This weekend from the 29th of June to the 1st of July the Bergmannstrassenfest is on again. 50 bands will play on four different stages in one of Berlin’s most beautiful streets, the Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg. Entry is free, so come on over and check it out.
Join in on Tuesday, June 12th at Projekt Klunkerkranich when Disgusting Beauty takes you on a wild psycho rock trip. It’s gonna be Hendrix and Punk, psychodelic and in-your-face-&-to-the-point, and all of that with a great view over Neukölln’s skyline. Disgusting Beauty with DJs Michael Aniser & Chloé Lula is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Doors at 4pm. Entrance 3 to 5€
What do you do when Friedrichshain is calling? You answer!
On Saturday, 23rd of May, you’ll have the opportunity to put that to a test at Friedrichshain Calling! – Will you follow?! at Cassiopeia. There’ll be tunes to dance to, drinks+ to consume and a good time to have. Everything that makes F-Hain unique will be there at the taking. Downstairs, upstairs, in the garden and in the table soccer area, come and join the gang.
Denn niemand ist gemeiner als’n Friechrichshainer!
Doors: 11pm. Entry 8€. Rsvp on Cassiopeia’s event page to get a spot on the guestlist and you’ll get in for 6€.
Let’s get bold on Friday! Suicide Circus hosts BOLD a colourful evening full of ecstatic music. In the club Mohalo live (VC-118A / Mohlao, meanwhile, silent season), DJ MORI (merkur, suicide), Khadija (Midnight Shift, New York) and SDX (suicide, bold) will serve you exquisit tunes, while DJ Krime (dizzy tunes) and Armin (melting point, suicide) will make you dance in the outside area.
Be bold and join the cool kids, because they do it too.
Doors, 11:59 pm. Tickets at Resident Advisor or on the night at the entrance.
If you’ve never been to the Karneval der Kulturen in Berlin you have missed on one of the best representations of the essence of Berlin culture.
Once a year for a whole weekend all Berlin comes together to celebrate its colourful and unique, multi-cultural, vividly beating soul with a big street festival that spreads from Hermannplatz in Neukölln all the way to Möckernbrücke.
Karneval der Kulturen is an invitation to everyone to experience the cultural, gastronomical and musical variety of the city. It’s easy to spend the whole weekend strolling from stall to stall, watching bands play in the streets or to take in the whirlwind that is the parade on Sunday.
A must see!
On Friday the 11th of May Mensch Meier will cater some of the finest electronic music on 3 floors, open air & indoor at the Mensch Meier x sh!tlable Open Air & Indoor. It’ll be a blast and tickets are rare. Thus RSVP and get your tickets on Resident Advisor or under https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1091702
Around the celebrations for the 1st of May there’ll be a Free Open Air at the Bolzplatz in Falkensteinstraße in Kreuzberg. Come and listen to Techno & House, dance, have fun and support the local Cafés and Spätis. Entrance is free and everybody is welcome. Just take care of your trash, avoid bringing glass bottles and pets and be friendly and respectful with the people around you.
The 1st of May is International Workers Day and in Berlin it’s celebrated with the Myfest 2018 in Kreuzberg. It’s a tradition. It’s a festival. It’s a great vibe. It’s as Berlin as it can get. Don’t miss out on this.
No entry! Just don’t be an asshole.
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.
Bearchbars, Cafes or Sitting Outside:
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Insel der Jugend Treptower Park
Images © Sabine Alex
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?
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