New Yearˈs partying in Berlin

Isnˈt it just annoying when itˈs already New Yearˈs Eve and youˈre still trying to figure out where youˈre gonna party? Well New Yearˈs is just around the corner and U inn Berlin made a list of suggestions of what New Yearˈs parties Berlin has to offer. Also check out the party URLs for the details.

Day 2 -II

Silvesterparty direkt am Alexanderplatz – The New Year´s party on Alexanderplatz

  • 17 Djs auf 5 Floors, 
  • Live Band, Fire works show, Separate Loungefloor, LED Bar, View at the TV tower, 800m² big surface, Dance Classics, Pop & Disco, 90s RnB % Hip Hop, House, Electro, Ibiza Chill House

Berlins größte Indoor-Silvesterparty am Potsdamer Platz im U3 Tunnel – Berlinˈs biggest Indoor New Yearˈs party at Potsdamer Platz in the U3 tunnel

Glasspanorama facade with a view towards the train station, Lounges, Areas for Snacks, Sandwiches & Salads, 4 Areas on 2 Floor, Welcoming drink

Thereˈs also plenty of club parties, each one with their specifics, but most of them only begin the entry at 1am on the 1st of January. If you listen to electronica, hereˈs a few recommendations.

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GRETCHEN GOES 2015RECYCLE, APPETITE & BACKSTAGE (3 FLOORS) – BLACK SUN EMPIRE, NEONLIGHT – Bass, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Electro, Hip Hop, House, Jungle, MC, Post Dubstep, Techno

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FEAR & LOATHING IN RENATE – 35 HOURS NEW YEARS MADNESS

Ambient, Deep House, Disco, Experimental, House, Minimal House, Minimal Techno, Tech House, Techno, Tribal

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New Year’s Suicide EVE @ Suicide Circus

Breakbeat, Deep, Deep House, Disco, Dubstep, Electro, Electro House, Electronica, Experimental, Garage, House, Minimal Techno, Tech House, Techno

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NYE @ Watergate

Deep House, Drum & Bass, Electro, Electronica, House, Minimal Techno, Tech House, Techno

 

And of course…

BERGHAIN Silvester 2014/2015 4 line ups in 4 different locations, which you can look up on the event page.

So hereˈs a few tips if youˈre more into rock or punk music.

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KILL ALL HIPSTERS NYE SPECIAL @ BI NUU BERLIN

Berlin’s #1 Indie ∆ Electro-Pop ∆ Eclectic Pop New Years Eve Bash!

Kreuzberg Calling – Die Silvestersause @SO36

Main Floor: Wasted Youth Crew (80er 90er 00er)

2nd Floor: DJ The Emperor (Ska Reggae Surf Rock’N’Roll Punk)

You may have noticed the psychedelic trance culture in Berlin is quite big, of course theyˈre having their own secret-location-New-Yearˈs-raves, but hereˈs a party we know about.

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Odyssee – Berlin´s New Years Eve Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival 2015

Hope this is useful to you guys. Party hard and have a wonderful New Year!

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.

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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.

Ein Bett für Snowden – A bed for Snowden

Dear Edward

ein bett für snowdenIt has now been one year since the Washington Post and Guardian broke news about surveillance practices by the US Agency called the NSA. Before this, almost nobody here knew what the National Security Agency was. Now we know, thanks to you Edward. Unfortunately, not everybody liked what you did so you had to flee; first to Hong Kong later to Moscow. Right now it seems you are kind of stuck in Russia. There is  great interest by the citizens of Germany to convince you to visit our lovely country. You revealed a great deal of information about what the NSA was doing here in Germany. Even our Chancellor Angela Merkel had to buy a new mobile phone coz her best buddy Barack was spying on her. Did she thank you for that? … No? We are sorry about that. We hope she invites you soon. If you ever find your way to Germany — maybe visiting Angela — you’ll have a place to stay.

