Winter is approaching, and Berlin gets cold and dark, quickly becoming a place you generally don’t want to be outside at night. For the city’s homeless, there’s a little refuge from Berlin’s bitter winter months, but this could be changing—thanks to several clubs in the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain area.
Two nightclubs in Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus and Bi Nuu, are planning to provide an overnight respite for homeless people this winter when temperatures can drop to below zero in the city. A night each week in January and February will open their doors to the homeless, cutting into their concert schedules to provide warm places to sleep during the coldest months of the year. It’s a responsible and charitable move, and one we hope to see repeated by other venues in the future. Bi Nuu would house up to 15 women, and Astra Kulturhaus could accommodate 25 men.
Sara Luhmann, a spokesperson for the district where the two nightclubs are located, told Der Tagesiegel: “It’s great when nightclubs make such offers and take on social responsibility. We are happy about every additional offer to further expand the number of cold weather places.”