents the history of the division of Germany. A visit is free of charge and really worthwhile!
5. Go party, but stay sporty! Go to the Ping pong bar, Dr. Pong,

at the Eberswalder straße. You pay a deposit of 5€ to get a bat , and then you just start playing table tennis with everyone that is there! Its definitely a great deal of FUN!
6. Go for German food!

Try the lovely restaurant Schneeweischen und Rosenrot. They serve a modern fusion of German and Italian traditional dishes. The service is really good, the deco is fairytale-like,  AND as an EastSeven guest you are being offered a 10% discount. Isn´t it fantastic? Located only a few minutes away from our hostel, at the Schönhauser Allee 157.
7. Go on a walking tour to visit all important sights in Berlin. Just take the Brewers walking tour, they come to pick you up every day at 12.25 from our hostel.
8. The stasi prison in Berlin Hohenschönhausen is free of admission on Mondays.The Memorial’s charter specifically entrusts it with the task of researching the history of the Hohenschönhausen prison between 1945 and 1989, supplying information via exhibitions, events and publications, and encouraging a critical awareness of the methods and consequences of political persecution and suppression in the communist dictatorship. The former Stasi remand prison is also intended to provide an insight into the workings of the GDR’s political justice system.
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. The Memorial’s location in Germany’s capital city makes it the key site in Germany for victims of communist tyranny.
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.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.

 

Have fun exploring Berlin!

 


A top 10 of things to do in Berlin!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

We have made you a blog informing you on some really nice things to do close to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

 

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

1. Pay a visit to the  Berlin Wall documentation center
this documentation center, which is completely free of charge to visit, is located at the Bernauer Strasse.
It is really close by to your hostel in Prenzlauer Berg, only a 10 minute walk.
At this documentation center there is a Tower you should really climb up, because  from above you have a clear view over the Berlin wall and the death stripe.
Learn more about Berlins History by paying a visit to this informative little museum.

2. Visit a really nice park , Wasserturm Park!
The Wasserturm  is the unofficial symbol of Prenzlauer Berg, this 30m high tower was built in 1877 as the local water reservoir. Once used by the Nazis as a prison, today the round brick Wasserturm has been converted into trendy apartments.

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

 

@ MauerPark Flea Market

@ MauerPark Flea Market

3.Mauerpark Fleamarket
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.

4.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!!

5.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!!

6. 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.

7. Dr. pong
the table tennis bar in berlin. don´t think it is a sportbar ´cause it isn´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!

Prater Beergarten

Prater Beergarten

8. 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. Here you will find the most famous and oldest beergarten in Berlin, the Prater Beergarten.

9. 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.

10. 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!!


Summertime in Berlin: A top 5 of things to do when it gets hot!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Summer Berlin

Summer is on its way and we already had a lot of nice sunny days in Berlin this year!
As we would like to inform you an all the things you could and should do and see in Berlin,
now it feels like the right time to start presenting some really cool swimming pools, parks
and other open air activities.
Here is our hot time summer in the city TOP 5:
1. Cool down at the Badeschiff
this is our absolute favorite outdoor swimmingpool in Berlin! Here all the hipsters go, and
you should go there too. The Badeschiff is something unique, you won´t find anywhere
else in Europe. It is a former cargo ship turned into a swimming pool. The ship lies on the
river Spree, so while swimming you are really floating on the Spree. It is a cool meeting
point, cause not only you can swim here, there is also a bar und a beach-like sunning
area. At night there are also very often parties and dj`s.
It is also an oasis for personal welbeing, you can book massages and yoga too.
Here is the link to their website for further information and directions; Das Badeschiff Berlin

2. Park Tiergarten
this is the park where you should go to when the city gets too hot. After visiting all major
sights in the city centre you can easily walk from Brandenburg Gate to this big innercity
oasis! This park has a lot of big old trees, so there is plenty of shade, all the locals go here
for a picnic or to do some sport excersises. You might also witness a class of art students
trying to catch the beautiful sceneries the parc offers.
Since it is such a big park you can also take a bike and cylce your way through it!
3. Open Air Cinema
the open air cinema season has started again!!It is such a joy to watch a film outside in the open air. You can bring your own picnic-basket and drinks.
One of my favorits is the one at volkspark Friedrischhain. When you are here you totally
forget that you are in the big metropolis Berlin.
Make sure to be there on time, there might be quite a que!
Here is a link to the website: open air cinema berlin

4. 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.

5. Go to Kreuzberg!
The gorgeous Viktoriapark is fantastic for a late afternoon walk. From the plateau you
have a fantastic view over kreuzberg. A lot of people come here to relax and chat with
friends over a beer. After checking out the park you can try the delecious vegetarian food at
the Seerose restaurant. You will find a lot of nice bars over at Bergmannstrasse. Enjoy a
hot summer night in Kreuzberg!

for an affordable place to sleep in Berlin check out the EastSeven Hostel in Prenzlauer Berg. Hope to see you all soon!


