The Kalkscheune – right in the center of Berlin
The Kalkscheune premises are the only surviving continuous complex of buildings of the former Berlin Barn District. The Kalkscheune was for the first time mentioned in a Berlin fire insurance of 1831. Documents and indications would suggest, however, that the building had been erected before the construction of the Brandenburg Gate.
At this site, Master machine builder Johann Caspar Hummel erected his machine works which made him one of the outstanding trailblazers of the industrial revolution in Berlin. Cavalry barracks posted at the site of today’s Friedrichstadtpalast had their horses stabled at Kalkscheune, and later the machine works became the location of the Prussian bicycle manufactory, inaugurated by Queen Auguste Viktoria.
Die KALKSCHEUNE is located right in the heart of Berlin, in walking distance of Brandenburg Gate.
Varied rooms in a landmarked building and a green inner courtyard provide a very special framework for your function.
Kalkscheune; Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin, www.kalkscheune.de
Distances from KALKSCHEUNE
Berlin Tegel – 8 km, 20 min
Berlin Schönefeld – 21 km, 45 min
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) – 1.5 km, 10 min
U-Bahn Station “Oranienburger Tor” – 250 m, 3 min
Motorways A 115/100 exit Kaiserdamm – 10 km, 20 min
Trade Fair and International Congress Centrum (ICC) – 10 km, 20 min
S-Bahn Station “Friedrichstrasse” – 0,5 km
Bus stop Friedrichstrasse/ Reinhardtstrasse – 250 m
Brandenburg Gate – ca. 1 km
Sustainability. Responsible actions at all levels.
What we champion most at Kalkscheune is sustainability. Both in meeting our corporate responsibility and as well in our capacity as venue operators we attach particular importance to operating the premises in an environmentally responsible way and to seeing the events organized in an environmentally friendly way. We are fair and equal opportunity employers. We are proud of what we have achieved concerning this matter, but are not satisfied and have to continue in the future to achieve excellence on matters large and small.
Here is our Triple Bottom Line Approach:
- Usage of daylight through large, historic factory-style windows
- Pre-cooling by natural aeration during hot season / hot weather
- Lighting control using motion sensor and time control switches
- Gradual replacement of conventional light sources by LEDs / energy saving light bulbs
- Wall greening in the inner courtyard to provide insulation and enhance the atmospheric environment
Operation of the premises
- Heating limited to occupied rooms
- Purchase of green electricity generated from wind of hydroelectric power
- Usage of energy-saving electrical appliances, cooling equipment, computer and media technology equipment
- Usage of eco-friendly “Go green” and “Max Grün” mailing services
- Usage of environmentally-sound detergents
- Water saving faucets
- Usage of high-quality recycled paper
- Systematic waste prevention and waste separation (Green Dot, paper, glass, residual waste)
- Being centrally located Kalkscheune has optimum public transport connections
- We work with regional partners who are also committed to sustainable production: Our caterers prepare meals form regional, seasonal and organic products, our florists provide us with flowers which are either regionally grown or carry the Fair-frade label
- Kalkscheune offers regionally produced beverages, such as Bad Liebenwerda mineral water
- Usage of completely compostable single-use coffee mugs with very good ecological balance
- At the end of an event, attendees may have their personal carbon dioxide footprint calculated and balanced out
- Step-by-step alterations to provide barrier-free access to all rooms
- Family-friendly part-time work