With hundreds of offerings, from the original co-working with flex-desks that can be rented on a daily basis to membership of an international community and also offices in classic business centres, Berlin is the leader in Germany and also one of the top locations in Europe.
Flexible office spaces are usually
- fully equipped office spaces made available to users on a day-to-day basis or longer,
- with short notice periods,
- available from individual flex desks that change daily to complete, often secure, designated areas for organisations.
Depending on the size and price, the infrastructure may include: Wi-Fi (a must!) to social areas, meeting rooms, lounges, and function rooms or even workout facilities. The user fee or membership fee includes the use of the infrastructure as well as numerous additional services such as reception, postal service, cleaning, and often the provision of (non-alcoholic) drinks.
In addition to start-ups and freelancers, established companies are increasingly using the flexible offers as the main work space for outsourced departments or project teams. For users, they represent an interesting alternative to conventional office space in closed rental units, mainly because of the flexibility, but also because of the opportunities for networking within the community.