Welcome to xHain: Hack- & Makespace in the heart of Friedrichshain, tinkering room for people interested in technology + space for net politics.

xHain locked down from Nov, 28th 2021


so the official rules require a strict 2G+ protocol. Unfortunately we don’t see us being able to control this reliably… It’s been hard enough to keep the 2G rules checked. We believe - unfortunately - it’s time to lockdown the xHain effective immediately. No open Monday, meetups or events.

And then we’ll have look a week before Christmas, if we think we’ll be able to open under city rules ((2G+ or what is then required) for the rC3. We’re really sorry that we have to take this drastics step - again. ☹

We really hope that we’ll be able to have a rC3 with an audience and workshops - we think we can organise and control a stricter hygiene regime for those four days, but for now we don’t see another solution.

Hope to see you all soon! Your xHain-team

All creatures welcome

Whether you’re a hacker, maker, or just curious, you’re welcome at xHain! It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, or if you’re a student, retired, or anything in between, but whether you’re interested in coding, electronics & soldering, woodworking, laser cutting, CNC milling, 3D printing, textiles, sewing, and more.

We want everyone to feel comfortable at xHain!

xRoots symbol

Our xRoots mentors are here to help you get started, show you around at xHain, and answer your questions. If you have special needs or concerns, we will take care of them. Just look for people with the xRoots logo/badge on monday nights or talk to us in the chat.

xHain is a smoke-free place. If you want to smoke, you can do so outside. If you are an asshole, e.g. sexist, racist, or homophobic, don’t bother coming. Please read and follow our space rules. If you encounter problems or have suggestions, feel free to contact our awareness team.

The space

Find out what you can do at xHain on the participate page.


Check out our calendar for upcoming events.


People with handicaps and disabilities are welcome! We do not yet have a wheelchair accessible toilet, but at least a mobile ramp and our workbench is wheelchair accessible. We are always open to remove further barriers.