Renowned for its cutting edge design scene, Munich’s wide choice of co-working spaces combine style and efficiency in equal measure.
Home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums, the Bavarian capital of Germany is also a forward-thinking city – a statement supported by how it has embraced co-working culture in recent years. Today the city is dotted with typically well-designed co-working spaces where transient workers can find like-minded communities of freelancers, self-starters and entrepreneurs. We’ve picked out 7 of the best.
An “entrepreneurial workplace of the future”, BASE combines a desirable location in the heart of Munich with a friendly, productive environment in which young, driven professionals can work efficiently, share ideas and socialise. Spread over 500 square metres, the space offers a range of on-site services and amenities to members including a wide choice of desks, phone booths, printing/scanning equipment, conference rooms, kitchen facilities and complimentary barista coffee/tea. Both flexible and fixed desk options are available, starting at €250 per month for a flex desk package with unlimited midweek access, and 24/7 access for fixed members. There are also day passes available for €25 per day.
Blütenstraße 15 / www.base-coworking.com
Founded as a conventional co-working space in 2018, smartvillage is today a New-Work campus in the heart of Munich that has become a hotspot of agile meeting culture for corporates, start-ups, and medium-sized companies. Nevertheless, the community character of the co-working philosophy has endured. With its unconventional room designs, years of event expertise, and a focus on hospitality service, the space’s mission is to re-shape the future of work. Under the motto “Welcome to your playground!”, the venue not only offers working spaces for workshops, co-workers and events but also acts as a “New-Work enabler” for companies of various sizes and industries. With its ecosystem of outfitters, designers, and New-Work specialists, smartvillage is serving to create tomorrow’s working worlds.
Ganghoferstraße 66b / www.smart-village.com
Located in the Munich district of Werksviertel-Mitte, and with excellent public transport connections, WERK1 is a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, creatives and specialists. A dedicated ‘silent space’ offers working in a quiet zone, while the ‘communication space’ and the WERK1 café invite you to chat and connect. Day passes are priced at €20, or there are three membership levels: Basic at €50 per month, allowing up to 3 visits a month. Alternatively, Basic Plus gives you 8 days access per month for €110, and with the Full Plan you have unlimited access for €190 per month. Several meeting and workshop rooms are available, as well as phone boxes and special community events.
Atelierstraße 29 / www.werk1.com
Located in the heart of Munich MATES has two locations. MATES Maxvorstadt is a Co-working Space designed to foster exchange and creativity. Co-workers can choose between individual desks, phone booths, conference rooms and conversation areas. The Coworking options guarantee maximum freedom and flexibility: time passes start at €20 € for half a day. If you need something more regular you can choose between a flex desk membership (€ 299) or a fix desk membership (€ 390/month) or rent one of the team offices. MATES Lehel offers a great event and workshop space on two floors for up to 50 people.
Two venues across Munich / www.mates.network
With coworking spaces across Germany, Design Offices are a leading provider for corporate co-working and spaces for agile work and innovation. Their Munich facility is situated in the Schwabing district, one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, and is spread over three floors of office space complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include printing, scanning and copying equipment, a pantry, a communal lounge area, a shower room, and complimentary bicycles. Hot desking membership starts at €350 per month for a flex pass, which provides unlimited access to the shared workspace, along with the chance to bring in one guest, and invitations to exclusive events. Day passes are also available for €19 a day.
Leopoldstraße 180 / www.designoffices.de
Munich Urban Colab
Munich Urban Colab is a unique location for the development of smart city solutions. The initiative of UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading centre for innovation and business creation, and the City of Munich brings together a wide range of forces under one roof: start-ups, established companies, scientists, innovative minds, creatives, and artists work side by side on sustainable solutions for a livable city of the future. Technology-driven innovations are developed, implemented, and tested on site. Across more than 11,000 square metres, the building offers office space, co-working areas, event and seminar rooms, a café, a fitness room and the prototyping workshop MakerSpace. Hot-desking membership starts at €350 per month and rises to €450 for a fixed work station.
UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Freddy-Mercury-Strasse 5 / www.munich-urban-colab.de
One of the largest providers of co-working spaces in Munich, Nutrion has four small-scale city locations, each home to a lively, friendly and ultra-professional community. All of its co-working packages are entirely flexible, with options for desk and office rentals available at very short notice. In terms of amenities, all of the state-of-the-art spaces are fully equipped with modern and bright offices, meeting rooms complete with high-tech presentation equipment, coffee kitchens, and plenty more. Pricing varies depending on the location and starts at €499 for 24/7 hotdesking at its Rosa-Bavarese-Str space.
Venues across Munich / www.nutrion.net