Medienstadt Babelsberg — the place to be!
This is where the future is created. Medienstadt Babelsberg is one of the world’s most innovative hotspots for media, IT and science!
Here in Medienstadt, creativity and expertise come together in the most intimate setting imaginable. It is only a few steps from film production (Studio Babelsberg) to TV production (UFA), from science (Film University) to public service broadcasting (RBB) and entertainment (Filmpark Babelsberg). Medienstadt is THE place for innovation in the heart of Babelsberg, at the gates of the cosmopolitan city Berlin. Here in Medienstadt you can experience the future: creation, production, research or living — Medienstadt is “the place to be”!
More than 140 companies, and the total is growing rapidly, pool their creativity, innovative strength and talent right here. Cinema and TV-producers, providers of animation, stunts and special effects, postproduction services, high-tech and multimedia companies as well as private and public broadcasters with their production facilities form a unique cluster with educational, scientific and research institutions. This media competence is particularly evident in the fact that the MediaTechHub is headquartered at Medienstadt.
An area of 47 hectares or 16 acres with 21 fully equipped studios, in addition to Europe’s only volumetric studio and the largest virtual film set as a fixed LED installation: Germany’s most modern studio complex is located here. The famous Marlene-Dietrich-Halle is one of the largest studio spaces in Europe and has an illustrious heritage. This is where the next generation of creatives and IT specialists study at Germany’s first film university and the Hasso-Plattner Institute. Modern housing, student apartments, childcare facilities and schools enhance the location. Everything is within easy reach thanks to bus, suburban and regional train connections.
Quality of life
Living and working in one of the most beautiful places: Potsdam is one of the cities in Germany with the highest quality of life. This includes safety, health care, as well as childcare and educational opportunities. It is a lively city full of world heritage sites, lakes, parks and numerous leisure activities. Whether you’re a museum-goer, birdwatcher or standup paddler, everyone will find what they’re looking for in Potsdam. Potsdam offers unimagined possibilities, especially for families. The Medienstadt in the heart of Potsdam is more than just a place to work, the Medienstadt is a place to experience!
The industries of the Medienstadt — are you in?
Broadcast & TV
Creative & Technical Services
Institutions, Associations & Projects
Education & Science
Our mission — with you for you!
“Are you looking for access to the Medienstadt? You need the right space for your projects and ventures? You want to grow successfully with your company? You want to gain visibility in the world of media? Are you looking for partners and talent?
Visibility, Connecting, Development, Lobbying and Service: our goal is to make the attractiveness and dynamics of the Medienstadt visible and tangible and to attract new companies. We can do that. Because that’s our mission: Future Medienstadt!”
Tilo Schneider, CEO Medienstadt Babelsberg Entwicklungs GmbH
We track and communicate changes. What is happening in the Medienstadt? Which companies are new to the location? What does the location need? Participation in the development of the Medienstadt is achieved through a regular process of exchange and communication.
We strengthen the visibility and profile of the Medienstadt as a business and work location. And once you have been seen, you can be approached and found. Become visible as part of the Medienstadt!
Connections add value: contacts to other companies, industries and institutions, both inside and outside the Medienstadt. Contacts and connections require opportunities to meet each other. We create these opportunities.
We establish a circumspect and balanced approach to finding solutions and resolving conflicts, bundling and communicating the interests of the location. We will visit you, listen and exchange ideas.
Several location marketing services serve as important components to ensure that Babelsberg Medienstadt can continue to develop into a compact, cutting-edge site, with a large number of high-performance, innovative companies in the IT and media industries, as well as a place to work for highly qualified professionals. We offer services.
Be there — become part of the Medienstadt
Room for new ideas
Medienstadt Babelsberg is growing! The dynamics can be felt and seen here. Not only in the heart of the Medienstadt, but also in the surrounding area, room is being created for new ideas, space for companies and services that will enrich urban life.
Potsdam is the future
Potsdam is a booming city. It is particularly attracting graduates with young families. The number of working-age people will increase to 132,000 by 2040, 17.3 percent more than in 2019. Potsdam is becoming a smart city and wants to promote digitization with the slogan “Smart City Potsdam — Innovative. Green. Fair.”
The capital Berlin next door
The advantage of the Medienstadt is its proximity to Berlin. Working in Babelsberg without having to forego the advantages of the Berlin metropolis. You can get to the city quickly. Enjoy the colorful world of the city that never sleeps.
A place to live
Potsdam and Babelsberg have a lot of green spaces and a fantastic location on the water. The city is full of world heritage sites and is also a first-class science center. Distinctions such as UNESCO World Heritage Site (1990) or UNESCO Film City in the “Creative Cities” network (2019) underline Potsdam’s image of being an extraordinary city to live in.
Over 100 years…
Film and media location with over 20 state-of-the-art film and TV studios and the largest film studio in Europe in terms of area.
240,000 m² of built space
The Medienstadt in the heart of Potsdam-Babelsberg is booming: more modern office and residential space and additional schools will be developed in the years ahead.
More than 10.000…
employees in over 40 internationally renowned scientific and research institutions.
58% of the city…
consists of parks, forests and lakes. 69% of the urban area is made up of green space and waterways.
100% Climate neutral
Potsdam aims to be climate neutral by 2050 — good news for its residents and a strong signal for whole Germany.
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