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Germany’s capital has a long history of gay-friendly advocacy. With the roaring twenties came clubs, bars and the opening of The Institute for Sexology, which fought against sexual-orientation discrimination using scientific claims. Although pushed underground with the rise of Nazi Germany, the city reemerged and now boasts the third largest gay population in Europe (after London and Amsterdam) and celebrated the movement’s 100th anniversary in 1997.

Over the years, numerous Berlin leaders were rumored to be gay, including Frederick the Great, Heinrich von Kleist, and Alexander von Humboldt. Former Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit is gay. Having come from obscurity to prominence in just two years, he is one of the most famous openly gay politicians in the world.

Gay Berlin Resources

Gay LGBT Berlin Calendar

  • German Mr. Leather 2014
  • Mr Fetish Biker 
  • BLF | ECMC Leather & Fetish Week – In 1998 the BLF was established to organize this event and also to provide a framework for the Berlin Easter Meeting to once again become one of the great fetish fixtures in the calendar of the fetish world. This is the reason why in 2013, we celebrate 15 years BLF Berlin Leather and Fetish e.V.. We are pleased that you are all here together celebrating this anniversary with us and the Berlin community.
  • Easter BearDance – Berlin, Germany
  • WILD BOAR – The Official Easter Party – Berlin, Germany
  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival – Originally, the International Queer Short Film Festival was launched to the public in Berlin to present queer short films from Australia. Meanwhile, the view has expanded: the organizers present in the last few years, films from Canada, Korea, Turkey, India and the Middle East. The festival not only shows the latest queer short films from different countries, but its focus is primarily on identifying and developing the state of queer life of the region. Therefore, the organizers also look for lost treasures and film classics of queer film scene.
  • Respect Gaymes – the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD) in Berlin Jahn Sports Park present the Respect Gaymes. Under the motto “Show respect for gays and lesbians,” the sports and cultural event for prejudice and discrimination-free co place already for the eighth Time this year. Around 700 athletes can have fun at the soccer and beach volleyball tournaments. Visitors can take part in rap and graffiti workshops, the Breakdance Battle or the other competitions cheer or live music on the main stage listening. For the first time this year there will be a tournament at the trendy sport Jugger. In the Action Area of the SV Empor is also present with basketball, chess and weightlifting have many sports activities. Another highlight will be like every year the VIP soccer tournament that pits personalities from politics, culture and the gay and lesbian community against each other. Berlin, Germany.
  • Stadtfest BerlinGay Pride takes place in the area bounded by Motzstrasse, Eisenacher Strasse, Fuggerstrasse and Kalckreuthstrasse, spreading over 25,000 square meters, and featuring the Worlds of Sports, Radio, Words, Film, AIDS and Politics, as well as other exhibits from a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups. Along with dozens of information booths and market stalls, there will be a varied range of culinary treats. And on both days of the festival, there will be five high-energy performance venues
  • “Christopher Street Day” auf der Spree – CSD ON THE SPREE is unique Berlin tradition: Sightseeing Tour and “demonstration” on the water combine with fun and culture made within the CSD week a contribution to the rich spectrum of gay and lesbian clubs and big city life. CSD ON THE SPREE always takes place on Thursday before the Parade weekend.
  • Christopher Street Day Parade BerlinEurope’s biggest Lesbian-Gay City Festival in the traditional gay district of Berlin around Nollendorfplatz in Schöneberg.
  • 24/7UNICORN – 24/7 UNICORN is Germany’s leading conference on LGBT diversity. Every year, it takes place on the occasion of the career fair STICKS & STONES. On June 12, 2015 is the sixth time that HR associates & managers, diversity managers, executives, corporate representatives, LGBT opinion leaders and scientists come together to broaden their horizon, receive training on this issue and develop their expertise as well as themselves. 24/7 UNICORN is the perfect platform to have enthralling discussions and make powerful contacts with decision makers. Participants share Best Practices and learn how to create an open and equal workplace. And the best feature is that all of this happens in an unconstrained and cordial atmosphere. Participants can choose from different workshops and speeches by national and international speakers. Moreover, they will be inspired by multifaceted keynote speeches by well-known and notable personalities.
