The remains of the Berlin wall at Bernauer Straße. Photo: Berlinow

Berlin Gets Its Own Startup Factory

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Ruf Reaktor is back. Photo: Berlinow

Time For Some Ruf

Ruf Reaktor is back! Since the “evil” property developers kicked them out of LA54 in Friedrichshain, they have found a new place for their great parties; The Loop Hole in Neukölln. This Friday with music by Vincent de Quiram, Robert John and Julian L. Avril, performance by Clair, and Dj Krach. – Berlinow

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How to: Find a Desk in Berlin

 

All You Need to Know About Co-Working

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Studio 70 in Neukölln. Photo: Berlinow

Tired of working from home or that café chair every day? Time to find a real office. But hey, not a boring office with cubicles. Berlin has a booming scene of new, inspiring co-working spaces. Rent a desk for a month, a week, or just for the day. As a bonus, you’ll get co-workers, and might make new friends and find potential business partners.

Betahaus

Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

One of the largest and most well known co-working spaces in Berlin. Betahaus organizes different events, among them Betapitch and Beta Breakfast, and a number of Berlin startups call it home. Several floors of co-working and a large café and lounge that is open to the public. Prices Basic membership 10 euros; Day ticket 12 euros, Week ticket (5 days) 49 euros, 12 days flex 79 euros, One month flex desk 149 euros, One month fix desk 229 euros. There are also packages and optional extras. Open Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 pm (24/7 access possible).

Nest

Görlitzer Straße 52, 10997 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Upstairs from this popular Kreuzberg café, there is room for about 23 co-workers. Nice old rooms with high ceilings and large windows. One of Nest’s advantages are their opening times, you can work here every day from 10 am until late in the evening. Flexible desks only. Prices Day ticket 12 euros, Monthly ticket 180 euros. Open Monday – Sunday 10 am – 22 pm.

Co.up

Adalbertstraße 7-8, 10999 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Co.Up certainly lives up to it’s name, there is quite a walk up to this loft style co-working space. But when you’re up, large desks and comfortable chairs are awaiting you as well a lot of daylight. There’s also a lounge area where you can hang out with a Club Mate or sip on a coffee from their espresso machine. Free use of large computer displays and a meeting room. Lots of public events for developers. Prices Day pass 12 euros, Half time monthly (2-3 days/week) 95 euros, Full time monthly 180 euros. Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm (24/7 access possible).

Wostel

Hobrechtstraße 66, 12047 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Cozy and relaxed co-working in Reuterkiez. Wostel doesn’t feel like an ordinary office, rather like a living room where you can get inspired and actually get some work done. Personal locker included. Prices Day ticket 10 euros, 10 day ticket 80 euros, Monthly ticket 175 euros. Open Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm (24/7 access possible).

St Oberholz Ko-Working

Rosenthaler Straße 72A, 10119 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

St Oberholz’s co-working space is located in an old turn of the century apartment two floors up from the busy Torstraße. The owners have done a good job preserving the old charm, while taking in elements of contemporary design. The downstairs café is home to regular startup events, such as the Likemind breakfast. Prices Monthly membership 240 euros net. Open Always (24/7 access for all members).

Mobilesuite

Pappelallee 78-79, 10437 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Lounge style co-working in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg. It’s also possible to rent a private office for your startup at Mobilesuite. Several regular and popular startup events, among them Tech Berlin and Webmontag. Prices 2 days/month 39 euros, 4 days/month 69 euros, 6 days/month 99 euros, 1 month full time 199 euros Open Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm (24/7 access possible).

Webworker Berlin

Ohlauer Straße 43, 10999 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Need a place to work, and maybe support for your new startup idea? Then Webworker Berlin might be the place for you. Located in Kreuzberg, on the border to Neukölln, this co-working space offers monthly founders seminars as well as other events. Prices 1 month flexible desk 99 euros, Fix desk costs 49 euros extra Open Monday – Sunday 9 am – 9 pm (24/7 access possible).

Ahoy Berlin

Windscheid Straße 18, 10627 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

On a Kiez-like street in Charlottenburg you’ll find a 400 square meter co-working loft that offers up to 40 work stations. Besides from your very own desk, you’ll also get access to table tennis, a billiard table and, when you’re just stuck with that line of code, a punching bag to clear your mind. Prices Day ticket 11 euros, 5 day ticket 47 euros, 10 day ticket 75 euros, 1 month fix desk 140 euros (net prices) Open Monday – Sunday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm (24/7 access possible).

Studio 70

Kottbusser Damm 70, 10967 BerlinFacebookFoursquare

Studio 70 is located on the ground floor of an old factory building in Neukölln. Open workroom, café/bar area and a meeting room. Prices Day ticket 10 euros, One month 149 euros Open Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 18:00 pm (somewhat flexible).

More Co-Working Spaces

We have not covered all co-working spaces in Berlin in this guide. There are numerous of other spaces, and new ones are popping up every other week. Here are some more places worth checking out.

Supermarkt Studios Brunnenstraße 64, 13355 Berlin (Wedding)
BCN Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Club Office Berlin Bundesallee 171-175, 10715 Berlin (Wilmersdorf)
Buerow Dunckerstraße 59 B, 10439 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
Creative Media Lab Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)
Tante Renate Waldemarstraße 37A, 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
House of Clouds Wiclefstraße 16-17, 10551 Berlin (Moabit)
Berlingreenrooms Ganghoferstraße 2, 12043 Berlin (Neukölln)
CubicMeter Rodenbergstraße 29, 10439 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
Launch/Co Warschauer Straße 70A, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
Pulsraum Kottbusser Damm 25-26, 10967 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
United Urbanites Pappelallee 24, 10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
Raumstation Berlin Stendaler Straße 4, 10559 Berlin (Moabit)
Agora Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin (Neukölln)

Still haven’t found a place that suit your needs? Check out Deskwanted, ShareddesksHallenprojekt and Loosecubes for even more co-working spaces.

 

How to: Get Some Turkish

 

The Turkish Street Market in Neukölln

Oriental Wochenmarkt

Maybachufer 1, 12047 Berlin

Business Hours Tuesday and Friday: 11 am – 6.30 pm.

U8 Schönleinstraße

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The Turkish street market in Neukölln. Photo: Esbjörn Guwallius/Berlinow

This is not your usual hipster style street market. The Maybachufer market is The Real Turkish Deal.

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Tomatoes, watermelons, steaming hot gözleme and börek, all kinds of cheese, freshly made quark, clothes, and fabric. This sizzling market has it all, and it’s dead cheap. A kilogram of bananas or three avocados for 1 euro, one meter of fabric 1,50 euro or a mouth watering, freshly baked gözleme for just over a euro.

Even if you’re not that into shopping, this place is worth a trip to Neukölln. You’ll hear a constant buzzing of merchants shouting out their offers, and every other meter you’re introduced to a new (mostly pleasant) smell. Be prepared push and squeeze a bit, this place is almost always crowded.

The Maybachufer market is open every Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6.30 pm. There’s also a smaller “sister” to this market in Schöneberg, at the end of Crellestraße. Open every Wednesday and Saturday. See map below.