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Berghain regular busts myth about why tourists are turned away from the club

Daisy Phillipson

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Berghain regular busts myth about why tourists are turned away from the club

Berghain is known as the world's most exclusive nightclub due to the fact that guests have to get past the selective and strict door staff if they want to get inside.

However, a regular of Berlin's infamous techno venue has busted the myth of why tourists are turned away on the reg. Take a look:

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For years, people have speculated over why so many fail to make it in after queuing for as long as four hours.

One group even went as far as to launching Berghaintrainer, an online simulator that allows visitors to test whether they'd make it past a virtual version of doorman Sven Marquardt.

It seems that it doesn't matter how much money you have in your wallet either, as Elon Musk appeared to have been turned away earlier this year.

Although his tweet, which criticised the nightclub and said 'I refused enter', was up for debate, many people assumed this meant he didn't pass the vibe check.

Some people reckon Elon Musk was turned away at the door. Credit: Twitter
Some people reckon Elon Musk was turned away at the door. Credit: Twitter

Despite its notoriety, one local who's been to Berghain many times in his life has suggested not to believe everything you hear.

YouTuber Lewis Buchan kicked off the conversation by asking him how many times he'd been to the techno hotspot, to which the man quipped: "What am I, 16?"

He went on to describe how it's 'not the same thing every night' as it's 'defined by the people in it'.

When Lewis asked whether he could get past its strict door policy, the man said: "Why wouldn't you?"

Going into why some people are rejected, he said: "Not everybody can fit.

"So if a lot of people try to get in, of course a lot of people are going to get rejected because only some can actually enter."

The clubber further elaborated on the mythology that you need to wear black or dress a certain way to get in - something he says isn't true.

"You need to remember that Berghain used to be a gay club," he explained.

"It was not about dress code, it was not a social happening, it was not about straight girls and boys to feel cool.

For techno fans, a night at Berghain is a must. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
For techno fans, a night at Berghain is a must. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

"Sorry to say that and I'm really happy it opened up and no one's gatekeeping it anymore, but you need to check the background.

"All this narrative of black only and bulls***, no, that doesn't go."

He then joked that you probably have more of a chance 'getting in naked than wearing black or wearing a €3,000 outfit'.

Despite the handy advice, it's probably not the best idea to show up to any club naked.

Especially during those cold winter months.

Featured Image Credit: Lewis Buchan/TikTok/Angela Serena Gilmour/Alamy

Topics: World News, TikTok, Music

Daisy Phillipson
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