Queer Berlin walking tour
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Queer Berlin walking tour

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£17.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the site of Eldorado, once Berlin's first gay and trans bar
  • Hear about the life of the unlikely queer icon Frederick the Great
  • Learn about the Queer Capital of Europe and the historic origins of the scene
  • Excplore the life of Magnus Hirschfeld, whos institute for Sexual Science was shut down in 1933 by the Nazi's
  • Learn about the only openly gay Nazi Ernst Röhm
What to expect

Discover Berlin’s ambivalent queer history, including both periods of celebration of sexual freedom and of gruesome repression and persecution, on this unique walking tour. Visit one of the oldest queer bars in town, see the memorial dedicated to homosexuals in Nazi Germany at Nollendorfplatz and end the tour nearby the Gay Museum.

Berlin is known as the queer capital of Europe. It has been a pioneer of gay and lesbian rights since the end of the 19th century, even though "Section 175" of the German penal code continued to criminalize male homosexuals until 1994. Get to know the queer history of Berlin and learn more about queer figures, from Prussian King Frederick to former mayor Klaus Wowereit.

Stroll through Schöneberg, the epicenter of gay life in the 1920s. Visit the famous Eldorado, one of Berlin’s oldest transvestite bars and stop at the memorial to the homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis. Learn about the unique work of Magnus Hirschfeld, who offered help and support to openly queer individuals in these horrific times. His Institute for Sexual Science was shut down in 1933 and its library destroyed during the Nazi book-burning.

During the walking tour you will also explore the lively Kreuzberg district, to get a feeling for what life is like for local queers nowadays. Your guide is looking forward to introducing you to an important part of Berlin’s culture, a city in which a "kiss-in" is still seen as the best form of protest.

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What's included
  • check Expert guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Ticket for public transport
Where

Hackescher Markt, Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin

Meeting point:
Meet your guide in front of Starbucks at the Hackescher Markt.
What to remember
  • Please note that the reduced option is available for young people under 26 years old and for seniors older than 65
  • This tour is accessible for wheelchair users
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • On this tour you will use public transport. If you have a valid rail pass, please bring it with you or buy a ticket on the spot
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Provider
ORIGINAL BERLIN WALKS
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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  • Karl

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

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    5/5

    Een mooie kijk op heden en verleden. Een gids die de nodige kennis heeft en die er in slaagt om dit mooi aan de groep mee te geven. Een aanrader voor ...

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