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Things to do in Berlin! A top 10!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Eating together at the hostel

Yes it is weekend again! And we have made you a list with suggestions on what to see and do in Berlin. Of course you can also hang out in our hostel lounge or cook a meal and eat together with other travelers!

Lay back, it is weekend,  and read on!

1. 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!

2. 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.

3. 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!

4.Chez Gino

Kind of kitschy modern deco German Restaurant, nice ambient and friendly service. Located in the vivid WranglerKiez which is really worth a visit if you are in Kreuzberg!

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

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. 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!

7. Buy a museum day pass
and visit one of the follwing museums (or all of them) you won´t regret it: Pergamon Museum, Neue nationalgalery, Hamburger Bahnhof, Jewish Museum, Neues Museum.

8.  Schneeweiscschen und Rosenrot

Go here if you want to try modern German food. What to expect? High quality products, German/Italian fusion dishes, and the best service in town!

And: East seven hostel guest can get a 10% discount, ask for it at the reception!

9. Bassy Cowboy Club

this is the place for you if you dig rock´n´roll music from before 1969!

Live music starts at 22h and at 00.30  the long rock´n´roll dance night begins. Don´t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
 10. 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.


Enjoy your weekend in Berlin!!

Berlin’s Top 5 Music Venues

Monday, October 31st, 2011

This was a difficult list to compile on account of the vast, vast, vast number of quality and iconic music venues in a city brimming with artistic flair and vibrancy. Nevertheless after scouring the streets, leaving no stone unturned, here is a round-up of Berlin’s top five music venues. Feel that we’ve missed something? Let us know, we appreciate your feedback.

berghain by achimbodewig_flickr


Berghain & Panorama Bar
An obvious choice, but without doubt one of the most awe-inspiring clubs in the world, let alone in Berlin, and for good reason. Built just along the former East/West border in Friedrichshain, Berghain is the techno-lover’s Mecca. Every Friday the upstairs Panorama bar opens, housing some of the most prominent electronic artists from across the globe. The door policy can be notoriously picky, but if your vibe is open and your demeanour calm you shouldn’t have any problems. Oh, and no cameras – ever. The memory of your visit will have to suffice, and it just adds to the intrigue, doesn’t it?
Rüdersdorfer Straße 70 10243 Berlin | Tel. 030 29360210 | U-Bahn: Weberweise

(c)andreas hagerman

Weekend Club (Sky Club)
For those who like their party with a side-order of panoramic views of Berlin, the Weekend Club may well be the perfect location for you. Set on the 12th – 15th floor of a high-rise building in Alexanderplatz, and housing some of the most prominent DJs in the world, the Weekend Club is now three floors of prime party runway with LED displays, a gigantic open air terrace and breathtaking views of the city and beyond.
Alexanderplatz 5 10178 Berlin| Tel.030 24631676 | U-Bahn: Alexanderplatz



One of West Berlin’s oldest and most renowned Jazz clubs, Quasimodo has all the dark and smoky charm of a Mississippi Delta Jazz bar and grill, attracting iconic artists like Roy Hargrove and homegrown talent like Jocelyn B Smith alike. Quasimodo really shine during Black History Month in February when act after act of renowned jazz talent play every evening. Also on the menu is soul, blues, latin and funk on various occasions throughout the year. Jazz fanatics and music fans in general will find a place in their hearts for Quasimodo.
Kantstr. 12a, 10623 Berlin – Charlottenburg | Tel: 312 8086, Fax: 312 24 39 | S+U Zoologischer Garten |



White Trash Fast Food
Do you like a healthy portion of rock and roll with your steak or burger? Then White Trash is the place for you. Regular frequented by rock’n’roll royalty (no less than Lemmy from Motorhead) and Berlin rock hipsters, White Trash is part restaurant and bar and part live music venue, for established acts and newcomers alike. The food is delicious, the atmosphere friendly, and if you’re feeling really brave you can head to the on-site tattoo parlour to mark the occasion! For a more detailed review and an interview with a of a member of staff check out the article on the Oh-Berlin blog. Schönhauser Allee 6/7 10119 Berlin | Tel. 030 50348668 | U-Bahn: Rosa-Luxemburg Platz


For the big acts, and I mean big acts (MJ and the Rolling Stones), Waldbühne is the perfectly whimsical woodland setting. The Waldbühne is a great open air stage, with an amphitheatre feel to it, in a gorgeous green belt near Olympiastadion. A much cosier venue in comparison to other Arena style settings, the acoustics and sound quality is legendary of Waldbühne. Also used as a classical venue and open air cinema in the summer months, the versatility of Waldbüne only adds to its charm.
Am Glockenturm , 14053 Berlin – Charlottenburg | S-Bahn Pichelsberg, U2 Olympia-Stadion |

For regular updates on events, info, guides, tours and all other things Berlin visit the Oh-Berlin blog or visit their facebook page.



