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

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Have fun and see you there!

Your U Inn Berlin Hostel Team


Berlin Festival 2011 at Tempelhof Airport and Club X-Berg

Berlin Festival with Public Enemy, Boy Gorge and Boys Noize

On the 9th-10th of August, the Berlin Festival will once again take place at the old Tempelhof Airport. The Tempelhof Airport is an awesome location, with the main terminal providing shelter in case of a rainy day. However, we should stay positive! With such a stellar lineup, the Berlin Festival once agin gets a top position in the field of Indie Electro festivals in Europe. They still manage to keep a good mix between Hipster Indie and Freaky Berlin Stylish Electro. Hey, Whoever thought that you would see Public Enemy and Boy George on the same Festival … Interesting!!

Tempelhof Airport is situated right in the middle of Berlin, so there were some problems last year with their neighbours. This year, the festival is split into two parts. Part one is the Berlin Festival during the day at the airport. Part two is the Club X-Berg Festival at the Berlin Arena in Kreuzberg. The Berlin Arena is well known for housing big events, so we can expect a huge non-stop party!

The line-up For the Berlin Festival 2011

Andy Butler, Aloe Blacc, Apparat Band, A-Trak, Battles, U inn Berlin Hostel Berlin Festival 2011Beginner, Beirut, Bodi Bill, Boy George, Boys Noize, Brodinski, Buraka Som Sistema, Casper, CSS, Daniel Wang, dEUS, Diplo, Discodromo, DJ Hell, Dry the River, Florrie, Health, Hercules And Love Affair, James Blake, Jimmy Edgar, Kruder & Dorfmeister, LFO, Marc Vedo, Mogwai, Mount Kimbie, Oh Land, Pantha Du Prince, Primal Scream Present Screamadelica, Public Enemy, Rainbow Arabia, Santigold, Skrillex, Suede, Tuneyards, The Black Angels, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, The Drums, The Naked And Famous, The Rapture, Wire, Yelle


2 Day Festival Pass: 81€ ,1 Day Festival Pass: 48€, Club X-Berg: 26€

Accommodation in Berlin

Since there are no camping sites available at the Berlin Festival, you will need to find other accommodation during your stay. From U Inn Berlin Hostel, the festival is easily accessible. You can get to Tempelhof Airport via the Ring Bahn train from Frankfurter Allee.To Club X-Burger, you can catch the S Bahn for 2 stations.

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Fete de la musique June 21 2011

Fête de la Musique Berlin Friedrichshain

U inn Berlin Hostel Fete de la musique

“Participate in the vibrant sounds and beats of Fête de la Musique – the European and Worldwide Music Day! The Fête de la Musique began in Paris in 1982, and was founded by the popular French cultural minister Jack Lang. The festival originated in a humble burst of musical idealism and a few power connections, and yet, in only two decades has become a wildly popular global event.


This season, the summertime musical event will draw music lovers in over 340 cities worldwide, 60 European cities, 22 of them in Germany alone. On June 21st one can hear all styles of music that is free to the public thanks to all of the musicians, bands, orchestras, choirs, soloists and DJs that perform for free on this day. In Berlin, Fête de la Musique has been produced by the Fête Company since 1995. The festival started as a small movement and has grown to be one of the largest and most widely attended music festivals our city offers!”

Stages near the Hostel in Friedrichshain:

Feuermelder (Alternative Indie Punk)

Krossener Str. 24

Lovelite (Dancehall Dub Reggae)

Simplonstr. 38

Rosis (Elektro DnB)

Revaler Str  29

Cassiopeia (Alternative Punk Dub Reggae)

Revaler Str. 99

Neurocomic (Techno Minimal)

An der Schillingbrücke

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Carnival of Cultures Street Festival 2011

“Karneval der Kulturen” The Street Festival 10th June – 13th June

U inn Berlin Hostel Karneval der KulturenCome right in! Listen and dance to the sound of Berlin: four different stages – Bazaár Berlin, Eurasia, Farafina & Latinauta – want to introduce Berlin’s music szene as well as international bands to you. Stiltwalkers, acrobats and magicians settle on the grassland and invite all visitors to test their own abilities in those fields and practice their skills in creativity. 330 market stalls attract with culinary seducements, arts and crafts and much more.

