The WERK1: Incubator Coworking & Events

We support the digital startup scene in Munich and throughout Bavaria. Coworkers and statups work together with our café under the same roof on business models of the future.

Our Goal

We support entrepreneurs in many ways: Low-cost office space and coworking with an “all-inclusive” office service – with the necessary infrastructure, consulting and coaching. In addition, with our startup café and more than 200 events a year, we offer the ideal enviroment for exchange and networking in the digital startup scene.

WERK1 – The most startup-friendly location in Munich!

Former potato factory, then “Kultfabrik” – today home of digital startups & coworkers

The WERK1 was one of the first projects of the newly formed “Werksviertel“. The large area directly at Munich’s “Ostbahnhof” station is one of the most exciting urban development projects in Germany. Where potato products and lubricants used to be produced, a new district is now being created.

The largest area of the new “Werksviertel” are the former “Pfanniwerke”, where potato products were developed, manufactured and packaged. The name WERK1 is also a legacy of that time. Today’s WERK1 is the former “Pfanni WERK1” and was the home of the laboratories and packaging of the local production.

In the meantime, WERK1 was home to many clubs and studios for artists, until it became home to the digital startup scene in 2012.

Since then, WERK1’s neighbourhood has changed dramatically and will continue to do so. In addition to the new concert hall of the BR Symphony Orchestra, more than 340 apartments and a park will be built behind WERK1.