One place that surely needs no introduction. Since rising from its origins in the Ostgut techno club, Berghain has gone on to establish itself as one of Berlin’s best know trademarks with an international reputation. Besides clubnites featuring the best DJs around, Berghain also hosts serious live concerts such as the Elektro Akustischer Salon.
The club is located in a former power plant (rented from the energy company Vattenfall) in Friedrichshain, near the Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station. The building is distinguished by its enormous dimensions, which accommodate an 18 meter high dance floor and space for 1500 guests, and also its minimalist interior design, dominated by steel and concrete. The club contains a “cavernous” main room, as well as a smaller upstairs space called the Panorama Bar, which is decorated by enormous Wolfgang Tillmans photographs and features tall windows with a view of East Berlin. Only half of the building is currently in use.
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain