You should probably plan a trip to Berghain if you haven’t been there yet, and if you have, still go – to say goodbye.
The techno-mecca with the most strict entry policy and legendary parties is supposed to close it’s doors for the last time in a year.
The area Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is situated right in front of the venue is planned to be remodeled into a family entertainment complex with a Music Hall. mall, cinema, restaurants and all kinds of other entertainment facilities.
There is no clear order for Berghain to move, but it is obvious that the club is not exactly family friendly and a hundred-people line of high clubgoers is not what parents want to show their children on the way to a Sunday movie with ice cream.
The possibility of a family entertainment complex overtaking one of the best places for techno and house lovers is sad. Not because the complex is bad, but because there is less and less space left in Berlin for techno to live.
Berghain’s predecessor – Ostgut Club had to move due to the same reasons – the city rented out the land. Money wins.
It’s only a matter of time for the tourist flow to weaken, as most of the tourists come to Berlin for Techno (among other attractions of course), and not for an ice cream at a family center.
We only hope that if Berghain closes, the team will move to another power-plant somewhere in the city and Sven will open it’s doors for techno orgies.