25 Feb 2019 | Culture & Careers | by Cameron Mason

Why we love working in Berlin Mitte

What is one of the best things about working in the heart of Berlin? Definitely the endless amount of things to do around our office during lunch or after work!

Our Hero Hub on Oranienburger Straße is located in the beating heart of the Mitte district, bordering the Spree and Museum Island (that’s right, an island of museums!). But if you’re after something other than the typical history and art, there are all of Berlin’s unique exhibits to visit. Take a look at one such as the museum of illusion, or one of the public galeries such as the ME collectors room.

Being in the centre of Berlin (Mitte translates from German as “Middle”) also allows our office to be surrounded by great restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Be sure to take a walk through all of the “Höfe” (courtyards) and alleys around the area to discover the cool hidden away ones! From subterrain bars on Oranienburger Straße, to a converted ballroom that now serves hearty German meals.

“There are so many places around the office to go and eat for every taste and budget. I love Dada Falafel, it costs a bit more, but you see what you get!”

– Robert Schmurr, System Administrator

Fancy a nice relaxing picnic with your colleagues? Step right next door and you’re in Monbijou park, where you’ll find people of all walks of life enjoying the views, and the open air gym. In summer there’s even an open air theatre with nightly shows, as well as tango lessons on the banks of the Spree – a great way to spend the nice warm nights with friends!

“It’s so good having a nice open green space in the centre of the city, being able to take a meal there from a nearby restaurant and enjoying the live music!”

– Segolene Chauvelot, Helpdesk Coordinator

Perhaps you feel like a spot of shopping – Rosenthaler Straße and Alte Schönhauser Allee are a 15 minute walk from the office, and offer some of Berlin’s top boutiques, independent stores, and pop up shops that disappear from one day to the next.

If you’re feeling something different than all of the restaurants, or you think you’ve tried them all (hint: you haven’t – there are so many hidden hole in the walls) make sure to head to Hackescher Markt on Thursdays when a food truck and farmers market appear! With offerings varying from Korean Bulgogi, to Polish Zapiekanka, and homemade Turkish treats. Feeling like a coffee hit? Pay a visit to the Italian barista, and grab a cappuccino (cheapest in the area) and maybe sample his homemade tiramisu.

“I love the barista, he always has a smile on his face, and makes such good coffee that doesn’t cost a fortune like the hipster cafes! Plus his tiramisu is a nice treat.”

– Viktoria Adams, Associate Corporate Events

Berlin is full of life, hidden away secrets, and unique subcultures. Exploring the city is part of the fun – our office is well connected with Tram, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and busses right at our front door (plus all of the share cars, bikes, scooters and vespas!). There are many events that pop up – from open air summer parties in converted warehouses to the amazing Christmas markets out the front of the old palaces. Berlin is never a dull city, and being in the beating heart gives you a chance to experience it all.