GRETCHEN is Berlin's number one club for contemporary club music and left field beats. The club is located in the middle of Berlin-Kreuzberg and stands out due to its architectural beauty, with vaulted ceilings and delicate columns. Opened in October 2011 by the former heads of the legendary "icon" club. Gretchen is already well-known far beyond Berlin's borders.

GRETCHEN is synonymous with great sound and high ranking, international bookings. The club’s promoters have an exhaustive list of renowned collaborations and last year they won the coveted applause award for the club's program planning. The club has a capacity of 800 persons and is separated in 3 rooms. 

Some marks:

"In just a few years, Gretchen has developed into an absolute institution: not only in Kreuzberg, not only in Berlin - worldwide, Pamela Schobeß and Lars Döring have made a name for themselves with their unique booking." (splash! mag)

"It feels like Gretchen at Mehringdamm has always existed forever. Half a decade appears to be little. ... Or is it that all the years of programming and enthusiasm have remained at top level? Not easy in the greedy Berlin nightlife. We pay respect to that." ( 

AWARD "APPLAUS" 2015 & 2016 - Programming Award for independent venues of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media

AWARD "Most diversified Bookig 2014" (Bln.FM)


The club is located in the middle of Berlin-Kreuzberg and stands out due to beautiful vaulted ceiling and delicate columns. The venue has been the former stables of the Prussian 1st Guards Dragoon Regiment Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland from 1854, so Gretchen presents itself in a historic charm combined with a cool club design.


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Tel: +49170 - 3233245



Obentrautstrasse 19-21

109963 Berlin

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