Berlin, the Center of Gay Life in Germany

Published Date Author: , April 21st, 2012

Gay Travel BerlinBerlin is not only the capital of the country, but also Germany’s center for gay and lesbian life. Berlin’s openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit coined the now famous words “Ich bin schwul, und das ist auch gut so” (“I am gay, and that’s a good thing”), and the city ranks as the third largest gay metropolis in all of Europe, only topped by London and Amsterdam.

1. Gay-Friendly Areas in Berlin

Same sex couples will find a thriving and diverse scene in Berlin, including 150 gay bars and cafes (as well as a gay bar owners’ union); the gay scene gravitates mainly around the districts of Schoeneberg, which has been Berlin’s heart of gay life since the Golden Twenties and the home of Christopher Isherwood, who lived on Nollendorfstrasse.

You will see many rainbow flags on Nollendorfplatz, in Motzstrasse, Kalckreuthstrasse, Fuggerstrasse, and Martin-Luther-Strasse, where you will find some of Berlin’s most famous gay bars and businesses. Other gay-friendly and hip areas include Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, and Kreuzberg.

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Purple Roofs Gay Travel Newsletter: May 2012 | Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog - Gravatar Purple Roofs Gay Travel Newsletter: May 2012 | Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog said on April 30, 2012, 3:04 pm:

[…] Berlin, the Center of Gay Life in Germany […]

Mark V - Gravatar Mark V said on October 2, 2014, 1:13 am:

Nice list and correct information.
Now GAY London, Amsterdam and Berlin do not compare with each other.
Berlin is the party town. But Berlin is for Berliners.
The many bars and parties (party every day!, does Berliners sleep?).
But unfortunately, every season there is a gay bar closing teir doors.
Here you find a story about the problems with current Gay Life in Berlin .Zum_schmutzigen_Hobby_is__damn_to_be_closed .
If you want to visit Gay Berlin , Visit it NOW !

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