Berlin Gay and Lesbian Travel
Berlin city guide
ABOVE: A statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich
Engel in the former East Berlin, defaced with red paint.
Berlin has been Germany's gay
capital since the late 19th Century, when a thriving homosexual subculture
included everything from gay bars to a Lesbian bowling club. The Third Reich brought hard times for gays and lesbians, but
today die Szene is as lively as it was a hundred years ago, and Berliners
have elected Germany's first openly gay mayor.
Berlin Gay Guide
These pages are from Gay Guide Europe
(a.k.a. Patroc.com), which has local gay guides for nearly two dozen cities in
Berlininfo.com: Gay & Lesbian Berlin
Get an overview of Berlin's GLTB scene, then click the district links to
discover hot spots in Kreuzberg, Schöneberg,
Friedrichshein, Prenzlauer Berg, and the Nollendorfplatz.
OutGoing Europe: Berlin
This page from OutUK is another good introduction to the capital for gay
Berlin's gay-lesbian online magazine is named after the city's victory column
Rooms are inexpensive at this B&B for gays near the Kulturzentrum. The house was
built in 1895 and redecorated in 2000.
Bed & Breakfast Webring:
Gay Accommodations in Berlin
Gay hosts offer private B&B lodgings in their apartments.
Gay History 101
James Baker's PlanetOut.com article describes pilgrimage destinations for gay
visitors to Berlin.