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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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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.
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
  • Learn about the gay community and its main personalities such as Marlene Dietrich and Mayor Klaus Wowereit
  • Visit the Gay Museum* (Schwules Museum*) for a deeper comprehension of LGBT history and culture
  • Discuss the treatment of Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2018
A gem of a tour!

Jared was a fantastic guide -- extremely knowledgable, thoughtful, and with a deep passion for queer history and social justice. It was one of the highlights of my stay in Berlin. It made me appreciate this city's history, liberalism, diversity and inclusivity even more than...More

Thank Avi B
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Hours of queerness

Jared led us through the old East dance scene, Kotti and Schoeneberg with stories ranging from Uranians and the Third Sex, through to queer. Music, science, communities. The history and politics of the city through a very queer lens. We even got a lunch break....More

1  Thank A5261XBgraham
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