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Schokofabrik

Europe's Largest Women's Centre

The Schokofabrik (Chocolate Factory) has a long history in feminist Berlin. With roots as a squat, the Women's Centre was reinvented in the spirit of the times. As a tenant of the Schokogenossenschaft (a residential co-op in the Naunynstrasse), it provides advice, political and cultural events, a sports club, a furniture workshop and a nursery.

A special highlight for soothing relaxation is located in the basement: a beautifully designed hamam, a Turkish bath for women which is popular with many lesbians. Besides a steam room and sauna, a massage and a hot glass of strong Turkish tea are highly recommended. Not a part of the Schokofabrik, but united in spirit is the Bar Marianne on the ground floor, which opens in the evenings.