Carnival of Cultures street festival 2015

Here we go! It´s time again for the Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, one of the most attractive and funny events in our wonderful city!

Like every year, this week end thousands of people will join in Kreuzberg to breathe the spirit of different cultures, listen to the variety of music and admiring all the costumes and music trucks at the street parade that takes part sunday 25th of May.

 

 

The Carnival takes place from friday 22nd to monday 25th around Blücherplatz (U1 and U6  stop “Hallesches Tor”) with over 100 bands and DJ´s performing all kind of imaginable music and over 200 street performers out of the stages!!

Now to the highlight: The Parade on Sunday 24th

It begins at Hermannplatz (U7-U8 stop) at 12.30 pm and goes all along Hasenheide, Gneisenaustraße, Yorckstraße

End: ca. 9 pm, Yorckstraße/Möckernstraße

For more infos –> http://www.karneval-berlin.de/en/english.175.html

 

Have fun and see you there!

Your U Inn Berlin Hostel Team

 

Summer in the city – best beach bars, chill out places and parks in Berlin

You planning to visit Berlin now or in the coming weeks? Surely you will visit the main touristic spots, like Brandenburg Gate, Fernsehturm, Eastside Galaery and so on. But Berliners like to chill out after a full day at the riverside, or in nice open air location with cold beer and good music. Here are some of the best places you shouldn’t miss.

Sommer in Berlin

Bearchbars, Cafes or Sitting Outside:
Klunkerkranich

At the parking level of the shopping mall Neukölln Arcaden you can find not only a chill-out-café-bar called Klunkerkranich but also one of the best views over Berlin. You should definitely go there in case you are – by chance – one of these people in Berlin that are NOT blessed with their own gigantic roof terrace. You are not alone if you are one of them. Not alone at all.

Prinzessinnengarten

The Prinzessinnengarten is a mobile garden next Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg. In the shade of the trees you can have a relaxing beer, or try a snack of the homemade organic food.

Club der Visionäre

Club der Visionäre aka CdV is a bar swimming on the water of a sidearm of the river together with the bar Freischwimmer it’s the favourite place for people from Kreuzberg and Friedrichhain to chill out on a long long Sunday afternoon. At the CdV there are always really good Dj’s playing. There are no big gigs, it’s more like they go and play in their own living room. So often you get the chance to meet some high ranking Djs.

Yaam

Yaam is one of the oldest Beach Bars in Berlin. It’s like a little island of Jamaica right in the middle of Berlin. Here you always find a little peaceful beach and chilled reggae music. At night they do some good parties too. Right now the Yaam is under threat because of a luxury condo they want to build on this location. That’s why a move is already scheduled for 2013. The new location will be the area of the former Maria/Magdalena/Josef Club and Schilling Bridge.

Badeschiff

The Badeschiff is a very unique place. Since the river Spree isn’t particularly made for swimming. They transformed to old ships into a swimming pool on the river. Pretty awesome right?! A lot of people hanging out at the Badeschiff the whole day. Swimming, chilling, sun bathing and later on dancing since they also do a lot of open air parties in the summer months.

Lichtpark

Lichtpark is one of the newer Open Air Party locations. For the weekend they provide for a small entry fee nice electronic music and a chilled location on the river. This place is often crowded by people who either just come or go to Kater Blau Club or did not get in for the Sunday after hour party but still want to make party.

Monbijou-Theater

You’ve probably been to open-air festivals at  ://about blank or  Sisyphos already. But it does not always have to be all electronic beats for crazy dance moves. At Monbijoutheater for example, you can learn to dance mambo, tango or swing. Feels like Dirty Dancing!

Admiralsbrücke

During the summer the bridge and its grassy shores are alive with droves of Berliners, relaxing and chilling with some cheap späti beers. All whilst taking in the vibes from the buskers, acoustic groups, And any other manner of movers and shakers that swings by. Free entertainment at its best! Setting the groove all the way into the night.

Tempelhofer FeldWe also recommend the big and green parks in Berlin like:

Preußenpark
Tempelhofer Feld
Insel der Jugend Treptower Park
Volkspark Friedrichshain

 

 

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7 YEARS U inn Berlin

 

Come and celebrate our 7th Birthday with us!!!

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7 Years ago we opened our doors to welcome travellers from all over the world.

We could share so many nice moments with you and hope to do so

for many more years!

 

Come and celebrate our 7th Birthday with us!!!

One of our staff members is a professional jazz player and will play for you, our receptionists create nice cocktails  – and you? Come by and enjoy it all!!

