* At the end of September 2017 we had to close the THFcafé in Hangar 1 *
From April 2016 to September 2017 the THFcafé organized by THFwelcome e.V. was located in hangar 1 of the emergency shelter of the former Tempelhof airport. Together with residents of the emergency accommodation it was initiated, built and designed within one month in the year 2016. It was organized and operated by a core group of about 10 people of (former) residents and volunteer supporters to create a low-threshold meeting place for refugees, Berliners, interested parties and volunteers.
In addition to the regular opening hours the THFcafé offered an accessible location where different events were taking place – from counselling services to concerts, jam sessions and mentoring meetings as well as womens groups and the library provided by our cooperation partner Asylothek. The café quickly became a place of exchange, where people could get to know each other and a place with plenty of room for creativity.
Thanks to our café-team who filled the space with life!
Further impressions of construction and the opening of the café on 28th April 2016 you will find in our Blog.