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

 

 

Images © Sabine Alex

Hipster Olympics Berlin 2012

Hipster olympics berlin 2012Hip Hip Hipster!

I don’t know if Berlin is really the Hipster capital everybody claims it to be but since we have the official Hipster Olympics in town it might be so. On Saturday 21.07.2012 at the Postbahnhof in Berlin Friedrichshain Hipsters from all over the world but most likely from Neukölln, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain will meet to find out who is the “Hippest” Hipster in town. Get yourself a Club-Mate or a Bubble Tea and join the (hip) crowd on Saturday at the Postbahnhof next to the East Side Gallery. You still don’t have any clue what this event will be about?

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Here are some of the hipster disciplines:

  • Jute bag jumping
  • Club-Mate crate race
  • skinny jeans fighting
  • Apple product – The price is Right
  • Bubble tea dive
  • vinyl marathon

And many more.  Sound fun to you?!!  Go –> www.hipster-olympiade.de

 

Fête de la Musique 2012 program

Fête de la Musique indoor/outdoor program

fete de la musiqueOn Thursday the 21.6 the Fête de la Musique will take place in Berlin. The Fête de la Musique is an Open Air free Festival with stages all over Berlin. Street artists, Musicians and everybody who likes to show the world their very special talents is welcome to perform on the streets of Berlin. There is no special licence needed. As always our district Berlin Friedrichshain is very busy on this special day. Stages are everywhere and spontaneous Open Air parties guarantee you a wonderful summer day and with the Fête de la Nuit the party will not end before the next day. As usual the big question is where to go. If you don’t have a plan already checkout their Homepage for the program. But believe me you are not the only one and just like every other year the server which hosts the Homepage can get a little busy. That’s why we provide you with the program for Friedrichshain here in our Hostel Blog.

 Fête de la Musique program Friedrichshian:

1 für’s Brot – 1 für die Spiele

Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.raw-tempel.de

Programm: Musik für-mit-von Kindern, Kiezmusik, Rock, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 RAW-Kinderbands (rock), 16:15 Rolf Reinhard Gaußauge (akustik), 16:30 Fire Flowers (kidsrock), 16:45 Albina (akustik), 17:00 Der Franz (akustik), 17:20 Koljamusic (rock), 17:35 Matt De Harp & Guests (akustik), 18:00 Strip me Naked (rock), 18:30 Pirates of Percussion feta. Baque Forte feat. Sussorro do Asfalto(percussion), 18:45 Tune Up (akustik), 19:00 Prunx (rock), 19:20 SillyCircus (rock), 19:40 Frag Frank (akustik), 20:10 Wallerts (rock), 20:40 Charlies Choice (akustik), 21:20 Ganzgut (rock)

 Abgedreht rockt Friedrichshain

Karl-Marx-Allee 140, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.abgedreht.net

Programm: Punk, Rock, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Arsen (indiepunk), 17:00 Willy Wombat (deutsch-punk), 18:00 Pentaphone (rock), 19:00 Blue Rockin (psychobilly), 20:00 The Pin Sharps (rockabilly) Fête de la Nuit: weiter Indoor ab 22:00 – 24:00 Uhr: Aftershowparty

 Badehaus

Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.badehaus-berlin.com

Programm: Country, Swing, Rock’n’Roll, Garage Punk, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Comedian Pharmacists (country, blues, western swing), 17:30 Rue Lascar (french swing, cajun), 19:00 General Confusion Badehaus All Star Band (rock’n’roll), 20:30 The Mokkers (garage, punk)

 Cassiopeia

Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.cassiopeia-berlin.de

Programm: Punkrock, Hardcore, Gypsy, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Diving For Sunken Treasure (gypsy blues punk), 17:00 Nessi (acoustic, singersongwriter), 18:10 Constellations (metal, hardcore, progressive), 19:00 Frontkick (streetpunk, punkrock), 20:00 Punishable Act (hardcore), 21:00 The Bottrops (punkrock)

 Feuermelder

Krossener Str. 24, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.myspace.com/feuermelderberlin

Programm: Punkrock, Hardcore, Metal, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Gründungslokal (punkrock), 17:00 Crack Under Pressure (power violence), 18:00 100000 Tonnen Kruppstahl (thrashgrind), 19:00 Sick Eater (downtempo, hardcore), 20:00 Cancer Clan (grindcore), 21:00 Sonic

