Berlin institution Berghain is reportedly closing for good by the end of the year.
Following the recently announced closure of its in-house record label and booking agency Ostgut Ton, it appears that the future of the venue is in jeopardy.
As reported by Faze Magazine, Berghain’s “final end” will come by the end of the year – say several inside sources at the club. “The Berghain is closing forever — the final end will come this year,” one source alleges.
“One of the founders has already been paid out and is said to be staying in the countryside in Brandenburg,” says another inside source. “The others simply ‘don’t feel like it’ anymore and have other life plans in mind.”
The german magazine adds that the venue won’t be taken over by another nightlife organisation upon its closure, saying: “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 of information, 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.
At the time of writing, the Berlin-based venue, which opened in 2004, has neither denied nor confirmed the rumours.
If you’ve got Berghain on your bucket list, it’s probably a good idea to get yourself in front of the infamous door pickers sooner rather than later!