The Schokoladenfabrik women’s center—known to many as “Schokofabrik” or simply “Schoko”—is located in the middle of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district in the renovated buildings of a former chocolate factory.
The Schoko is Berlin’s largest women’s center, spread out over 6 floors covering 13,000 square feet. It offers its visitors a unique mixture of counseling, education, services, and recreational activities.
The center was started in the 1980s as a project of the feminist women’s movement with the aim of supporting and empowering women, lesbians, girls. To today the Schoko remains a place where women can get together and share ideas and experiences. Women of all ages, varied abilities, any background and sexual orientation are welcome in the Schoko. The center is financed only partly through public funding. It is possible to become a supporting member for only € 2.50 per month (see Schoko-Tanten). One-time donors are also welcome.