 

Berlin Festival 2014 Arena Park Berlin

The 2014 edition of the Berlin Festival is about to take place in September. From 5. – 7.9.2014 the new location at the Arena Park will be the musical hotspot of Berlin. After a few years on the Airport Tempelhof 2014 the Berlin Festival moves over to the Arena Park right on the river Spree at the border of Kreuzberg Friedrichshain and Treptow. This area is allready know for clubs like the Watergate, Club der Visionäre, Arena Club, Hoppetosse, Chalet, Ipse or Else. What better place could they find for a Berlin Festival right in the heard of Berlin’s night life.festivalmap (1)

Berlin Festival Line Up

The line up will be a more or less typical Club line up. Digitalism, Dieter Meier of Yello, Hudsom Mohawke, Rustie or a DJ set by Jazzanova will prove that. Also the setting will be a little bit different this year more like a club than one big festival stage. Clubs/Stages like the Badeschiff, White Trash, Club der Visionäre, Glashaus, Arena Club are names many know already when it comes to Berlin’s night life. But of course they still have 2 big stages. One main stage inside the Arena and one Splash! Mag outdoor stage at the Arena Park where also the Art Village found its new home. For these main stages there is of course a huge Festival line up with some very interesting headlines like Darkside, Dj Koze, Ellen Allien, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Editors, Zoot Woman, Crystal Fighters, Woodkid, Moderat or Berlin’s best: K.I.Z.

World Cup 2014 Public Viewing Berlin

The Football World Cup 2014 starts tomorrow. Unfortunately it will not take place in Berlin. But who cares. We can make a Word Cup Party even without having the actual World Cup in town. Public viewing is all over Berlin! The Berliners got the World Cup fever. But where is the best public viewing spot in Berlin? We put together a list of the top public viewing spots in Berlin.

The World Cup at Cassiopeia Beer garden

At the Cassiopeia Beer garden right in the heart of Friedrichshain you can enjoy the World Cup in a urban retreat area. Surrounded by graffiti’s and abounded buildings is the Cassiopeia on of Friedrichshains favourites.

11 Freunde WM-Quartier 2014

Public viewing in Berlin Friedrichshain11 Freunde is a German Football Fanzine and they are famous for their public viewing Events for the World Cup or the Euro-Cup. Join them in a huge Arena right at Postbahnhof at Berlin Ostbahnhof. They not only showing the matches they also have talks, movies and Concerts. Entry to the Postbahnhof is free but don’t come too late. It will be packed!

Public viewing in Friedrichshain

Of course every single Bar/Cafe in on Simon-Dach Straße will be showing the Matches live on big or not so big screens. Just walk down the Simon-Dach Straße or along Wühlischstr. The Micro Brewery Hopes & Barleys for example is showing all the matches and serving freshly brewed beer.

Flux WM im Lido

Public viewing in Berlin FriedrichshainBerlins radio station FluxFM is hosting the WM Hauptquartier at the Lido Club. With big screens indoor and outdoor, BBQ and beer. They offer the perfect environment for the World Cup. And after the matches you can just went straight to party.

Fanmeile on Brandenburger Tor

The Fanmeile at Brandenburger Tor is the biggest event in Germany. Since 2006 the Fanmeile is one of the most important public viewing spots. Hundreds of thousands of football fans will join the party on Brandenburger Tor. The Fanmeile will be open on the 16.6/ 21.6/26.6 and for all matches of the knock-out rounds and the finals.

O2 World Berlin Friedrichshian

The O2 World Berlin is located in Berlin Friedrichshain right on the River Spree next to the East-Side-Gallery. The O2 World Berlin is one of Germany’s biggest indoor sport and event centre. With its location right in the centre of Berlin its very easy to combine a weekend trip to Berlin with one of its many concerts or events. The O2 World Berlin is also home base for “Alba Berlin” and “Eisbären Berlin”. Alba Berlin is one of the most successfully team in Germany’s basketball league and the Eisbären Berlin are the kings of hockey. 7 times “Deutscher Meister”( 2005,2006,2009,2011,2012.2013) Any Questions :-P!!

Location of O2 World Berlin

O2 World Berlin Friedrichshain

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The O2 World is located in Berlins night life district Friedrichshain. Just a few minutes from the Simon Dach Strasse and the Revaler Strasse with it’s many Clubs and Bar’s. Perfect for a typical Berlin after show or after hour party. The U inn Berlin Hostel is not far from the O2 World also located in Berlin Friedrichshain. Why not book your bed here and enjoy a weekend in Berlin.

Events at the O2 World Berlin

But it is not only about sports, the O2 World in Berlin Friedrichshain is also a venue for high class entertainment. With many concerts and shows the O2 World offers entertainment for everyone. You can easyly book tickets for the Eisbären or Alba on the O2 World Homepage. But be aware that many concerts sold out long in advance.

A short overview of Events and Concerts at the O2 World Berlin Friedrichshian

November:

  • Depeche Mode (25.11,27.11)
  • Placebo (28.11)

December:

  • Ice Age Live (5 – 8.12)
  • Nitro Circus (12.12)

January:

  • The Voice of Germany (02.01)
  • Scooter (11.01)
  • Michael Buble (21.01)

February:

  • Taylor Swift (07.02)
  • Ennio Morricone (11.02)
  • Andre Rieu (18.02)
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars 25.02)

March:

  • ISTAF Indooor (01.03)
  • James Blunt (03.03)
  • Night of the Jumps (7 – 8.03)
  • Status Quo (18.03)

April:

  • Santiano (12.04)
  • Justin Timberlake (24.04)

 

 

Skatehalle at the Cassiopeia/RAW in Berlin Friedrichshian

Not far from the U inn Berlin Hostel in Friedrichshain you will find the Skatehalle at the RAW/Cassiopeia Complex. The Skatehalle isn’t just a famous spot for Berliners, lots of skaters from all over Europe come to visit with their boards. We have a lot of spots for outdoor activities but when the weather is bad its always good to have an alternative.
The Skatehalle is hosting many events and workshops. The next major event is held in July.
The BRIGHT – Tradeshow is held in Berlin(Yes it’s Fashion Week again) from the 3rd till the 5th of July. Every year there are cool new trends in fashion and boarding styles to browse through with an easy finish to the day chilling at the Skatehalle. They have put up a huge program for you.

