Berghain is a nightclub in Berlin, Germany, named after its location near the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Philip Sherburne described it in 2007 as "quite possibly the current World capital of techno, much as E-Werk or Tresor were in their respective heydays."
The club is located in a former power plant (rented from the energy company Vattenfall) in Friedrichshain, near the Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station. The building is distinguished by its enormous dimensions, which accommodate an 18-meter high dance floor and space for 1500 guests. The interior's minimalist design is dominated by steel and concrete.
The club contains a "cavernous" main room, as well as a smaller upstairs space called the "Panorama Bar," which is decorated by large-scale Wolfgang Tillmans photographs and features tall windows with a view of East Berlin. In 2007 only half of the building was in use.