  • STICKS & STONES Career Fair – Employers should be proud to have you. And this here it is. No matter who you are, where you come from or who you love. As long as you bring will, enthusiasm and passion, some of the most popular and exciting companies in the world want to work with you. We want to create a future that respects genuine diversity and appreciates this mission and share the company at the fifth annual STICKS & STONES career fair with us. You are here to people how to find you – whether you homo or hetero, something in between or outside of you, whether you a student, a graduate, young or senior professional or independently are. The STICKS & STONES is the career fair of the 21st century – the rock star’s career fairs.
  • Internationales QueerTango-Festival – Queer Tango Festival Berlin  – Germany’s Queer & Tangometropolis invites again: the third edition of the intern. Queertango Festival established during the last 2 years to one of the most successful Queer Tango events worldwide. More than 200 registered participants from all over the world came to Berlin to dance tango, to learn, to meet friends and to make new contacts. The workshops with mayor international renown tango teachers and dancers were booked out, and the evening activities and Milongas were well-attended. Especially the open and relaxed atmosphere was emphasized by participants and guests. The third annual of world’s largest QueerTango Festival will take place again at the end of July. So be a part of the fascinating, magical world of QueerTango.
  • ECMC Bike Run
  • entzaubert queer diy film festivalent­zau­bert is a queer d.i.y. film festival since 2007. Berlin, Germany
  • Gay Night at the Zoo – Gay and Lesbian swing party at the Berlin Zoo.
  • Lesbian and Gay Festival Park in Friedrichshain – The Friedrichshain park is one of the largest urban parks that were created specifically for the Berlin for recreation. Since 1998 is the one-day Park Lesbian and Gay Festival in August. Although this force is now up to 6000 visitors, listening on picnic blankets the diverse program, including information on the many information booths about gay and lesbian life in Berlin, the Park festival has retained its character of informal neighborhood meeting. Here, many gays and lesbians get the last look of the CSD-season and more and more come with the stroller. For tolerance and against discrimination. The event is to promote tolerance and speaks clearly of discrimination against gays and lesbians, with no long speeches, but with a varied stage program, numerous information stands and the space necessary to come up with nice people this week.
  • GAYWIESNGay Octoberfest – SPREE LÖWEN in Berlin, Germany – Strapping lads in lederhosen wait in the tent for you. Celebrate with us in a real Wiesenhüttenplatz with Wiesnzelt, wooden benches, stage show & Co. Every Monday from 09.09. until 28.10.2011 you can look forward to a party with Bavarian Gaudi.
  • Folsom Europe – the fetish lifestyle out-in-the-open. Fetish is something you live, which is deep inside you and makes you excited. Whether it be someone in skin gear, leather, uniform or rubber, it stirs your imagination and makes you go wild. And wild you will be!
  • PiG Berlin – official FOLSOM EUROPE BERLIN event.
  • Mr Rubber Berlin – Berlin, Germany
  • Rubber & Fetish Weekend – BLF – Berlin Leder und Fetisch e.V. ist ein Berliner Verein für Leder- und Fetischfreunde. BLF – Berlin Leather and Fetish e.V. is a Club based in Berlin for leather and fetish friends. Traditionally the hottest party in the city tonight and the highlight for all fetish men in rubber. Along with the delicious smell of rubber, sweat and exchanges of body fluids, the program will include the MR.RUBBER BERLIN pageant.
  • Mr Leather Berlin – Berlin, Germany
  • HustlaBall Berlin – HustlaBall originated in 1998 from a New York meeting of hustlers advertising on rentboy.com. HustlaBall Berlin – the biggest and most successful HustlaBall party worldwide. The concept was adapted to the European market and the Berlin freedom made it possible to get a couple of thousand guests from all over the world to Berlin each year.

