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Gay & Lesbian Berlin

The Gay Scene in Berlin is as diverse as the city´s districts. In most parts of Berlin gay people are as accepted as anyone else. In the main districts, Kreuzberg, Schöneberg, Mitte, Friedrichshain & Prenzlauer Berg, same sex couples can be seen, like any other couples, kissing and holding hands. Because of this acceptability, the gay scene is not limited to gay venues. Gay social life is one of the many threads which make Berlin and add to its amazing character. In districts further away from the center and particularly to the East of Berlin, the presence of right wing elements means that same sex couples need to be more cautious about showing affection in public.

The scene here is a strong one with a lot of variety, something for everyone. The more traditional gay male scene is at Nollendorfplatz . Kreuzberg is a liberal, open-minded part of town, where gay life is most connected with the diverse pulse of the neighbourhood. Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg are part of a newer scene in the east which feels like its very alive and still developing. Part of Prenzlauer Berg has already developed into a yuppie scene which is in sharp contrast to the more happening and less-developed parts.


Siegessäule (the victory column) - is a free gay magazine which has hundreds of listings of clubs, cafes, services and saunas. You can find it in most cafes and some libraries and shops. It´s the best source to find what events are happening when and where.

Out in Berlin free English/German Travel Guide to Berlin for Gays and Lesbians, published by Siegessäule.You can also order a copy directly from Siegessäule by sending the shipment postage of € 1.44.

Sergej - is another free mag for the gay scene. Its focus is similar to Sigessäule but its feel is glossier - not as grass roots.

megadyke productions - organisers of many lesbian events, e.g. parties in the Schwuz or Tränenpalast. A website conceived in English.

Gay Museum, Archive and Library (Schwules Museum)
Mehringdamm 61, 10965 Berlin - Kreuzberg | Tel: 69 59 90 50, Fax: 61 20 22 89 | U6 + U7 Mehringdamm | Prices: € 5, € 3 (conc.) | Times: Wed - Mo 14:00 - 18:00, Sa 14:00 - 19:00
Located in the courtyard behind Melitta Sundström is the gay museum. The exhibitions vary in content. Hildegard Knef is the theme of the current show (7 Dec. 2005-27 Feb. 2006). The archive and library are upstairs from the museum. The collection of English fiction is big, and it´s free to read. The only drawback is that you can´t check the books out. The staff are helpful and speak English. Both the museum and archive are good resources for learning more about gay cultural history and current happenings in the gay world.

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