Nestled cozily alongside the main lines ferrying passengers from around Europe in and out of Hauptbahnhof, Kulturfabrik isn’t the most obvious place for a Freiluftkino and community hub – but it works. A former biscuit factory left desolate for nearly 20 years before reunification owing to its proximity to the Berlin Wall, Kulturfabrik follows the perfect template for a Berlin cultural institution. Building rots away. People take it over. People make things happen. Its isolated location is both a help and hindrance. Lying just far away enough to discourage the casual visitor from popping over from Kreuzkölln, Kulturfabrik doesn’t get the crowd it deserves but subsequently maintains its local flavor and feel. Spread out over three slightly decaying floors, which adds charm in this case, the center is a year-round hive of events.
Lehrter Str. 35, 10557 Berlin 030 3975056