Kit Kat Club Berlin

District:Mitte
Address:Köpenicker Str. 76
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Opening hours:Mon, Fri, Sat 23:00h Sun from 8h
Floors:1-3
Prices/admission::Admission approx. 10,- / couple 15,-
Special features:Entrance via Heinrich-Heine-Str, red tent. With swimming pool and special atmosphere.
Music styles:House – Techno – Trance
Type:Club – Fetish/SM
Website:http://www.kitkatclub.org/


KitKatClub Berlin

Well, the KitKatClub Berlin is well known for its wild parties. However, the golden days of KitKat in the Turbine in Kreuzberg are long gone. Many things are allowed or encouraged here that are not allowed elsewhere. For example, lacquer and leather or, for a change, nothing at all. Also, pretty much anything is possible here in terms of interpersonal relations. But whether it gets that far is on another card.
Simply going to the f… will rarely work here, especially if you are a man. Unless you’re out for men. As a couple, it’s a completely different story. Couples are welcome here, pay the reduced couples‘ entrance fee and are welcome to have fun with other couples.

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Shrill parties, shrill people – things are still going strong at the Heinrich Heine Strasse underground station in Mitte, even after more than 20 years. As one of the original elements in Berlin’s party scene, the Kitty Club is one of the most tolerant and colourful party venues in the entire metropolis. The atmosphere there is often described as very open and almost familiar. But there is much more than partying in the somewhat different hip club – this is also the place for concerts and cabaret.

The Club

Shortly after its founding, KitKat Berlin was also a venue for events outside the dance floor. In addition to parties, cabaret and concerts, there are also special exhibitions here from time to time, most of which are erotic in nature.

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In addition, the location offers enough space to relax and enjoy – no matter what the occasion. The location also includes an outdoor pool, a cosy lounge area, cuddle corners, various „play corners“, the corresponding erotic décor and several dance floors. The show is generally always open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The concept

No other club in Berlin stands for sexual openness and tolerance as much as the Kit-Kat-Club. Yes, sexual permissiveness is especially welcome here. Fetish parties are often held here and the dress code tends towards the open-minded. The fetish and pro-nudity concept also made it very well known nationwide.

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This is mainly due to the regular CarneBall Bizarre club night, where fetish costumes are part of the fixed dress code. Contrary to what the public often thinks, however, it is by no means a swingers‘ club. It’s just more open and tolerant, especially with regard to homosexuality.
All in all, however, the Kit Kat belongs to the techno temples where electronic music such as house and trance is played. The concept perhaps also relates a little to the naming. The organisers were inspired by the musical Cabaret, which is set in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s.

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In the musical, the atmosphere in the cabaret was very provocative, extraordinary and shrill by the standards of the time. And it was precisely this concept that was to take place here on Köpenicker Strasse in a mint version.

Dress code

If there is a dress code, it is here. Fetish clothes or self-confident party guests are particularly welcome. For most events, however, there are even fixed dress codes. The bouncers are also very strict in this respect. Anyone who shows up without the announced dress code will be turned away immediately.

History

In the mid-1990s, the founders Simon Thaur and Kirsten Krüger tried their hand at the first clubbing tours, which still took place every fortnight. At that time, the venue was still the Turbine. Later, the Turbine was taken over and renamed Kit Kat Club.
When the location became too small for the onslaught of party people in 1999, the entire company moved to the Metropol Theatre on Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz. And there were to be more moves. After the Kit Kat Club moved to Schöneberg in Bessemerstrasse in 2001, the current location followed in 2007, and since that year it has been in the building of the former Sage Club in Mitte. After more than 20 years, the club is now very well known and popular both nationally and internationally.

Carneball Bizarre Club Night

The Carneball Bizarre KitKatClubnacht party series is legendary for the Berlin club in Mitte. It takes place every Saturday and has a lot to offer. Different DJs play every week, including some big names. In addition to the dance floors, there are cool chillout and outdoor areas, separate playrooms and many specials. Anyone who meets the fetish motto can get in. That means lacquer and leather, fetish uniforms, gothic style, costumes or other extravagant dress codes. New Year’s Eve parties are also held every year, of course.

Carneval Erotica

In 2001, he attracted attention beyond the city and also politically as the main organiser of the Carneval Erotica. The Kitty is still known today for this techno demonstration of this kind, which was unique to date. The demonstration was mainly about sexual liberalisation and a positive attitude towards hedonism and the reform of the 1920 law on restaurants. After the first Carneval Erotica, which was nevertheless very permissive, the event was not allowed and approved a second time.

Comments and experiences:

Amelie

KitKatClub is one of Berlin’s most iconic clubs – it’s been around for almost 25 years, and nights like CarneBall Bizarre and Electric Mondays are well attended by locals. Nights at Kitty are always a bit erotic and subversive – this is the capital after all, and club nights aren’t just the sparkly mini-dresses and Top 40 discos that exist in many other cities. Instead, the dance floor depends on the night – almost whimsical and full of sexy energy, in contrast to the heavy, droning, dark, industrial energy of Berghain.
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’s two-decade legacy is based on subversion and sensuality. Its neon-lit interiors are a kaleidoscopic beam of light that shines a spotlight on all alternative beliefs, inviting the adventurous to step inside and let loose.

