Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled Realm Of Techno’s Coolest Club

Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled Realm Of Techno’s Coolest Club

Berlin’s Berghain is famed for the groundbreaking noises and X-rated places, however the club can be a test situation for just exactly how tourism and gentrification are threatening Europe’s party capital

Thomas Rogers

Berghain nightclub in Berlin, Germany.

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The massive main dance floor at Berlin’s Berghain is full at 11:30 a.m. On a Sunday in January. Dino Sabatini, an Italian DJ with quick dark locks, is playing difficult, hypnotic techno to a audience of shirtless homosexual men, disheveled dudes in sneakers and small ladies with small backpacks. A majority of these revelers will be in the club for longer than a day, a feat of stamina most most most likely due to some mixture of MDMA, ketamine and speed.

The club happens to be open since Friday night and certainly will stay available until a while Monday morning.