OUR 16 EVENT SPACES

OVERVIEW

 

GRAND HALL

Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the Grand Hall, which features direct access to the inner courtyard. Once the heart of the former factory, today guests can let loose at the bar or peruse exhibits. The space has everything you need, whether you’re looking to party, network, or lounge.

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Gallery

A sunny conference space by day, the setting for a sumptuous multi-course dinner by night – the Gallery is a spacious, chic space with a touch of classical elegance that’s both as multifaceted as it is magical.

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LOFT

Interested in a raise? Our Loft is as high as it gets. Here, you’ll find a spacious yet intimate space suffused with natural light, clean tones, and beautiful oak flooring. It’s the perfect backdrop for everything from stylish presentations to lectures.

 
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Inner courtyard

This cosy courtyard is a true treasure in the heart of Berlin. With the canopies unfurled, the starry night sky luxuriates above, while the trilling of birds nesting amidst the ivy and snaking vines makes you forget you’re in the middle of the busy city. Relax, take a deep breath, and unwind.

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ATELIER & LODGE

Really get the conversation going in the Atelier and Lodge, where a little living-room ambiance lends a homey touch to any seminar. Wooden floors and sunlight streaming through the windows are the perfect complements to an intimate, comfy setting.

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SEMINAR Rooms

Book one or more of our seminar rooms with beautiful double doors and wooden flooring for a stimulating work environment, an abundance of natural light, and top-of-the-line conference technology. You bring the content, and we’ll supply the rest.

 
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LOUNGES

Make one of our lounges your first port of call. They’re the perfect place to set up a sign-in table or cloakroom – or even enjoy a champagne reception. Flexibility is the name of the game: These two bright spaces can be used for hosting everything from lectures to karaoke parties.

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HACKENDAHL

Time for a pint! Hackendahl, perhaps the quaintest pub in Berlin’s Mitte district, is also a part of the Kalkscheune family. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of spirits and drinks – and house-made bar fare means you won’t go hungry, either. It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Kalkscheune.

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THE VENUE

We’ve got the space – and the goods to fill it. Just say the word, and we’ll go above and beyond in helping you craft your event, from organizing equipment, furnishings, and decorations to planning the catering and program. For over 20 years, we’ve been a smashing team.

 

… GET TO KNOW OUR UNIQUE SPACES ONE AT A TIME:

 

BANQUETS - PRESENTATIONS - GALAS

 GRAND HALL

 
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Our ground-floor GRAND HALL brings together the best of all worlds. Here, historic charm meets contemporary design and top-of-the-line technology. You’ll find everything you need to put your best foot forward, whether you’re hosting an exhibition, a presentation, dinner, or networking event. A roomy bar area combined with direct access to the idyllic inner courtyard make the Grand Hall one of the Kalkscheune’s most sought-after event spaces. The space can accommodate up to 500 guests, who are sure to appreciate the history-rich ambiance of the first Prussian bicycle factory’s finishing floor.

 

AT A GLANCE:

Horseshoe seating arrangement: 100 guests

10-person square banquet tables: 200 guests

8-person round banquet tables: 140 guests

Tall cocktail tables: 350 guests

Theatre seating arrangement: 250 guests

Standing room: 500 guests

Ceiling height: 3.65 metres

 
 
 

 

THE PERFECT PLACE TO MIX AND MINGLE

 Loft

 
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The LOFT is a hidden jewel located just beneath the roof. Featuring a beautiful oak floor and plenty of natural light, this 300-square-metre room offers an intimate space for hosting workshop discussions, lectures, or exhibitions. Like its “big sister” the Gallery, the Loft’s aesthetic is airy, but with a comfortable, more laid-back feel. In addition to the Loft’s main area, the foyer can be used to house the cloakroom, a buffet or beverage station, or a sign-in table. It goes without saying that the technical equipment that comes with the Loft is top-notch – it may be a small space, but it has big possibilities!

 

AT A GLANCE:

Size: up to 290 m²

Horseshoe seating arrangement: 100 guests

10-person square banquet tables: 180 guests

8-person round banquet tables: –

Tall cocktail tables: 250 guests

Theatre seating: 180 guests

Standing room: –

Ceiling height: 2.95 metres

 
 
 

 

AN OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BIG CITY

INNER COURTYARD

 
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Looking for a view of the starry sky and stalks of wild grape vines in the middle of Berlin? A lush and verdant INNER COURTYARD in the heart of the big city? You’ve come to the right place! Draped with graceful canopies and sporting ivy and grape vines snaking up its walls, the courtyard is a relaxing oasis after a hard day’s work. Up to 300 guests can mingle under the open sky, networking, celebrating, or enjoying a sumptuous winter BBQ. For exhibition guests, the courtyard is the perfect place to display all those bulky items that are better left outdoors, such as automobiles or steam engines. And even after the sun sets, warm, festive lighting combined with the option to use the canopies as projection screens make this beautiful space a real gem.

 

AT A GLANCE: 

Size: up to 300 m²

Horseshoe seating arrangement: –

10-person square banquet tables: 100 guests

8-person round banquet tables: 40 guests

Tall cocktail tables: 250 guests

Theatre seating arrangement: –

Standing room: 250 guests

Ceiling height: no ceiling

 
 
 

 

HAVE A ONE-OF-A-KIND GROUP? WE’VE GOT ONE-OF-A-KIND SPACES:

ATELIER & LODGE

 

Smaller groups looking to host an intimate seminar or important board meeting will be well taken care of in the ATELIER and LODGE. These quiet spaces located in the uppermost floor of the Kalkscheune are comfortably furnished to ensure a relaxed yet focused work environment. Thanks to its lofty gabled roof and skylights, the Atelier boasts an airy ambiance, while a small kitchenette and en-suite WC mean participants won’t need to waste precious time seeking refreshments elsewhere. In addition to original wood flooring and wood panelling, the Lodge’s spacious layout lends itself to a relaxed, living-room-like atmosphere. If needed, there’s also an additional small meeting room available for booking. And like every venue in the Kalkscheune, this one has plenty of natural light.