 

Gay Berlin Resources

Bars

  • BarbieBar – (Kreuzberg)
  • Bärenhöle – Bear bar (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Bar jeder Vernunft – Berlin´s leading Cabaretists, Chansonniers, & Stand-Up Comedians.
  • Berghain/Panorama Bar – One of the hottest ‘very homo-centric’ clubs in the Berlin jazz scene. (Freidrichshain)
  • Blue Boy – Bar attracts young rent boys — many from Poland, Romania and beyond — and their followers. (Schöneberg)
  • BullGay Fetish Bar 24 hours. (Schöneberg)
  • Café Berio – Gay landmark for more than 50 years. (Schöneberg)
  • CDL-BarNaked Parties. (Schöneberg)
  • Connection Club – Popular club space for techno dancing and a dark cruising basement play area called the Twilight Zone. (Schöneberg)
  • der neue Oldtimer – Outside patio, burgers and after hours (Schöneberg)
  • Ficken 3000 – Small bar with darkroom for sex downstairs. (Kreuzberg)
  • Greifbar – Cruising bar with videos, darkrooms, and a few small cabins. (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Große Freiheit 114 – Sailor bar ambience and cruising area. (Freidrichshain)
  • Hafen – Local watering hole. (Schöneberg)
  • Marianne – stylish lesbian bar. (Friedrichshain)
  • Mutschmanns – Fetish bar with playroom. (Schöneberg)
  • New Actionlatest fetish bar entrant. (Schöneberg)
  • Pinocchio – (Schöneberg)
  • PrinzknechtFor years an institution in Berlin’s gay scene … beautiful, bright, spacious bar, outdoor hang out in the summer and dark room area in the basement. (Schöneberg)
  • Privatleben – near Schönhauser Allee (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • ReizbarCruising lounge and dark room. (Schöneberg)
  • Sally Bowles – Cabaret Bar & Cafe. (Schöneberg)
  • Scheune Berlin – Gay Cruising Bar. (Schöneberg)
  • Sky Bar of Hotel Axel (Schöneberg)
  • Stahlrohr 2.0 –  Sexclub and darkroom (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Tabasco – Berlin’s oldest hustler bar. (Schöneberg)
  • Touch Club – Gay Table Dance Bar (Schöneberg)
  • Tom’s BarCruising Bar. (Schöneberg)
  • Urban Bar of Hotel Axel – (Schöneberg)
  • WoofBerlin’s Bear Bar. (Schöneberg)

Cinema

Community

  • AG-Schwule-Lehrer – The gay teachers are a group of gay student teachers, student teachers and teachers to discuss their professional and personal situation, and everything that has to do with “gay and school”, at regular meetings. The group is also linked with other gay teachers in the whole country, and every year at Pentecost, there is a nationwide gay teacher meetings, and has been for 29 years!
  • authentic eros provides a safe and supportive, sex-positive environment that is designed for experiential exchange and learning, healing and transformation, authentic expression and community building. For that purpose the Authentic Eros Team (an international group of gifted teachers, therapists and healers) offers gatherings, workshops, trainings and individual sessions in Western Europe and the United States.
  • Begine is a culture center for women.
  • Chor-Cantare – Cantare: The gay and lesbian choir in Berlin for those who enjoy classical choral music. canta: re is keen to experiment, combining a love of classic songs with a special gay and lesbian perspective.
  • GOC Berlin – Gay Outdoor Club – are a group of gay men who enjoy trips together – hiking, walking, sightseeing & cycling.
  • Kleine Berliner Chorversuchung – The small choir for temptation – the eight experimental singers that since the year 2000 offer wholesome and extremely diverse a cappella foods with high rhinestone factor.
  • Männer-Minne – men’s love, the first gay men’s choir in Berlin.
  • MC Lederbaeren Berlin – Motorcycle Leather Bear Club Berlin is an interest group of bikers, whose interest in the first place is to make their free time with the bike.
  • mutvilla – the lesbian gay trans inter queer e group for Humboldt University.
  • RosaCavaliereFounded in early 1990, the RosaCavaliere  is probably the first chorus with male voices from both parts of Germany.
  • Schwulenberatung Berlin – Berlin’s gay counseling for over 25 years, the competence center for all questions about gay life. More than 40 employees offer in different situations, the right support – from the personal advice.
  • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – We are queer nuns of the 21st Century doing volunteer work for the queer community.  We spread universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt, we listen to you and we give hugs and blessings, and we hand out free safer sex material while collecting donations for people with HIV and AIDS.

Cruising

  • Apollo Splash Club – Sauna, darkroom, whirlpool, etc. (Schöneberg)
  • City Men Shop – Sex shop and movies (Schöneberg)
  • Connection Garage – Sex Shop & Cruising (Schöneberg)
  • Darkzone – Gay cruise club and erotic shop in Berlin, with video cabins. (Kreuzberg)
  • Der Boiler – Bathhouse for men. (Kreuzberg)
  • Duplexx – Sex Shop & Cruising (Schöneberg)(Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Gate Sauna – Whirlpool, dark room, solarium, etc. (Mitte)
  • Maze World – Sex Shop & Cruising (Schöneberg)
  • The Jaxx – Sex Shop & Cruising (Schöneberg)
  • XXL Berlin – Sex Shop & Cruising (Prenzlauer Berg)

Family

  • Biffy Berlin – Big Friends for Youngsters Association wants to support children in their development in the long term – with an adult companion that gives them time and attention and allows for collaborative learning.
  • Rainbow Families – Germany’s first Rainbow Family Centre in Berlin-Schöneberg – the center will be a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have children have a starting point to get access to counseling, education and group offers.
  • Queer Family – open group for gays, lesbians and others who want children.

