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Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene

  • 3.5-hour guided walking tour of Berlin's gay districts
  • Explore areas such as Schöneberg, Tiergarten and Kreuzberg with your expert guide
  • Retrace the history of the gay culture in Berlin from the 19th century to today
Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene
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Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene
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Vibrant, progressive and multicultural, Berlin has been a pioneer in the gay rights movements since the late-19th century. Delve into the city’s LGBT history on this 3.5-hour walking tour through the historical and culturally rich neighborhoods of Schöneberg and Kreuzberg. Visit one of the city’s oldest trans* bars; stroll through Tiergarten and learn about the LGBT figures who have shaped the city’s history; and visit the Gay Museum* (Schwules Museum*), the world’s first gay museum.
What to Expect
Explore the gay neighborhoods of Berlin on this 3.5-hour guided walking tour. Since the 19th century, Berlin has been a pioneer of gay and lesbian rights in Germany, creating Siegessaeule, the first lesbian magazine, and celebrating the annual Gay Pride event. Your professional guide will tell you everything about that time and how life has changed for the city's LGBTQ community.
Start your walking tour in the Schöneberg area and visit Eldorado, one of Berlin’s oldest and most famous trans* bars that once featured regular performances of Marlene Dietrich.
Find out how openly gay and transgendered people found assistance from the sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, whose Institute for Sexual Science was shut down in during World War II in 1933 and its library destroyed during the Nazi book burning. Then, visit the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.
Continue your tour walking through the Tiergarten, the city’s best-known gay meeting spot hidden behind the Berlin Wall. Find out how LGBTQ figures have shaped the history of Berlin from the Prussian King Friedrich the Great to today’s openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit.
Finish your walking tour with a tour of the Gay Museum* (Schwules Museum*) in the vibrant district of Kreuzberg, considered one of the world's first gay museums.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Fascinating and important

My husband and I took the Berlin gay and lesbian scene walking tour with Beth today. We both thought this has been the highlight of our trip to Berlin. Beth was so knowledgeable and so passionate about the topic as she shared history with us...More

Thank MarkH4201
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great way to see Berlin from a different perspective: Queer Berlin -- Jared Pool, guide

I signed on the tour because I heard Berlin is the queer capital of Europe. The tour did cover these exiting neighborhoods. What really impressed me about the tour was the historical and social aspects of the talks covered during the walk: the historical sites...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Queer tour of Berlin

My partner and I really enjoyed this tour with Jared but best to realized there is a stronger focus on the queer or alternative movement in the club scene/ social justice movement versus the 1920/30s Christopher Isherwood era (which Jared did cover later in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank djv5000
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile
Queer tour was incredible

Jared was so knowledgeable and personable. They explained so much from history to the current day queer scene in a wonderful intersectional format. I could have listened to them talk for hours. Not to mention the quirky little areas we were shown that I wouldn’t...More

1  Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Queer Berlin Tour with Jared: one of the best things to do in Berlin!

had an amazing time in this tour very interesting talks and Jared was super intelegent, open mided and created a very open space for the group to speck and share their thoughts concerning questions of contemporary culture i highly reccomend it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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