Berlin is by far the largest city in Germany, being twice the size of Hamburg, and with it comes widespread acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and a large and varied gay scene. With many gay bars and clubs catering to different crowds, Berlin gay life is probably more edgy than most other cities and an international reputation for fetish lovers. Berlin is quite spread out as a city, so you will find gay bars and events happening across town. Find all you need about Gay Berlin in the GayMapper Berlin Gay Guide.
As Berlin is such a large city, it's more important than ever to choose the right location for you. In the west of the city, you'll be close to the Schöneberg gay village, as well as the famous Berlin Zoo and shopping street Kurfürstendamm. Or stay further east to be in the edgier and more hispter part of town. Wherever you choose to stay, perhaps treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Berlin, Germany. You're able to support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!
Recommended gay friendly hotels in Berlin
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Berlin gay scene
There are so many gay bars and clubs in Berlin, and the scene is constantly changing. Nevertheless, the Schöneberg district remains the heart of the gay community, which has thrived here since the 1920's, and offers a large variety of gay bars and nightlife to choose from, focused along Fuggerstrasse and Motzstrasse. You'll also find clusters of gay bars in the Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain districts, and most recently bars have opened up in Prenzlauer Berg and Berlin Mitte.
Tours & experiences in Berlin
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