Door to iconic Berlin techno club Tresor set to be immortalized in new museum
The iron door to Berlin’s techno club Tresor is being immortalized as an exhibit piece demonstrating Germany’s history and culture. The exhibit, which is part of Berlin’s new museum called The Humboldt Forum, will first welcome viewers late next year. That the entrance to Tresor will join pieces and artifacts dating back to the Roman empire only solidifies the place techno holds in the country’s consciousness.
Tresor first opened in 1991 in the vault of an abandoned department store (Tresor means “safe” in German), and immediately became a stronghold of hard, industrial, and acid techno. After closing in 2005, the club reopened in 2007 in a renovated power plant and is still pumping out some of the city’s best sets. The Humboldt Forum museum is fully aware of the artifact’s significance, saying in a statement: “The door reminds us of the pulsating party culture of the 1990s and symbolizes the city’s free spaces, which gave birth to a lively cultural scene. This object truly reflects Berlin’s eventful history.”