Berghain bosses have announced that they will build a twenty-foot wall around their premises making it virtually impossible for anyone to get in.
Construction on the wall, likely to be named Berlin Wall 2.0, is set to commence in autumn 2018 and be finished in time for the thirty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2019.
“Here at Berghain, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the club harder to get into and more exclusive,” explained Otto Schitzer, Berghain’s managing director. “We also wanted to do something really special to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the original wall’s collapse so we decided to build a new one.”
According to the walls designer, Fritz Clinker, the design was inspired by the original wall but comes with all the “mod cons of a modern wall”.
“The wall is going to look almost identical to the original wall,” Clinker told Wunderground earlier.“It will have the same drab appearance, will be the exact same height and will even have lots of pretty razor wire running all along the top of it. It’s only when you get up close to the wall and see that there is a USB charging point every five meters that you’ll notice it’s not actually part of the old wall.”
“Most walls come with gates or some kind of entrance to get in or out of whatever they’re built around,” continued Clinker. “But the beauty of this wall is that we’ve gone against conventional wall design and completely left them out. The only way you’ll be able to get past the wall is by climbing it or going through a secret tunnel that only two people know the location of. It’s going to be practically impossible to get past.”