Sitting in a dusty lot on the border of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, Berghain is widely considered one of the world's best nightclubs. It has two dance floors: Berghain, a dark main room where most DJs play techno, and Panorama Bar, an upstairs space that's more focused on house, though the music policy in both rooms is very open-ended. (There's also a men's-only club on the first level called Lab.Oratory, and a smaller club with a separate entrance called Berghain Kantine.)
A number of details give Berghain its cult appeal: its residents, which include Cassy, Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock, its set lengths, which range from three hours to more than eight, and its decor, which is mostly metal and poured concrete, with 30 meter ceilings and seemingly endless nooks and crannies.
Most of the parties are extremely long: Friday night events usually wrap up early Saturday afternoon, but Saturdays typically run well into Monday morning. Perhaps the most notorious aspect of the club is its door policy—hundreds of people are turned away each weekend, including regulars, often for reasons that are completely mysterious to everyone except the doormen.
The club also runs the Ostgut Tontrager record label and a booking agency. Website / www.berghain.de Email / firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming events at Berghain/Panorama Bar
Fri, 24 May 2013
Panoramabar - Robert Johnson Nacht, Roman Flügel, Ata, The Citizen's Band, Massimiliano Pa..
Sat, 25 May 2013
Berghain, Marcel Fengler, Alan Fitzpatrick, Developer, Atom™ (LIVE) (Uwe Schmidt), Fiedel,..
Fri, 31 May 2013
Panorama Bar, Kenneth Rogers aka Ce Ce Rogers, Clé, Terrible, Martin Landsky, Finn Johannsen
Sat, 1 Jun 2013
Berghain - Klubnacht, DJ Skurge, Jonas Kopp, Marcel Dettmann, Minilogue LIVE, Ryan Elliott..
Fri, 7 Jun 2013
Berghain - Not Equal #, Oake LIVE (Downwards), Opium Hum ? (not equal), Kryptic Minds (Osi..
Sat, 8 Jun 2013
Berghain, Âme (Innervisions), Luke Slater (Mote-evolver), Dj HMC (Juice records), Moerbeck..
Fri, 14 Jun 2013
Panoramabar - Kompaktorama, Coma, Terranova, Sascha Funke, Tobias Schmid
Sat, 15 Jun 2013
Berghain, Mr. G LIVE (Rekids), Chevel (non series), Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton), Dj Pete (Ha..
Fri, 21 Jun 2013
Panoramabar, Len Faki (Ostgut Ton), Joy Orbison (Doldrums), San Proper LIVE (Rush Hour Rec..
Sat, 22 Jun 2013
Berghain, Boris (Ostgut Ton), Steffi (Ostgut Ton), Fiedel (Ostgut Ton), Tama Sumo (Ostgut..
Fri, 28 Jun 2013
Panoramabar - Finest Friday, Shonky (Appollonia), youANDme (Ornaments), Henrik Schwarz LIV..
Sat, 29 Jun 2013
Berghain - Marcel Fengler "Fokus" Album Release Party, Efdemin (Dial), Echoplex (Soleil Re..
Sat, 6 Jul 2013
Berghain, Ellen Allien, Shinedoe, Thomas Muller, Snuff Crew (Live), Boris, Panoramabar, Ki..
Fri, 12 Jul 2013
Berghain - Sub:stance, Scuba, martyn, More TBA, Panorama Bar, Trevino, John Osborn, More TBA
Sat, 13 Jul 2013
Berghain, Fiedel, Marcel Dettmann, The Automatic Message (Live), More TBA, Panoramabar, Ni..
Fri, 19 Jul 2013
Panoramabar, Steffi, Tiger and Woods?, More TBA
Sat, 20 Jul 2013
Berghain, Rivet (Grovskopa), Skudge (Live), Jared Wilson, Marcel Fengler, More TBA, Panorm..
