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Berghain
Position: 
8
up 2

Location: Berlin, Germany
Capacity: 1,500

berghain.de

Within the world of house and techno, very few clubs come with as much reverence as Berghain and Panorama Bar. Located between the districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain in Berlin and open since 2004, the legend of Ostgut (Berghain’s predecessor) began in 1998 with a club derived from the male-only fetish party Snax, that still takes place twice a year in Berghain and the notorious Lab.Oratory located in the same building.

Berghain itself has become famed for line-ups exhibiting the most exciting emerging and established artists in techno; recent bookings include the likes of Rødhåd, DVS1, Dr. Rubinstein and Dasha Rush. Panorama Bar offers more house-centric bookings, for example Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Massimiliano Pagliara or Gerd Janson for a Sunday afternoon fix. Säule, the newest floor, opens on Thursdays and is dedicated to more experimental acts and an open-minded music policy.

It’s an institution that has inspired many other scenes, clubs and movements all around the world; residents such as Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Ryan Elliot, Nick Höppner, Steffi and Tama Sumo have become globally established artists in their own right.

The in-house record label Ostgut Ton, established in 2005, has not only defined the club’s sound, but outwardly that of Berlin for over a decade, releasing music by artists heavily associated with the club as well as being home to a well-respected mix series.

Another highly applauded aspect of Berghain is the extended set times; on average artists play between three-to-eight hours, with occasional happenings like a Ben Klock 12-hour marathon. It’s no wonder most DJs that have had the honour of playing there have a story or two to share.

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Echostage
4
Ushuaïa
5
Printworks
6
Bootshaus
7
Papaya
8
Berghain
9
Zouk Singapore
10
Octagon
11
The Warehouse Project
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Amnesia
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Exchange LA
14
Motion & Marble Factory
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White Dubai
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PACHA IBIZA
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Aquarius
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Laroc Club
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DC-10
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Warung Beach Club
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Illuzion
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Guaba Beach Bar
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Elrow (Row 14)
24
Fabric
25
Culture Club Revelin
26
Ministry Of Sound
27
Zouk Kl
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Barbarellas Discotheque
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Beachclub
30
Omnia
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Lost Beach Club
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El Fortin
33
Fabrik
34
Versuz
35
Avant Gardner & The Brooklyn Mirage
36
Privilege
37
Space Plus Shanghai
38
Tobacco Dock
39
De School
40
Rex Club
41
Noa Beach Club
42
Yalta Club
43
Hakkasan
44
Academy LA
45
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46
Watergate
47
Oqtagon
48
Avalon Hollywood
49
Playhouse
50
Razzmatazz
51
Crobar
52
E1
53
Tresor
54
Cavo Paradiso
55
Superface
56
Eden
57
Ai Nightclub
58
WOMB
59
Chroma
60
Kalypso
61
Mad Club
62
WARP Shinjuku
63
1/3 One Third
64
Onyx
65
D-Edge
66
Digital Newcastle
67
XOYO
68
Halcyon
69
Club Illusion
70
Insanity
71
Stellar Night Club
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Envy
73
SOS Club
74
Coda
75
Studio 338
76
Encore Beach Club
77
Guendalina
78
Lux Fragil
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Cé La Vi
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First
81
Club Space
82
Panama
83
Goa Club
84
Elsewhere
85
La Feria
86
The Grand Factory
87
EGG LDN
88
Catwalk
89
Duel Club
90
LXXY
91
The Gärten
92
Space Plus Nanjing
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Club Galame
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Nitsa
95
Dehors Brut
96
Warehouse
97
District 8
98
Sub Club
99
Octava
100
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