What to do in Berlin? A top 10 of things to do, around the EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Monday, November 21st, 2011

 

Read on to be informed about some really nice things to see and do in Berlin!!

 

Inside-White-Trash-Fast-Food-by-Philippe-AMIOT_flickr

White Trash by Philippe-AMIOT

1. 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!!
2. 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!!

Berlin Mauerpark fleamarket

Mauerpark Fleamarket

3.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.
4. The new synagoge @ Rykestrasse. It is Germanys biggest synagoge!

This cavernous synagogue is today the largest extant synagogue in
Germany. The handful of worshippers
who gather here on Shabbat, in fact, use a small side chapel, and
the main synagogue is used only for festivals. It is a
beautiful synagogue that retains much of the original interior.
Because of the synagogue’s location in a courtyard surrounded by
housing, it survived Kristallnacht relatively unscathed, and by luck it
was not struck by war-time bombing.
(Text: Berlininfo.com)
Rykestrasse 53, 10405 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg | Tel: 448 5298, Fax: no fax | U2
Senefelder Platz | Fri night services in winter 6pm, summer 7pm. Sat morning
services 9:30am

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

5. Berlin Wall documentation centre
this documentation centre, completely free of charge, is located at the Bernauer Strasse.
It is really not far from your hostel in Prenzlauer Berg, it is approximately a 10 minute walk.
At this documentation center there have  a Tower you should really climb up, because  from above you have a clear view over the berlin wall
(small piece maintained) and the death stripe.
Learn more about Berlins History by paying a visit to this informative little museum.

6. 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.
7. Dr. pong
the table tennis bar in berlin. don´t think it is a sportbar ´cause it isn´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!
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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!!

Location: Fehrbelliner Straße 57

 

Enjoy visiting Berlin, enjoy our TOP 10!! If you are looking for a clean and cozy hostel in Berlin, come stay with us :) !


Autumn in Berlin! A top 10 of things to see and do this weekend!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Autumn in Berlin

Autumn in Berlin

don´t sit still, move your ass!! It´s gonna be a perfect weekend, this weekend from Friday the 14th till Sunday the 16th!!

 

Our recommendations for a windy and rainy weekend! The EastSeven Berlin Hostel TOP 10!!!
1. If it´s a rainy day go visit some Museums!!

Check out the Museum Island where you can find the Pergamon Museum, The Old Museum, the old national gallery and the Bode Museum. If you are up for more than 2 museums, buy a museum daypass, that will safe
you some money! Also worth a visit is the Berlin Cathedral, located also on the  Museum Island.
2. Check out LIVE MUSIC at JOE`S BAR
This small bar is just around the corner. It´s great for enjoying live music, in an intimate
atmosphere. On Saturday night you can go here to experience some nice indie-pop music.
Jules Not Jude is playing!!
Check: www.joesbarberlin.com/
3.Go to a cool local BAR!

Another great small local bar, located not far from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel is the
FIRE BAR, Krausnickstr. 5 , 10115 Berlin. Always a great stop for dancing and drinking.
Expect music from rock´n´roll to electro!!
4.Festival of lights
This is a highlight, every autumn again. All major buildings and Sights are being
illuminated in the most fantastic manners. It is at these nights, that you can catch a lot of
hobby-photographers strawling throuhout the city making fantastic pictures, experimenting
with light. This is ofcourse for every tourist the opportunity to make an unique picture of for
instance brandenburg gate, to show your family and friends at home. They will be
impressed :) .
5. Autumn is the season for crazy parties, how about this one on Saturday night, October 15th:
Fountain Of Youth at Stattbad Wedding
@ Gerichtstrasse 65; Wedding; 13347

BerlinLine-up /
Shaun Reeves
Konrad Black
Rampa
&ME
Alexkid
Evan Baggs
Flowing
MikIX The Cat
Jon Hester
Ingo Gansera (Exersice One)
+ special guests FTWK
Promoter /
Fountain Of Youth
SOMEWHERE among the deepest forests in the most distant corners of the earth there is
a fountain. This is not your ordinary fountain, the legend says that it carries magical water
of mystical powers. Wondrous things are said to occur to one that drinks from it.
On October 15th, we invite the fine society to come join our joyful second installment, this
time within the labyrinths of Stattbad, and have a sip from the legendary Fountain Of
Youth. Who knows what magic waters the Fountain will carry this time…
Visualartists:
Karges Land
Felix the Cat
PERFORMANCE ART in the bathtub room:
“NIGHTENTITY UNLIMITED”
Lukubration von Bernd Damovsky
6. Ai Weiwei in New York – Photographs 1983-1993
from 15 October 2011 to 18 March 2012

