Berlin has long established itself as a European center for artists and creatives of all kinds. But in recent years, Berlin has also emerged as Europe’s top city for startups, drawing programmers, software engineers and talented innovators from around the world.
With this wave of new businesses, alongside the dramatic rise in self-employment and the growing work flexibility for the traditionally employed, a new and diverse range of coworking spaces have sprung up across Berlin to meet the demand of today’s working culture.
Whether you’re searching for a hub for creative collaboration or a space where individual freelancers can feel a part of a working community, Berlin has a variety of options to suit your workspace and desk sharing needs!
- Ahoy!, Mitte
- Mindspace- Mitte, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg
- Office Club, Prenzlauer Berg
- St. Oberholz, Mitte
- Kaos, Oberschöneweide
1. Ahoy!, Mitte
Location: Wattstrasse 11, 13355
Popular among budding startups and freelancers, this nautically-themed workspace prioritizes fostering a true working community. Ahoy! is not the place for nomads seeking a ‘hot desk’, but rather those interested in finding a fixed community that works and grows together.
Ahoy! offers cozy workspaces and open communal areas, a cafeteria that serves affordable lunch options daily, a spacious lounge, comfortable seating areas for when you need to take a minute to kick your feet up, as well as table tennis and foosball tables.
This coworking space in Berlin also arranges a variety of informative events and activities for its resident entrepreneurs and innovators on a regular basis.
2. Mindspace – Mitte, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg
- Zimmerstraße 78, 10117
- Kurfürstendamm 207/208, 10719
- Skalitzer Straße 104, 10997
- Krausenstraße 9, 10117
- Friedrichstraße 68, 10117
You will find a stylish haven for innovative minds in any of Mindspace’s various offices dotted across Berlin’s Mitte, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg districts.
This pioneer flexible working space provided has established offices at five convenient locations near the Kurfürstendamm, Friedrichstraße, Görlitzer Bahnhof and Checkpoint Charlie, each offering uniquely elegant coworking spaces best suited to those with an eye for design and on the lookout for a multifunctional workspace.
Mindspace has built a reputation for being at the forefront of office space design, providing bright open spaces, quiet pods, community tables and a variety of meeting rooms for different needs and functions.
3. Office Club, Prenzlauer Berg
Location: Pappelallee 78/79, 10437
Freelancers, founders, established companies and their employees have all found a working haven in Office Club’s Pappelallee location.
Offering elegant but cozy workplaces, both fixed and flexible, as well as a variety of conference and event areas, Office Club caters to a wider age demographic than many of Berlin’s other coworking spaces, perhaps reflecting the area’s popularity as a nesting spot for new families and well-established professionals alike.
While Office Club is quite pricey relative to some other coworking spaces in Berlin, the helpful staff, chic office space and convenient location in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg easily explains the price tag. Those who make use of the office will tell you it’s well worth the money.
4. St. Oberholz, Mitte
- Rosenthaler Straße 72A, 10437
- Zehdenicker Straße 1, Berlin 10119
Those living near Rosenthaler Platz will likely be familiar with the St. Oberholz cafe in the old Aschinger building, but St. Oberholz doesn’t only boast its excellent coffee but also a highly flexible and vibrant coworking space on its upper floors.
St. Oberholz is particularly appealing to those nomadic workers interested in flexible desk sharing, and the popularity of their model is evidenced in the expansion of their working space.
They now have Zehdenicker Straße office space located nearby so that members can split their working time between these two stylish, dynamic working hubs.
5. Kaos, Oberschöneweide
Location: Wilhelminenhofstraße 92, 12459
Kaos is a second home to artists and designers in a converted factory building right on the Spree river.
Their philosophy emphasizes the importance of fun and a familial community to support your creative growth. While the industrial chic style of the Kaos’s coworking space is undoubtedly ‘very Berlin’, the friendly open atmosphere will have even those new to the city feeling like locals.
Kaos offers office spaces, event areas and even a photography studio. This creative coworking hub forms a space that fosters artistic collaboration, innovation and inspiration on projects that span across the boundaries of medium and style.
Berlin: A culture of coworking
Although worklife is rapidly changing, Berlin has always been a city of a unique culture, ready to adapt to and push ahead of the times.
For those who need a working community and the structure that an office provides, these coworking spaces dotted across the city are well prepared to assist in supporting our exciting and creative new world of work.
Leona has her roots in the South of Ireland, where she grew up on her family farm. She went on to study World Politics at Leiden University College, The Hague and then completed her MPhil in International History at Trinity College Dublin. Leona has now settled in Berlin, having fallen in love with the city. In her spare time she is working on perfecting her German in anticipation of her doctoral studies, during which she plans to study modern German social history. Her hobbies include bouldering, dancing and reading a healthy mix of history books and corny fantasy fiction. You can find more info about her on LinkedIn.