 
 
 
 

 

ORGANIZING A SEMINAR, MEETING, OR WORKSHOP? DO IT WITH FLAIR!

SEMINAR ROOMS

 

Our five SEMINAR ROOMS have something for everyone – like beautiful original wood flooring that can turn any seminar into a unique experience. With rooms of up to 100 square metres, groups of all sizes can find the space they need. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to ramp up productivity, you’ll find it here: All of the rooms are flooded with sunlight and equipped with projectors and the latest in conference technology. What’s more, the rooms are conveniently located in close proximity to one another, making them perfect for events with many moving parts.

 

AT A GLANCE

Horseshoe seating in Rooms 1-5: 30 / 30 / 26 / 60 guests

Square tables in Rooms 1-5: 50 / 50 / — / 60 guests

Round tables in Rooms 1-5: 32 / 32 / — / 48 guests

Tall cocktail tables in Rooms 1-5: 90 / 90 / 90 / 90 guests

Theatre seating in Rooms 1-5: 40 / 45 / 40 / 80 guests

Standing room: —

Ceiling height: —

 
 
 

 

WIND DOWN OR GET FIRED UP IN ONE OF OUR

 Lounges

 

No matter what you’re after, our LOUNGES are just the ticket: These multi-purpose spaces can be effortlessly transformed into seminar rooms, cloakrooms, and reception areas – or, if you prefer, into cocktail bars, VIP areas, or dance floors. With room enough in each lounge for up to 50 people, and with the added bonus of a bar area, the lounges are the true chameleons of the Kalkscheune. In addition, the Courtyard Lounge conveniently gives guests direct access to the inner courtyard. No summer party is complete without a karaoke space, so be a lounge lizard and sing your heart out!

 

AT A GLANCE:

Size: 54 m² / 140 m²

Horseshoe seating arrangement: — / —

10-person square banquet tables: 20 / — guests

8-person round banquet tables: — / —

Tall cocktail tables: 30 / 150 guests

Theatre seating arrangement: — / —

Standing room: 50 / 200 guests

Ceiling height: 3.4 / 3.4 metres

 
 
 

 

FOR THE PARTY AFTER THE PARTY

Hackendahl

 
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HACKENDAHL

is a mere hop, skip, and a jump away from the Kalkscheune. When the workday is done, head to this quaint pub at Friedrichstrasse 128 and let yourself be transported back in time to an age where the taxis were pulled by horse. This popular local spot is the namesake of Gustav Hackendahl, the famous coachman immortalized in Hans Fallada’s novel Iron Gustav, who drives his horse-drawn carriage all the way from Berlin to Paris and back. In honour of the 20s-era tale, the clocks tick a tad slower here. In fact, slowing down the pace is the name of the game, so leave the stresses of the modern world at the door and try a drink made with one of the 400 carefully-curated spirits displayed behind the sumptuous bar. After that, because this is old Berlin at its finest, order another round of beer – and maybe one of Berlin’s famous meatballs served with a healthy dose of mustard and gherkins.


Chin-chin!

 
 
 

 

WHERE DESTINY AND HISTORY MEET. WELCOME TO A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES!

THE VENUE

 
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You’re probably wondering about the story behind the Kalkscheune. What was here before? And what’s the name all about? Settle in – it’s quite a story!

 

Once upon a time…

 

Though first officially mentioned in the Berlin fire department’s insurance records from 1831, this historical corner building had already been around for quite a few years.

 

We have Johann Caspar Hummel to thank for building Berlin’s first machine factory on the site of the present-day Kalkscheune in 1804. Hummel was a pioneer of the industrial revolution in Berlin and played an important role in the construction of many public buildings built at the time. The Konzerthaus Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt square and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, both in Berlin’s Mitte district, bear his handprint, as do many well-known Berlin bridges. Hummel’s fame reached its height, however, when he repaired the iconic quadriga, which had been seized by Napoleon, and reunited it with Berlin’s Brandenburg gate.

If you look closely, you can still see the remains of stables along the walls of the Kalkscheune’s courtyard, as Hummel needed these four-legged friends to power his machines. Not to worry – the smell has long since faded away! It wasn’t until 1818 that Hummel transitioned to the steam engine – a gift from the Prussian emperor. Good thing, too – otherwise, the poor animals might still be there today.

The name “Kalkscheune” pays homage to Kalkscheunenstrasse, a small alleyway that connects Ziegelstrasse to Johannisstrasse. The first two street names refer to industries established here in the early 18th century (lime manufacturing and brickwork), while the latter is religious in origin. First a machine factory, the Kalkscheune later became the home of the first Prussian bicycle factory, inaugurated by Queen Augusta, before becoming a fire extinguisher factory and then a Stasi communications station during Germany’s divided years. At that time, secret agents listened in on conversations between foreign delegations staying at the GDR’s government guest house, the Johannishof, located just across the street. Over the years, the building complex fell into disrepair and was used as a warehouse.

The Kalkscheune has existed in its current, refurbished incarnation since 1996. In its first years as an event space, it was famous for its cabaret evenings, jazz concerts, and legendary techno parties. These days, you’ll find product launches, media and gala evenings, award ceremonies, podium discussions, conferences, conventions, seminars, and much more taking place within our walls. We’re proud to say that the Kalkscheune is a vibrant part of the city’s cultural landscape once more.