We got always a free bed for you. See you soon!!!

Ein Bett für Snowden

Support Campact”Ein Bett für Snowden” visit Campact and offer Edward Snowden a bed.

Gulliver App, because great trips are all about the people you meet.

What makes a trip special? Is it visiting cultural and historical sights or discovering new places to eat, drink and go out? Of course, all of that is part of a good trip but which are those unique travelling moments which you will never forget? We think that those truly memorable moments which make travelling so special are all about the new people you meet and the experience you share with them.

Gulliver App test run BerlinAt U inn Berlin Hostel, we know that social atmosphere matters. You can meet fellow travellers in our comfy common area or in the guest kitchen and starting from May 16 also through Gulliver App. With Gulliver App, our guests can exclusively connect with each other and the guests of 18 other hostels in Berlin. With just a few clicks you can connect to hundreds of travellers currently staying in Berlin and meet up for a crazy night out, a city tour or to grab some food together – all for free of course. During the next month, we’ll invite guests to try Gulliver during check in. Also there will be posters, flyers and even a Gulliver tablet station in the hostel. At the tablet station, the App will be running live showing which travellers are up for what so you’ll never to miss out on the opportunity to meet cool people from all over the world. In the App you’ll also get cool suggestions of things to do in Berlin and some sweet discount at restaurants and bars in the area.

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Gulliver is developed by three German and Swiss passionate travellers. The App is brand new so the guys will be in the hostel every now and then to see how you get along with Gulliver. Don’t be shy and say Hi to them 😉 We’re quite keen about the idea to use new technologies to bring people back together in real life again. What do you think? We’re interested in your opinion, just leave a comment here or just start the conversation with us in the hostel. See you soon and happy socializing at U inn Berlin Hostel!

Unbrace yourselves spring is coming

This weekend spring finally kicks off! So it’s about time to give you a little update on what is going on in Berlin this spring. But first a little check-up to let you know the basics in 2014. The Berghain is still not letting you in, even after you waited for about 2 hours in the line. Sorry! The Eastside Gallery is still under threat by some greedy real estate investors. And on 25th of May the Berliners can vote on the future of the Tempelhofer Park, formally the U.S. Air Base Tempelhof.

Punk and Disorderly Festival BerlinHere are some concerts of the next weeks

First off we have the Punk & Disorderly Festival at Astra Kulturhaus from 11th – 13th of April. Punk/Ska and Oi Music for 3 days. You still can get a ticket at www.punk-disorderly.de. Same weekend different music style. Marteria a local hero plays at Max-Schmeling Halle in Prenzlauer Berg near the famous Mauerpark. Not to forget, Justin Timberlake at the O2 World and the Kaiser Chiefs @ Kesselhaus.

 

What’s up in May in Berlin

Berlin is very famous for its Airports. Tempelhof was one of the oldest Airports and became famous during the Berlin Airlift. Tegel Airport … well ok, nothing much to say about it. But our new Airport BER – Berlin Brandenburg International was covered in almost every major newspaper. How to put it the right way…? Well the airport is not finished yet. But soon, very soon, at least “they” say so. But still, in May the ILA 2014 will take place in Berlin. ILA is the leading Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. This year’s keynote will be held by “Bob the Builder” on how to build an airport “in time”.

Bob the builderIf Robbie Williams flies in via EasyJet or if he use the train is still in the open. The Train station on Warschauer Strasse where the O2 World is located is under heavy construction right now and the most reliable way to get to the O2 World will be by boot. One thing for sure, fans of Tangerine Dream who will be playing at Admiralspalast in Mitte will fly in on their very own LSD Trip. And of course the big highlight in May will be the DFB Pokalfinale. Btw: WE DON’T CALL IT SOCCER!!!

