Club der Visionaere announces plans to reopen after fire

Berlin’s famous Club der Visionaere has issued a shared an update about the state of the club after a fire tore through the riverside venue in the early morning on June 15.

At first, it was believed that most of the club had been completely burned out in the blaze, but in an Instagram video update hosted by resident DJ Mayaan Nidam, it was revealed that the main area and dancefloor are intact. The club will have to renovate the stairs that lead to the emergency exit and restroom area. It will also need to remove part of the club’s famous weeping willow before it can reopen but plans to do so soon.

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Dear friends and family of Club Der Visionaere, We want to give you a visual update on the state of the club including the condition of our precious willow tree through this message from our dear friend and resident, Maayan Nidam. We are so very flattered by the #wearecdv posts that have begun to spread and again want to thank you for the outpour of love and compassion through the messages and calls from all around the world. We cannot overstate our gratitude as your support not only has moved us to tears but motivates us to keep pushing on in not just providing a welcoming and warm place to meet but to continue to provide an open, safe place for people to inspire, explore and appreciate music and each other. We hope to open soon and look forward to seeing you back at the club. #wearecdv #cdv #clubdervisionaere #berlin #music @maayan.nidam.music

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Three injuries occurred during the blaze, but thankfully no deaths. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Club der Visionaere is a former boathouse turned small riverside nightclub that sits between Kreuzberg and Treptower Park in the German capital. It's most well known for its focus on laidback minimal electronic music and regularly hosts impromptu sets from many of Berlin's best DJs.

Elsa Lee is an Editorial Intern at Mixmag. Follow her on Twitter.

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