Club Spotlight – Berghain – Berlin

Berghain has been dubbed as “the best club in the world”. Notoriously difficult to get in to and with a strict no filming or photography policy, we take a look at the worlds most mysterious club.
Located near the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain in Berlin, Berghains stark exterior looks more like a run down factory than a Superclub. The club occupies a former power plant with enormous dimensions, it accommodates an 18 meter high dance floor and space for 1,500 guests. The interior is minimal, dominated by steel and concrete….a perfect venue for it’s infamous Techno nights. The clubs main room is cavernous with a smaller upstairs room called the “Panorama Bar” which includes tall windows which provide an amazing view of East Berlin. Photography is strictly forbidden inside Berghain, and no mirrors or reflecting surfaces can be found anywhere in the club – which might be a blessing with parties often lasting for over 24 hours.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Firstly you might not even get in…..the door policy is strict to say the least. Getting past the head doorman Sven Marquardt is challenging. They can turn you away – just because they feel like it! If you are planning a trip to Berghain, read The Telegraphs guide to getting in here.
If you are lucky enough to be granted access expect an onslaught of the best Techno music played by some of Berghains globally renowned residents such as Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann. The 4 way Funktion-One sound system delivers an ear melting 100db of sound and the acoustics are absolutely spot on. The crowd is diverse and due to the stringent door policy they are one of the most enthusiastic you will ever meet.
So, in a nut shell, yes…its certainly worth the hassle trying to get in and Berghain remains as one of the most important clubs of its era.
Check out Berghains website here.

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