Next Monday, the final Startupbootcamp Berlin Teams will start the 3-month acceleration program in Berlin.
We love Berlin and we love Kreuzkölln, where the SBC Berlin office is located. Since the teams are from all over the world, we want to give them a short overview of the area they are going to call home for the next three months. Whether the teams are looking for some aspirin to keep working after intense mentoring sessions or a place to relax for a little while during a long day at work, we pinned down the most important places in the map below.
Our three favorite tips of where to eat, work and relax in the area.
Eat at the Turkish Market
Be sure to visit the largest turkish market in Berlin on a Tuesday or Friday. The market extends about a half mile alongside the Landwehrkanal, lining both sides of the Maybachufer and is only a five minute walk from our office. It is the perfect place to discover all sorts of random things you may need such as used electric appliances, leather products or fresh flowers. Our tip: Taste yourself through as much of the delicious street food as you can (you might have to come back several times) and listen to the street musicians who come there to entertain.
Work at betahaus for an afternoon
Everyone who needs a change of scene and wants to meet other entrepreneurs, independent designers or talented freelancers should go and check out betahaus for an afternoon. They have a great cafe space on the ground floor, where people work, talk, read or enjoy a nice cup of espresso. They also host a lot of great events during the week such as the skills exchange every month or the beta-breakfast every Thursday.
Relax at Tempelhofer Park
Tempelhofer Park is one big playground. Like many other places in Berlin it has a remarkable history. It was the site of the Berlin Airlift in 1948-9 and was afterwards used as a normal airport until it was shut down in 2008. Since then, the people in Berlin turned it into something unique and beautiful, that it is incomparable to anything else in the world. It offers enough space for people to run, bike and pretty much do any sports you can possible imagine. If you have a green thump, you can join the urban gardening community that has evolved over the past two years or play some very artistic mini golf. Go and explore and marvel at the sheer expanse around.