Booze Machine (sludge metal)

 Inklusive Bühne Alte Feuerwache Friedrichshain

Marchlewskistr. 6, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.handiclapped.de

Programm: SingerSongwriter, Rock, Cover, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Kapelle Ohrsturz (integrative band vom ulmenhof, ostrockcover), 17:00 Silas Herder (singersongwriter), 18:00 Mary und Mandy (zwei blinde musikerinnen mit optimistischen liedern), 19:00 Herr Horst mit Gerry Franke (lyrischer groove), 20:00 Judith Munkewitz und Paula Tebbens (singersongwriter), 21:00 Stiefmutterssöhne (berlin-rock)

 Jägerklause

Grünberger Str. 1, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.jaegerklause-berlin.de

Programm: Musik für-mit-von Kindern, Punk, Rock, Open Air und Indoor 16:00 – 23:30 Uhr 16:00 Chillen im Klausegarten mit Stockbrot backen am Feuer & Kinderprogramm, Seifenblasen Show zum zusehen und mitmachen, 17:00 Patina (rock), 18:00 Amplified Backdoor Creatures (rock), 19:00 EvilMrSod and the Pale Ryders (rock), 20:00 Firerazors (punk´n´roll), 21:00 Shirley Beans (punk´n´roll), 22:15 Coogans Bluff (hardrock)

 Lovelite

Simplonstr. 38-40, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.lovelite.de

Programm: Ska, Reggae, Balkan, Open Air 16:30 – 22:00 Uhr 16:30 Echo Brutes (reggae), 17:20 Kobito (hip hop), 18:10 Polkageist (polka, balkan, ska), 19:15 iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah (reggae, dubstep, breakbeat), 20:15 The Valkyrians (skam rocksteady/ FI), 21:15 Cosmonautix (balalaika-speedfolk, russ.) Fête de la Nuit: weiter Indoor ab 22:00: Danza Globalistan Party mit dem Fusionista.Sound.Kollektiv (balkan, ska, world)

 Oranke Orange

Karl-Marx-Allee 93, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.sun-chiller.de

Programm: Reggae, Ragga, Soca, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Caribb Moves, 17:00 High Tower (reggae, dancehall), 18:00 Mika Raguaa (sunny friday, reggae), 19:00 Sound with Soul feat. Foulaa System (afropop, elektro), 20:00 Soca Twins (soca), 21:00 Threeks Sound (soca) Fête de la Nuit: weiter Indoor ab 22:00 – 02:00 Uhr: Mika, Sound with Soul und Threeks

 Pavillon im Volkspark Friedrichshain

Friedenstr. 101/Platz der Vereinten Nationen, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.pavillon-berlin.de

Programm: Pop, Rock, Funk, Elektro, Open Air: 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 ALTBAU (psychedelic postnoise), 17:15 Gunfire (funk, rock), 18:30 Wooloomooloo (speedfunk), 19:45 Attention, Baby! (pop, rock), 21:15 Jean Baptiste aka JB (elektro-pop), in den Pausen: Pakalolosoundlab (tween 88,4, pakalolo city) Fête de la Nuit: weiter Indoor ab 22:00: Chelsea Faith (house, elektro/ US), Djane Lee Pling (audio in store), DJ Knüppel (happy station)

 Rosi’s

Revaler Str. 29, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.rosis-berlin.de

Programm: Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass, Breakbeats, Indie, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 UMLALA (indie, pop, rock), 17:30 Olivia FX (world, elektro, hard step, punk), 19:00 SMITH & SMART (hip hop), 20:30 Symbiz Sound + ZHI MC (global bass)

 Sauerkraut und Bulgur

Straße der Pariser Kommune 35, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.sauerkrautundbulgur.de

Programm: Deutsch-Pop, Rock, Worldmusic, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 DieSie (classic-rock), 16:45 Raphaёlle Mellet (chansons), 17:45 Swing Schlampen (swing, rockabilly, dt.), 18:45 Selbertreu (deutsch-pop-rock), 20:00 Dorota Szewczyk (folk, world, russ.), 21:00 Die Elektros (deutschpop)

 Sonnendeck am Pumptrack

An der Ostbahn 9, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.52grad.org