 The Highlight the Procession 12th June

On the Sunday of Pentecost, 12th June 2011, about 4.800 participants organised in 93 groups will change Kreuzberg into a sea of colours and ideas.  We expect about 700.000 visitors to celebrate Berlin’s diversity along the route. The street procession focusses on the cultural richness of Berlin, and also highlights the often hidden treasures of its international cultural scene. It questions everyday life and politics. Carnival is a combined art form that embraces many aspects of artistic expression. Due to the global migration currents it is multifacetted and of mixed styles. The Carnival of Cultures is open to everybody and all forms of cultural expression. It is regarded as a platform for a proud expression of hybrid cultural identities, containing traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life.

transmediale.11 RESPONSE:ABILITY and CTM.11 LIVE!?

Transmediale Response:Ability

This years transmediale.11 is going to take place at the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” from 1st until the 6th of February 2011. The title RESPONSE:ABILITY presenting a programme withe more than 150 projects, all focused on the radical changes in our digital age. We all living in a time where Web 2.0, Social media connects everybody with everything at every time. This edition of transmediale.11 will also connect you directly to all our events and venues. RESPONSE:ABILITY this years slogan reflects the way we life together and how work and all political processes designed in a new way. A fine selection of lectures, performances, workshops, screenings, concerts and art installations awaits you at the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt”

U inn Berlin Hostel Transmediale Berlin tm11-response-ability

International renowned speakers including , Franco ‚BIFO‘ Berardi, Tim Etchells, Jordan Crandall and Carolyn Guertin will give a lecture at BODY:RESPONSE. Audio-visual live performances will present et al. People Like Us, Cécile Babiole & Vincent Goudard and Ei Wada at the performance programme LIVE:RESPONSE. The film- and video programme SyncExistence will screen in total 58 new works as well as rare and historical works by artists like Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Ho Tzu Nyen and Sergei Komarov. Furthermore the HacKaWay Zone will establish an experimental room for art, workshops and performances of artist like Paul Vanouse, UBERMORGEN.COM and Daito Manabe. In the Open Zone artists, scientists and activists like Heath Bunting, FakePress, and Elizabeth Stark will create interactive, open workspaces, workshops and stages which are symbolizing the open culture. This programmatical focus on open and collaborative structures is reflected in the comprehensive approach of the festival. Everything is connected with each other and fluent crossings are developing in which the participants get active in the different emphases of transmediale.11.

Club Transmediale

But a transmediale would ne be perfect without the ClubTransmediale CTM.11. Extended Club Nights at Berghain and Maria am Ostbahnhof on the weekend of February 4–6 present an update on affairs in the ever-expanding club music universe. There’s a special focus on the diverse and continually shifting styles derived from the exploded genres of dubstep, grime and UK funky. Catch up with the latest developments on the UK scene around mastermind Kode9 at the big Hyperdub night at Berghain on Friday 4.2, when Darkstar, King Midas Sound, Ikonika, Cooly G and others among the label’s advance guard will test the membranes of Berlin’s premium sound system. Another special highlight is the Modeselektion night scheduled for Saturday, 5.2 in Maria am Ostbahnhof, compiled by Berlin’s own home-grown heroes of the bass line, Modeselektor, who invited along some of their talented cronies: the video collective Pfadfinderei, Jackmaster, Ben UFO, Cosmin TRG and Siriusmo. Other highlights include a Perlon night at Panorama Bar, club concerts by Swedish techno-minimalists The Field, French duo Zombie Zombie, and the young Cologne trio, MIT, who fuse Kraftwerk-inspired conceptual electronica with the cold wave aesthetics of Joy Division – and will present their latest album at the festival.


OpeningU inn Berlin Hostel Firedrichshain Club tranmediale ctm
Tue 1.2.2011 at 6 pm
Duration and Opening hours
2. – 6.2.2011, daily 10 am – 22 pm


Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

tm Festival-Pass: 80 Euro / 45 Euro concessions
tm Day-Ticket: 25 Euro / 18 Euro concessions
tm/CTM Combined-Pass: 105 Euro / 80 Euro concessions
Conference: 7 Euro / 5 Euro concessions
Performance: 12 Euro / 8 Euro concessions
Film + Video: 7 Euro / 5 Euro concessions

Big Apple meets Dickes B: From New York to Berlin …. Just for the weekend!

Airport BER Berlin Brandenburg International

U inn Berlin Hostel Airport TXL SXF BERBerlins very new Airport BER: Berlin Brandenburg International is not finished yet. But some Airlines already offer new intercontinental flight connections. Berlin’s biggest player Air Berlin is offering now its new connections to New York, Verona and Oliba. And Royal Jordanian flys you down to the Middle East or even to South-East Asia.


