If Berlin were the solar system, Berghain would be the sun for a looooot of people. Some days it seems like everything and everybody is circulating around this place. Throughout the weekend and sometimes on Mondays, I see tons of people wandering through Friedrichshain and over Warschauer Straße, magnetically drawn to Berghain. And as mythical as the place is, as various are the myths of how to get in. In various Italian blogs I read absurd guides on how to be let in by Sven and co. One of the most common (and silly) assumptions is that you have to look gay to get in. But there are many more false assumptions about what the doormen of Berghain like and what they don’t.
A very funny and unique clarification of the myths out there is this cute guide created by talented illustrator Sophia Halamoda. In 28 drawings she presents her own tongue-in-cheek wisdom of how entering Berghain works. Enjoy the hilarious illustrations below.
If you enjoy the comic you might want to check out our new book Like A Berliner which we did together with Sophia. The Berghain Comic is inside of the book as are many other amazing club stories and comics about the life in Berlin.
All illustrations by Sophia Halamoda.
This comic is part of the book Like A Berliner available in our online shop.
Thanks for sharing, guys 🙂
Haha! There’s a video in which many of your illustrations are being tested in real life Berghain!! https://youtu.be/1VpaWHzeQi0
Stop telling people how to get in. Start telling them how to act once they get in. We’ve had it with these assholes who don’t know how to behave. Stop pushing. We’re all going the same way.
Hello Sophia! Really enjoyed your Berghain Drawings – such good and useful tips – You are spot-on with them All- timeless ‘getting into berghain’ content. Cool! Thanks-a-lot – Max
And yes – people need to know how to behave inside Berghain – good point
Stop pushing and treat all patrons and staff members with respect. Thank you!
Good tips, however some of them might not be so important such as gender math, it is more important what number of the group is. For more tips check: http://getintoberghain.com/
I mean those tips are good, but for more tips check: https://getintothis.club/