Fri, 26 Jul 2013
Panoramabar - Underground Quality Nacht, Yoni, Jus-ed, Madafi, Anton Zap, Jenifa Mayanja
Sat, 27 Jul 2013
Berghain, Ben Klock, More TBA, Panoramabar, Gerd Janson, Virginia, Nick Höppner, More TBA,..
Sat, 10 Aug 2013
Berghain, Ryan Elliott, Barker & Baumecker LIVE, Ben Klock, Marcel Fengler, Norman Nodge,..
Fri, 16 Aug 2013
Berghain - Leisure System.19, Jon Hopkins, N>E>D, Barker, More TBA, Panoramabar - Leisure..
Sat, 31 Aug 2013
Berghain - Fachwerk Nacht, Limo, Mike Dehnert (Live), Roman Lindau, Sascha Rydell, More TB..
Events in 2013
Sat, 18 May 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 17 May 2013 Sushitech Nacht Thu, 16 May 2013 Polymorphism #6 Wed, 15 May 2013 Polymorphism #5 Sat, 11 May 2013 Klubnacht - Klockworks Nacht Fri, 10 May 2013 Highgrade Nacht Wed, 8 May 2013 Groove Party: Miss Kittin Concert + Berghain & Panorama Bar Sat, 4 May 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 3 May 2013 Get Perlonized! Wed, 1 May 2013 Review Ostgut Ton der Arbeit Tue, 30 Apr 2013 Klubnacht - Tanz in den Mai Sat, 27 Apr 2013 Klubnacht - Steffi 's Panoramabar 05 Release Party Fri, 26 Apr 2013 Finest Friday Sat, 20 Apr 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 19 Apr 2013 Vertigo Nacht & Finest Friday Sat, 13 Apr 2013 Klubnacht - Berlin-Paris-Express Fri, 12 Apr 2013 Leisure System.18 & Finest Friday Sat, 6 Apr 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 5 Apr 2013 Get Perlonized! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 Panorama Bar Finest Easter Part II & Berghain Sat, 30 Mar 2013 Panorama Bar Finest Easter Part I & Snax Club Fri, 29 Mar 2013 Finest Friday Thu, 28 Mar 2013 It must be love feat Hercules and Love Affair Sat, 23 Mar 2013 Klubnacht - Avian vs Our Circula Sound Fri, 22 Mar 2013 Finest Fiday Sat, 16 Mar 2013 Innervisions - Lost In A Moment Fri, 15 Mar 2013 Moodmusic Nacht Sat, 9 Mar 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 8 Mar 2013 Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich) Fri, 8 Mar 2013 Electric Minds Nacht Thu, 7 Mar 2013 Brandt Brauer Frick Feat. Om'mas Keith, presented by Carhartt WIP & Certain People Sat, 2 Mar 2013 Klubnacht: Function Album Release Fri, 1 Mar 2013 Get Perlonized! Sat, 23 Feb 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 22 Feb 2013 Finest Friday Sat, 16 Feb 2013 Klubnacht - Stroboscopic Artefacts Nacht Fri, 15 Feb 2013 SUB:Stance Sat, 9 Feb 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 8 Feb 2013 Finest Friday Sat, 2 Feb 2013 Klubnacht - Blueprinted Fri, 1 Feb 2013 CTM.13 › Rave Undead II / Get Perlonized Thu, 31 Jan 2013 CTM.13 › Holly Herndon, Forest Swords, D'eon, Kuedo Wed, 30 Jan 2013 CTM.13 › Jar Moff, Mark Fell, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Florian Hecker, Lee Gamble, Heatsick Tue, 29 Jan 2013 CTM.13 › Diamond Version, Emptyset, Tm404, Soundwalk Collective, Opium Hum Sat, 26 Jan 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 25 Jan 2013 Aras-Nacht Sat, 19 Jan 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 18 Jan 2013 Review Finest Friday Sat, 12 Jan 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 11 Jan 2013 Unterton Nacht Sat, 5 Jan 2013 Klubnacht Fri, 4 Jan 2013 Get Perlonized Tue, 1 Jan 2013 Klubnacht Total - Sylvester 2012/2013 Part II