Since 2011, over 170 nightclubs have been forced to close doors in Berlin due the fact there are residents who live near venues complaning about the noise. Therefore, the government has invested €1 million to help nightclubs improve their equipment with proper noise protection and protect the city’s nightlife economy.
The Club Commission spokesman Lutz Leichsenring touched on why clubs need protection against these situations: “In a densely populated city, where residential development is close to music venues, investment must be made in noise protection to ensure coexistence.”
According to Tagesspiegel, The Parliament has agreed to help fund renovations at nightclubs. These renovations include sound-absorbing installations in music venues and noise barriers in outdoor areas, as well as soundproofing windows for local residents.