Berlin is an attractive, fast growing city with a dynamic image. Berlin is not only popular among party goers from all over the world – the city also attracts many musicians and other artists. Dear nightlife politicians, researchers, specialists and activists – it’s time to face this reality! For the first time NIGHTS 2016 Berlin – STADT NACH ACHT conference combines a vast variety of subjects from city development and health up to culture and nigh time economy to a comprehensive night time perspective on urban activities, challenges, promises and threads. Researchers, practical experts, administration professionals, politicians, city managers, street workers and visionary project developers combine their expertise and specific knowledge about theory and good practice to design a near-to-complete picture of the urban night. The cross-sectoral discussions and perspectives will also lead to an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary networking on a European scale. Moreover, the magic of Berlin’s famous and vital nightlife is the perfect setting for a unique experience!