LGBT Scene in Munich

Most of Munich’s gay cafes, bars and shops are located in the city center in the area Glockenbachviertel close to the subway station Sendlinger Tor. Nevertheless, the gay scene in Munich can’t be compared with the two gay hotspots in Germany, Berlin and Cologne. One reason is that Munich is the capital of Bavaria, Germany’s most conservative federal state (although Munich is more liberal than the rest of Bavaria).
Annual gay highlights in Munich are the leather and fetish meeting at the Starkbierfest in March, several street fairs from June till August, the Gay Pride Weekend (CSD) in July, the gay & lesbian film festival Verzaubert Film Weekend, and the gay Sunday at the world-famous Oktoberfest in September.