What to do in Berlin @ the weekend. Our top 10 of clubs and parties!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Fun in Berlin

Some of the best parties for this weekend are listed up in our personal top 10!

enjoy some of the coolest clubs and hippest parties in town!

Read on to know what, where and when!!

Top 10 of parties in Berlin for this weekend!

The best clubs, the best parties mashed together in an unique top 10, presented to you by the EastSeven Hostel in Berlin.



1. Klubnacht – Berghain 05 Release Party at Berghain/Panorama Bar on Saturday

Berghain is one of the most famous techno-clubs in Berlin! If you love techno you should go here!!!

Here some details to this Saturdays party:
doors open 23:59
Damage: 12€
Line-up /
Klubnacht – Berghain 05 Release Party
Ratio (live)(Memory Foundation)(Central)
G-Man (live)(Gez Varley)(LFO)
Sandrien (Intacto)
Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton)
Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton)

Dinky (Horizontal)
Soundstream (Soundhack)
Prosumer (Ostgut Ton)
Vril (live) (Giegling)
2. Fuck Off: Sound Of Stereo at Icon, this Friday

In Berlin’s fast-changing club scene, Icon is firmly established as a venue for new sound experiences. An insider tip for cutting-edge clubbers who want to party beyond the mainstream.

doors open 23:30
Line-up /
Sound Of Stereo
Leonard de Leonard
Marvin Suggs
3. This Friday: Killekill – Acid Ist Fertig with L.A. Williams & Many More at Suicide Circus

doors open 24:00, damage 10€
Line-up /
L.A. WILLIAMS, HANNO HINKELBEIN, DJ Flush, The Marx Trukker, BeNi, Maciej Szalonek

4.  Sunday Getaway @ Rummelsburg

an unique location for chillin´, dancin and having fun with friends on a Sunday!!  Some great dj´s are to play their records this Sunday! This is the way to end the weekend, drinking a cocktail along side the river :)!
From 12:00-22:00
Damage: 8€
Line-up /
Oliver Koletzki & Fran (live), Channel X (live), Erich Lesovsky (live), Niko Schwind, Björn Störig, Juli Holz
Promoter /
“Stil vor Talent”, das spricht für sich. Fest steht: Wenn Oliver Koletzki, Head des gleichnamigen Labels, mit den anderen Svt-Acts auftaucht, dann geht’s zur Sache. Oliver tritt an diesem Sonntag mit Fran live an und wird unterstützt von seinen Kollegen Niko Schwind und dem Liveact Channel X. Niko Schwind’s neues Album heißt übrigens “Good morning midnight” – er wird beweisen, dass es auch in der Nachmittagssonne funktioniert.

5. Les Enfants Terribles at Brunnen70, Fridaynight

big club where you can easily get lost, but that´s cool. Several dance floors, a cocktail bar, mini-golf and a Labyrinth will guarantee you a fun and crazy night! Great way to start your weekend!!
doors open 23:00
Line-up /
DOMINIQUE (homesweethome | faxen dick | night-e-facts)
Johannes Fröhlich (betriebsfeier | schlafentzug | night-e-facts)
KOTELETT & ZADAK (hi freaks | golden gate)
Liefeldt & Chlass (die wiese und wir | daswohlgefuehl | night-e-facts)
SOUKI *live (einmaleins | two birds | night-e-facts)
SWERVE (night-e-facts)

6. Mitu Label Night: Audio Werner: Yapacc: Stipe: Felix Neumann at Weekend, this Saturday

Fantastic rooftop-club, located directly at Alexanderplatz.  2 Floors, unique city view, and cute elevator-boy!
Be ware, access for boys only if they are in company of a girl!

