There’s a seductive allure to the German capital’s dynamism and willingness to create anew, and post Brexit young Australians who have been looking for a new London have found it in Berlin.

Berlin’s vibrant creative scene, low cost of living and abundance of co-working spaces is incentivising for startups and entrepreneurs looking to set up their roots.

Meet some of our creative and entrepreneurial members living in Berlin!

James Watkins: Test
driving the Berlin
Landing Pad with startup Gnarles

Lucy Jasper: "You have
the freedom
to explore who you
want to be in Berlin"

Morgan Love:
Transforming coffee
culture in Berlin

Kat Loughrey: Living in Berlin as a full-time freelancer




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Feeling hungry? Enjoy a lazy brunch at Roamers Cafe, make sure you get there early to beat the queue! If you are looking for a bigger meal, visit Neni for some of the best Middle Eastern inspired food.

Feeling thirsty? Watch the sun go down over a drink at Bikini Berlin, Monkey Bar. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and the zoo.

Top experiences and sites? Visit the incredible Boros Collection, a WWII Bunker now housing a vast contemporary art collection. A must see! If you want to learn more about the history of WWII, visit the Jewish Museum.

Unique to this city? The former train terminal for the Hamburg-Berlin Railway now houses a contemporary art museum. Check out the Hamburger Bahnhof to see Warhol, Liechtenstein and many more.

There for a limited amount of time? Check out the New York Times 36 Hours in Berlin.


  • Street art and graffiti is a well-known part of Berlin. Every year it costs the city 35 million Euros to clean the graffiti off the walls, yet just like magic, it always reappears
  • Only 1 in 4 people living in Berlin are actually born and bred in the capital city
  • The Berlin Wall, which divided the city, only came down 27 years ago (1990)
  • Berlin has 1,700 bridges, more than Venice!