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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!!


10 things to do for free in Berlin, this week!!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Wasserturm in Prenzlauer Berg

The EastSeven Berlin hostel made an amazing top 10 of cool events and sights in Berlin, 100% free of charge !!
1. International street theatre Festival `Berlin Lacht`
International Street Theater Festival at Mariannenplatz, 24-26th of June
This is street theater at his best! Expect the unexpected!
There will be acrobatic, live music, clowns and a lot of more different kinds of performances!
I am sure it will bring you to laugh

2. Free meal at the EastSeven Hostel Kitchen: it’s nice, it’s vegetarian,it’s for free
on Mondays and on Wednesdays we cook for our guests. This is the opportunity for all travelers on a budget to meet up with other travelers and filling their bellies ! We meet at the hostel kitchen at 7pm!

3. Sunday is fleamarket day in Berlin!
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.

4. 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 free.

5. Farmer´s 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.

6. 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.
TIP: Check for art exhibitions next to the tower, in the underground reservoir.

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.Admission is free; advance registration required.

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.

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. Volkspark Friedrichshain
A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic. 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.


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

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

bbq party @ eastseven

bbq party @ eastseven

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 peolple 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 neighbourhood. All of these sights and bars are within walking disctance to the EastSeven 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, at last!:  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!

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

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!