doors open 23:00
Line-up /
Audio Werner [hartchef]
Yapacc [perlon]
Stipe [mitu : lila]
Felix Neumann [mitu]

7. Fucking Network at MIKZ, on Saturday

Cool underground club in Friedrichhain! Great idea to end your pub crawl through Friedrichshain here.
doors open: 23:00
damage: 10€
Line-up /
Dark-Techno- Floor
Matt Minimal [ Code2 Rec.| Butane Rec. | France]
D-ZyBell [ Gon Records | UnterNull ]
Miro Pajic [ LAZERSLUT | LDT 400 | Harthouse ]
Jeff Rushin [ On | 303Lovers | Different Is Different | Amsterdam ]
Nicole Rosie [ Ketra Records | On-and-On | Amsterdam ]
Mike Wall [ Dilek | Smallroom | Varianz ]
House/ Tech-House
Klaus & Achim Selbst [ Fam. Selbst ]
Marc Reinkober [ UnterNull ]
Kjeeld [ WWG | UnterNull ]

8. Peaches & Cream at What?!

Cool queer party also for Hetero´s, the club is really close to Alexanderplatz!
doors open: 23:00
damage: 10€
Line-up /

9. Goldenes Zeitalter at Golden Gate on SUnday

This is a great insider tip. A really small but underground club, close to the Station Jannowitzbrücke.

damage: 9€
doors open: 22:00h
Line-up /
Constantijn Lange – LIVE – ; 123 & SWAMTHING ; HAUSMONSTER ; PHANTASTIC SPASTIC ; JASED BIEBER ; Beddermann & Dahlmann

10. YO Yo! Remember The 90s / The Game Releaseparty at Tape
We all love the nineties! Everyone knows the old songs and can sing and dance along to them! It is clear that this is gonna be a night to never forget!! N-joy ;)!!
Friday night, Tape club, damage: 10€
Line-up /
90s Hip Hop:


Enjoy Berlin at night and have a great weekend in Berlin!!!!! To find a cheap bed to sleep after dancing all night book at EastSeven Berlin Hostel.


What to do in Berlin at the weekend??

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Our top 10 of parties for this weekend!

we´ll start with friday!


Berlin’s premier techno club, housed in a former power generation plant near the Berlin Ostbahnhof train station. The building is enormous — the dancefloor 18 metres high and there’s room for around 1500. The main design elements are steel and concrete. The first room at the entrance near the cloakroom displays a 20-30 square meter black & white painting of the artist Piotr Nathan. On the upper floor, the Panorama Bar contains a large-format painting by Wolfgang Tillmans.

Fridays is usually upstairs Panorama Bar only.
Saturday night through Sunday both rooms are open.

Begin at: 23:59


Rob Birch (Stereo MCs/Graffiti/PIAS/UK)
Cyberpunkers (IT)
Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D)

Begin at: 00:00
Open End


PEPE VARGAS & ANDYLOOP (Barcelona) – Club Classics & Global Electrónica.
ZIGAN ALDI & A.K. – Balkan, Swing & Party Classics.
start@: 23.00
entry: 4 Euro till 24.oo after that 6Eur
Where: CASSIOPEIA, Revaler Straße 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain (close S/U-Bhf. Warschauer Straße)

And then…Saturday night!!!


Stargarder Str. 24
10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)

U-Schönhauser Allee

15mins walk from East Seven


Maria am Ostbahnhof/ Stralauer Platz 29, Berlin
Cost / 10€
Line-up /
Main Floor | daswohlgefuehl:

Turmspringer (get physical|tonkind)
Haito (boxer rec.|spagat)
Diringer (kickboxer)
Larsson (bpitch|daswohlgefuehl)
Liefeldt&Chlass (daswohlgefuehl)
Jacob Richter (spagat|daswohlgefuehl)

Josef | liebe zur musik floor:

Bshosa (detroitZDRoJ / warschau)
freu(n)de aka lektor (l(i)ebe zur musik / daswohlgefuehl)
tomas fernandez (l(i)ebe zur musik)