If you come from Barcelona and you are sick of local clubs and you wanna visit the Panorama/Berghain, then not only EasyJet and RyanAir could be your sole choice.. no – as from now you can also fly in with SpanAir. Ok unfortunately this will not help you to bypass the door at the Berghain Club. But it will connect two of Europe’s major party citys.

Since Air Berlin is a low cost carrier, you get quite cheap deals for you Berlin flights. Why not fly in from Big Apple on a Friday for a weekend?!

  • Check-in at the hostel try-out our free dinner at the hostel kitchen
  • Prepare yourself for a pub crawl on “Simon-Dach-Strasse” (Left side up and Right side down)
  • On Saturday wake up early take a Aspirin( remember: pub crawl last night)
  • Have a breakfast and start the day at the “East Side Gallery”
  • Visit “Alexanderplatz” and walk up “Unter den Linden”
  • Make a snapshot at the “Brandenburger Tor”
  • Get a visa stamp in your passport witch says that you have checked in at “communist wonderland” (not very sure if the TSA likes that 🙂
  • Jump on the M100 Bus and make a free BusTour
  • Heading back to the hostel for a short nap and ask our friendly receptionist “What’s up tonight”
  • Wake up in the morning and ask yourself *oh my god what have i done*

48h Later

Yes you are in Berlin, 3,978 miles from home, don’t know what you done in the last 48h. But luckily you found a flight ticket under your pillow. It says that you have 2 hours to get back to the airport and finally back to your so loved Big Apple.

BerMuDa – Berlin Music Days 3-6 Nov. 2010

Berlin Music Days

U inn Berlin Hostel BerMuDa Berlin Music DaysIn der ersten Novemberwoche ist es endlich wieder so weit. Vom 3. November 2010 – 6. November 2010 wird sich zu den Berlin Music Days in Berlin die internationale elektronische Musikszene versammeln. Nach dem großen Erfolg der letztjährigen BerMuDa mit über 30.000 Besuchern, Labelmachern, Musikern und Easyjetset, wird dieses Jahr noch einer drauf gesetzt. Im letzten Jahr konnte man in 40 Berliner Clubs zu über 100 Djs und Live-Acts feiern. In diesem Jahr kommt ein reichhaltiges Tagesprogramm in unzähligen Locations verteilt über die Stadt hinzu. Und zum Highlight heißt es dann am Wochenende Fly BerMuDa auf dem ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof.

U inn Berlin Hostel BerMuDa Special Rate

Die Berlin Music Days verstehen sich nicht als eine Musik Messe sondern mehr als ein Festival, einen Querschnitt der Berliner Clubkultur, die natürlich maßgeblich am internationalen Takt beteiligt ist. Ziel ist es elektronische Musik in einer authentischen Umgebung zu präsentieren. Welche Stadt eignet sich hierfür besser als Berlin. Die Hauptstadt der elektronischen Beats. Das Berlin diesen Titel verdient, beweisen Jahr für Jahr die Clubtrouisten die nach Berlin pilgern und die vielen Künstler, Bookingagenturen und Labels die in Berlin ansässig sind. An den 4 Tagen hat man die Möglichkeit das breite Spektrum elektronischer Musik kennenzulernen und man bekommt ein Eindruck davon was hinter den Kulissen passiert. Aber auch Szenekenner können sich austauschen und neues entdecken.

Das LineUp

U inn Berlin Hostel Fly BerMuDa

Von Mittwoch an werden die Nächte länger in den Berliner Clubs. Ein internationales LineUp erwartet Euch. Onur Özer, Oliver Koletzki, Omar S, Ellen Allien, Superpitcher, Sascha Funke, Dario Zenker, Till von Sein, Thomas Schumacher und Thomas Koch um nur einige Namen zu nennen. Den Abschluss der BerMuNights wird das Festival der Extraklasse auf dem Flughafen Tempelhof bilden. Das diese Location begeistern kann, hat sie beim Berlin Festival bewiesen. Aber auch das großartige Lineup wird für viele ein Grund sein Berlin einen Besuch abzustatten. Mit dabei sind Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Richie Hwtin, Loco Dice, Tiefschwarz und viele mehr. Euer Flugticket könnt Ihr am 6. November einlösen.

Im Rahmen der BerMuDa veranstaltet De:Bug die Musiktechniktage. Hier könnt ihr kostenlos bei „Native Instuments“, „Ableton“ und „Propellerhead“ reinschnuppern. Oder schaut mal bei den Jungs von Soundclound vorbei, dem jungen Startup mit internationalen Ambitionen.

