Berghain (Panorama Bar)
Berghain (Panorama Bar) is a very exclusive night club in Berlin, Germany a formal power-plant. I am sure you are wondering why does this matter? It matters because their is no club like Berghain it is one of a kind and it is known as the Mecca of Techno basically the best Techno club in the world (It did won the best club in the world price from DJ Mag in 2009). Berghain is home to legendary DJ’s like Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Seth Troxler, Marcel Dettmann etc…the club is very exclusive because to your surprise you can’t take pictures inside the club at all. You will be kicked out (probably beat up) and won’t get your phone back if try to sneak a picture. All the official pictures of the club that you can find online are either form the outside of the club or form the inside but when its empty, there is just a handful of pictures of the inside of the club with people but can’t really see their faces. Their is also no objects with reflections so yes theirs no mirrors in the restroom. It is a place where you also get segregated and not everyone gets in. But it’s not in a racist way at all. In Berghain their is no VIP everyone is equal (well except for the DJ and staff for obvious reasons) they don’t care who you are or how much money you have, money to them is the least of their interest. They have a mean, ruthless, scary bouncer who also happens to be a photographer Sven Marquardt. No one knows a formula to guarantee entry to Berghain some say to speak German, to come dress comfortably with dark/obscure clothing not showing off too much and minimal branding with logos. What they are looking for is people who are there to dance for a long time not someone who is just going to stay there to have a few drinks and leave in 2-3 hours. Berghain is legendary for their marathons as well and how long the club runs. The club can go on form Thursday night until Monday morning and you are free to stay as long as you want. I must say Berghain isn’t for everyone for obvious reasons, if you are going you need to be open minded. Overall is a very unique club like no other. It really should be in everyones bucket list to attend this place at least once if you are passionate as I am for electronic music. It is recommended that you know the artist that play there but I think if you go with the right intentions and the right mind and follow the tips I gave you, you will have a better chance in getting in. Good luck.
Sven Marquardt (Berghain’s Doorman)
Restrooms in Berghain (Notice no reflection surfaces)