Queer Berlin Guided Tour - in Berlin - LikeALocal Guide

Queer Berlin Guided Tour

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14 EUR

Berlin is the queer capital of Europe! Get to know Schöneberg, the city’s gay neighbourhood, on a fascinating tour with a friendly local guide.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
Ryan did a great job showing us the important gay history of Berlin and also taught us about other important historic events including the fall of the wall. We enjoyed his sharing personal stories of his life in Berlin. We highly recommend this walking tour.
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Highlights

  • Discover queer Berlin on a colourful tour of Schöneberg and Nollendorfplatz
  • Visit a Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism
  • See the artsy, liberal district of Kreuzberg
  • Learn how queer figures shaped Berlin's history
  • Experience Berlin's present-day queer scene

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Description

Berlin is the queer capital of Europe, having been at the forefront of the gay and lesbian rights movement since the late 19th century. This tour takes you on a colourful journey through two neighbourhoods; Kreuzberg, home of alternative culture, ethnic diversity, liberal politics; and Berlin’s own queer neighbourhood, Schöneberg, home of Marlene Dietrich and chronicled by Christopher Isherwood and Otto Dix.
After seeing one of Berlin’s oldest gay and transvestite bars frequented by the openly gay Nazi SA leader Ernst Röhm, we’ll visit the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism. Here you’ll discover how openly queer and transgendered individuals gained assistance from advocates such as Magnus Hirschfeld, whose Institute for Sexual Research was shut down in 1933, its library destroyed in the infamous Nazi book burnings.
Find out how queer figures, from Prussia’s King Frederick the Great to openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit, have shaped the history of Berlin, a city that still believes a “kiss-in” to be the best form of protest. The tour concludes at the Gay Museum in vibrant Kreuzberg.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly local guide
  • City map
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink
  • Public transport ticket for Berlin zone AB (approx. €7.00 for a day pass)

Meeting point

In front of STARBUCKS (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station) (In front of STARBUCKS (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station))

Reviews from travellers (4)

4.9/5

Ryan did a great job showing us the important gay history of Berlin and also taught us about other important historic events including the fall of the wall. We enjoyed his sharing personal stories of his life in Berlin. We highly recommend this walking tour.
B
Wow! What a great tour! If you are gay, and in Berlin, and you miss this tour, you will be sorry! Informative and fun! Takes you back through the gay history of Berline all the way back to the mid 1770's! DO NOT miss this!
M
I have been to Berlin many times and have taken most of the Original Berlin Walking tours, they are always excellent ! This one in particular was very special to me, as a gay Jewish man I was very interested in learning the history of gay and lesbians in Berlin. Our tour guide Finn was informative and passionate about the subject. He brought new light and understanding to the gay neighborhoods. No longer were the streets just filled with random gay bars, I left the tour with a deep understanding of the history and culture of the neighborhood. this is a must for Gay and lesbian travelers.

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4.9/5

Perfect intro tour of Berlin!
We had a great time on this tour, and learned so much! Our guide, Greg, was fantastic- funny and so smart in his commentary. It was a perfect way to start out trip to Berlin!
It was more than just a sightseeing tour
Darren, you’re not just a great tour guide, you’re a great guy! So knowlegable and engaging! Thank you so much for sharing your passion for berlin with us. We got more than we could have expected from this tour, so much to see and to think about - it was an insightful historical journey that made us fall in love with Berlin.
Valentina and Jean
Informative Insight
Our tour guide was Warren (Darren), the Irish guy. He was very knowledgable about the topic as it is what he is passionate about. He made sure all we all knew where we were going, so that no one stayed behind. He stopped along the way to introduce the Nazi era. He made sure he everyone understood what he was saying and was open to questions and comments. He told the history from an unbiased point of view leaving the information to our interpretation and conclusions. He delivered the information in such a way that made you feel you were there, maybe sitting in a college class, being immersed in all this history. He was wonderful.
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Tour operated by: Original Berlin Walks