Berlin is the best city in the world to be a digital nomad. Much like the term itself, Germany's capital city is near-impossible to put into a box: it is gritty but polished, historic but evolutionary, creative but business-oriented. AKA, it is exactly the kind of place that influencers, freelancers, and other on-the-go entrepreneurs find absolutely thrilling.
According to the experts at freelance marketplace , Berlin is the best place to make a pit stop (and potentially stay forever) as a digital nomad. They ranked each city by factoring in all the qualities of a great freelancing city, including the number of co-working spaces, cost of living, whether tourist visas are required, crime rates, and monthly salaries. is followed closely by Istanbul and Bangalore, with San Francisco coming in last on the list (New York City and Paris not far behind!).
Uncover Berlin's thriving online entrepreneur lifestyle for yourself by checking out some of the city's best spots for work and play. This is our guide to living like a digital nomad in perhaps the best place on earth, both on and offline.
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Whether you want to rent for a day, a week, or have a full-on office space for you and your team, Ahoy! is the design-friendly co-working space that Mitte locals and traveling creatives love.
Probably the coolest place to take business meetings is the hotel bar of Michelberger. It's fun, funky decor and hip regulars (mostly made up of the city's up-and-coming music scene) make for an interesting place to talk business...or just people watch.
They might not have a clubhouse, but HER Europe does have a members-only mentality. This event series for women is invite-only, but shoot them an e-mail to see what they have going on in Berlin. It's a great space to network and interact with the city's creative community of women.
Although they have other locations in major cities like Barcelona and Hamburg, this location is uniquely Berlin. Inside you'll find a stylish café on the first floor, with communal and private work spaces on the others. Whether you just need a caffeine fix or a day pass to get some work done, Betahaus is the trendy place to be.
Brand new on the scene from the geniuses behind the city's beloved vegetarian eatery , Crackers is part fabulous non-veggie fair (with fun but glam decor), part...actual club. Trust us, you'll want to welcome the weekend with one of their Friday or Saturday night DJ dinner sets.
We can't think of a better place to post up in the middle of winter (and after a long day of work). At Katz Orange, chef Robert Kettner knows how to turn regional ingredients into deliciously cozy cuisine, from pumpkin quiche to slow-roasted pork. Plus, the warm interiors bridge the gap between vintage and trendy.
Take 38 colorful shipping containers, fill them with a craft brewery and fine dining eatery, and you have a quintessentially cool Berlin brewhouse. Consider this a biergarten for the next generation.