Auf der BerMuDa ist jeder willkommen, sich zu präsentieren. Ihr könnt Eure Ideen einsenden. „Be Part of It“ Dank des offenen Konzeptes werden auch in Zukunft die Berlin Music Days Interessierte mit ihren Workshops und Showcases nach Berlin locken.

Um ein solches Mamut-Programm durchzustehen, sollte es an Schlaf nicht fehlen. Wir bieten Euch zur BerMuDa eine Special Rate an.

Single: 25€;  Double/Twin: 24€;  Triple: 20€;   4 Bed dorm: 15€;   5 Bed dorm: 14€;   8 Bed dorm: 13€


U inn Berlin Hostel BerMuDa Special Rate


Alle Preise sind inklusive kleinem Frühstücksbuffet, damit ihr gestärkt in die BerMuDays geht. Gebt einfach bei der Buchung mit an das Ihr für die BerMuDa buchen wollt. Dieses Angebot ist nur bei Buchung per e-Mail oder Telefon möglich.

Berlin’s Top 5+1 Beach Bars for the Summer

Beach Bar’s in Berlin

Check out our updated version for 2013 Top 5 Beach Bars and Chillout Spots in Berlin

Goin` for the beach in Berlin? Oh yes! The Spree river that curls through the city is about 46 kilometers long. Enough space for a vaste variety of beaches and beach bars. Which of those spots is the best, coolest or most relaxing place? – You´ll have to define for yourself. Here is our 5+1 list of recommendations for Berlin beach action. (The „Club der Visionäre“ [‘club of visionaries’] is not a real beach bar, yet it has to be on the list, as it is one of Berlin´s finest chill-out locations.) All locations are not far away from the U inn Berlin Hostel

Club der Visionäre

U inn Berlin Hostel Club der Visionaere Cvd

The „Club der Visionäre“ is no beach bar as such. The sand is replaced by wooden planks, which makes the bar partly floating on the water. Sitting with dangled legs in the cool water, sipping on your drink while trees all around the club provide you with shade. This is the perfect place to relax. On the weekends the CdV turns into a floating party with cool techno beats by well known DJ’s of the scene.


Address: Am Flutgraben/Lohmühlen Insel

Kiki Blofeld

U inn Berlin Hostel Kiki BlofeldThe ‘Kiki Blofeld’ you´ll find right opposite of the Bar25 at the river Spree. The place is cozy and relaxed with more green and less sand around. On the premises is also an old (sea-) bunker from the times of GDR border-police. Nowadays this is where the music plays after nightfall. There is also pool and table tennis and for the culinary well-being you can order pizza or grilled sausages. By the way: Kiki Blofeld is the daughter of Ernest Stavros Blofeld the villain from the early James Bond movies. Kiki wanted to redeem her name and so she gave us this compound of nearly1 hectar.


Address: Köpenickerstr. 48

Yaam Reggae Beach Bar

U inn Berlin Hostel yaam reggae beach bar

The Yaam has earned itself quite a reputation over the years as „Berlin`s finest place in reaggae culture” and most Berliners know it of course. Here one can hang out and relax to reaggae vibes. On the premises you´ll find fields for basketball, a halfpipe and the obligatory table tennis. At night the beach bar is magically transormed into a hot club where one can dance and party till dawn.


 Address: Stralauer Platz 35

 Bar 25

U inn Berlin Hostel Bar 25

You´re jus´ looking for a break, silence and relaxation? You jus´ wanna hang out in the sun with your feet in the ice-cool water, while nothing bothers you? Then definitely avoid Bar 25! as this is the location for afterhours in Berlin. Though it´s not really clear, when the afterhour starts or ends, but most certainly you can dance and party on even on a monday night.


Address: Holzmarkt 25

Badeschiff – Arena

U inn berlin Hostel Badeschiff Arena

Berlin’s swimming pool in the river Spree. Here you can drop by – to see and be seen. Students reading books, DJ’s spinning the records and Checker checking. Paddling lonely is not a townie’s thing, so do not be surprised if it gets tight. Sitting lonely at the lake is quite a back number.


Address: Eichenstrasse 4


U inn Berlin Hostel Oststrand

The ‘east beach’ is situated in the former border strip of the berlin wall, right behind legendary east-side-gallery, just next to the O2-World arena. Since going to see the east-side-gallery is on top of most visitor´s checklist, attending ‘Oststrand’ is definetely worth the small detour. Just give yourself the time to hang out for a cool beer or a fruity cocktail. They also make fresh pizza! In july the 8th Völkerball – worldchampionship will take place here.


Address: Mühlenstrasse 24-26