Fetish

  • Berlin Sneakers – for fans of sneakers, trainers, socks, sports/fetishwear and the guys who wear them…
  • Biker_ohne_Grenzen – in English “Biker without Borders” – has grown out of the platform for the yearly Gay Biker Meeting in spring, and we are now a club for bikers and leather & fetish friends, who organize tours, action, parties and have fun together in any way 🙂 Founded in 2004, BOG grew up to Berlin’s most alive Fetish & Biker-Club, Full Member of the ECMC & LFC with more than 150 members, who – in fact – share the Spirit of Community at its best…
  • Bondage Weekend – Twice or 3 times a year, we organize the Bondage weekend in the rooms of Quälgeist e.V. Berlin (www. quaelgeist-berlin.de) If you are into Bondage and open to new experience in that field, this is the right event for you. Get bound and gagged in a secure atmosphere, without stress and time pressure. No matter whether you are top, sub or versatile – this weekend you will meet new friends, play around, improve your skills and learn new techniques. The venue is fully equipped with cages, cells, racks, x-cross, and more. The organizers take care of the meals. Friday night starts with dinner. Everybody will introduce himself and briefly talk about his preferences and fantasies. This leads quickly into playing, and even before the dishes are done, the games begin – and for some, they go on all night! Saturday starts with a rich brunch. It’s a good basis for a day of sex and play. Actually a whole day of fantasies becoming true. If you need a break, there is a coffee and cake in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. For the hungry hearts, playtime goes on all night. Sunday starts again with a relaxed weekend breakfast. Then there is more playing time until afternoon. We meet a last time with coffee and cake to give each other a feedback and say goodbye to old and new friends. (Kreuzberg)
  • Böse Buben – Germany’s only gay club specifically for butt play! Spanking, FF and more… (Neukölln)
  • BLF Belin Leder und Fetisch – BLF organizes not only events and meetings for leather and fetish enthusiasts but is also engaged in social matters inside and outside the club.
  • Club Culture House – Piglet & Pervs/Fist-Factory.
  • Folsom Europe – FOLSOM EUROPE started in 2004 as a spin-off of the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. A small event in numbers in 2004: 5.000. But it gradually became bigger: 25.000 alone in 2011.
  • Green Berets International – Green Berets International offers gay men the possibility to live out their army and uniform fetish in the nature, on camps or indoors. Our maneuvers contain activities from muster and drill to outdoor games and camp fire.
  • Horse Fair (Fickstutenmarkt) – willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. When a stallion has decided on a mare, he leads the mare untied to a covering place of his choice. When the stallion has finished covering the mare, this mare is then available for covering by other stallions.
  • Lab.Oratorydarkroom, private cabins, cruising area, glory holes, golden shower area.
  • Lockerroom-Berlin Fetish Club for Sneaker & Sox, Skater, Sportswear and Baggy!
  • MINESHAFT – Fetish Apartments in Berlin – Fetish Apartments in Berlin Schöneberg.
  • Quälgeist Berlin e.V – Quälgeist Berlin is a non-commercial association of SM and Fetish enthusiasts. We maintain our own space where our members can practice/enjoy their fetishes/preferences and live out their fantasies. With approx. 200 sqm. we have a great variety of play options with a St. Andrew’s Cross, cages, a rack, wall bars, hoists & pulleys, a hanging cage, slings and many other play-tools available (see also our gallery). (Kreuzberg)
  • RoB Berlin Leather Apartments – Berlin: Fetish capital of Europe and you can be part of it. Our Fetish studios have everything you need for your personal sleaze, from your own playroom to your comfortable bedroom and only footsteps away from the main fetish bars. Cruise them there or via the 24h internet! (Schöneberg)

Fitness

  • Apollo Sports Club – Fitness, Lifestyle & Culture.
  • Ashtanga Yoga Schule – Yoga for a secure, independent yoga practice with Ashtanga Yoga.
  • Nude Yoga Berlin – Get in touch with yourself, be free in mind, body & soul, breathe & use your body. (Schöneberg)
  • Wu – Style Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art and method for health promotion. It includes the training of preliminary exercises, forms (hand and weapon forms), as well as pushing hands (partner forms, applications, self-defense) and theoretical foundations. Free trial lesson possible. Demo video on the homepage. Tai Chi, Tai Chi, martial arts, martial arts or self-defense. (Nürnberg)

