|Gay Friendly Travel Guide to Berlin
Berlin is one of the world's great gay attractions - with scores of gay bars, restauants, nightclubs, saunas, festivals and hotels.
This gay mecca has a huge, proud, gay and lesbian population - even the mayor of Berlin is gay, and proud of it!
Berlin has been a gay and lesbian mecca since the decadent 1920s, when Marlene Dietrich (above) strutted her stuff here.
A fascinating city for any visitor, but absolutely unmissable if you happen to be gay.
Schoneburg is perhaps the best known gay district, with Motzstrasse, Fuggerstrasse also boasting a high concentration of gay cafes,
restaurants, bars and clubs. Other gay areas of the city are Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Tiergarten.
Schöneberg / Nollendorfplatz is the heart of gay Berlin - and is often referred to as "rainbow Village". A good place to start is Mann-O-Meter, a
gay community center where you can get information and advice on anything to do with gay Berlin. This area is crammed with bars, cafes, shops
and nightclubs. A must visit is Connection, featuring a shop, a disco with fantastic music and a huge multi-level cruising area. The rainbow
village attracts a mixed crowd - but is especially popular with leather & fetish types.
Begine is a popular meeting place for lesbians. It is an established women's and lesbian cafe and bistro.
Gay men meet at Bull, Mutschmanns, New Action, Prinzknecht, Scheune, Tom’s Bar and Woof.
For the best gay table dancers - check out S-Club.
SchwuZ in Kreuzberg is an institution in the gay-lesbian nightlife scene, a must visit.
Barbie Bar and cozy Rauschgold are close by.
Serene Bar (Saturdays ruled by lesbians) is a great place.
Best Gay Clubs in Berlin
Bull - 24 hour cruise bar
Club-Culture-Houze - SM & Fetish club.
Cocks - Gay cruise bar. Dress code naked or underwear.
Darkroom - Small cruise bar with darkroom.
Greifbar - Cruise bar with videos, darkroom and booths.
New Action - Fetish cruising bar.
Tom’s Bar - Famous and popular cruise bar.
Tramp’s - 24 hour Leather, Jeans, Uniform & Bears Bar.
Triebwerk - Cruise bar. Naked or underwear.
Woof - Very hairy bear club.