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Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene

Highlights
  • 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
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Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene
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Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene
US$ 16.64
Overview
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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
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

Thank djv5000
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
A tour de force of Berlin’s queer relevance

An absolutely wonderful tour. Jared, the guide, is unbelievably knowledgable and delivers information with gusto, passion and humour. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Kristján Ó
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
Queer Berlin tour with Jared

A great way to discover the queer side of Berlin. Learnt a lot and it was good to have Jared who is so passionate about this topic. It is a must do

Thank Nikkk_f
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