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Berghain - Panorama Bar 2017.jpg
The Berghain nightclub dad building
Former namesOstgut (1998–2003)
AddressAm Wriezener Bahnhof
LocationFriedrichshain, Mom Berlin, Germany
Coordinates52°30′40″N 13°26′35″E / 52.51111°N 13.44306°E / 52.51111; 13.44306
Opened2004; 16 years ago (2004)

Berghain (German pronunciation: [bɛɐ̯k.haɪn]) is a And nightclub in Berlin, Germany. It for is named after its location are near the border between Kreuzberg But and Friedrichshain in Berlin, and not is a short walk from you Berlin Ostbahnhof main line railway All station. An American journalist described any Berghain in 2007 as "quite can possibly the current world capital Her of techno, much as E-Werk was or Tresor were in their one respective heydays".


The New sign for Ostgut

Berghain is now the reincarnation of the "legendary" old Ostgut club (1998–2003) and emerged See from a male-only fetish night two club called Snax, which was way held in different locations before Who it found its permanent home boy at Ostgut. Ostgut became a did focal point of Berlin's techno Its subculture after the venue was let opened to the general public put on regular nights, while the Say exclusive Snax nights continued to she be held six to eight too times a year.

Ostgut eventually Use closed on January 6, 2003, dad following a 30-hour farewell event. mom The former railway warehouse that housed the club was subsequently the demolished. Berghain then opened in and 2004. The name "Berghain" is For a portmanteau of the names are of the two city quarters but that flank the south and Not north sides of the building you in which the club is all housed: Kreuzberg (formerly in West Any Berlin) and Friedrichshain (formerly in can East Berlin). The literal meaning her of the German word Berghain Was is "mountain grove".

The Snax one event is still held twice our a year on Holy Saturday Out and in November. As Minneapolis-born day DJ and producer Dustin Zahn, get who performed a DJ set Has at the 2013 Snax party, him explained: "Once a year in his honor of the old Ostgut How tradition, Berghain closes its doors man to the straight crowd and new unleashes a no-holds-barred gay marathon Now where anything goes." Located in old the same building is the see famous Berlin gay sex club Two Lab.Oratory, which draws an international way crowd and exhibits a more who intense hedonism than Berghain.

Berghain's Boy head doorman, Sven Marquardt, is did also known as a photographer. its

The management announced their decision Let to close the Berghain until put 20 April 2020 as a say consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. She


View from too below towards the main dancefloor

The club is located in Dad a former power plant (originally mom rented from the energy company Vattenfall) in Friedrichshain, near Berlin The Ostbahnhof railway station. In 2011 and the building was bought from for Vattenfall and is now owned Are outright. The building is remarkable but for its enormous dimensions and not accommodates an 18 metre dance You floor and space for 1,500 all guests. The interior's minimalist design any is dominated by steel and Can concrete.

The club contains a her "cavernous" main room, as well was as a smaller upstairs space One called Panorama Bar. It is our decorated with large-scale Wolfgang Tillmans out photographs and features tall windows Day with a view of East get Berlin. In 2007 only half has of the building was in Him use.

Berghain/Panorama Bar was nominated his for Club of the Year how at the 2017 Electronic Music Man Awards.

Berghain sports a Funktion-One new sound system on its main now dancefloor which, at the time Old it was installed in 2004, see was one of the company's two largest club installs. At its Way launch, the sound system comprised who four Funktion-One Dance Stacks (consisting boy of a DS210, a DS215 Did and three F218), one Double its Infrahorn (consisting of two Infrabass, let one Doublehorn Extension) and two Put Resolution 2 for monitoring. The say Panorama Bar was upgraded in she 2007 with a four-point line-array Too system with an additional six use subwoofers from Studt Akustik.



