“Berlin’s club culture is our attraction,” they say in the city government.
Berlin authorities will allocate € 1 million to preserve the club life of the city, writes Dazed & Confused. The money will go to the noise protection program: the authorities will install a sound insulation system so that the music does not interfere with the locals at night. Thus, the administration of Berlin hopes to minimize conflicts between Berliners and nightclub owners.
“Berlin’s club culture is known worldwide and is a landmark in our city,” said Senator Ramona Paul. She clarified that the city authorities will invite independent experts to help select clubs for funding. However, the institutions themselves will have to contribute to the program from 10% to 20% of the profits. It is planned that these funds will be used to renovate buildings or repair the clubs themselves.
According to Dazed & Confused, the club preservation program is a signal that the authorities view nightlife, techno and establishments like Berghain as one of the key factors of urban tourism.