17 Oct 1997 just sneeked into this group and saw your question.... well there are loads of great 2nd hand shops in Berlin like "Garage" close to Nollendorfplatz tube station. Ask for it... a place that started off as a goth clothes shop years ago and now has everything from fancy house gear to old gothic stuff is "Blue Moon", close to underground station Adenauerplatz.... coming from Kurfuerstendamm turn left at Adenauerplatz, first road heading of kindof leftish and after 100 meters -... there it is on the right side.... they have all kind of shoewear as well... used to be madly into goth..... changed scenes a bit... but I am still interested what is going on.... check "zitty" an "tip" magazine for goth club listings.... still some goth nights there.... not many...and usually during the week.... do NOT go to the old gothic club "linientreu"..... it is shite.... too much cheap tekkkno.... not what it used to be...... but also check out the other scenes..... open you mind.... berlin rules.....maggie:
21 Apr 1997 if you are in germany in may and miss the leipzig festival, you seriously misplanned your trip. this info's a few years old, but it's worth a try: in berlin (sigh...i'm homesick for my home away from home now...) buy music at: nevergreen in friedrichshain stern cd in kreuzberg (good used cd selection) scratch in kreuzberg go out clubbing at: die insel (friday only), i heard it's not nearly as amazing as it used to be though dunckerclub (weds. i think, but check when you get there) factory (1st saturday), if it still exists go drinking at: archinoa (the most beautiful bar in the world) tacheles (it's a shame not to see the ruins...) if you speak german, buy a zillo as soon as you get there. it is useful for concert dates, club and party addresses, store ads etc.Martin Kasprzak:
19 April 1997. Email Martin, who plays in the band Sepulcrum Mentis, and says: Info- requests, etc. can be sent to my address. I sing and play guitar in Sepulcrum and I also have good connections on the Berlin- goth- scene!+:Cecilie and Martin Sauerhoff:
6 Sep 1996 : Try die Insel in Berlin. I was never there, but a few friends of mine said : it was really good. Weekends. Yes, this seems to be the "first address" in Berlin. I've been there some time ago, good music and much fog... ;> It's some kind of old tower in the Havel (hence the name "Die Insel", "The Island"), near "Treptower Park" in former East Berlin. A really "gothic" place. You can get there by S-Bahn. Perhaps you should also try out the "Knaack Club". It is in the "Prenzlauer Berg" district (address below), together with some other interesting "spots". Buy a "Zitty" or some other regional magazine when you arrive in Berlin (or really get the "Black Book"), there you can find all the information you need. Addresses: Die Insel Alt Treptow 6, 12435 Berlin 231 88 51 Knaack Club Greifswalder Str. 224, 10405 Berlin 442 70 61 Duncker Dunckerstr. 64, 10439 Berlin 445 95 09 : Yes!!! Visit Zwischenfall!!! Saturday night. I don't remember an : address, but it is right around the corner from a S-Bahn station. It is directly at the intersection of "Alte Bahnhofsstrasse" and "S1" railway line (S-Bahn) in Bochum-Langendreer. I don't know the number. Get off the train (S1) at "Bochum-Langendreer West", take the western exit and turn left, you cannot miss it. Other interesting locations: "LURIE", Hans-Boeckler-Strasse ???, in the "City Passage" near Bochum city hall (downtown) (industrial/electro/punk..., Fridays). "Zeche Bochum", Prinz-Regent-Strasse ???, gothic music on Tuesdays (dancing in a kind of factory hall), "Zeche Carl" in Essen, gothic music every first Saturday in the month. Good CD shop for alternative music in Bochum: "Discover", Bleichstrasse 6 (?). (If your need detailed addresses in advance, e-mail me.)Jana Bye:
14 Sep 1996 BERLIN:Sundays Duncker:Klangfabrik (80's,Wave) Mondays Duncker:Orlog (Goth,Industrial,80's) Friday,9/20/96 Insel:Dark Friday (3 Dancefloors:Terrordance meets Drill,Concert,Goth Ragnar und Orlog ) (probably not on Fri,9/27, next time 10/4) Saturday Garage:Ghosttrain (Gothic/Industrial-very Slimelight-like) (new Club in Pankow, Hadlichstr.3, S-Bahn Pankow, getting better and better,only on 9/28, on every 2nd week) Knaack only has good concerts on sometimes, don't waste time there. Psyschoklup just started, quite empty still. I personally can't stand the Rock It. By the way, Old Daddy in Oberhausen closed down. Zeche Carl in Essen is great, but only on on the first saturday of the month. Sat, 9/21 Potsdam, Archiv (Wave, Goth, EBM) Adr.Leipziger Str.60 Mon, 9/23 Cologne, Alcatraz:The Crypt (Goth/Ind.)
