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Speculation is mounting that Berghain is closing down permanently at the end of the year

Rachel Lang

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Speculation is mounting that Berghain is closing down permanently at the end of the year

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There is mounting speculation that Berghain will close its doors for the final time at the end of 2022.

The Berlin nightclub is infamous for its wild parties and its über exclusive attitude towards people wanting to get in.

The iconic German institution has been open since 2004 but has become the centre of rumours after its in-house record label and booking agency Ostgut Ton was apparently closing down.


A well-versed insider did some snooping and spoke to Faze Magazine about the shuttering of the famous nightclub.

"The Berghain is closing forever," the unnamed insider told Faze.

"The final end will come this year... [and] if that's true, that's really a tremor for the Berlin night [out].

"Already in the last week one was surprised about the confirmed report that Berghain... is closing its in-house booking agency. [Next], the whole club."

Credit:  Hero Images Inc. / Alamy.
Credit: Hero Images Inc. / Alamy.

The insider added that the club owners have simply had enough and wish to move on.

They said one of the founders is now living in the Brandenburg countryside, while the others 'don’t feel like it' anymore and want to do other things with their lives.

The founders have reportedly discussed selling the club to another operator or passing it down to younger people who appreciate the history of the institution.


The source said: "Apparently this is not desirable. Continuing to exist as an art location does not appear to be an option. And so this chapter should finally be closed."

Another insider seemingly confirmed the rumours to Faze but denied that Berghain will close up and therefore will no longer host exclusive, wild parties.

"There have been a lot of interesting calls and I can say that. There's a lot of truth to the post above - except that Berghain is closing later this year," the source revealed.

Berghain is considered to be a dominant force in the global dance and techno music scene.


But if you're in Europe and wish to party until midday, be aware that it is renowned for being nearly impossible to get into.

The line to get into Berghain. Image Professionals GmbH / Alamy.
The line to get into Berghain. Image Professionals GmbH / Alamy.

But unbelievably, so many fail to make it past the front doors after queuing for as long as four hours thanks to the selective and strict nature of the door staff.

But, dear reader, never fear.


We'll let you in on a few secrets; namely, Berghain's unofficial rules of entry.

First, and this should be obvious to most, but avoid drinking too much at pre-drinks before heading over to the club.

Second, make sure you stick to the right dress code.

The unofficial rule in Berghain is to wear all black clothing and edgy accessories like leather harnesses, chains, and unique touches to help your case.

Thirdly, be aware of what DJs are playing that night, because the bouncer may even ask you about them, Culture Trip reports.

And of course, timing is important. A quiet time like 4am on a Sunday might be a good bet.

And if you can't make it, RIP to Berghain and its debaucherous nights out.

Berghain has been approached for comment on whether it will be closing.

Topics: News, Germany, World News

Rachel Lang
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