Chaos Computer Club Düsseldorf / Chaosdorf e.V.
Chaosdorf logo
Chaosdorf storefront
Chaosdorf logo and storefront
Founded 24 April 2001; 17 years ago (2001-04-24)[1]
Focus Free culture movement
  • Hüttenstrasse 25, Düsseldorf, Germany
Coordinates 51°13?00?N 6°47?01?E / 51.2166032°N 6.7835209°E / 51.2166032; 6.7835209Coordinates: 51°13?00?N 6°47?01?E / 51.2166032°N 6.7835209°E / 51.2166032; 6.7835209
Method CryptoParties,[2][3][4]software development, street protests[5]
Affiliations Chaos Computer Club, Free Software Foundation Europe, Freifunk Rheinland e.V.

Chaosdorf is a hackerspace operated by non-profit association (Eingetragener Verein) Chaos Computer Club Düsseldorf / Chaosdorf e.V. in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. It is Düsseldorf's Chaos Computer Club chapter.[7]

The association

Chaosdorf is operated by non-profit association Chaos Computer Club Düsseldorf / Chaosdorf e.V. and is mainly financed by member fees and donations. A membership in the association is not required to take part in the mostly cost-free workshops and meetings.

The purpose of the association is the creation of an environment for adult education, modern information privacy and socializing between communities.



Chaosdorf was founded 24 April 2001.[1] Their first rooms were located on Fürstenwall 232 in Düsseldorf-Friedrichstadt.[8]

Second hackerspace

Sketch of Chaosdorf hackerspace

After a lengthy renovation process[9] Chaosdorf moved into a new building on Hüttenstrasse[10] that used to be a "rather sketchy nightclub" in 2011.[7]

The hackerspace itself consists of four rooms: A large lounge/hackcenter, a kitchen, a media room, and a workshop.[7][11] Chaosdorf owns different kinds of equipment to help members fulfilling their projects and offering services.[12]

Nationwide awareness

A tile table made of iPads.

Chaosdorf is known in the German hackerspace culture for organizing Easterhegg 2002 - the first Easterhegg event outside of Hamburg[13] - and OpenChaos: Hackerspace Design Patterns.[14]

It gained mainstream attention in 2013 for organizing a large-scale street protest in Cologne demanding net neutrality after Deutsche Telekom announced to throttle web traffic.[5]

Chaosdorf gained even more widespread mainstream attention after Der Spiegel published a story about its non-commercial in-house OwnBeer microbrewery.[15][7]

On 30 December 2013 Rheinische Post, a major German regional daily newspaper, published a two page feature about Chaosdorf.[10]

The hackerspace also supports friendly organizations such as Forum Freies Theater,[3]Free Software Foundation Europe,[16]Freifunk Rheinland e.V.,[17] and Sub-Etha[18] by providing room for meetings, storage for hardware, or infrastructure.

International awareness

In October 2013 members of the technology online magazine Hack a Day published a story about Chaosdorf - their first visit in a German hackerspace.[7]

Renowned members

Among the members of Chaosdorf are a few renowned people such as former member of parliament North Rhine-Westphalia Marc Olejak of the Pirate Party Germany[19] and visual artist Rachid Maazouz.[10]

External links


  1. ^ a b "Protokoll der Gründungsversammlung" (PDF) (in German). Chaosdorf. 2001-04-24. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Düsseldorf (D): CryptoParty" (in German). 22 February 1999. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Nachbarschaften" (in German). Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "CryptoParty in der GarageBilk" (in German). Coworking Space GarageBilk. 2013-08-28. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b "Bündnis ruft zur Demo gegen Drosselpläne der Telekom" (in German). 2013-05-10. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "100 Member: Rückblick und Vorschau" (in German). CCC Düsseldorf.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Hackerspacing in Europe: The Chaosdorf in Düsseldorf". Hack A Day. 20 October 2013. Retrieved .
  8. ^ webmaster (7 May 2007). "CCC - Düsseldorf".
  9. ^ "Chaos Computer Club Düsseldorf / Chaosdorf - Bautagebuch".
  10. ^ a b c Dalkowski, Sebastian; Andreas Bretz (30 December 2013). "In Düsseldorf liegt Nerdistan an der Hüttenstrasse (online version)". Rheinische Post (in German). Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Clubraum" (in German). Chaosdorf. 2013-02-21. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Resources" (in German). Chaosdorf. 2013-01-06. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Torsten Kleinz. "Familientreffen unter Hackern". Telepolis (in German). Retrieved .
  14. ^ "OpenChaos: Hackerspace Design Patterns" (in German). Retrieved .
  15. ^ Von Judith Horchert, Düsseldorf (2013-05-25). "Hackerspace Chaosdorf in Düsseldorf braut sein eigenes Bier" (in German). Retrieved .
  16. ^ "FSFE Fellowship Meeting". Chaosdorf. Retrieved .
  17. ^ SkaveRat (2013-01-14). "Freifunkertreffen Düsseldorf" (in German). Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Sub-Etha". Chaosdorf. 2013-01-04. Retrieved .
  19. ^ Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen (20 May 2015). "Landtag NRW: Abgeordneter Marc Olejak". (in German).

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