Photo Gallery: 40 Years in Berlin Clubland

Foto: Johannes Eisele/ picture-alliance/ dpa

Collective Excess Forty Years of Berlin Nightlife

In four decades, Berlin's nightlife has grown from a small scene of West German misfits into a global party mecca. By cultivating its underground mythos, the German capital achieved one of its greatest and strangest success stories -- but not without paying a price.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein