Germany through the eyes of Russian artists

exhibition opening berlin

by Alexander Grishin

The gallery Epicentro invites this Wednesday for the opening of “Germany through the eyes of Russian artists”, an exhibition that brings together landscape portraits of ten Russian artists who have emerged on a trip to Germany this spring. Cities like Nuremberg, Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dresden, Meersburg and Würzburg as well as the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenzollern served as inspiring muses for the artists. The result of this journey reflects the individual impressions of each artist over the most beautiful places in Germany concerning light, colour and shape. Continue reading

meet the staff // Janin

Janine Amstel House Hostel Berlin

 

Meet the staff of the Amstel House as they share their secret Berlin hot spots and off the beaten track travel tips with you. And their secret super powers. And their celebrity crush… This month’s staff member featured is one of our most cheerful colleagues, Janin!

I am like a boomerang- I leave and after a while I return. You could almost say that the world is my home and my backpack ‘Jack’ is my closest friend. We have been ‘Globetrotters’ for the last five years, but at some point we came back home after our adventures. It is very important for me to laugh and to be crazy about the little things, that people and the world have to offer. I like painting, creating things, spoiling myself and cycling, feeling the wind, my pulse racing and singing along to music. This makes me feel free :D

1. What do you love about Berlin?
The multicultural, the east-west tradition and the fact that it is a green city. Continue reading

Tomorrow is Myfest Berlin 2015

Mayfest berlin 2015

© Barbara Poplade Schmalz – Blog Abahnao

If there is a holiday that stands for Berlin, no doubt that is the first of May. The city gets stir up in all meanings during Labor Day. First of all politically: more than five large demonstrations take place on this date. The biggest one, Revolutionary May 1, starts always at 6p.m s in Kreuzberg and is led by autonomous and anti-fascist groups against capitalism. It is also around the area that the largest festival of the day, Myfest Berlin 2015, takes place. Organized by the alternative scene, the street festival attracts thousands of people every year. In many stages spread around the Lausitzer Platz more than 20 DJs and Bands make the party for free and for every one. Besides music, performers, comedians, workshops and many food stands are part of the program that goes on throughout the whole day. Don’t miss it. In no other day one can get so close of the spirit of Berlin.

 When: Friday, 1st of May

Where: Kreuzberg, Berlin

Starts: 11h30a.m

10 best travel apps

10 best apps for travelersAround a year ago we created a list with 10 genius travel apps for you. They are still genius but we thought we’d add a new list if 10 best travel apps we found to make your travels easier, cheaper or simply more fun. With the Amstel House free wifi you can start exploring these awesome apps from the moment you arrive at the Amstel House Hostel Berlin!

1. Happy Hour Radar
Never miss a good food or drink deal in your proximity with this app. Happy Hour Radar is for Germany, but there are Happy Hour apps for the US and many other countries available in the app store.

2. PackPoint
No more packing stress. Enter your destination, the length of your trip and what activities your trip will include and PackPoint will create a personal packing check list. It even takes the weather forecast into account!

3. Trover
It’s been called “the baby of Instagram and Trip Advisor”. The Trover app encourages users to upload their pics and tag them to their geo location providing recommendations and tips for that spot. Use it as your own log book, create a bucket list or simply inspire others! Continue reading

Amstel House Beer Taste Box

Coming to Germany and not trying the local beers is like travelling to the beach and not swimming in the ocean. The drink is not only a national monument, bur also a tourist attraction not to be missed. Some dare to say that the beer quality here – do to many rules and laws – is even higher than that of water.Beer tasting BerlinHaving that in mind and thinking about the constant and bohemian curiosity of our guests the Amstel House  created a Beer Combo. Available in two sizes – with 6 or 8 bottles – the special box comes with different types of beers of several regions of Germany and some snacks to accompany the tasting. By ordering the Beer Combo Box you get 20% off the original prices. So come around and make your order. We are happy to provide you this delicious experience.Beer Box 6 Pack

Berlin art exhibition YES WE’RE OPEN!

TEMPORARY WORKSPACES FOR ART AND ARTISTS SEEKING ROOM TO WORK – NEUROTITAN PLAYS HOST TO GUEST ARTISTS, STUDIOS, WORKSHOPS AND ART PROJECTS.  

Art place in berlin mitte neurotitan

Haus Schwarzenberg by Henryk Weinffenbach

The program of YES WE’RE OPEN! at the emblematic Haus Schwarzenberg goes on. This weekend with the opening of the group-exhibition 20 years neurotitan and performance “Movement & Sound Improvisation Vol.8″ Continue reading

Top 10 Berlin clubs for summer

Arena Berlin summer club to 10

Arena, Berlin-Kreuzberg / © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Kosche

Club  der Visone Berlin top 10 clubs

Club der Visionäre, Berlin-Kreuzberg / © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Berlin is known as one of the best cities in the world to party. Fact! Especially in the summer it is a wonderland. In celebration to the 10th anniversary of Amstel House, to the arrival of summer and to the fact that here is a great place to celebrate, we made a list of the Top 10 Berlin clubs for summer. Continue reading

Roter Salon: a great concert place in Berlin

Roter Salon concert place BerlinBerlin is full of great venues, but the Roter Salon (red Salon) is definitely a special one among them. Conceived together with the Grün Salon (Green Salon) in the years that followed 1945 as an extension of the famous Volksbühne, this small and charming locale is one of the most trendy concert places in town. Continue reading

SINGAPORE HOT SPOTS

30 SinWhen you travel to Asia or Australia chances are you have an overlap in Singapore. Instead of sticking to the usual tourist tours, we give you the top 30 insider Singapore hot spots and hidden gem tips; the very best shops, restaurants, bars and museums in town.  

SHOPS
If the big luxury like brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton fall outside your budget and taste, then the neighbourhoods Tiong Bahru and Little India (especially Haji Lane) offer a great solution! You will find the smaller boutique shops here and cheerful coffee and lunch hot spots. Continue reading