Health

  • Dark Angel – Safer sex is a matter of course for you? You live the trend sex only with a condom? You don´t want to have to discuss this every time? You want it to be absolutely clear – whether in the dark room, at a sex party, in the cruising area or anywhere else – without a long explanation? Then become a DARKANGEL.
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA) – DO NOT GIVE UP …. ONLY TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG
  • manCheck Men Sex Health we do here in Berlin www.mancheck.eu the on-site work. We invite you to ask us questions there that revolve around your sexual health, people living with HIV or gay life here in the gay capital.
  • Man-O-Meter – Berlin’s gay information and advice center – TWO IN ONE – SWITCH BOARD & AIDS AID. First Gay Switchboard in Germany was man-O-Meter eV was founded in 1985 and is now an indispensable part of the gay community in Berlin. Beyond the borders of the capital also is man-o-meter known as the Gay Switchboard and both international visitors as well as Berlin’s first choice when it comes to information about gay life. Although Berlin’s gay information and counseling center at first glance hardly reminiscent of a project of Aids, but education, prevention and information on issues and problems related to HIV/AIDS are the main focus of our work.
  • Pluspunkt Berlin – We provide information and support to socio-legal, psychosocial and medical issues. We are partners / inside for all people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis, as well as for their partners/ inside boyfriend/inside-and Families. (Prenzlauer Berg)

Hotels

  • Art Hotel Connection – the Grande Dame of Berlin’s gay hotels is ‘hetero-friendly’ and is situated in a quiet, tree-lined street in the charming district of Schoeneberg, centrally located in Berlin’s ‘City-West’. A stone’s throw from both Nollendorfplatz and Wittenbergplatz – home of the world-renowned department store KaDeWe – this art-nouveau hotel is known for its friendly atmosphere and sits in the heart of the German capital’s famous gay village. Popular pubs like Prinzknecht, Mutschmanns and Heile Welt and excellent restaurants such as Sissi and More are just a few steps away. The rooms have recently been renovated and equipped with hi-tech electronics such as wide flat-screen televisions, DVD-players, laptop safes and even docking stations for iPhones or other personal music devices. Breakfast is served upon request from 8am till 4pm. The well-informed staff is always ready to help you navigate through the maze of Berlin’s night-life, cultural offerings and sightseeing opportunities. At no extra charge guests are welcome to use the internet terminal or the high-speed WiFi service en suite. (Schöneberg)
  • Axel Hotel Berlin – This 4-star hotel in Berlin’s gay area offers designer rooms, a rooftop bar with panoramic views, and a modern spa. (Schöneberg)
  • Bananas Berlin – Centrally located and in a quiet area we offer 10 spacious rooms with WLAN and flat screen TV. A personal and familiar atmosphere makes you feel comfortable, staying at this brand new guesthouse. 4 large daylight bathrooms (three with balcony) await you for refreshing. Your own key to the guesthouse guarantees a highly discreet privacy. (Schöneberg)
  • Gay Hostel – is the central located gay hostel in the capital. Berlin is sexy and the favorite capital for tourists in Europe. Discover a capital of Europe at close range. (Schöneberg)
  • GUESTHOUSE 21 with Daniel and Maik – Our Guesthouse is very central located on Martin-Luther-Strasse off Motzstrasse near the Subway station Nollendorfplatz with his lines U1, U2 and U4. Also a few minutes away is the well known Kurfürstendamm with the world famous department store KaDeWe and a big shopping mall. (Schöneberg)
  • HotelZuHauseBerlin – Gay Hotel in Berlin Schöneberg. Our warm and welcoming hospitality and clean well appointed rooms and amenities will keep you comfortable durring your stay. Our reasonably priced guest rooms, that include a complimentary continental breakfast daily, are a refreshing change from the typical Berlin hotel. (Schöneberg)
  • kooomi TheGuesthouse – We offer comfort with the charm of an authentic berlin and cape style interior. a cosmopolitan spirit mixed with a creative inspiring philosophy. We love excellent service and want to make sure our guests feel home at our guest house when exploring a hip, trendy and pulsing city. We are located in Schöneberg, the gay centre of berlin – motzstrasse/corner eisenacher strasse. Gay bars, restaurants and clubs are in the neighborhood. We do have 3 double rooms [35 sqm till 45 sqm] and 1 single room [16sqm]. a great lounge area where you can meet your friends. (Schöneberg)
  • R & Co Leather Apartments – Berlin: Fetish capital of Europe and you can be part of it. Our Fetish studios have everything you need for your personal sleaze, from your own playroom to your comfortable bedroom and only footsteps away from the main fetish bars. Cruise them there or via the 24h internet! (Schöneberg)
  • SM Apartments – In the middle of all there are our S&M apartments. They are made to let you spend a relaxed time during your holidays and fulfill your darkest dreams for the same time. Every apartment has a playroom which is designed to satisfy the different sexual needs of our guests from all over the world.
  • STARS GuesthouseBoutique Hotel and Design Apartments in the GAY area of Berlin. Gay owned and managed.
  • TOM`S HOTEL – Your Gay hotel in the gay area. Berlin is sexy … and capital for tourists from around the world at the top. Experience Europe’s capital at close range. Especially gay tourists, the city attracts magically because of their diverse and vibrant scene. TOM’S HOTEL … the centrally located Gay Hotel in the capital! You will get our hotel pass which you get in the gay scene while eating, shopping, clubbing or in the sauna, as a guest several exclusive benefits. The team of TOM’S HOTEL is looking forward to your visit! (Schöneberg).
  • Toms Hostel – (Schöneberg).
  • YourHomeInBerlin – Located on Fuggerstrasse – fully equipped apartments in central Berlin for rental. Minimum rental is 2 days (Schöneberg).

