Berlin's Gay, Lesbian, And Queer Scene Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover another side of Berlin on this walking tour of the citys gay and lesbian districts. With your expert guide, immerse yourself in Berlins culturally rich gay neighborhoods and learn about their history from the 19th century to today. Hear about main contributors to the development and recognition of these areas, including openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, the lesbian magazine 'Siegessaeule', and the famous annual Gay Pride event. Passing some key places such as the Kreuzberg, Schneberg and the Tiergarten, discover the gay community lifestyle across the years in the German capital. You will also visit the Gay Museum (Schwules museum*), offering some comprehensive archives.

Highlights

Comprehensive tour of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

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 Schneberg area and visit Eldorado, one of Berlins 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 citys 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 todays 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.

Inclusions

Professional guide

City map, including information regarding public transport

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Entrance fees to the Gay Museum

Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx.7.00 Euros for day pass) that is available from your guide on the day

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Sep-2018

    Best tour we've ever been on. Finn was a fantastic tour guide. He is super informative, friendly and fun. We highly recommend.

  • 09-Sep-2017

    Great tour, perfect guide! Probably the museum should not be mentioned in the program. I went there because i wanted to, but by one side i believe the tour is richer per se. I was the only one interested to see the museum also.

  • 17-Jun-2017

    Super interesting!

  • 18-Nov-2016

    We met with our guide and she took us on an amazing journey through the history of acceptance and tolerance of Berlin. The good and the bad of a history filled with amazing moments for us all to learn from.
    This tour is a must for any and all LGBTQ people. Our history is important to know where and from whence we came. with out history we will forget to Keep our vigilance!!

  • 17-Jun-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 28-Sep-2015

    After reading the book Gay Berlin, I felt the tour was not worth the money. However, with that being said, anyone who hasn't read the book would definitely get a lot out of the tour. Our guide Finn, was very knowledgeable and carried around and iPad to show reference of persons or original places as we went along the tour.

  • 04-Aug-2014

    Great and interesting tour. Lorna was the perfect guide.

  • 09-May-2013

    Wow! This is one of the best walking tours I have ever taken! Finn really knows his stuff! We even got a bonus of this tour: by taking us on the bus, we drove by several different buildings that he discussed as well as several other "non-gay" sites. The gay part of the tour was amazing; taking us back through the gay history of Berlin all way to the mid 1700's - DO NOT miss this tour if you are in Berlin! I would give it 10 starts if I could!! Highly recommended!!