Berg am Laim

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Berg am Laim is a southeastern borough of Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Culture[edit]

Entrance to the Kultfabrik

Since 1996 Berg am Laim was for almost two decades a center of Munich's nightlife due to the Kunstpark Ost and its successor Kultfabrik, a former industrial complex that was converted to a large party area near München Ostbahnhof. The internationally known nightlife district hosted more than 30 clubs and was especially popular among younger people and residents of the metropolitan area surrounding Munich. Famous nightclubs within the Kunstpark Ost were for example the techno clubs Ultraschall, KW – Das Heizkraftwerk and Natraj Temple as well as Babylon which addressed younger party-goers.[1] Beside the nightlife venues, the area also hosted many ateliers and craft enterprises.[2][3]

Additionally, the smaller neighboring factory site Optimolwerke was also converted to a party area in 2003, hosting popular venues such as for example Harry Klein, Milchbar, Bullit and Grinsekatze, and in further former factory halls named Georg-Elser-Hallen also concerts and club nights took place from 2000 to 2008.

The Kultfabrik was closed at the end of the year 2015 to convert the area into a residential and office area named Werksviertel, but the Optimolwerke still exist today and host a number of nightclubs, some of which change from time to time.

Economy[edit]

Medienbrücke building which hosts several media companies

A number of media companies have their offices in the new Werksviertel district which was formerly the Kunstpark Ost, as well as within the neighboring business park Media Works. The company Deutsche Telekom operates a large development center in the Ten Towers high rise buildings.

Coordinates: 48°07′20″N 11°37′40″E / 48.12222°N 11.62778°E / 48.12222; 11.62778

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corpus Techno: The music of the future will soon be history". MUNICHfound.com. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Baum, Martina (2008). Urban Places Part 2 (PDF) (in German). Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe. ISBN 978-3-86644-286-3. 
  3. ^ Söder, Francis (2006). "Hall Culture and Event instead of Memorial and Industrial Culture?". In Kaestle, Thomas; Walz, Manfred; Wende, Ovis. Art + Planning = Urbanity? (PDF) (in German). Fachhochschule Dortmund.