Softcover: 300g/m² raw cardboard, granular lamination, open spine binding
– 352 pages: Neon CMYK print on Lessebo Smooth Natural 90g/m² and Galaxi ArtSamt 115g/m²
– Dimensions: 22,0 x 30 x 2,2cm (1,4kg)

Tresor: True Stories is the first printed excavation of Tresor’s legendary history. Digging deeply into its rich
archives, the venerable institution has unearthed countless treasures from its over three-decade old history.
Over 400 never before seen photographs, flyers, faxes and other artefacts illustrate a story that intersects
with the most important social and musical trend in the modern history of Berlin. The story is told with the
voices of those that were there – over 40 protagonists share their first-hand reminiscences of the ‘big bang’
that launched techno into the world. Through the story of Tresor, the book charts the heady days of 80s West
Berlin through to the explosion of new energy that midwifed in the new social reality of reunified Germany.
This is a unique and essential printed monument to the institution that changed electronic music forever,
and the city that allowed it to exist.


I. Dada at the End of the World
II. The Wild Years
III. Tresor Never Sleeps

Harry Glass, Paul Reachi, Sven von Thülen

Dimitri Hegemann, Paul Hockenos, Regina Baer

Interviews and transcriptions:
Felix Denk, Jeannette Goddar, Jürgen Laarmann, Ruro Efue

Felix Moser, Rüdiger Müller

Translations, proofreading and copyediting:
Edessa Malke, Paul Fleischmann, Paul Sabine

Gustav Volker Horst
Oliver Wia
Tilman Brembs
Wolfgang Brückner

Additional photography:
Anja Rosendahl
Carlos Alberto Heinz
Carola Stoiber
Eberle & Eisfeld
Ernst Stratmann
Jan Hillebrecht
Jo?rg Blank
Helge Birkelbach
Helge Mundt
Marie Staggat
Martin Holkamp
Norbert Smuda
Susanna Kubernus
Susanne Deeken
Uwe Reineke

Concept, layout and design: onlab
Vanja Golubovic, Matthieu Huegi, Thibaud Tissot
8 rue des Vieux Grenadiers, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Lithography, printing and binding: Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
Gutenbergstrasse 1, 04600 Altenburg, Germany