Here is the guide how to enter one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.
In an abandoned power plant in what was once East Berlin, Berghain first opened its doors in 2004. The name is a combination of the last syllable of Friedrichshain, where it is located, and Kreuzberg, which is located across the Spree on what was formerly the opposite side of the Berlin Wall. Ostgut, established in 1999 by Michael Teufele and Norbert Thurman, was its precursor. Now, the Panorama Bar upstairs is where you can dance to house music, while the basement area is where you can hear techno, which has a more robust, faster, and unique sound. The club is well known for its high-caliber music, powerful sound system, enigmatic door policy, and infamous dark rooms.
If you are among the select few who have passed Sven Marquardt and his associates, you will understand that every minute at the club is worthwhile. You can immediately sense the distinctive energy that distinguishes Berghain from anything else you have ever encountered as soon as you enter the sacred halls of the former heat and power station. Your heart briefly stops due to the music’s piercing volume and visceral bass.
Music enthusiasts will understand what I mean when I say that this stereo system is one of the best in the world and that it affects your soul.
You see them—the people—dancing as if there is no tomorrow after you have assured yourself that your heart is genuinely beating once more. Everyone is free to be who they want to be at Berghain. No one is watching or judging anyone, and this independence extends to fashion. Fashion in this country is about self-expression rather than following trends, whether an entirely black outfit, a red lace dress, or a yellow shirt.
The club follows its culture, laws, and ideologies: You can’t bring your phone or take pictures inside, but almost everything else is permitted. The party doesn’t start until eight in the morning – the more passionate, in some cases, the better.
Berghain has been skillfully reconstructed into many key „venues-within-a-venues“ while maintaining the concrete and raw architecture of its prior industrial existence. It has a Laboratory, a ground-floor venue with access from the building’s side and hosts many fetish-themed parties primarily for men and not for the faint of heart. Säule, which is also on the ground level and accessible through the main door, emphasizes new and experimental electronic music.
Dress like a badass when going to the world’s most exclusive club; after all, you don’t get to go to Berghain every day! The only factor that matters when a bouncer examines you is your appearance, similar to when you are swiped on Tinder. The most straightforward rule to remember is to dress outrageously. An excellent place to start would be with a pair of bright vintage tracksuits paired with extremely clunky boots like Buffalos. If you prefer wearing black, like the typical Berlin hipster, accessorize your ensemble with chokers and harnesses for a vintage Berghain style.
Black Panther Party
Vibe with the club
Shirt with Buttons
Additional tip: Tattoos and colored hair are always positive; it’ll do the rest of the work for you.
Another tip to remember: Berghain is not the place for social media fiends who want their night-out antics to go viral. The camera lens on your phone will first be covered with a sticker by the security crew as you enter due to a stringent „No Photos“ policy. You’ll probably get thrown out immediately if you foolishly pull this off and start taking pictures. Despite this, some people missed the memo „What happens in Berghain stays in Berghain,“ as they shared and published hazy images and videos from the club for everyone to see.
Take note of the time
Don’t be a chatterbox while waiting in line
You are not required to speak German
Attempt again if necessary
Avoid donning boat shoes
The Perfect Timing
/// Presenter: Dorian – https://www.youtube.com/c/DaddiDiesel/