The Rolling Stones in Berlin
Waldbühne - Sept. 10, 1998
Berlin - Informations around the concert of the Rolling Stones
at Berlins Olympic stadium on Friday, May 22, 1998.
Updated as per Sept. 1, for the Waldbuhne show.
If you don't know, where to sleep, try the following possibility
about which I was informed just these days.
Hotel Du Centre Francais Berlin (yes, they speak french too)
District Wedding 13359 Berlin
Tel. 030( for Berlin) - 4 52 80 45
Fax 030 - 4 52 80 46
Underground station Rehberge (not far from the former Honky Tonk)
Prices : Single room 75 DM, Double room 100 DM
rooms with several beds 42 DM each person, all prices include
breakfast. Please notice: all rooms are without toilet and shower in
the rooms, these are seperate on the floors.
The are also reduced prices for students.
Stones-Fans / Glimmer-Meetings
The place to meet after the Waldbuehne show
is the Cafe Chaos in Sophie Charlotte Str. 53 (next to
Kaiserdamm) in the district Charlottenburg, easy to reach from
all directions and only 3 or 4 stations away from Waldbuehne/
Tram Lines 2, 3 and 4 and the night line N 54.
(driving every 10 to 15 minutes)
Leave at station: Hufelandstrasse.
Walk on the Greifswalder Strasse in dircetion of a bank (SPARKASSE),
this is the street and all in all you walk 2 minutes.
BUS 100 ( recommended for tourists) to station Boetzowstrasse
walk opposite the Boetzowstreet, then left, all in all 4 minutes.
BUS 257 stop at station Hufelandstrasse/Boetzowstrasse
all in all 3 minutes to walk.
The VOODOO LOUNGE is open daily from 18 h to 6 h in the morning.
The question still is, if they open some extra time during the
presence of the Stones in Berlin.
If you only want to stay in the middle of Berlin, look for the
Hard Rock Cafe
located in the Meinickestrasse 21, some meters away from the
Kurfuerstendamm in the district Charlottenburg (10719) Telefon 88 46 20.
Don't forget, Berlin is a big city. For the fastest transport use the
trains. Inside the whole town there is only one tariff for two hours
there are also cheap tickets for 24 hours, if you drive a lot
valid from 3 h to 3 h.
Taxis are about 2 DM per kilometer.
You can reach the olympic stadium with the following transport -
Underground station Olympiastadion - Linie U 2 - plus 10 mins walking
S-Bahn (urban railway) Olympiastadion - S 9 - just 1 minute to walk
this connection is newly opened, and very fast !
Busses 149 and 218.
If you count all your big money drunken in the night on the
middle of an empty street, this is a risk, beside this Berlin is not more
unsafe than other big cities. But generally, always watch your things,.
Club - Gig
This is old stuff from the Berlin tour opening -
it's kept in here for the curiosity -
it never happened, too bad...
If you can remember the club-gigs at the Paradiso, Olympia or in Brixton
so there is also the possibility of one club gig in Berlin.
Think about the following clubs, when finding out what and when (without
- Huxley's Neue Welt (District Neukoelln) Hasenheide 108-114
- Traenenpalast (District Mitte) Reichstagsufer 17
- Arena (District Treptow) Eichenstrasse 4
- Tempodrom (District Tiergarten) In den Zelten
- Halford (Distirct Lichtenberg) Storkower Strasse 123 - Halle 38
- Quasimodo (District Charlottenburg) Kantstrasse 12a
- Loft oder Metropol (District Schoeneberg) Nollendorfplatz 5
- Columbiahalle (District Tempelhof/Neukoelln) Columbiadamm
Recommended CD and electric markets:
W O M (District Charlottenburg, near Kurfuerstendamm)
Augsburger Strasse 36
high prices, great selection
Pro-Markt (District Charlottenburg) Kurfuerstendamm 206-208
great selection, lots of cheapos
2 0 0 1 (District Charlottenburg) Kantstrasse 41-42
all Stones CDs 12.90 to 13.90 DM, even the new digital remastered
versions of live CDs, (Bridges To Babylon 30 DM)
Saturn-Markt (District Mitte) Alexanderplatz 8
Leuenhagen & Paris (District Reinickendorf) Scharnweberstrasse 25
There are not so many shops with bootlegs, only on Saturday and
Sunday there is a market on Strasse des 17. Juni (district Tiergarten)
where you can get rarities and some illegal stuff.
Ron Wood & Sebastian Krueger exhibition
Since May 1 there is an exhibition of Ronnie Wood and Sebastian
Krueger pictures in the Kunsthalle Berlin at Budapester Strasse 42.
(district Charlottenburg - opposite the famous church Gedaechtniskirche).
Opening hours till May 22, 1998 daily 13 to 24 h, entrance 6 DM.
Rumour usually are that also Ronnie will appear during his Berlin visit.
On May 21 and May 22 there is announced Pre-show and after-show
parties. Take time, because there are also longer videos to watch.
Another exhibition with various Stones stuff is announced for the
Stones week in the rooms of Magazine TIP, located at Potsdamer
Strasse 89 (district Schoeneberg). Details coming up.
Thanks to Axel Schumacher, Berlin
for supplying details about Berlin!
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