How Berlin became a powerhouse of young alternative culture
A new book explores how the city evolved from techno parties in abandoned buildings, through the Tacheles art center and the Love Parade, to today’s iconic Berghain club.
In September 2012, the Berlin police evicted the occupants of Tacheles, an art center situated in a vast space that once belonged to a department store that was badly damaged by Allied bombing in World War II. That structure, which had stood empty for decades, was reoccupied and rejuvenated after the fall of the Berlin Wall by a group of artists, and became one of the bastions of...
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