How a whiskey-fueled meeting in 1949 led to Berlin’s famed techno scene

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From left: Philippa, 23, from Sydney, Australia; Laura, 23, from Melbourne; and Isabella, 23, from Sydney wait in line to enter Tresor, one of Germany

All-night clubs in the German capital have long drawn “techno tourists.” That might never have happened had a hotelier failed to negotiate the end of the city’s curfew following World War II.

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