Berlin boasts creative spices year-round. It is the destination for creative souls. The city is brimming with contemporary initiatives. From restaurants to galleries to music to pop-ups and lots more. You feel the creative energy everywhere. So what’s the best of Berlin for creatives? The interesting gems that are not in your travel guide. We asked our design loving staff and created a little black book for the creative and the curious.
Culture for creatives in Berlin
East Side ‘Open Air’ Gallery
The longest open air gallery in the world is a must visit for creatives in Berlin. Its 1316 meters of more than 100 artworks used to form the border between East and West Berlin.
East Side Gallery // Mühlenstrasse
Impress your creative friends by taking them to this converted bunker filled with a contemporary art collection. Make a reservation for a guided tour via their website.
Sammlung Boros // Reinhardtstrasse 20
Berlin has the world’s most contemporary and unique museums. Featuring works by famous artists like Andy Warhol as well as up-and-coming artists from all over the world. So visit some of Berlin’s hidden cultural gems, like these cool hidden museums.
Work hot spots for creatives in Berlin
Where to spot creatives in the wild? Looking for a place to work in Berlin? Creatives share studios and desks all over Berlin but our favourite co-working spaces are:
With its funky atmosphere and crisp style, Ahoy! is an absolute favourite amongst many Berlin creatives. It’s a short bike ride from the Amstel House so if you need to get some work done, this is the place. You can rent a desk for as little 15 euros per day.
Ahoy! // Wattstrasse 11 (Wedding)
Betahouse had open and pretty locations in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Enjoy rooftop gardens, yoga classes and interesting networking events as well as a nice place to work. You can try for free for a day or become a member from 99 euros a month.
Betahaus // Harzer Straße 39 (Neukölln) // Rudi-Dutschke-Str 23 (Kreuzberg)
The lovely people of Sankt Oberholz have been spoiling Berliners with coffee and breakfast all along. But they saw the need for a space for creatives and infused two of their café’s with co-working spaces. Still fuelled by their lovely coffees. You can rent a desk from as little as 4 euros per hour, 15 for a whole day or become a member.
Sankt Oberholz // Rosenthalerstrasse 72a // Zehdenicker strasse 1 // Luckenwalderstrasse 6B // Karl-Marx-Strasse 182 // Voltastrasse 1 (opens January 2020)
Nightlife for creatives in Berlin
A creative village on a roof on top of a parking deck. Expect poetry, DJ sets, open air cinema night and funky Christmas markets. Berlin’s creative scene loves this little urban paradise.
Klunkerkranich // Karl-Marx-Strasse 66
There’s no such thing as ‘calling it a night’ in Berlin. This city never sleeps, especially for creative souls. And when it comes to partying with a creative crowd, nothing beats Berghain. Get some tips on how to get into Berghain to up your chances of getting in. And another secret tip; go on a Sunday, it’s truly amazing!
Berghain // Am Wriezener Bahnhof
Shopping for creatives in Berlin
Voo Store has been an old time supporter of the creative scene. From the latest artist collab sneakers to quirky lifestyle accessories; Voo is the place to tickle your eyeballs.
Voo Store // Oranienstrasse 24
Do you read me
If you love book shops, you’re in for a treat at Do You Read Me. Surrounded by the coolest of galleries, they feature the best reading and most eye pleasing materials on the planet.
Do You Read me // Auguststraße 28
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind vintage treasure for a bargain, visit Mauerpark flea market on a Sunday. Combine with the delicious street food that can be had there and some live music and your day is close to perfect.
// Bernauer Strasse 63