As part of our employee-benefits-program, every member of Locatee is entitled to a «Work Wherever You Want»-week, during which we can work work from any location around the globe.
As my girlfriend lives in Alt-Tegel, Berlin, I chose this opportunity to experience this city, that I mostly just know from weekend trips, for once from a different perspective as a working citizen.
Coworking spaces are nothing unheard of in Berlin. On the contrary, some of the pioneers in this space, like the St. Oberholz have been around for more than 10 years now.
So, there were lots of options to choose from. To find the right one for me I did some research on https://coworker.com. I ended up with AMAPOLA Coworking which was relatively close by and offered everything I needed: comfortable office desks and chairs in a rather quiet space, and of course Internet and coffee.
I already knew Berlin from weekend trips, however working there gave me a new perspective on this lively city.
I’m used to a short work commute in Zurich, in summer I usually even commute by bike. Commuting every day from Alt-Tegel to Berlin Mitte by U-Bahn therefore was an interesting experience and reminded me again how much I appreciate my short commute back in Zurich. Compared to the hectic city live in Berlin Mitte, the quieter Alt-Tegel provided a nice counterbalance with its inviting promenade at the Lake Tegel.
Besides work there is of course a lot to discover in Berlin. Among other things we enjoyed a Psych Rock concert of the Cosmic Dead, watched the timeless classic '2001: A Space Odyssey' on a big screen at the Planetarium Berlin on a Friday and fought our way out of a challenging cyberpunk Escape Room.
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