Club / Indoor & Outdoor / XS – 200-500
Casual, Local, Live music
One of Berlin’s first canal-side clubbing spots, Club Der Visionaere is renowned for its Sunday parties.
Somewhere between a dancing space and an after-hours bar, the nightlife venue first saw daylight in 2001 thanks to electronic aficionado Gregor Kraemer. With an offbeat approach to nightlife, the brick-built Club Der Visionaere took over a former boathouse on the Landwehr Canal.
The riverside hub found its forever home on Kreuzberg’s southern outskirts. Although many would describe the area as nomadic, the Berlin club’s surroundings are dotted with food stalls, street art, and quirky clubbing spaces.
Sculpted with an ethos of rustic simplicity, the architecture of Club der Visionaere holds a captivating allure. The club’s understated charm is born from its expansive wooden terraces, layered across different levels and adorned with white sails that flutter gently in the canal breeze.
Intimate and cozy, the outdoor dance floor can hold up to 50 revelers at best, highlighting the electronic temple’s emphasis on quality, not quantity.
Away from the sun terrace, a low-ceiling indoor space reminds dancers they party in Berlin. Sticker-soaked walls are added to the venue’s industrial appeal, creating a serene oasis where time and space seem to ebb and flow.
But there’s one thing in particular that made Club der Visionaere a Berlin powerhouse – the sound. Many events are focused on minimal, inviting prominent music figures like Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin to take over the decks. However, unplanned DJ sets are also common.
Despite its international appeal, Club der Visionaere keeps things homegrown with a brutal door policy. Most of the people dancing the night – or day – away are after-hours enthusiasts and electronic-thirsty Berliners.
Club der Visionaere exemplifies Berlin’s knack for turning ordinary into extraordinary, redefining what it means to celebrate music.