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Gay Berlin


Berlin, Germany
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Berlin's gay origins date back over 100 years but really came alive in the Roaring 20’s when it gained the reputation as being the ‘gayest city’ in Europe. All that ended when Hitler gained power. With the start of the cold war at the end of World War II, Berlin was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin, with West Berlin again becoming the gay capital of Germany. After homosexual contacts had been legalised in 1969, the gay scene and gay movement in West Berlin grew fast in the 1970s and 1980s and continues thrive to this day. In Berlin, the gay community is vast, diverse and welcoming. Berlin has had an openly gay mayor, a gay museum and a long-overdue memorial to homosexuals who died in the Holocaust.

Accommodation for gay and lesbian travelers visiting Berlin is plentiful and ranges in price and quality to meet the needs of most gay travelers. As well as numerous gay specific hotels and guesthouses, there are any number of gay-friendly hotels, inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodations throughout the city to choose from.

Berlin is made up of several districts that are easily accessible by public transportation that runs 24/7. All of them are gay-friendly, though they each have their own unique style. Schöneberg is home to the long-standing traditional gay male community that has existed for nearly a hundred years. Kreuzberg is a bohemian district known for its history as a haven of political dissent and it has a more edgy, grassroots feel to it. Prenzlauer-Berg is a former East Berlin neighborhood and it hasn't lost the workers district feel. It offers a unique look into East Berlin life and an integrated, if scattered, gay scene. Friedrichshain and Mitte are newer, more commercial areas that also cater to gay life.

Berlin's nightlife is vast and diverse. There are hundreds of gay bars, clubs and cafes, plus there is a strong gay presence at many straight venues. There is no closing time for bars and clubs in Berlin, so the party can continue all night long. Don't get so busy partying that you miss Berlin's Schwules Museum, an institution dedicated to showcasing homosexual history, art and culture. Besides exhibitions and an impressive library, they also host lectures and film screenings.

Berlin blends a ‘cutting edge’ city with the depth and grace of its baroque history.

So, if you’re looking for a culture, history, art, music and vibrant gay scene and a destination to enjoy not only for a long weekend or a longer vacation Berlin, Germany is a must for gay and lesbian travelers. You'll love the huge, friendly gay scene and all the beauty that Berlin has to offer.

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