Berlin’s Berghain to reopen fully on October 2 | TBEN | 25.09.2021


Berghain announced on Saturday that it will fully reopen on October 2 for the first time in nearly 19 months.

The Berlin club was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although it had partially reopened, the interior space remained closed to revelers for the entire period.

Stricter door policy?

Berghain is known for his harsh and unpredictable door policy. Those hoping to enter will now need to show proof of vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus, as well as pass bouncers.

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The website said the club was looking forward to the evening, adding: “Let the bass hit, see you on the dance floor!”

A number of Berghain mainstays will be back behind the decks for the first “Klubnacht”, including Tama Sumo and his partner Lakuti, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettman.

Hasn’t the Berghain already reopened?

The Berghain has been hosting weekend garden parties and outdoor midweek events since July.

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Berghain also temporarily reinvented itself as a contemporary art gallery, starting with “Studio Berlin”, an exhibition featuring pieces from the Boros collection, one of the most important in Germany.

The show consisted of pieces produced by lesser-known international artists living and working in Berlin, much of which premiered during the pandemic.

Are all clubs reopening in Berlin?

In August, the Berlin Administrative Court overturned the ban on commercial dance events in enclosed spaces. He argued that while unrestricted events should still not be allowed due to the pandemic, events reserved exclusively for those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the coronavirus should now be allowed.

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In early September, other Berlin clubs reopened for people who had been vaccinated or recovered, including Wilden Renate, Ritter Butzke, KitKatClub and Watergate, where dancing was allowed without face masks.

kmm / rt (dpa)