The Gay and Queer Guide to Berlin

Berlin has one of Europe’s most exciting and immense gay / queer scenes. We help you discover the German capital like a local. And if you are already a local, we hope we will give you some new ideas.

The Berlin Gay and Queer Guide from The Needle is completely independent: no sponsored links, no ghostwritten content.


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  1. The Schoeneberg ‘Gay’ Scene
  2. ‘Cosmo Gay’: the Mitte Scene
  3. ‘Queer’: the Kreuzberg and Neukölln Scene
  4. ‘Gay on the Strip’: the Friedrichshain Scene and Venues farther afield
  5. Berlin’s Lesbian, Trans*, Non-Binary, and Queer Women’s Scene
  6. Night Clubs
  7. Sex and Cruising
  8. What’s it Like to be Gay in Berlin? and More information / Links

Note that dedicated gay and queer institutions tend to congregate around four main parts of the city: Schöneberg around U-Bahn Nollendorfplatz, Mitte near S-Bahn Hackescher Markt, Kreuzberg around S-Bahn Kottbusser Tor (and into Neukölln), and Friedrichshain off Revaler Straße. These four boroughs, accordingly, have generally different audiences, which we can call for simplicity’s sake: ‘Gay’, ‘Cosmopolitan Gay’, and ‘Queer’, and ‘The Strip’. It’s a simplification, but maybe a helpful one for newbies. We’ll get to the difference right away, if you…

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