Partying in Leipzig is all about techno. The best clubs often don’t have a name – or even a legal lease for the building they’re kicking off in – and the vibrant nightlife is a large reason why comparisons are so often drawn with Berlin. Dress not to impress, but to dance comfortably for eight-plus hours in clouds of cigarette smoke with sweat dripping from the walls. If the opportunity presents itself, join one of the many raves taking place under the Sachsenbrucke during the summer months. Just follow the booming bass; like any good rave, these are poorly organised and generally completely spontaneous events.


Distillery is Leipzig’s original techno club that opened shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. DJ heavyweights such as Sven Vath and Ritchie Hawtin have contributed to making this one of the best clubs in all of Germany – hardcore clubbers from all over flock here for the big names and a weekend-long party.

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Institut Für Zukunft

Translating to mean “the institute for the future”, the name speaks for itself at this clandestine dancing den. Hosting both local and international DJs to bring you the best techno and house music, the club has a very strict door policy, much like Berlin’s Berghain. Likewise, taking pictures is strictly prohibited, leading to people regularly being kicked out – don’t be one of them.The Institute also hosts lecture series on non-club nights on a variety of topics from gender issues to BDSM and club culture.

Institut Für Zukunft


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