History

  • Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under NazismThe homosexual victims of Nazism were not officially recognized after 1945. During 1950s and 1960s, Paragraph 175 was still part of the German penal code. In the 1980s, these “forgotten victims” were finally discussed. In 1985, for instance, president Richard von Weizsäcker remembered homosexuals as a “victim group”. The group Der homosexuellen NS-Opfer gedenken and the organization Lesben- und Schwulenverband began promoting a memorial in Berlin in 1993. On 2003, 12 December, the Bundestag approved erecting a memorial in Berlin at the boundary of Tiergarten (near to Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe). Then the competition for artists started.
  • Nollendorfplatz, Then and Now: LGBT HistoryAn early 20th century view of Nollendorfplatz, the center of gay and bohemian life in pre-World War II Germany. Theatres, cabarets, and clubs here catered to gays, lesbians, transsexuals, sadomasochists, and other members of Berlin’s sexually liberated sub-culture. The Nazis attempted to eliminate all traces of that sub-culture, but today the district is once again a center of gay life.
  • Schwules Museum – Germany’s only gay museum ‘with archive’. Changing exhibitions. A must!
  • Schwules Museum on FB – The Gay Museum is dedicated to the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-identified styles of life in history, culture and art. The museum collects, stores and presents documents and witness accounts from the many decades of queer life. Alongside the continuing historical exhibition “Self-confidence and Persistence: 200 Years of History”, the museum regularly holds various exhibitions.

Media

Play Spaces

  • Ajpnia – Positive Play Parties (Schöneberg)
  • Böse Buben – Germany’s only gay club specifically for butt play! Germany’s non-profit gay club for all forms of flagellation. (Neukölln)
  • Club Culture House – Piglet & Pervs/Fist-Factory. (Kreuzberg)
  • CDL – Sex Club with Darkroom (Schöneberg)
  • Erotik-Party – The “AHA-Berlin e.V.” presents the classic “Erotik-Party.” We are a non-commercial club that provides a non-commercial sex party with free condoms. Safer sex is a very important subject for us, so we advise every guest to use the condoms we provide for free.
  • Lab.Oratorydarkroom, private cabins, cruising area, glory holes, golden shower area. (Freidrichshain)
  • Quälgeist Berlin – If the words SM, Fetish, Leather, Rubber, Uniform, Bondage or “Dog Training” mean something to you, then you are in the right place. (Kreuzberg)
  • Rubclub – Our motto says it all. We do parties for horny guys in rubber, leather men, S&M friends and ordinary guys who just want to have good sex – preferably safe sex. Our parties are open to everyone. Our members always play in the very best locations.
  • Stahlrohr – Sex club with various dress code evenings (Topless, Underwear and Naked – program on the club website). (Prenzlauer Berg).
  • Triebwerk – WE ARE THE GAY sex club in Berlin. Here you can enjoy yourselves at more than 300 sex parties and on 50 open days a year. On two floors we offer you bar, lounge with big video screen and playing areas plus of the biggest and finest darkrooms in Berlin, Including St. Andrew’s Cross , video cabins and sling. 

