Bootshaus

Berlin’s hip all-hours haunts get the most hype, but Germany is far from a one-trick pony when it comes to clubbing.

The nation that birthed Kraftwerk and Manuel Göttsching is obsessed with all sorts of electronic noise, especially hardstyle, banging electro and even brostep ? this club is proof of it. A new entry last year, the club previously known as Dock 8 has bunny-hopped a fair few places.

Celebrating 10 years in 2014, Bootshaus has taken the essence of Kraut-electro and techno and multiplied it by a thousand, taking a fey, tongue-in-cheek approach to futuristic themes with larger-than-life visuals and gimmickry. The sounds are pretty out there too. Modestep, Flux Pavilion and Showtek have been chosen to blow its raucous roof so far in 2014, and a big renovation is planned for the summer.

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