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It has greatly contributed to establishing the City as one of the world’s best destinations for techno fans, but it has also sold an extremely liberal and permissive image of the metropolis. However, the city has not always been grateful to the club. In 2001, for example, when the Berlin government was quite conservative, it had to close down and continue its programme illegally for a few weeks because it had called for fornication…Once you enter the ambience, you can be whatever and whoever you want and feel free to explore your sexual desires and fetishes without having to hide your love for the bizarre. As you explore the place, you will find many dance floors, a lounge area, a massage room and also a swimming pool. Feel the music and let your mind be your true self.

If six floors and a swimming pool are not enough to enjoy what they have to offer, make sure you come on a night when they have their cult parties. If it’s your first time there, go with a group of friends who are looking for unusual fun, who are open-minded and above all: who are ready to see unforgettable scenes. After a night of unexpected adventures, you’ll find how the club delivers an unusually decadent slice of hedonism in a city known for its forbidden passions, and you’ll never forget how much fun you had in one of the strangest places you’ve ever visited.

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, make a stop here – just stay cool in the queue and don’t rock street clothes. If you just want to dip your toes in the water, come to Electric Monday, where you can wear whatever you want as long as you bring good vibes.

Door policy: Wear your best underwear and be prepared to take your clothes off in the cloakroom. Unlike some other venues, large groups and tourists are not a problem, but they don’t like to let you in if you are not willing to show your body and immerse yourself in the sexual atmosphere.

Toni

Inspired by the burlesque bar that appeared in Lisa Minelli’s 1930 film Cabaret, KitKatClub was founded in 1994 in Turbine in Kreuzberg, Glogauer Strasse. Made famous by its evenings of very good techno music with a certain sexual freedom of the customers guests, the club was sued for „inducing debauchery in public“ and had to close its doors for a few weeks.

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Today it is one of the most recognised and sought-after techno/dance clubs in Europe, attracting visitors from all over the continent.It’s the bigger scheme of Kit Kat Berlin stories, but my experience was pretty tame.

I went with a friend, danced the night away, watched all the beautiful people strut their stuff and more, and got home at 7am, which is pretty early for a night out here if you ask me. 
It was more interesting to watch the changes that took place in me, between the shock that something like this would happen when I was back home, and the harmless going out with a friend a few years later. 
Sure, there were people having sex around me, but for me, at that moment, it was just beautiful.

My experience at Kitkat on Köpenicker Strasse in Mitte was beautiful. And I was beautiful. And everyone was beautiful. 
Be careful before you go out, you have to respect a certain dress code: fetishistic, eccentric, sexy, glamorous…
Don’t be overdressed! If you are open-minded and looking for an extraordinary experience, KitKatClub is for you.

Loris

Kitkatclub is a discotheque that was founded in March 1994. The club quickly became world famous due to its unique concept of combining excellent trance and techno music with a certain sexual freedom of its guests. In fact, sexual acts are allowed in the club around the dance floor.
It consists of four different rooms, some of which are more spacious than others, an indoor swimming pool, six bars and a sauna.
What made Kitkatclub unique in the world since 1994 was the sexual content of its parties, the diversity of its guests and its openness. Here you can meet a very wide variety of clubbers: heterosexuals, homosexuals, fetishists, rich, poor, unemployed, artists and very often people with disabilities.
Kitkatclub represents an avant-garde idea of clubbing, where all social boundaries fall and the emphasis is on tolerance, openness and hedonism. To keep the atmosphere original and subversive, there is a strict dress code for the door, kept by Kirsten – the founder – herself. As a rule, a person wearing everyday clothes is automatically turned away. So it’s a matter of making a creative effort with your clothing or being naked enough to attend the party.
The sultry image of the kitkat club tends to change from year to year. In the 1990s, the content of the nights was almost pornographic and mainly intended for a heterosexual audience. Today, sexual acts are still prevalent, but the emphasis is more on music and dancing, as well as the thematic diversity of the parties.

KitKat Club poster, east Berlin

The legendary „Carneball Bizarre“ and its afterhour, which made the club world famous in 1994, continue to keep Saturday night and Sunday, while Friday programming is usually organized more for a homosexual or metrosexual audience.
The Kitcat – called Kitty by locals – has greatly helped establish the City as a capital for techno lovers, but has also sold an extremely liberal and libertine image of the City. However, the city has not always been grateful to the club. For example, in 2001, when the government was quite conservative, the Kitty had to close and continue its program secretly for some time because it allegedly called for fornication.
According to the new deputy mayor, interviewed by Die Welt on November 10, 2007, „The Kitkat Club is a place of intercultural encounter. As such, it guarantees Berlin’s liberal and cosmopolitan image as a city of exchange.“
In the almost thirty years of its existence, there have been four different locations: in 1994, it all started in the small Turbine in the alternative district of Kreuzberg; in 1999, the Kitkatclub held its nights at the Metropol Theater on Nollendorfplatz for a year; between 2000 and 2007, it continued to write its history in the Schöneberg district, using the large hall of the disused Malzfabrik, a former beer factory.
In July 2007, it moved into a club space steeped in history, the former Walfish, where the city’s first after-hours were held right after the fall of the Wall, more precisely at Brückenstraße 1, above the Heinrich-Heine-Straße subway station (subway line U8). The rooms were run by the Sage long before. All just a few hundred meters from the no less famous techno club Tresor.


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