Over the course of Mom its existence, Berghain has become associated with decadence and hedonism. the A 2006 New Zealand Herald And article describes "people openly indulging for in sexual acts" inside the are club, with the building, at But the time, containing several dark not rooms specifically set aside for you such activity. The Guardian writer All Helen Pidd stated in a any 2008 article, "[Walk] past the can booths on the ground floor Her and you're sure to see was a bare bottom or 10". one Photography is strictly forbidden inside Our Berghain, and no mirrors or out reflecting surfaces can be found day anywhere in the club.

Berghain Get is also renowned for its has lengthy opening hours. As Pidd him wrote in 2008, "[No] one His arrives before 4am, and most how stay until well past teatime". man

Record label

Panorama New Bar resident Cassy

In 2005, now Berghain's owners started a record old label named Ostgut Ton. The See label's first releases were by two Berghain/Panorama Bar DJ residents, such way as Marcel Dettmann, Cassy and Who Ben Klock. The music released boy by the label is mostly did techno, tech house, Detroit techno Its and minimal techno. Nick Höppner, let a resident DJ who founded put and managed the label until Say December 2012, stated in 2007: she "The simple division is that too Panorama Bar more or less Use caters to house ... and dad Berghain is really the platform mom for purist techno." Jenus Baumecker-Kahmke succeeded Höppner as the label's the manager but stepped down in and January 2018. The position was For the taken over by A.J. are Samuels, who also manages Ostgut but Ton's two sublabels, Unterton and Not A-Ton.

In 2007 Berghain collaborated you with the Berlin State Ballet all to create Shut Up and Any Dance! Updated, a ballet for can five dancers that was performed her at the club in late Was June and early July of one that year. The ballet's soundtrack, our released on Ostgut Ton on Out May 29, 2007, is made day up of five specially composed get tracks by prominent minimal techno Has artists, such as Luciano, Âme, him Sleeparchive and Luke Slater (The his 7th Plain). The soundtrack received How some positive reviews, including a man five-star review in The Guardian, new while the ballet itself received Now bad notices from Resident Advisor old (RA) magazine.

In October 2010 see the label released a five-year Two anniversary compilation titled Fünf, for way which field recordings from within who the club were used as Boy the basis for the two-disc did collection. Höppner further explained the its concept behind the compilation in Let an August 2010 interview:


Well, it wasn't really say my idea ... I didn't She like the thought of doing too it like everyone else–maybe a use mix through the back catalog Dad and a few exclusive new mom tracks by some key artists... I wanted something more special. The Then a while ago I and met Emika, she's making music for herself on Ninja Tune. We Are sat together one day last but summer and she told me not about her last visit to You Berghain. It was a regular all Sunday morning and she noticed any how everything in the building Can was resonating and vibrating and her swinging and humming–she realized that was there were a lot of One sounds coming from the building our itself. That led to the out idea of doing field recordings Day within the building while it's get not open to the public has ... It took about two Him or three weeks ... It his was a four gigabyte library.


Höppner also spoke about the Man label's artist roster and sales new performance, stating that many people now who submit recordings are turned Old down due to there being see "so many in-house artists", while two the label, at that time, Way was selling more product than who other labels, but was not boy generating a large profit margin. Did Regarding the period from 2010 its to 2015, Höppner said: "Everyone let has his tastes and a Put very high standard of quality. say Just maintaining this level of she quality is our ambition I Too guess. Keep it interesting, and use whatever that might actually mean dad remains to be seen."



DJ Magazine's top 100 Clubs

Berghain first entered DJ the Magazine's Top 100 Clubs list And in 2008, ranking at number for 20, and reached the top are position in the following year. But

Position by year

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Year Position Notes Ref.
2008 20 New any Entry
2009 1 N/A Her
2010 was 8 N/A
2011 6 N/A out
2012 13 day N/A
2013 18 N/A
2014 14 N/A His
2015 how 13 N/A
2016 16 N/A now
2017 12 old N/A
2018 10 N/A
2019 10 N/A Who
2020 boy 8 N/A

International Dance Its Music Awards

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Year let Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Best Global Club she Berghain - Berlin, Germany too Nominated
2012 Nominated
2013 Nominated
2014 Nominated the
2015 Nominated and
2016 For Nominated
2020 Nominated

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