Comprehensive guide to Berlin Germany with information on Schöneberg.

Social Clubs
Gay & Lesbian
Prenzlauer Berg

Located in the West, just south of Zoo Train Station around Nollendorfplatz, is Schoeneberg, the traditional center of gay Berlin. This area has been thriving since the days of the 20´s cabarets and Berlin´s beloved Christopher Isherwood. A good place to start is Mann-O-Meter, Berlin´s main gay community center where you can get information and advice on anything to do with gay Berlin. From there just walk down Motzstr. to Eisenacher Str., then along every side street in between. The area is crammed with bars, cafes, shops and nightclubs. A great spot to check out is Connection, featuring a shop, a disco with fantastic music and a huge multi-level cruising area.

Anderes Ufer (Other Shore)
Haupt Straße 157, 13159 Berlin - Schöneberg | U7 Kleistpark |
In the afternoon, Anderes Ufer is a café away from the scene. People come in to have a coffee and read the newspapers and they sometimes even have newspapers in English. The atmosphere is cool with a mix of old and new, gold picture frame mirrors and colorful walls. In the evenings the café takes on more of a gay bar scene. If you check out - it isn´t the cafe´s site but it is a gay forum and has some interesting info (in German).

Begine Café Bistro Bar - Meeting place and culture for women
Potsdamer Str. 139, Berlin - Schöneberg | U2 Bülowstraße | Times: daily except Sundays 17-1
Beguine is a long-established women's café/bar which offers a friendly environment in which to meet up with other women for a chat or for a light meal, and also regular events such as parties, concerts, dances, book presentations, and talks. Located not very far from the scenes around Goltzstraße and Nollendorfplatz, it has a somewhat more sober ambience than the Schokocafe, for example. This does not mean the atmosphere is any less friendly. The kitchen here offers excellent meals, not just snacks.

Cafe Berio
Maaßenstraße 7, 10777 Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 216 1946, Fax: 216 1945 | U1 + U4 Nollendorfplatz | Times: 8:00 - 1:00 Kitchen until 23:30
Cafe Berio is located at Nollendorfplatz, the predominant scene for gay men. But as with most areas in Berlin, it´s mixed. During the day, with the right weather, the patio is the perfect place to hang out in the sunshine. In the evening it´s a place where people meet to have a drink before going the a club. The atmosphere is comfortable with good lighting and a simple design of white walls and hard wood floors.

Fuggestrasse 33, Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 218 14 32, Fax: no fax | U2, U1, U4 Nollendorfplatz | Times: Prinzknecht: 15:00-3:00, Connection: Fri. & Sat. from 22:00
This is an all-in-one complex right in the heart of Nollendorfplatz. Facing the street is the Prinzknecht, boasting a "kilometer long bar", billiards, and nightly specials such as 2 for 1 drinks on Wednesdays before 21:00. On Fridays and Saturdays the Connection Disco opens with some of Berlin´s finest techno, several bars, and a multi-level cruising area. On top of all that there´s also a shop with videos, magazines, toys, piercing jewelry etc.

Enjoy Bed and Breakfast
Motzstrasse 5, Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 215 16 66, Fax: 21 75 22 19 | U2, U1, U4 Nollendorfplatz | Times: daily 16:30-21:00
Enjoy B&B is an agency offering private accommodation for gays and lesbians. There are over 400 rooms for rent, and not just in Berlin, but also all over Germany, other major European cities and New York. They try to keep the prices low, usually ranging from €20 - 45 per person per night including breakfast. It´s a wonderful concept and a great alternative to hassling with impersonal hotel bookings.

Windows Cafe
Martin Lutherstrasse 22, Tel: 214 23 84 , Fax: no fax | U2, U1, U4 Nollendorfplatz | cnr Motzstrasse | Times: daily16:00-4:00, Sun 15:00-4:00
Situated directly on the busy corner of Martin Lutherstr. and Motzstr., this mixed gay and lesbian cafe is named appropriately. The sides are compromised of large, greenhouse-style windows, making it a great place for a relaxing drink while watching the crowd go by. The music is upbeat with a very social crowd.

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