original berlin walks
April – October: Mon and Fri. 10:00 am
Nov – March: Sat 10:00 am
Explore Berlin’s gay neighbourhood, Schöneberg, home of Marlene Dietrich and chronicled by Christopher Isherwood and Otto Dix. Visit the Eldorado, one of Berlin’s oldest gay and transvestite bars, and frequented by openly gay Nazi SA leader Ernst Röhm. Visit a memorial to the homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis and find out how openly queer and transgendered individuals found assistance from advocates such as Magnus Hirschfeld, whose Institute for Sexual Science was shut down in 1933, its library destroyed in the infamous Nazi book-burning.
Also visit the vibrant neighbourhood of Kreuzberg to get a feel for what life is like today for queer individuals in Berlin. Find out how queer figures from the Prussian King Frederick the Great to openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit have shaped the history of Berlin, a city which still believes a “kiss-in” to be the best form of protest, and finish the tour near to the Gay Museum.
Tour starts at Hackescher Markt
infront of Starbucks
Mon – Sat: 10:00 am
telephone: +49(0)177 – 30 19 194
S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S9 Hackescher Markt
Tram: M1, M4, M5, M6 Hackescher Markt
tariff zone: AB