Programm: Punk, Ska Open Air 17:30 – 22:00 Uhr 17:30 Mamacry.L (psychedelicpunkblues), 19:00 Brüllmücken (punk), 20:30 The Butlers (ska

 Strandgut Berlin

Mühlenstr. 61-63, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.strandgut-berlin.com

Programm: Rock, Pop, Open Air 16:00 – 22:00 Uhr 16:00 Stonedrifters (alternative, rock), 17:00 The Mint (rock, pop), 18:00 From the Sun (rock, pop), 19:00 Dance on the tight rope (rock, pop), 20:00 THE TUNICS (rock, pop), 21:00 Primecircle (rock)

 YAAM

Stralauer Platz 35, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.yaam.de

Programm: Musik für-mit-von Kindern, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Open Air 17:00 – 22:00 Uhr 17:00 Wir Machen Weiter (kids-rock), 18:30 BBO – Berliner Boom Orchester (urban reggae, dancehall, ska), 20:00 Yaam Allstars Togetherness, 20:30 Ganjaman & Nosliw live (reggae) Fête de la Nuit: weiter Indoor ab 22:00 bis open end: Yaam Indoor Reggae & Dancehall DJ Lou Large, Panza (supersonic), Hille (soundquake)

Open air cinemas in Berlin Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain

Open air cinemas in Berlin summer season 2012

Like every summer, the open air cinemas in Berlin invite you to watch big and small movies underneath a starry sky. With the rising temperatures the open air cinemas in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg offer a unique range of movies from independent, to Hollywood blockbuster movies. No matter if you favour the classic black & white or the newest special effects, let the cinema screen take you into another world. From the middle of may till September the Berlin open air cinemas are open for you.

 Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Located at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, it is the biggest open air cinema in Berlin. A place to watch classic Hollywood movies like “The Artist”, “Drive”, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” as well as the famous Berlin short movie night “Kuirzfilmrolle”.
Season 2012: 16.05 till 16.09
Entry fee 6,50€

www.freiluftkino-berlin.de

Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

This open air cinema is located in Berlin Kreuzberg in a backyard of the art house Bethanien on Mariannenplatz. Kreuzberg is known as the multicultural district of Berlin, same goes for the Kreuzberg open air cinema. Most of the movies are shown in their original version with German subtitles. They will be screening high quality movies like “Charly Chaplin – The great Dictator” or Roman Polanski’s – Carnage”.
Season 2012: 4.05 till 2.09
Entry fee 6,50€

www.freiluftkino-kreuzberg.de

 Freiluftkino Insel Cassiopeia

The open air cinema Insel is located at the Cassiopeia compound right in the centre of Berlin’s district Friedrichshain. Every Monday, Thursday and Sunday they will show movies in their original language with subtitles in German or English. At the opening night they show a movie about Berlin in the 90s “Berlinized Sexy an Eis”. Also, the upcoming program will feature many local movies and independent productions. The Freiluftkino Insel at the Cassiopeia is just a short walk from the hostel. And the bars and clubs in this part of Friedrichshian invite you to enjoy a hot summer night.
Season 2012: 5.05 till …
Entry fee 6,50€

www.freiluftkino-insel.de

Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain

 Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain

Silvester in Berlin FriedrichshainBald ist es wieder so weit. Alle warten schon wie verrückt auf das Ereignis des Jahres. Touristen Berliner und wir im U inn Berlin Hostel Silvester steht vor der Tür. Ende Dezember wird es wie immer voll in Berlin. Silvester wird gefeiert und das nicht nur auf der großen Silvester Party am Brandenburger Tor. Sondern auch in den vielen Bezirken von Berlin. Wir laden Euch ein zu Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain. Das im Bezirk Berlin Friedrichshain gerne gefeiert wird ist über die Grenzen Deutschlands bekannt. Ob Berghain, Watergate oder die Ravaler Str. Hier wird das Neue Jahr wohl am extremsten in Berlin gefeiert.

