WHEN & WHERE
The Queer Capital of Europe
A queer king, a gay mayor, Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel, David Bowie in the ‘70s, Audre Lorde in the ‘80s: Berlin has long been a magnet for LGBTIQ icons and allies. As the first company to offer a regular queer tour in Berlin we are thrilled to show you an integral side to our city.
From the wild days of the 1920s and the dark days of persecution under the Nazis through to the different experiences in East and West Berlin, we will look at LGBTIQ experiences throughout Germany’s history. Hear about the club scene of the 90s, the unlikely queer icon Frederick the Great, and the life of the openly gay Nazi, Ernst Röhm. Explore Berlin’s world-famous gaybourhood, Schöneberg, once the central district of the so-called sapphic capital Berlin and home of philosopher and war journalist Erika Mann, a space and time chronicled by painter Otto Dix and writer Christopher Isherwood, and the home of one of Berlin’s oldest gay and trans* club, the former Eldorado.
Not only history, we’ll talk about the queer community of Berlin and all the communities it intersects with by bringing you to Kreuzberg, where as far back as the 1600's, many waves of LGBTIQ and immigrant diasporas have come to determine "nobody flees without a reason".
On this tour we accept anyone that considers themselves LGBTIQ, an ally, or who’s just plain interested. No matter who you are, where you’re from or how you identify: you are welcome.
Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.
Address: Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin
GPS: 52.52301, 13.401557
The following S-Bahn trains and trams stop at Hackescher Markt:
S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75
Tram: M1, M4, M5, M6, 12