Politics

Restaurants

  • MORE BerlinCafe & Restaurant (Schöneberg).
  • Raststätte Gnadenbrot – Diner like setting with breakfast and outdoor seating (Schöneberg).
  • Romeo und RomeoRomeo and Romeo serves the community and neighborhood, featuring French pastries as well as a coffee shop. (Schöneberg).
  • Sally Bowles – Cabaret Bar & Cafe. (Schöneberg).
  • Wild Oscar – A rich buffet breakfast and light German cuisine with a Mediterranean accent invite you to enjoy a cozy atmosphere.
  • Zsa Zsa Burger  – Home made Burgers (Schöneberg).

Shopping

  • Blackstyle – latexbekleidung, Gummi,Rubber,Fetisch,Latex, Gum (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Blut & Eisen – Piercing (Mitte)
  • BoxerSportswear, Underwear & Leather (Schöneberg)
  • Bruno Gmünder – Bruno’s is the gay shop chain of the Bruno Gmünder Media Group. Apart from the books and magazines of Bruno Gmünder you will also find gay DVDs, toys, underwear and everything else the gay heart desires at Bruno’s. (Schöneberg) (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Butcherei Lindinger – Rubber, latex, gummi (Schöneberg)
  • Eisen Hersz – LGBT Bookstore (Schöneberg)
  • GEAR – Leather – Rubber – Sport – Urban. We proudly carry Langlitz Leathers, Wesco Boots, Dehner’s, Mr S Leather, Nasty Pig, CellBlock13, SquarepegToys, New Balance, Adidas Originals, NIKE, … (Schöneberg)
  • Leathers Lederwerkstatt – (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Military Store – (Schöneberg)
  • Mr B – Leather, rubber, gear and anal toys (Schöneberg)
  • ROB Berlin – leather, rubber & twisted gear – The RoB brand dates back to 1975, with the first ‚leather gallery’ opened by Robert Meijer in Amsterdam. Hence the name ‚RoB’. Nowadays ‘RoB’ can be found in several European capitals. Berlin is one of them, where we opened up shop in 2003. Almost all our quality leather and rubber wear is produced in our own workshops. (Schöneberg)
  • Rub Addiction – Handcrafted Latex Berlin (Mitte)
  • Rubber Factory – (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Sling King – Leather, slings, gear (Schöneberg)

Sports

  • Akido mobile BerlinFar Eastern martial arts.
  • Berlin Bruisers Germany’s first gay male rugby team, open to players of all orientations and experience levels. Always looking for new players of ALL shapes and sizes, send us a message for more details or just come along and join in!
  • Berlin Ringer – Wrestling group based in Berlin.
  • European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation – We promote, among other things, the organisation of EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Championships. The last EuroGames 2008 were held in Barcelona, Spain.
  • EurogamesThe Official Website of EuroGames: European Gay & Lesbian Sports Championships. The website has been established by the EGLSF
  • finforfun eV. is a nonprofit organization promoting the swimming sport, especially the fin swimming and textile-free swimming.
  • Foreplay – sports club for gays and lesbians eV
  • Gay and Lesbian Diving Club is the first dive club in Germany and organized trips to lakes, dive trips to the best dive sites in the world and events. If you desire to learn in a pleasant, relaxed diving preserves the atmosphere or to go diving, then just take a look over!
  • Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association – We grow LGBT sport by facilitating partnerships for the successful delivery of World and Continental OutGames; we share expertise and best-practices with and among member organizations around the world to nurture growth and sustainability; and we partner with a broad variety of organizations, both LGBT and mainstream, to build bridges that help us further our activities and visibility while celebrating our culture through sport.
  • Gay Outdoor Club – Gay Outdoor Sport.
  • Gaysha – Self defense for gays and their friends and girlfriends! GAYSHA has been around since 1989, our experienced trainers teach you in widespread Wado-Ryu style. (Friedrichshain)
  • Hertha-Junxx – We are an official Faqnclub Hertha BSC and open for football fans who want to see us with the Bundesliga appearances for Hertha in the Olympic Stadium. From time to time we also go to the away games. In addition, we look forward to active footballers who want to play with us regularly in the zoo or at tournaments (such as Hertha’s Cup, Come Together Cup, Respect Gaymes).
  • London Bridge ClubBridge for Gays.
  • lowkickself defense Thai / Kickboxing for Women.
  • pink ballroom BerlinDance Sport for Women and Men Couples.
  • Queen-Bowling – We are a group of men and women who meet every 14 days to go bowling together. We invite our friends and acquaintances to the bowling, we are not organized by clubs and everyone can contribute their own ideas and suggestions about our bowling nights.
  • queer shock – Forum for rowing enthusiasts lesbians and gays.
  • Queer Springer – chess club for gays and lesbians.
  • Gay diving – the gay diving club in Germany.
  • SC Berliner Regenbogenforellen e.V. – Swimming
  • SEI­TEN­WECH­SEL e.V. – women / lesbian sports club Berlin eV.
  • Self Defense for Women – Martial Arts and more.
  • Shuri Ryu Berlin – Traditional Okinawan Karate.
  • Team Berlin – Service for LGBT sports clubs in Berlin.
  • Vorspiel SSL Berlin e.V.  – Sportverein für Schwule und Lesben.
  • Wild Swine Berlin – Softball for all femininities.