Ubernachten in Berlin

Legendär sind auch die Partys auf der Warschauer Brücke, der Moderson Brücke und der Oberbaumbrücke die Berlin Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg die beiden Trendbezirke verbindet. Wer natürlich lieber unterm Brandenburger Tor feiert mit seinen vielen Bühnen und der Tanzfläche von ca 80.000qm und sich das große Feuerwerk anschauen will erreicht den Alexanderplatz in nur 10 Minuten mit der U-Bahn U5. Wer lieber im Friedrichshain feiert hat nur ein paar Minuten bis zu Simon-Dach Straße oder der Revaler Str. mit ihren vielen Clubs zu laufen. Für ein Angebot zur Übernachtung in Berlin während der Silvester Feierlichkeiten in Berlin schreibt einfach eine Buchungsanfrage an uns.

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

Tickets:

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.

More information: www.berlinfestival.de

“We call it Wasserschlacht” Food fight at Oberbaumbrücke August 28th 2011

Wasserschlacht oder Gemüseschlacht – Water-fight or Food-fight! Call it as you like! The last Wasserschlacht took place in 2008 at the Oberbaumbrücke between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. And it was an epic event. No need to guess who won the fight coz as always Friedrichshian WON!! Why we do it?

Simple answer! Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg were once 2 separate districts. But politicians made a decision and now it is one big district. They take care of all the basic stuff like new street name signes and so on…But they forgot the far most important question. Who will be the king in the new born district. hat’s what the fight is about and so far Friedrichshain always wins. The last Wasserschlacht took place 4 years ago and now Kreuzberg claims once agin that the throne belongs to them.

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We want you to help Friedichshain and join us on the 28th of August at 12am at the Oberbaumbrücke. Equip yourself with a camouflage rubbish bag a water gun and some old vegetables. Everything what is old rotten or soft is allowed. Prepare yourself to get a little dirty 🙂

See you at Oberbaumbrücke.

Frauenfußball Weltmeisterschaft 2011 Public Viewing in Berlin

Public viewing in Berlin

Wir alle können uns noch an die WM 2010 erinnern. Ganz Berlin zitterte gemeinsam vor den Großbildleihwänden beim Public Viewing. Heute startet die Frauenfußball-WM 2011 in Deutschland. Das bedeutet wir können das Bier wieder kaltstellen und die Liegestühle raus holen. Es ist die tollste Jahreszeit von allen “Public Viewing” In Berlin  gibt es auch diesen Sommer wieder viele kleine Fußball-Oasen. Die 11 Freundinnen haben ihr WM-Quartier im Lido eingerichtet. Im Cassiopeia Freiluftkino Insel sind die Frauen am Ball unterwegs und bieten noch viel mehr als nur die Übertragung der Spiele. Fernseher ade, Insel ole heißt es auf der Insel Berlin in Treptow. Damit ihr auch eurer Lieblingsmannschaft zujubeln könnt und nichts verpasst bekommt ihr hier den Spielplan der Frauenfußball-WM 2011.

11 Freundinnen WM-Quartier im Lido

Public viewing Berlin Kreuzberg Lido 11 FreundininNa wer kann sich noch an die hoffnungslosen Staus vorm letztjährigen WM-Quatier der 11Freunde erinnern. Dieses Jahr wird der Ball im Lido in Kreuzberg gekickt. gezeigt derden alle Vorrundenspiele der Deutschen Frauen und alle KO Spiele. Bei grossem Interesse werden aber auch andere Vorrundenspiele übertragen. Das Lido bietet dabei Platz für bis zu 700 Fans.
www.11freunde.de

Frauen am Ball im Freiluftkino Insel Cassiopeia

Public viewing Berlin Friedrichshian WM 2011 Frauen am BallPublic Viewing im Herzen Friedrichshains nicht weit von U inn Berlin Hostel im Cassiopeia Biergarten. Hier wird aber nicht nur Fußball geboten. Es darf an Infoständen diskutiert werden und jeden Abend gibt es Musik und natürlich ein Film in Freiluftkino Insel. Mehr Informationen zu Frauen am Ball findet ihr unter www.frauen-am-ball.de

Fernseher ade, Insel ole auf der Insel in TreptowPublic viewing Berlin Treptow Insel Special 2011

Im Garten der Insel von Montag bis Sonntag alle Spiele der Frauenfußball WM 2011 live und Sonntags gibts noch ein wenig Soulfood von den Plattentellern. Den Spielplan der Insel findet ihr unter
www.inselberlin.de

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

For more information check www.fetedelamusique.de

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.

www.karneval-berlin.de