Berlin is known and loved for its extraordinary nightlife. The extreme opening-hours, the solid line-ups and the affordable drinks are just a few of the benefits of partying in Berlin. A popular techno-club in Berlin is called Ritter Butzke and located in Kreuzberg.

Techno-Club with solid line-up

Every weekend the Ritter Butzke offers its visitors a nice mix of electronic music. You can dance on different music-styles like techno, house, electro and minimal. If you are into electronic music you probably get excited when you hear that names like Oliver Koletzki, Umami, Monkey Safari, Lexer and AKA AKA play in the Ritter Butzke on a regular basis.

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Every month we are allowed to giveaway 2×2 guestlist spots for the party in the Ritter Butzke which is mentioned in our party calendar. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram, tag a friend and like the photo. The winners are randomly selected in the days before the event.

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Roots in the underground parties in 2007

It is February 2007 and it is the first time the name Ritter Butzke is being mentioned on the streets of Berlin. The Ritter Butzke was a real underground club around that time and the parties were only attended by a select group of people. Because of an anonymous tip to the authorities, the club disappeared for a while and then came back a few years later. In October 2009, the Ritter Butzke was officially reopened. Since that day the club can not be called underground anymore: Every week people from all over the world come to this club in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Main Floor Ritter Butzke
Main Floor Ritter Butzke

Four different floors

The fact that the Ritter Butzke is so popular definitely is related to the great setting of the club. The four different floors all offer different music styles. The main floor has an impressive sound-installation and can get quite crowded. If you want some more space you can visit the other floors, one of them is shown on the image below and is more of a chill-room where you can have a drink and actually talk to your friends. In the summer the Ritter Butzke also offers plenty of open-air space to party.

Party in Berlin: The main floor of the Ritter Butzke (© Max Threlfall)
Party in Berlin: The main floor of the Ritter Butzke (© Max Threlfall)

How to get into the Ritter Butzke?

Just like most techno-clubs in Berlin it’s not a guarantee that you will get into the Ritter Butzke. It is not as hard as the Berghain or Sisyphos but especially on popular nights it’s possible to get rejected. Keep the following tips in mind when you want to get into the Ritter Butzke:

  • Choose a smart time of arrival. The busy hours of the Ritter Butzke are between 02.00 and 04.00. During these hours more people get rejected.
  • Do not arrive with a big group. Big groups could mean trouble and that is why bouncers often do not let them in.
  • Bring a few girls. Girls do not often cause trouble and that is why bouncers do like to let them into the Ritter Butzke.
  • Don’t be too wasted. It’s normal that the bouncers ask you a few questions to check if you are still able to react normally.
  • Fit into the nightlife of Berlin. You are not trying to get into the Berghain but still fitting into the style of Berlin can help.
The entrance of the Ritter Butzke
The entrance of the Ritter Butzke

FAQ – Practical information

Besides the information about getting into this club, there are some other things you might want to know about the Ritter Butzke. To help people who visit this club for the first time, we listed some FAQs.

How much costs is the entrance of the Ritter Butzke?

Parties in the Ritter Butzke can usually be visited for 15-20€.

What are the opening hours in the Ritter Butzke?

Usually the parties in the Ritter Butzke start around 23.00 and keep going until somewhere between 06.00 and 10.00 in the morning.

How can I reach the Ritter Butzke with public transport?

The Ritter Butzke can most easily be reached with the U8. From station Moritzplatz you will need about 5-10 minutes to reach the club.

How much is a beer/drink in the Ritter Butzke?

The prices in the Ritter Butzke can be called reasonable: A beer can be bought for 3,50 Euro (+ Deposit) and shots are available starting at 2,50€.

The best livesets in the Ritter Butzke

As mentioned, the Ritter Butzke has been around for quite some years. Throughout these years many great DJs have been performing in this club. Below we have listed our top-5 favourite livesets in the Ritter Butzke.

  1. Pascal Voltaire // 13.10.2017
  2. Bianka Banks // Somewhere 2019
  3. M.A.N.D.Y. // 08.02.2014
  4. Marcus Meinhardt // 27.05.2021
  5. AKA AKA // 07.12.2014
The salon room in the Ritter Butzke can be used to lounge
The salon room in the Ritter Butzke can be used to lounge

Ritter Butzke in a nutshell

The Ritter Butzke is definitely worth a visit if you like electronic music. It has been years since the club has been organising underground-parties and the club can get quite crowded these days. But that’s also the case in clubs like Watergate and About:Blank. The solid line up and the large amount of different floors still make it one of the cooler places to visit. Below you can find the facts of this techno-club in Berlin:

Club: Ritter Butzke
Ritterstraße 24-26
Public Transport: U8 (Moritzplatz)
Entrance: 12-15 €
Beer: 3,50 €
Shots: 2,50 €


My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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