Free Walking Tour Berlin

When: Every day 10am & 12pm every day
Where: The meeting point is in front of the ehemaliges Kaiserliches Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany, next to the entrance.
Price: Free

Discover the Vibrant LGBT+ History of Berlin: Join Us on a Fascinating Walking Tour!

by | Oct 17, 2023 | Walking Tour

Are you interested in exploring the rich history of the LGBT+ community in Berlin? Join us on a unique walking tour through the streets of this diverse and inclusive city. From the vibrant nightlife of the 1920s to the struggles and triumphs of the queer movement, Berlin has a fascinating LGBT+ history that deserves to be discovered.

Why Choose Our LGBT+ Walking Tour?

Our LGBT+ walking tour is meticulously designed to offer you an immersive experience into Berlin’s queer history. Led by knowledgeable guides who are passionate about the subject, you will walk in the footsteps of the brave individuals who shaped Berlin’s LGBT+ community.

By joining our tour, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of Berlin’s LGBT+ history
  • Visit significant landmarks and historical sites
  • Learn about influential figures and their contributions
  • Understand the struggles and milestones of the queer movement
  • Explore the vibrant queer nightlife of Berlin

Exploring Berlin’s LGBT+ Landmarks

Our walking tour will take you to some of the most iconic LGBT+ landmarks in Berlin. As you make your way through the city’s streets, you will encounter sites of historical importance and hear stories of the people who lived and loved in these spaces.

The Eldorado

Your journey will begin at the Eldorado, a legendary queer nightclub that flourished in the 1920s. Discover the vibrant atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties and learn about the challenges faced by Berlin’s queer community during this time of cultural and artistic explosion.

Schöneberg Neighborhood

We will then explore the Schöneberg neighborhood, also known as the “Rainbow Quarter.” This area became the focal point of Berlin’s LGBT+ scene from the 1920s until the present day. We will visit the iconic Schwules Museum and the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted under Nazism, where you will gain insight into the struggles faced by the queer community during the dark years of the Nazi regime.

Kreuzberg’s SO36

Next, we will journey to Kreuzberg, a neighborhood renowned for its vibrant counter-cultural scene. We will visit SO36, a legendary club that served as a meeting point for queers, punks, and artists during the 1970s. Experience the rebellious spirit of a community determined to challenge social norms and fight for their rights.

The Schwules Museum* and LGBTQ+ Resources Center

Our tour will end at the Schwules Museum*, where you can immerse yourself in the history, art, and culture of Berlin’s LGBT+ community. This museum offers exhibitions, archives, and events that celebrate the diverse voices and experiences within the queer community.

Tips for an Enjoyable Tour

Here are a few helpful tips to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable experience:

  1. Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for several hours.
  2. Come prepared with water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  3. Bring your curiosity and an open mind.
  4. Ask questions and engage with your guide. They are a wealth of knowledge!
  5. Consider taking photos or jotting down notes to remember the key points discussed during the tour.

Join us on this eye-opening walking tour and delve into the captivating LGBT+ history of Berlin. By exploring the past, we can better understand the present and work towards a more inclusive future.

Thank you for reading. If you're inspired by the stories of Berlin and want to delve deeper, why not join us on our Free Berlin Walking Tour? It's a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant culture. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 3.5 hours walking tour
  • Berlin’s major highlights
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag and Berlin Wall
  • Historical sites

Free Walking Tour Berlin

When: Every day 10am & 12pm every day
Where: The meeting point is in front of the ehemaliges Kaiserliches Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany, next to the entrance.
Price: Free