“Erst wenn die letzte Eigentumswohnung gebaut, der letzte Klub abgerissen, der letzte Freiraum zerstört ist, werdet Ihr feststellen, dass der Prenzlauer Berg die Kleinstadt geworden ist, aus der ihr mal geflohen seid.”
Which translates into something like:
“Only when the last condominium built, the last club demolished, the last free space destroyed, you will find that Prenzlauer Berg has become the small town you once fled from.”
Is the beautiful, but sad statement that was made on a banner in the window of “Klub der Republik”, the latest addition in clubs closed down in Berlin. A sad tradition that has been going on for quite some time, in favour of peaceful living in expensive apartments in Prenzlauer Berg.
There is a full article about dying clubs in Berlin, specifically in Prenzlauer Berg, in a recent issue of Berliner Morgenpost (link). It’s in German though (for a change ;)