@ Martin Gropius Bau

7. Hand Made Supermarket
This is the perfect alternative to sunday fleamarkets. Its indoors, so in case of a rainy
cloudy day, perfect to be inside. This is where creative Berlin presents its hand made stuff.
This sunday from 11-18pm

8. Live Music, singer-songwriter KINA GRANNIS is performing her songs live in LIDO CLUB
unique opportunity to check out this new talent from the states. During here Germany visit,
she is only playing in Berlin und in Kölln.
Kino got famous through youtube. Her new album is also available on youtube so check it
out :) !!
after her performance, stay around, theres the coolest rock music dance party in town!
Check: www.lido.de/
9.GO ON and do your own pub crawl!!
it is so easy to do, you don´t need to go on an organized pub crawl just follow the following
steps and your night will be a night to never forget:
1. check out the eastseven hostel lounge to gather some peops to join you!
2. choose a particular neighbourhood/street/area for the crawl. ofcourse you can also hop
neighbourhoods but its easier not to.
3. go from pub to pub, discover new pubs, or go with the great tipps of the eastseven staff
members
4. That’ s all it takes, easy, isn´t it?!! Njoy!
10. Hangover breakfast/brunch. Take your time and enjoy breakfast or brunch.

Breakfast in Berlin is usually possible till 5pm! So no need to get up early :) . A really nice place for
breakfast, close to the hostel, is the cafe EntwederOder, at Oderbergerstraße 15.

 

That´s all for now, enjoy the weekend in Berlin!!


EastSeven Berlin Hostel in Berlin´s hippest district “Prenzlauer Berg”

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Our top 10 of things to do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
If you are coming to Berlin we could recommend you to pay a visit to the vivid district
Prenzlauer Berg.
here you will find loads of small shops, bars, markets and parks. For all the people who
don´t have any idea what to see and do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, we have made a handy
top 10 of great activities in our amazing neighborhood. All of these sights and bars are
within walking distance to the East Seven Berlin Hostel. If you are planning to come to
Berlin you are more than welcome to stay at our cozy hostel, right in the heart of Berlin
Prenzlauer Berg.
Here is our personal TOP 10:
1.It´s summertime, Yeah!! a must visit: Berlins largest and oldest beer garden – the
Prater.
2.Wasserturm The unofficial symbol of Prenzlauer Berg, this 30m high tower was built in
1877 as the local water reservoir. Once used by the Nazis as a prison, today the round
brick Wasserturm has been converted into trendy apartments.
Check for art exhibitions next to the tower, in the underground reservoir.
3.enjoy Berlin´s great bars/clubs/cafes all around us – e.g. White Trash, Prater
(Berlin’s oldest beergarden),
Week End, Icon Club, Kaffee Burger, Bassy Club,
Tacheles etc.
4.shop till you drop in Berlin´s off-beat fashion shops on Kastanianallee
5.find some of Berlin`s best fleamarkets near the Hostel, they are on every sunday!
6.Helmholzplatz. According to local legend, Prenzlauer Berg has one of the highest birth
rates in all of Germany. Helmholzplatz is just one of the places in the district where
mummies and daddies come to push their new-borns around in expensive pushchairs and
gorge on a little brunch.
Visit the best affordable Japanese restaurant in East Berlin: Sasaya
Alternative and strictly limited Berlin fashion and graphics: Supalife Kiosk in Raumer Str.
7.Kollwitzplatz: Käthe Kollwitz, the famous left-wing, anti-war artist, would no doubt take
great pride that not only is there a square named after her (complete with bronze statue)
but that its one that was once a meeting point for intellectuals and artists during Prenzlauer
Bergs nasty East Germany days.
Dont miss Kollwitzplatz`s famous market on saturdays
Enjoy amazing cakes and delicious coffee at the Anna Blume café on the corner of
Sredzkistrasse and Kollwitzstrasse.
Just round the corner is Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany’s largest synagogue.
8.Kulturbrauerei This huge complex of night-time hangouts originally housed Berlins
Schultheiss brewery for more than 150 years. By night the Culture Brewery turns into a
popular meeting point for determined drinkers, eager to explore the buildings wealth of
bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants, or just hang out in the huge courtyard.
The Kulturbrauerei is also a popular venue for famous live acts.
9.Mauerpark If you are over 20 and still like to play (particularly with beer bottles), then
this is your playground. Its the best place in Berlin for relaxed outdoor boozing and there
are hilltop swingsets which are a great spot for watching the sun sink lazily in the West.
Dont miss the fabulous flea market on Sundays.
10.and after a hard day´s walking, why not recover in EastSeven´s lush garden with
some selected german beers!
If you are looking for a small and friendly hostel in Berlin come stay with us!!
looking forward to see you all in Berlin!!