Tours

  • Berlin-Beiboot – Sightseeing from Treptow Park to Central Station – It starts in our home port in Rummelsburg. From here we continue on the course Stralau Peninsula to Isle of Youth. Passing the “egg house” already visited the Theodor Fontane, and described in his works, the tour continues to the middle. Did you know that the Treptow Park is connected to the Stralauer island through a tunnel? The “Molecular Man” Spree welcomes visitors at the entrance of the former GDR border guard harbor. Here begins the Oberbaum City and the Media Spree offers a fascinating mix of classic and modern architecture saving harbor. Spree was the limit at this point before the division of Germany: The “upper tree”, a thick tree trunk served previously as the office of Berlin on the River Spree. To prevent ships at night Berlin anliefen without customs duty, the Spree has been blocked by this tree trunk. The architecture of today Oberbaumbrücke with their unique lovingly restored brick facade makes the architectural reference to the former city wall. Surrounded by revelers, it offers exciting backdrop of Berlin on the water. (Mitte)
  • Gay Berlin Tours  -Berlin has long been hailed as one of Europe’s most gay-friendly cities. We’ll clue you in on all the events and hot spots Berlin’s gay and lesbian scene has to offer! The heart of gay Berlin are the same streets described by famous gay English writer Christopher Isherwood in his Berlin books of the late 20’s and early 30’s – and sometimes in the very same bars, still here despite the persecution of the Nazis and repressive post-War laws. The LGBT scene has been at the forefront of Berlin’s nightlife for decades.This bar a club tour can be tailored to your personal tastes – let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll organize an unforgettable night.
  • GoBeyond – Travel for Women! We offer exceptional group tours and individual tours for women only to Europe and the whole world. Come and explore Asia with us, go biking in Vietnam, hiking on the Canary Islands, discover France by bike and experience Ireland. We also offer city trips to Berlin, Cologne, Dublin, London, Barcelona and many more. New in 2014: tours for lesbians only! If you’d rather not travel with a group, just contact us – we’ll help you find your perfect holiday. As we are a specialist tour operator, we can also design your personal vacation for you. Just ask us! Let yourself be inspired and find your dream vacation with GoBeyond – Travel for Women.
  • Isherwood’s Neighborhood – A Walking Tour – Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this  circular one-hour tour visits the neighborhood Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin and where he wrote his famous Berlin Diaries, which were to become the film Cabaret.
  • Movin’ Queer Berlin – Private Berlin tours for lesbians and gays.
  • Queer Movie Tour Berlin – Die Filmstadt-Tour zum Schwulen Film.
  • Teddy’s Gay-Tour – Teddy’s Gay-Tour will lead your cuddly toy into the queer heart of Berlin, to the Nollendorfplatz. It will visit the gay locations in this area. And finally, it will stay in the first gay hotel of Berlin, in Tom’s Hotel!

Transgender

  • Wigstöckel is a forum for transgender. Here, trannies, transsexuals, transgender meet but also Drags (Kings & Queens), queers, and many more. Wigstöckel is for those who can not be defined solely by “man” or “woman” or want to be. Course it is also a forum for all who deal with this issue, discuss and participate in the other want.

Youth.

  • Warm Winter – Youth, Coming Out – For 25 years, the Lesbian and Gay Center AHA Berlin eVjunge invites gay 18 to 26 in the German and international one for “Warm Winter” to Berlin.

 

 

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