Die Werke was an open workshop, urban mini-factory and learning place at the same time. Hobbyists, tinkerers, inventors, and artists could find inspiration and room for creativity. With various tools and machines members were able to realize their ideas in wood, metal or plastic.
In workshops people learned to deal with a circular saw, laser cutter or 3D printer. Once a month, it hosted "Repair Café" where experts helped everybody to repair defective equipment, bicycles and toys.