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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From EUR 14.00

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Discover another side of Berlin on this walking tour of the city’s gay and lesbian districts. With your expert guide, immerse yourself in Berlin’s 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, Schöneberg 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
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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Departure Time:
10:00am
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Schwules Museum Berlin

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Pricing information

Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene

Walking Tour of Berlin's Gay and Lesbian Scene

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • City map, including information regarding public transport
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 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 Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Jeff, November 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!!

    Reviewed by: Krisane, August 2014

    Great and interesting tour. Lorna was the perfect guide.