With its famously strict door policy and camera ban, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Berlin's most revered dance institution
is most appealing from the outside. But those who do make it past the bouncer contest know that there is nowhere in the world like it. Fittingly housed within what was once a power plant, the cavernous stone-walls of Berghain, with its mind-altering sound system, are the home of Ostgut Ton, and the most industrial techno sounds on the planet.
Upstairs in Panorama Bar, meanwhile, house heads roam free, getting off on residents like Nick Höppner, Steffi and Tama Sumo, completely unaware whether it's night or day, until they occasionally flash the blinds.