It is no secret that the clubs found in Berlin, Germany are some of the best in the world in regards to its music, massive techno scene and overall experience. In 2018 alone, over $1.58 billion dollars were generated for the city as a result of club and nightlife attendees. In addition, over three million tourists visited the city, simply to enjoy the nightlife scene. These figures come from the Berlin Clubcommission, an association advocating for the rights of members in the Berlin club scene.
Tourist board figures indicate that one-third of all people who visit the city are in the “club tourist” category. Moreover, the figures determined that people on average spend ~2.5 days in the city and averagely spend $231.60 per day.
People are clearly coming to Berlin for the clubs and nightlife scene, which has a direct impact on the money they are spending in other parts of Berlin, as well. These other expenses include hotels, transportation, food, etc.
Furthermore, clubs directly employed over 9,000 people. This industry is huge in Berlin, and has clearly made a direct impact on its economy. According to a spokesman from the Berlin Clubcommision, the number of clubs have stayed extremely consistent. However, he brings up the issue of rapidly increasing rent prices, which could certainly have an impact on a club’s ability to hire artists, for example. He goes on to say:
“IF WE WANT THE SCENE TO STAY DIVERSE AND COLORFUL, THEN WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HOW THESE INNER CITY LOCATIONS CAN STAY AFFORDABLE – BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT BUSINESSES THAT JUST PLAY CHART MUSIC LIKE EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THESE ARE PLACES THAT CATER TO DISTINCT NICHES… THAT ARE PART OF A DISTINCT COMMUNITY… CLUB CULTURE HAS A SOCIAL, AS WELL AS A CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY – IT’S ALL INTERLINKED.”
H/T: 6AM Group
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