Starting at 6 pm with the Supra Demo. The whole Supra Team is coming to the Skatehalle to show off their skills. The list of names is long and distinguished. Erik Ellington, Chad Muska, Lizard King, Tom Penny, Stevie Williams, Jim Grecco, Neen Williams, Terry Kennedy, Furby, Keelan Dadd, Spencer Hamilton, Boo Johnson, Lucien Clarke, Nick Tucker, Pat Rumney, Kevin Romar and Javier Sarmiento . Any questions?!

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Later on from 9 pm be part of the Relentless “Cash 4 Tricks” Event. at “Betonhausen”.
A classic Battle. Only the best will earn the big buck.

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If you still haven’t had  enough you can stay the whole night for an “Experience Extraordinaire” Party over 3 Floors.

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OMG It’s Justin Bieber!!

43 million Facebook fans, 22 million Twitter followers and 2.9 billion YouTube clicks make Justin Bieber the most successful teen star of all time!

What is a ‘Justin Bieber’

Justin Bieber NRJ Music Awards 2012The music career of Justin Bieber began when the Canadians with 12 years of second place in the singing competition “Stratford Idol” finished. In the following period, he placed videos on YouTube in which he sang songs by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Chris Brown, and were called in a short time over ten million times. There, he was discovered by his current manager, and invited to Atlanta, where Bieber met his idol and mentor Usher. A short time later, he signed a recording contract and released in 2009 “My World” is his début.

Still don’t know what we talking about?

In March he gives his concert at the O2 World in Berlin Friedrichshain. Everybody who doesn’t know what we talking about right now should avoid the area on the 31.3.2013 unless you are well equipped with earplugs. Remember the good old 90s: Take That, Backstreet Boys or East17. Yes Boygroups!! Justin Bieber is basically the same.

For everybody else who think Justin Bieber is World Hero Nr.1

But even if he is the greatest Child star to date, there are some rules to be observed understandably for younger fans:

  • Children under 6 years are not allowed into concerts.
  • Children / adolescents aged 6 to 16 years must be accompanied by an authorized person or guardian.
  • Aged 16 and over may enter the concert unaccompanied by an authorized person or guardian.

See you in the front row. OMG it’s Justin Bieber!!

Berlin Six Days Race 2013

2013 marks the 102th year of the Berlin Six Day Race in the heart of Germany since it began in 1909. Since its premier at the Velodrome on Landsberger Allee in 1997, the ISDE- creates a mood of good humour during the races; the days will not be short! So, in 2013 there is no doubt that there will be an attractive entertainment program!

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Six Days International

World-class sport, exciting shows and exquisite cuisine are the keywords. The “Six Days” have been held every at New York’s Madison Square Garden year since 1896. First, each driver drove for himself, starting in 1899, but there still the usual two teams. At the first meeting in Berlin in March 1909 in the Aussstellungshallen at the Zoo in the 150-meter oval crossbar, 15 teams fought for victory.

Six Days Facts

A highlight not only for all sports enthusiasts, because the supporting program is perfect for a nice holidays!

The 102nd Berlin Six Day Race, 24.01.2013 until 29.01.2013!

Tickets can be had from about 25-35 €

Michael Jackson Immortal by Cirque du Soleil at O2 World Berlin

Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal world tour at O2 World Berlin FriedrichshainEven during his life time the unparalleled career of Michael Jackson resembled a circus. The third posthumous album “Immortal” will appear on the music motley Jackson show by Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil and the King of Pop

During Michael Jackson “The Immortal” world tour audiences will experience first hand the artist that was Michael Jackson through a captivating mix of visuals, dance, music and fantasy from the creative heart of the King of Pop with his famous dance routines that are literally head turning!!

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Michael Jackson  is Immortal

Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour is made for enthusiastic hardcore fans as well for first time viewers who enjoy the creative genius of Michael Jackson- this show captures the personality, the soul and the inspiration of the King of Pop in an incomparable manner and celebrated so its musical heritage will stand for an age. The back drop of “The Immortal” World tour is a bizarre fantasy world in which we discover the source of the creativity of Michael Jackson, the inspiring “Giving Tree”. The things he lay deeply at heart, his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic and to the fragile beauty of nature.

Show Dates at O2 World Berlin

  • 19.12.2012 8pm
  • 20.12.2012 8pm

Tickets