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WTSFest Berlin City Guide


Cass & Areej

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The Women in Tech SEO Festival is coming to Berlin for the first time ever on Friday, June 7th 2024!

This will be our first ever WTSFest Germany-edition, featuring over 200 attendees.

A full day conference - 10 brilliant talks by 10 brilliant speakers

You can grab a ticket right here.

With lots of WTSFest attendees visiting Berlin from all around the world to join us for our conference, we wanted to put together a guide to help you make the most out of your time with us. Focusing on the surrounding area where we'll be hosting our conference, with local recommendations on accommodation, attractions, restaurants, cafes, and more.

Without further ado,

presenting our WTSFest Berlin City Guide


Berlin, the capital city of Germany, is steeped in both history and cutting edge culture. Iconic landmarks such as Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall Memorial and the Reichstag Building blend seamlessly into trendy neighbourhoods and nightlife.

WTSFest takes place in the trendy media district of Friedrichshain, not far from MTV, Universal Music, and the iconic East-Side Gallery. Named after Volkspark Friedrichshain, the oldest public park in Berlin, it’s one of the coolest districts in the capital, just at the border of Kreuzberg.

Our venue is located on the river Spree with a great view of Oberbaumbrücke, the landmark of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

Our venue

Spreespeicher Eventlocation, Stralauer Allee 2, 10245 Berlin, Germany

Spreespeicher is a short 5 min walk from Warschauer Straße (station), with WTSFest taking place in the 030 Eventloft space which is located on the ground floor.

The weather in Berlin in June is likely to be mild with highs of approx 20°C. It is likely to be sunny and without rain. There will be a cloakroom at the venue.

Getting there

The nearest station to the venue is Warschauer Straße, which is served by both the U-Bahn and S-Bahn, as well as tram services. You can get the S9 S-Bahn directly from Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

Getting around

Warschauer Straße is a 5 minute walk from the venue, and is served by U-Bahn and S-Bahn services, as well as tram services.

The public transport in Berlin is very efficient and safe, but you are also able to use Ubers, FREENOW and Bolt.


If you're traveling from outside Berlin and looking for accommodation, here are a few recommendations that are all walking distance from the venue.


If you have some time to explore the area, below are some of the most popular attractions, with a focus on ones closer to our venue:

East Side Gallery

Open all day every day, free

The largest open-air gallery in the world, on the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The starting point of East Side Gallery is just a 3 minute walk from our venue

The Wall Museum

Open 10am- 7pm Monday- Sunday, €12.50 entry (or €10 when purchased in advance online)

Located right by East Side Gallery, this museum contains all the history of the Berlin Wall

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The oldest public park in Berlin, located a 10-minute journey from Warschauer Straße on the tram.


Open 10am- 8pm Monday- Sunday, €11 entry

The first museum in Europe to be dedicated to video games, featuring many original arcade machines and other video games. Situated a 30-minute walk from our venue.

Berlin Wall Memorial

Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin

A remnant of the original Berlin Wall featuring the ‘death strip’- the band of gravel-covered land between the two main barriers of the Berlin Wall.

Brandenburg Gate

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin

Open all day every day, free

Probably the most iconic landmark in Berlin, this 18th-century neo-classical monument became a symbol of reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall.


We have listed some local tours below:

Food & Drink

Your ticket to WTSFest includes lots of catering throughout the day, with a light breakfast, hot lunch, refreshments, and snacks in our breaks. But if you plan on spending a longer time in Berlin, here are a few recommendations near our venue.


Here are a few recommendations for food spots near our venue:

  • Scheers Schnitzel- traditional German schnitzel, 3 mins walk from venue

  • Shubuya- Japanese restaurant located in the Mercedes- Arena, a 9 min walk from our venue 

  • Areti- Greek restaurant, 10 min walk from venue

  • Maison Umami- popular Vietnamese food located 10 min walk from venue. Make sure to book!

  • Peter Pane- chain hamburger restaurant, 13 min walk from venue

  • Markthalle Neun- food market located 20 mins walk from the venue


There are several bars and coffee shops near our venue, but here are a couple of our faves in the area:


Berlin, including the East Side Gallery area, is considered a safe tourist destination. The city has a low crime rate compared to other major European capitals. However, visitors need to exercise common sense and take standard precautions.

  • Ensure your personal belongings are hidden when walking around- pickpocketing can occur in crowded areas, so be vigilant in busy places and popular tourist attractions.

  • While violent crime is rare, it's advisable to stay alert, especially when exploring unfamiliar areas late at night.

  • If you plan to enjoy the nightlife, be cautious and use reputable transportation options to return to your accommodation.

  • Public transport in Berlin is well-connected, frequent and safe- however, you can also take Ubers around the city, and these are generally safe.


We hope you'll be joining us in person! You can grab a ticket right here.

A massive thank you to Cass Briscoe, who brilliantly put together this guide. You can learn more about Cass (and hire her!) through her website.

A big thank you to all our community members who reviewed it from our #area-dach WTS Slack channel, and to all the feedback Anett Pohl and Vanda Pokecz.