Creating your own startup? Looking for somewhere inspiring to work in Hamburg? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the best coworking spots from our Startup Guide Hamburg book for you right here! Just so you know how we selected the spaces for the guide, we sorted through hundreds of nominations from the community before a local advisory board helped us curate the final list of spaces to be featured. Check them out!
📍Steinstraße 5–7, 20095 Hamburg
The Beehive coworking space has been famously known as “the one with the app”. Located just two minutes away of the central train station, the concept of 24/7 access allows its members to “handle everything, from subscribing to Beehive spaces to booking rooms, through the app,” according to its Head of Coworking Business, Anna Maria Losos. Currently, it has three hubs in Hamburg and one in Frankfurt, and with Beehive membership, meetings can be booked in any of the locations.
📍Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg
betahaus Hamburg was founded in 2010 by a group of digital sector freelancers who wanted to create a community, and since then it has been flourishing in the city’s startup scene. Located in the middle of the Schanzenviertel Quarter, the space is packed with all manner of working needs, offering flex and fixed desks, event spaces, chill zones, onsite cafe, and more. The space also features a pop-up store where startups of all stripes can showcase their products. Last but not least, betahaus Academy offers a wide range of workshops for community members and corporate customers.
📍Lerchenstraße 16, 22767 Hamburg
Fab Lab was originally an initiative of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and currently is part of a global network of over one thousand, and still growing. It aims to provide maker spaces to local communities and help realize innovative ideas and inventions. According to its manager, Axel Sylvester, it goes by the motto “high-tech for all!” The site comes equipped with machinery such as 3D printers, a laser-cutter, milling machines, soldering stations, electronics equipment and cutting plotters, among others. The hub is open to the public on Thursdays, so if you pass by the space on a Thursday you’re welcome to visit and check out offers.
📍Stockmeyerstraße 43, 20457 Hamburg
Founded in 2009, FilmFabrique is a haven for both mature and professional film creatives. It offers a range of networking and collaborative opportunities. Located in the Oberhafen district, the space features office spaces, team offices, a canteen, and a multifunction studio for members to use. Other benefits include regular seminars, workshops, networking gatherings and a weekly brunch.
📍Versmannstraße, 20457 Hamburg
Set to be launch in November 2018, finhaven is the newest coworking space in Hamburg. It aims to focus primarily on the Fintech sector to serve as a means to promote the city as a competitive location for financial startups looking for a base. It congregates the corporate, startup and financial worlds, according to its founder and CEO, Clas Beese. The space also offers benefits that tackle security and safety issues, like desks that are approved by financial authorities, adding a layer of extra privacy within companies when handling sensitive data.
📍Rödingsmarkt 9, 20459 Hamburg
Mindspace is a global chain of coworking spaces founded in Tel Aviv. Located in the stunning Altes Kloeperhaus building, this Hamburg hub has an eye-catching design that is the result of a collaboration with local artists. With a plethora of meeting areas, chillout zones, and even a few hybridized areas, this space is “where the startups can learn from the big corporations and vice versa,” says Team Leader, Johannes Hauke.
📍Daimlerstraße 71c, 22761 Hamburg
Founded in 2014 by Alex Ahom, Shhared is nestled in Otto von Bahrenpark, the former premises for Hamburg’s power station, and still maintains an industrial feel from the days of yore. Inside, it’s possible to choose between two very distinct workspace options, depending of what kind of environment you need. There are two open spaces at each end of the building: one with fixed desks in a quiet “focus zone” and the other more informal, intended as a place to hang out, chat with others and keep the mood light with music playing through the day. The core value of Shhared, according to its founder, is to promote work/life fulfillment.
📍Planckstraße 13, 22765 Hamburg
Launched in 2009, Werkheim Ottensen is not only one of the first coworking spaces in Hamburg but also the biggest thus far. The building where its located was originally a leather factory back in 1896, but in 1946 it was turned into a production facility for excavators, later in 2009 its owner, Wolfgang Lebrecht, took over the building. The main purpose since the beginning is to “create an open, creative atmosphere where people happily coexist,” says Wolfgang. The hub is packed with working options from basic, single desks with wifi to team offices/function rooms. The large central hall can be converted for different events. There are also hang out zones to soak up the energetic atmosphere.