A guide to office space in Berlin

The capital of Germany, Berlin is the largest city in the country with a population of 3.5 million and the second most populous city proper in the European Union behind London. A world city of science, media, politics and culture, the economy of the city is driven by the service sector and high-tech business.

The location

Berlin is located in the north east of Germany, in the heart of the Berlin-Brandenburg Region on the banks of the River Spree. Due to its location Berlin has a temperate seasonal climate while around one-third of the city is made up of parks, forests, gardens, lakes and rivers, making it one of Europe’s greenest major cities.

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

The prices given below are the minimum to maximum average cost for serviced offices, per person per month, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
City Centre (Mitte)
€600 - 900
Charlottenburg
€500 - 700
Pankow €400 - 650


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Looking for an office in Berlin

The Berlin office market is improving daily with more and more demand. This is being driven by the continuous need for companies to set up European offices. If the decision is to set one up in Germany then Berlin is currently a top choice. To accommodate this demand we are seeing a number of large and small independent operators opening up more space in the city and surrounding areas.

Costs

Prices for serviced office space in Berlin range a great deal and become more expensive the closer to the city centre you get. Typically prices will start from €900 per month for a two-person space in the city. Depending on location and requirements prices will vary, so it’s always worth getting in touch with us so we can explain more. When looking at serviced offices keep in mind that these costs usually cover a variety of amenities and as such can offer great value for money.

Office sizes

Office providers in Berlin supply a wide range of solutions and sizes of space ranging from single workstations up to entire suites that easily house large requirements. Instant are able to accommodate most inquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics.


Why choose Berlin?

There are many reasons why setting up business in Berlin is a great plan. While there is a large amount of technical specialists available on the job market from the city’s four universities, the labour costs in Berlin are cheaper than many other comparative world cities. The city is a diverse place to work and love and benefits from its close proximity to the German Government and the many major international headquarters that are located here.

Berlin Potsdamer

Five things you probably didn’t know about Berlin:

  • Berlin has about 1,700 bridges, more than Venice
  • Home to three Unesco World Heritage sites; Berlin’s Museum Island, its Modernism Housing Estates and the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam
  • It is the only city in the world with three active opera houses
  • At 368m the Berliner Fernsehturm (Television Tower) is Germany’s tallest structure
  • With 175 museums Berlin on average has more museums than rainy days per year

A closer look at Berlin

Of Berlin’s 12 districts the following are the most popular in which to rent office space: 


Mitte
  • Encompasses the historic core of the city, the government quarter and some of the most important tourist sites in Berlin
  • Potsdamer Platz, a major public square is located on the edge of the city centre with Daimler AG, Sony, ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) and international law firm Freshfields all having a strong office presence here
  • Also home to major companies including major railway company Deutsche Bahn, Dussmann Group and publishers Axel Springer
  • Other commercial areas include the Berlin Innovation and Start-up Centre (BIG) at the Berlin Technology and Innovation Park (TIB) and Martinickenfede, popular with IT and communication technology and mechanical engineering companies.
  • Some of the best shopping opportunities in Europe including the new Alexa and Die Mitte shopping centres 
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
  • Located in the south of the city
  • A trendy district and home to UFA Fabrik, a centre of art and cultre within Berlin
  • Tempelhof is a modern residential and industrial district that houses more than 20,000 commercial businesses including Gillette
  • Schöneberg is a centre for the services industry 
Charlottenburg Wilmersdorf
  • District to the west of the city centre
  • Landmark buildings such as the Internationales Congress Centrum ICC, one of the largest conference centres in the world and the Europa-Center 
  • Has two universities and a good mix of high-tech companies, research institutes and traditional businesses
  • The main industries in the area include healthcare, retail, tourism and information and communication services
Pankow 
  • Pankow is Berlin’s most populous district with 385,000 people living here
  • Home to an active entrepreneur and start-up scene with a particular emphasis on innovative media technologies
  • More traditional trade / crafts companies per residents than any other district in Berlin
  • The areas of Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee are the most popular for modern services

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.


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