Promoter /
Eine lange und große Freundschaft verbindet die Booking Agentur „DASWOHLGEFÜHL“ und der Verein L(I)ebe zur Musik. So liegt es nahe sich auch mal zu einer Party zusammen zu schließen. In dieser Nacht wollen sie gemeinsam die Maria am Ufer und ihre Gäste mit ihrer Musik in den Bann ziehen. Im Josef begrüssen euch eine kleine Auswahl der “L(I)ebe zur Musik” Resident Dj’s und einer sehr speziellen Licht Deko die von Dj Lektor entworfen wurde. Auf dem Main Floor hat sich DASWOHLGEFÜHL zu seinen Resident Dj’s noch ein paar gute Freunde und Berlin bekannte Dj’s eingeladen. Ob Luft & Liebe Festival, die Veranstaltung Freier Fall im Suicide Circus, oder die Silvesterparty in der Brunnen 70 es wurde ziemlich bunt gefeiert und getanzt, das wollen sie in dieser Nacht auch wieder mich euch.


Not comedy about sports, but comedy played as a sport! Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great fun for all ages and audiences… and its in English!
It’s ComedySportz, an award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes” compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas and musicals based on audience suggestions.
A referee calls fouls and keeps the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, giving suggestions for every game, voting for the winners and sometimes even winding up on stage!
It’s fast and fun, and edgy in English for all audiences
o Live!
o Interactive
o Hilarious
o Performed in English
o Different
o Clean
o Fool-proof!
o Fast-paced, positive and fun. Guaranteed!
The Kookaburra Comedy Club, Schönhauser Allee 184
Tickets 10/8euro

and after partying….relax on sunday!


The “Badeschiff” is a sauna with a spectecular view of the skyline and also has outdoor swimming on the river Spree. They have special offers as well. Located close to Kreuzberg, a multicultural area with many things to do. Would make a nice end of a stroll through that district (or a good start of a party night)
Ask at the reception about german sauna habits, not that you will be surprised :) They have gents and ladies only times as well, if you prefer those.
Two saunas with a view of the river Spree, swimmingpool, rest area, massages, lounge with bar, exceptional panorama view of the skyline of Berlin. A variety of healthy snacks and drinks on offer at the lounge bar.
Water temperature: 24 °C. Saunas: 95 °C & 70 °C.


10am – 4 pm / 9€
Skalitzer Str. 35 / Kreuzberg
it´s delicious :)!!


Live to Tape.

The Mike Steiner Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof
1 February 2011 – 8 January 2012

From the beginning of the 1970s, gallerist, collector and artist Mike Steiner was one of the earliest proponents of the young medium of video art in West Germany. Inspired by several trips to New York, where he came into contact with developments in video and action art, he opened the Studiogalerie in the vicinity of Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm in 1976. The gallery soon became one of the defining exhibition spaces for Berlin media artists, who had received little attention before, as well as presenting international pioneers in video art and performance.

The exhibition “Live to Tape” presents a selection of works from the Mike Steiner Collection in the Nationalgalerie holdings spanning the years 1972-1985. It traces directions in early video art; in particular, the relationship between live performance and video is brought into focus as in taped endurance performances that test the physical limits of the body by Marina Abramović, Charlemagne Palestine and Ulrike Rosenbach. Also on view is a group of works from the rarely shown action Hotel Room Event, organized by Fluxus artist Ben Vautier and Mike Steiner. During the event fifteen artist videos were taped in different rooms of the Hotel Steiner. Another highlight is Ulay’s spectacular action There is a Criminal Touch to Art (1976), documenting his temporary theft of the Carl Spitzweg painting The Poor Poet (1839) from the Neue Nationalgalerie.

Artists included in the exhibition: Marina Abramović, Cornelia (jetzt Kali) Balcerowiak, Wojciech Bruszewski, Valie Export, Jochen Gerz, K.H. Hödicke, Dorothy Iannone, Joan Jonas, Raimund Kummer, Joan La Barbara, Charlemagne Palestine, Friederike Pezold, Lil Picard, Ulrike Rosenbach, Mike Steiner, Endre Tót, Ulay, Ben Vautier, Helmut Wietz.


mit Monk
Partys Sing live on stage @ Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke


What to do in Berlin on New Years Eve? PARTY!!!

Monday, December 28th, 2009
Party in Berlin

Party in Berlin

We made you a brilliant top 10, read on!

