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Berlin is an extremely diverse city, residents and travelers of all nationalities visit and live here. The population in berlin is approximately 3.5 million and is expected to continue to grow. Surprisingly this city is extremely liberal as 1 in 10 inhabitants are gay or bisexual, which makes this awesome city one of Europe’s top 3 gay cities. Because of the tolerance of the Berlin people you will easily find many same sex couples walking hand in hand and kissing along the gorgeous city streets. This is definitely a must visit city for the rising gay traveler.
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Berlin is truly a city that holds many stories, both wonderful and dark. Be sure to read through the comprehensive gay and lesbian berlin travel guide before you venture into the city. During the day there are many places to go and many places for you to see. If you want to view some amazing architecture then head over to the brandenburg gate, the gate holds many of germany’s old 18th and 19th century buildings. The city’s main cathedral also resides in brandenburg and is definitely a sight to see.
Seeking a darker side of Berlin’s history? Look no further than where the Old Berlin wall use to stand, head over to the Mauermusem Haus am Checkpoint Charlie which is next to the site where the old border crossing stood when the wall was still up. If you aren’t all that into sight-seeing and would rather feed your retail indulgences then don’t fret because there are small shops everywhere. Grab a coffee and make your way down the streets of Berlin and you’ll find a wide variety of different shops and stores which will gladly help you fill your shopping bags.
Berlin Gay Scene
Berlin is one of the gay capitals in Europe. It is an incredibly tolerant place where even the mayor is openly gay. Once the night falls grab your clothes and get ready for a night on the town. Berlin is no joke, the nightlife here is crazy and extremely fun. Head over to the gaslamp quarter and you’ll find an endless stream of gay bars and restaurants. From sprawling dancefloors to hole in the wall dives, there is a sense of free-ness in the air, you’ll find same sex couples kissing and holding hands all throughout the city.
The oldest gay district in Berlin is in West Berlin, Schoneberg. This is a special area where the trendy guys-heile, welt hafen coexist in a very small locatikon with crowded cruising clubs. This is the place to be to know the biggest scene in town. Don’t forget about Kreuzberg, home to the largest Turkish community outside of Turkey. This is also the place where young and alternative, punk inspired scene is rapidly growing. Not to mention that this is also the area where the first gay Turkish party took place (gayhane)!
Prenzlauer Berg is considered to be the more relaxed, less compact gay scene but worth visiting. This place holds the genuine local atmosphere and is a must visit for those who want to add more of a cultural twist to their vacation. The schoppenstube would be a good start for any traveler in this area before the east berlin night takes you away elsewhere.
Berlin’s gay nightlife is as great as gay bars and clubs can get. This is a major city so there is always something to do. Take a look around you’ll find a facet of the gay nightlife that works for you.
Berghain is the ultimate stop in Berlin, considered and awarded the best club in multiple categories over the past few years and there is a reason. Originally an electric plant in East Berlin, this massive building is now Berghain featuring a massive club floor with steel and concrete playing techno, industrial, and Detroit style techno, a bar, and ice cream parlour.
This eccentric bar area holds the most diverse fetish scene in Europe so look no further for some epic fun!
GMF is the gay night at club Weekend located in Alexanderplatz with three different levels in a high-rise including a rooftop patio to chill the night away with friends old and new while enjoying house music by local DJ's.
Berlin’s foodie scene is as active as its gay scene. There are a number of gay-owned restaurants, cafes, and the like that are as great as any restaurant you are likely to find. Take a walk around the city, window shop until you see something you can’t wait to try. It won’t take long.
The Sage Restaurant is located right on the banks of the Spree on Berlin-Kreuzberg and is a cosmopolitan and artfully designed restaurant with a sunny terrace and a lovely, spacious beach area. Sage serves fresh, sophisticated dishes served at reasonable prices and the gay scene of Berlin has responded with praise.
This gay friendly restaurant serves traditional dishes from Berlin and creative German cuisine.
The Indian cuisine here is delicious and not to be missed!
Tips and Tricks
Here the winters can be very cold and chilly while the summers can be very hot. Keep the seasons in mind while you are traveling, and pack accordingly. Arriving with a t-shirt and shorts during the months of December and January could mean a fatal vacation mistake. Overall, Berlin is on our list of must visit destinations so be sure not to miss out on this amazing city.