What’s up in June in Berlin

June will almost be summer in Berlin. Definitely something we have to celebrate. How about some Arctic Monkeys @ Zitadelle or Black Sabbath at Wuhlheide, seasoned with a little bit of Aerosmith @ O2 World Berlin. For dessert we offer a colourful Christopher Street Day and the Fête de la Musique

What to do in Berlin on a rainy day

A stroll along the Spree, visiting a beer garden, relaxing in a park, heading out of Berlin by bike to take a swim in a lake – doesn’t that sound wonderful? But right now it’s January. There is no sunshine you can enjoy, there is no breeze that warms your skin, there is no beer garden that welcomes you to have a seat and a cool beer.

what to do on a rainy day in Berlin

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All that the January seems to offer is cold, damp and greyish weather and the best way to escape the cold that creeps everywhere is to spend the day on a sofa in front of the telly with a hot chocolate. But not in Berlin! Although Berlin does not offer any winter sports activities, there are still a lot of places which will make you forget that the weather is shitty and make you remember that you’re in one of the best cities in the world.

Alternatives on a rainy Day

So what is on the table? Berlin is not only a lively city during the summer months, even during the winter Berlin offers a variety of activities and most of them are weather resistant as well. With it’s over 180 Museums, exhibitions and gallery’s Berlin offers an historical or cultural interested guest a notable collection. I know you might say that museums aren’t much fun, stuffed with old pictures and ancient stones no one actually cares about. But hold on – you might want to change your mind once you give the Hamburger Bahnhof a go. The Hamburger Bahnhof is definatley worth a visit! Based in an old railway station from the 19th century, it offers a huge collection of contemporary art. Contemporary art? Well that’s basically the stuff you look at and think: “I’ve could have done that” – but would you have had the idea for it? Right now the Hamburger Bahnhof invites you to an exhibition of a group of artist, including Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and quite a few younger aspiring artists. The things they do range from minimalistic sketches to geeky videos and crazy installations. Yes, if you’ve got the chance to see that you better not miss it!

Indoor activity’s in Berlin

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But what if you are absolutely not into the whole museum business? Well let me sort that out: How about a huge Aquarium? Or are you more into playing with Lego bricks? Or maybe you fancy taking pictures with the celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s?

Berlin Bunker Tour

But if that’s too mainstream for you, we’ll figure out a more unique program. Why not explore the subterranean architecture with the “Berlin Unterwelten” and dare to climb down in an old World War 2 bomb shelter or a Cold War Nuclear War bunker? At least they are rain proof and you might as well learn some history and even hear some insider stories about what really happened underneath the surface.

 Endless Clubbing in Berlin

pano_logo1As you can see, Berlin has a lot to offer during the Winter Season. If these alternatives don’t convince you here is our last resort. The Berlin Club Berghain opens its doors at midnight on Saturday and offers you a full accommodation till Monday morning. 😛

 

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

Photo by Alive87@Flickr CC 2.0

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)

 

 

Our neighbourhood Friedrichshain

alias_3Friedrichshain counts as Berlins hotspot for going out. Its packed with Cafés, galleries, clubs and bars. In the day time the students lay lazily in the sun and when dark comes they go raving. Every night Simon-Dach-Straße becomes the main attraction with thousands of visitors. Come here for a Currywurst at Curry66, Sundanese style Falafel, Indian food, Pakistani food, Vietnamese food or a Döner Kebab at the Warschauer Brücke. There is something for everyone.

i live destroy berlinAround the Boxhagener Platz and its side-streets are plenty of small stores. Berlin Designer shops are all over the place, yet some are hard to find. Some are hidden in backyards and out of view, but its well worth the search and if you ever find Big Brobot Prachtmädchen or Superschlüpfer you are in for a treat.

buntes hausEver since in the 90s Friedrichshain has been a home of the alternative scene and revolutionists. This is still the case here what with the squatted houses, self governing communities, colourful painted houses, loud music, graffiti and lots and lots of empty beer bottles. This belongs just as much to Berlin as the Museum-Island and Potsdamer Platz glasshouse.