Berlin has a long history of gay culture, and is an important birthplace of the LGBT rights movement. Gay bars and dance halls operated freely as early as the 1880s, and the first gay magazine, Der Eigene, started in 1896. By the 1920s, gays and lesbians had an unprecedented visibility. Today, the decadence of the roaring 20s has returned and the city again has a huge number of gay clubs and festivals.
Schöneberg, southwest of the city centre is the main hive of LGBT activity, though there are 5 areas around the city with a scattering of gay venues.
Berlin Gay Events 2019
June 27th – Berlin Gay Pride – Web
July 11th to 15th – International Queer Tango Festival – Web
July 20th & 21st – Sadtfest Berlin – Gay street festival – Web
September 11th to 15th – Folsom Europe – Web
Berlin Major Annual Events
Festival of Lights – A spectacular display of lights – Web
Fête de la Musique – City wide music festival – Web
Berlinale – Berlin Film Festival – Web
ITB Berlin – Travel trade show – Web
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Tom’s Hotel – Gay Hotel
This gay hotel is located in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, a 4-minute walk from Nollendorfplatz Underground Station. All comfortable rooms and apartments feature a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. Tom’s Hotel Berlin offers artistically decorated rooms which include a DVD player and private bathroom with shower.
Gay Youth Hostel – Young Gay Men Only
The brightly furnished rooms of the Gay Youth Hostel have personal lockers. The hostel offers modern, shared bathrooms. All guests of the Gay Youth Hostel receive a hostel pass granting exclusive discounts. Food can be prepared in the communal room, which includes a refrigerator, microwave oven and toaster.
Bananas Berlin – Men Only Gay Guesthouse
In the heart of Berlin’s gay-friendly Schöneberg district, this men-only guesthouse features free Wi-Fi and bright rooms with a flat-screen TV. Bananas Berlin Gay Guesthouse is less than half a kilometer from Nollendorfplatz square. Rooms at Bananas are individually decorated with stylish artwork, and a mixture of contemporary and classic furnishings.
Berlin Top Attractions
Berlin Wall – Wiki
Brandenburg Gate – Wiki
Fernsehturm Television Tower – Revolving restaurant at 203 meters (666 ft) – Web
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Web
Museum Island – Wiki
Sony Center – Web
Last updated: November 5th. 2018