15 May 1998 I can recommend the ``Brain'' in Braunschweig (60km east of H[annover]). They used to have (in '97) quite a few nice concerts. On Mondays, the ``Joker'' (also in Braunschweig) has the Bizarre Monday (all kinds of non-pop music [gothic, medieval, EBM, 80s, ...]). This is a favorite of the Vampire LARP scene in BS :-)
27 Feb 1997 Zeche Bochum, Bochum Planet, BochumAV:
Sep 1996 Friday: Zwischenfall, Bochum Lurie, Bochum
21 May 1998 If you happen to come to Cologne, check out the Art of Dark gothic store... it's run by a guy called Kaempfer, and if there's something you can't find in his store, he probably knows where to get it.A German Goth:
27 Feb 1997 Cemetary, CologneAV:
Sep 1996 Friday: La Lic, Cologne
8 Sep 1996 If you are to visit the Ruhrgebiet, also look out for a "Schacht 8" party in Marl, they are usually very good. Another Adress probably worth checking out is the "Old Daddy" in Oberhausen, on Fridays. Its directly at the Bus-Stop Sterkrade-Mitte. If you want to go shopping, you should think about visiting Dortmund, too ( I dont know about good stores in other cities, as i come from Dortmund, sorry) Last Chance Records Records Directly opposite of Dortmund Central Station Scarface Overpriced Clothes Br"uckstrasse Near Dark Jewelery, Kitsch, Smoking Gear Br"uckstrasse Snakebite expensive Silver Jewelery Rheinische Strasse Cafe Banane not real goth, but still my Rheinische Strasse favourite place to drink some coffee I dont have the exact adresses here with me, but if you want them. just mail me, and ill try to get them somehow.
27 Feb 1997 Ratinger Hof, DuesseldorfArleod:
"Basement Club" (at the Stahlwerk), on Saturday the best place for goth music and EBM to reach. Getting overcrowed over the last weeks. "Deja Wu" in Remscheid is a small club playing goth on sundays. Not many people there. 10 km away is the "EXIT", also goth on sundays, but from 10 pm on it´s getting more alternative
- hiphoppy and such crap :-( And always the option to go to the "Zwischenfall" in Bochum, simply the best place a goth can be around here :-) Or the "Kulturfabrik" in Krefeld at Fridays is a bastion of dark music. They also do concets all the time (I saw Deine Lakaien and Qntal).
27 Feb 1997 Plastique, Duisburg
Sep 1996 Saturday: Zeche Carl, Essen. Lots of Industrial, EBM, no gothic............ 23.30-6.00
Sep 1996 Sunday: E-Dry, Geldern. Very good mix of 80´s wave, EBM, Gothic...........18.00-22.00
14 Jun 1996 hamburg stands as the craziest most lecherous town after dark in northern germany. no sin is denied! check out the st.pauli district and some clubs like the molotov (although it may suck now). have fun and leave your mind at the customs check.
Aug 02 1998 Here some Gothic-Clubs around Hannover: Club name: Index Music-style: Wed: Alternative - Xover - HipHop - TripHop Thu: 80s - Pop - Wave - Indie Fri: Theme-Evening: "Crossing all over", "Ska & Punk", "E-Beat-Night", "Gothicdaemmerung" or "80s - Wave - NDW" Sat: "Better Taste of Indie": Electro - Indie - Wave Times: look above, 10pm Address: Odeonstr. 4, 30159 Hannover, Germany, Phone: 0511 14765 Club name: Obscura Undergroundclub Music-style: "Living for the Music" (EBM - Gothic - Industrial - New Wave) Times: every first saturday Address: JZ Kalletal, Hohle Str. 5, 32689 Kalletal-Hohenhausen, Germany Club name: Deutz Music-style: Symphonies of Sickness: Death-Gothic-Black-Dark-Heavy-Speed-Trash-Metal Times: fridays at 10pm Address: Index , 30159 Hannover, Germany Club name: Vier Linden Music-style: often concerts and Parties Times: changing Address: Ahlfelderstr. 55b, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany, Phone: 05121 27244 INSOMNIA, Hannover-Laatzen; different days...Andreas Koch:
15 May 1998 The ``Index'' in Hannover is supposed to be pretty good (never been there myself, though).
27 Feb 1997 Exxit, Moers
30 May 1997 Tuesday - Industrial in a club called AMOK, Marktstrasse (near Muenchner Freiheit). DJs Raould Revere (NOISEX) and Mephisto Thursday - REACTOR Club, Domagkstrasse. One area: EMB, SynthPop, Wave (DJs Sconan and Martin B.), other area: Gothic / Industrial / Neofolk (DJ Belial the S.A.L. and sometimes guests). Friday: Pulverturm, Schleissheimer Strasse 393, all kinds of Independent music (DJ Thaly). Music isn't exactly great, but it's *the* Goth hangout place in Munich. 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: Black Painting Crew parties in the DGB-Haus, Schwanthalerstrasse. Mostly EBM and Wave, DJs Sconan and Martin B. or various private DJs.
Sep 1996 Fridays: Old daddy´s, Oberhausen
27 Aug 1998 Das Ulmer Munster, Ulm, Deutschland. It's the highest in the world by 5 meters. I've walked all the way to the top (163 meters, or about 525 feet for Americans). Ulm is right on the Danube in the hills o Schwabia, at the edge of the Schwarzwald, and most buildings in the city are over 500 years old. The best gothic store in the world - Xtra - is also in Ulm, and is the source of at least 1/3 of my wardrobe and 1/4 of my consumer debt. There are gargoyles all the way up the cathedral, and really enormous carvings of different creatures, i.e. elephants, sea serpents, medieval-type dolphins, and so on, all down the south side at the top of the buttresses. Inside are a 20-foot gilt statue of a warrior angel, numerous evil-looking plague altars including Death as the Grim Sage, cherubs holding scythes, and so on. The choir is a museum's worth of woodcarving unto itself, and the bishop's chair (Cathedra in Latin, not sure of the Amerenglish word) is the single most intricate piece of stonework I have ever seen or heard of. It is to buildings what Victoria Falls is to scenery.
27 Feb 1997 Downtown, Voerde