1. Journey to the End of the Year, a street game. Meetingpoint is at Alexander Platz at 7pm. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, warm clothes. Bring water and all the friends you think you can outrun! For more information check the website
2. Icon goes 2010 with Mr. Flash, Ed Banger & Friends.100% Elektro Mash Up. Door opens at 11pm.
3. The Bang Bang Club: COFFY goes Bang Bang! New years special!
DJs: Johnny No, Karel Duba, Kevin Flip Clip
Mr. Chung & Spoon, Mr. Garage Rec.,The Mytch
60’s & early 70’s Floorshakers: Soul, R&B, R&R
Beat, Garage, Boogaloo, Clubjazz, Latin & co. Doors open at 10pm
ATOMIC STATION – Silvester 2009/2010
Indie Dance Pop – Rock – Elektro – Funk – Disco – Boogie – Brazil – Retro Goodies
Djs DJs Hifi Brown, Thommy N.Y. & Dejoe
Damage: 10,00 Euro
Get your Tickets at Restaurant Markthalle or
Begin at: 22:00
5. Ballhaus Ost


Party on 3 floors (electro, Indie, Funk)
starts 22.00 Uhr
Pappelallee 15 / Eberswalder
10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
directly U2 Eberswalder Str. (1 stop by metro or 5 minutes walking
6. Bassy Cowboy club
Big New Years Eve Party:

+++ The Trunkshow +++ *live !!!
after that a long dance night with ….
DJ Mystic N.
(60ies wild style, r & beat, r & blues, surf, rare groove )
DJane Koko Temple
(swing, exotica, early ska)
(Garage, rhythm & blues, rhythm & beat)
& friends

Party starts at 10pm, tickets cost 15€.
7. Soul Sylvester im Lovelite 2010
Starts at midnight!
Christopher Rose
[Salon Obskur]
Liquid Loop
[Soul Central]
Soul, Funk, R&B, Swing, Dixieland
8. New Years Eve party at WEEKEND
Doors open: 9 pm


Paul Kalkbrenner

Carl Craig
[planet e]
James Holden
[border community]
[musique risquée]
Ernesto Ferreyra
Adam Marshall
[cynosure : new kanada]
Jeff Milligan
[cynosure : revolver]
Simina Grigoriu
[sonat records]
Kraushaar & Gradmann
9.Sylvester in der Kulturbrauerei

15 Dancefloors – 35 DJ’s – 1 Ticket , 80er & 90er, Elektro, Black Music, Rock/ Pop. Live:  Coverband „Right Now“ . More than 30 DJ`s will rock your night.

There will be an amazing fireworkshow!! Don´t miss it.

Doors open: 19.00
Tickets: 030 – 44 31 51 51
Presale: 25 € (+ VVG) (at kulturbrauerei, Machinehaus)

The programm:

Open Air Stage – Dance Classics
DJ Funky K.

Alte Kantine – All Time Favourites
DJ Funky Henning

Club23 – R’n’B
DJ Pumi, DJ Little a, DJ Casbah & DJ C-Roc

Frannz Club – Rock / Pop
DJane James Blond

Frannz Lounge – Electro-Indie-Dance
The Incredible T Master

Kesselhaus – live!
„Right Now”
Aftershow Party mit DJ Devo.T.

Maschinenhaus – Rock & Pop
DJ Leon T. & DJ Zab

Nbi – Indie- Electro – Pop – Brits
Muriel Heim, Thomas Müller, Barschicks on Speed, Play & Doh

Palais – All time Favourites
DJ Stephanell & DJ Rio

RambaZamba – R’n’B
DJ Chris B. & DJ Raw-D

Schlagerzelt – Schlager & NDW
Doris Disse & Dalma Tiner

SODA  Mainfloor – House/Elektro
Mat Diaz, Matt Siaz, Thiyaro & Sir Roger

SODA  2nd Floor – Techhouse
Kevin Klamt, Nico Brix & Jordan

SODA Salon – Funk & Soul
DJ Sizza  & DJ Lovemore

SODA Lobby – Dance Classics
DJ D.O.N. & DJ R’n’P

Titty Twister – Rock
DJ Matt & DJ Sören
10. SYLVESTA SUCKS III, at FC Magnet Mitte
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Time: 20:00
FC Magnet Mitte, Veteranenstr. 26, Berlin, 10119, DE
a different kind of party!
Free of charge

Wish you all a great party time and hope to see you soon at EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!!!

For more exciting party recommendations, check out what our staff has to say online!