Overview of co-working spaces in Berlin

Large Choice of co-working spaces

Finding suitable co-working spaces could be a great solution if you have just arrived in Berlin in order to get a first feeling about this startup-ecosystem and meet great and interesting people. This could also be an interesting and cheap option to work from such premises before moving to your own office or start a new job.

Great Events

Some of those co-working spaces offer their members a great selection of events, just have a quick look at what the factory is regularly organizing here, just amazing!

On the maps

To find out which co-working makes sense to visit, here's a first “underground” map of all this relevant locations and the obligatory google-maps below.

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Customer-friendly EU roaming rules from May 1st 2016

Thanks to EU roaming rules, the cost of making and receiving calls abroad within the EU is now substantially cheaper than in 2007, when the EU first started to tackle excessive roaming charges.

roaming

 

The maximum tariffs (excluding VAT) for calls, texts and downloading data are:

1 July 2014        30 April
2016**

15 June
2017***

Outgoing voice calls (per minute) €0.19 domestic price + up to €0.05 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Incoming voice calls (per minute) €0.05 €0.0114 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Outgoing texts (per SMS message) €0.06 domestic price + up to €0.02 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Online (data download, per MB*) €0.20 domestic price + up to €0.05 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price

*The tariff is per Megabyte to download data or browse the Internet whilst travelling abroad (charged per Kilobyte used).

**From 30 April 2016 onwards, the roaming fee equal to domestic price + €0.05 may not exceed €0.19 for voice and €0.20 for data. The roaming fee equal to domestic price + €0.02 may not exceed €0.06 for SMS.

***When travelling in the EU

For further infor

Check out the “Berlin Startup Salary Report”

According to the Institute for Strategy Development (IFSE), which recently published its report on the tech hub called Booming Berlin: A Closer Look at Berlin’s Startup Scene, startups are a major employer of internationals:

The 620,000 registered foreigners in the city make up 16.5 percent of Berlin’s total population. The city is a long way ahead of the German average (8.9  percent of total population). According to Berlin Partner, 186 different nationalities reside in the city. This is not only reflected in the multicultural cityscape but also within the startup scene. With 49 percent of its startup employees not being German citizens, Berlin’s startup workforce is more diverse than Silicon Valley’s (45 percent foreign workers) and only topped by London according to the Global Startup Ecosystem Report.

Salary Grid

The Berlin Salary Survey was answered by 3,388 respondents, 60% of whom already reported to live in Berlin. There was a very high concentration of nonGerman respondents (nearly 80%), likely to have been influenced by the survey’s availability solely through the english language.

Please find here further details about the study and the key learnings. You can download the report directly here.

Wifi for all: “Public Wi-Fi Berlin”

Starting right now, Berlin visitors can surf on the city’s own Wifi on their smartphones, tablets and notebooks for free for 30 minutes daily. There are about 100 access points available in almost all districts for this. Registration is not necessary. Access is possible by simply confirming the terms of use.

For more detailed information on how and where to access those access points, please visit “visit Berlin” or “Public Wifi Berlin“.