Top 10 of cool things to do in Berlin in August

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The EastSeven Berlin Hostel created a top 10 of amazing activities in Berlin

If you are visiting Berlin this summer you might be interested to read some cool insider tips. Of course you should visit the major sights like Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, East Side Gallery, etc etc. To do this you can go on a Brewers walking tour, wich covers up all these important sights.
Beyond that we like to present to you our top ten of favourite activities this summer in Berlin. Check it out.

1. The Berlin Festival (7-8 August)
The first music festival to take place on the former central airport Tempelhof. Some of the bands that are playing here: Deichkind · Peter Doherty · Jarvis Cocker · José González · Dendemann · The Rifles · Saint Etienne · Zoot Woman · Digitalism (DJ Set) · Peaches (DJ Set) · The Thermals · Junior Boys · Whirlpool Productions’ Disco Club Soundclash · Kilians · WhoMadeWho · These New Puritans · Dear Reader · Bodi Bill · Bonaparte · Riton · D.I.M. · Aeroplane · Oneida · Micachu And The Shapes · Health · Telepathe · Cajuan · Errors · 1000 Robota · Frankmusik · Crystal Antlers · Humanzi · I Might Be Wrong · Berlin Battery u. a.

2. NEUE NATIONALGALERIE: PICTURE DREAMS

The Pietzsch Collection ranks as one of the internationally most significant collections of Surrealist art, with principle works by André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, André Masson and Yves Tanguy, as well as numerous works by other artists more broadly connected to the Surrealist movement.

A second important core aspect to the collection lies in works by the Abstract Expressionists in America, whose art movement rose directly from the roots of Surrealism to flourish in the New York of the nineteen-fifties. Works by important figures who have since become legends in their own right, such as Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman are all represented in the collection together with works by the great Mexicans Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
3. 20 JAHRE MAUERFALL: ZEITREISEN – PRENZLAUER BERG 1979-1989-1999

The exhibition presents works from internationally prominent artists who concern themselves with the changes to the architectural and urban structure of Berlin.

Where: Streets and Squares around Prenzlauer Berg

Mon, 22.06.2009 till Sun, 06.09.2009
4. SANDSATION 2009. 7. INT. SANDSKULPTURENFESTIVAL BERLIN / 2. USF WORLD SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

On June 8th, Berlin’s biggest and without doubt most beautiful “sand pit” is going to open its gates for the sixth time at the Berliner Hauptbahnhof.
5. 13. INTERNATIONAL BERLIN BEER FESTIVAL
From the 7th till the 9th of august the Karl Marx Allee turns in to the longest beer garden worldwide. the traditional beer mile in the centre of Berlin is going to have “ beer land Belgium offers the very best “ as its motto.

6. EASTSEVEN COOKS A DELICIOUS MEAL : FREE PASTA FOR ALL OUR GUESTS!

Every Monday the EastSeven Berlin Hostel cooks for her guests. The food is simple, but good (and for free), the atmosphere is friendly and the night still young…
Here is how it works:
Every Monday:
Free vegetarian Meal
Starts: 19h00
• Sign up at the reception till Monday 15h00
• Meet us in the lounge at 19h00
• You´re welcome to help us
• Feel free to bring your own extra ingredients
• We sell drinks at the reception

7. LE CORBUSIER  ART AND ARCHITECTURE (EXHIBITION)

Le Corbusier (1887–1965) is considered to be one of the most significant architects of the 20th century. His work continues to exert a considerable influence on architecture and town planning to this day. This exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, numerous original pieces of furniture, original drawings and plans, first editions of Le Corbusier’s books plus numerous small objects from the architect’s private collection, which he used for purposes of inspiration, orientation and demonstration.

Wednesday to Monday from 10am –20pm
Entrance 8,- EUR ( 6,-EUR reduced)
combined with Bauhaus exhibition 15,- EUR ( 11,-EUR reduced)

8. BADESCHIFF

Go for a swim!! The Badeschiff in Berlin is the most extraordinairy swimming pool in Europe. It is drifting on the river spree!
9. MONTAGSBAR AT TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE

In theory, each artist of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD will be responsible for one Monday evening (from July 13 to August 31). In practice, there will be overlaps and collaborations with other Berlin-based artists and guest appearances. We will let ourselves be surprised by the artists’ DJ performances and styles of music. And if the weather is nice, there will be a outside on the terrace along the canel!
10. FLEAMARKET

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.

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