The legendary Berghain could be closing its doors once and for all by the end of this year.
The iconic Berlin techno haven has recently been a popular topic for conversation following the unexpected closure of its in-house record label and booking agency Ostgut Ton earlier this month.
According to Faze Magazine, a number of inside sources have already confirmed the institution’s closure this year. “The Berghain is closing forever – the final end will come this year,” one source claims.
Faze Magazine adds that the venue would not be taken over by another nightlife organisation upon its closure: “In this case there are different concepts, for example, passing the club on to younger hands or selling it to another operator. Apparently, this is not desirable.”
According to the source, Berghain’s “chapter should finally be closed” with no further iterations of the club, and the venue would not continue to exist as an art location as it did during the pandemic.
Berghain first opened under the name Ostgut in 1998, later gutted and redeveloped by founders Michael Teufele and Norbert Thormann into a techno club in 2004. The world-famous club currently has over 250 employees and dozens of residents.