Kleine Reise

Kleine Reise

Kleine Reise

Kleine Reise

Top 10 Nights - in the ten best new bars and clubs in Berlin. Tip Speisekarte, 2011
Top 10 Nights - in the ten best new bars and clubs in Berlin. Tip Speisekarte, 2011

In the 1960’s the space was a charmingly decored Turkish bathhouse, then a run-down storage unit, until the decision to convert it into a music venue in late 2009.


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Nearly three years and 300+ parties later the club had become a haven for eclectic electronic music lovers looking for a relaxed and fun-loving house party atmosphere.


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Kleine Reise went on to claim its own piece of Berlin club history, and considering its size and length of stay a remarkable influence on the trajectory of modern dance music, inspiring the careers of future luminaries and delivering its own mandate.

The doors closed for the last time in late 2012.


Kleine Reise


Kleine Reise


Kleine Reise


Kleine Reise


Stages of development:


Detailed structural planning begins on October 13th 2009.
Detailed structural planning begins on October 13th 2009.

Destruction and construction phase.
Destruction and construction phase.

Early mock-up of lighting plan. To reduce noise-pollution the five ground level windows were insulated and enclosed from the outside. Installing programmable LED panels inside the enclosure retained the character of the space. Switching between disco and mood lighting inside helped to disorientate the guests.
Early mock-up of lighting plan. To reduce noise-pollution the five ground level windows were insulated and enclosed from the outside. Installing programmable LED panels inside the enclosure retained the character of the space. Switching between disco and mood lighting inside helped to disorientate the guests.

Development of bar construction and lighting.
Development of bar construction and lighting.

Toilet fittings. Removing all paint from all tiles. Collecting the bar.
Toilet fittings. Removing all paint from all tiles. Collecting the bar.

The opening-party flyers arrive... into a building site.
The opening-party flyers arrive... into a building site.

Scrub. Scrub. Scrub.
Scrub. Scrub. Scrub.

Opening Night - 4th of December 2009.
Opening Night - 4th of December 2009.

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Staff “Par Excellence”


Fox, Emma, Nykol, Peter and Dao pose for the Movember Germany initiative.
Fox, Emma, Nykol, Peter and Dao pose for the Movember Germany initiative.

Some of the beautiful faces of the KR-Family.
Some of the beautiful faces of the KR-Family.