While it might be most associated with its cutting-edge electronic scene, Berlin’s musical landscape has blossomed in manifold directions since the fall of the Wall. Aside from world-famous ‘techno temples’ (Berghain, Tresor and Watergate), the German capital today offers everything from avant-garde classical to burgeoning indie-rock and world music scenes.

Because of the city’s history of war and division, much of this music is presented in venues that are architecturally and historically fascinating, from recently-discovered Weimar ballrooms to industrial power stations and refurbished swimming pools. Below are some of the more unusual places to find your sonic kicks.

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