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  3. Berlin Wall

Queer Berlin Walking Tour

Product ID: 21415
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Explore Berlin’s gay and lesbian history on a unique Queer Berlin tour of its gay neighborhoods and locations. See the poignant Holocaust memorial, visit one of the city’s oldest gay and transvestite bars and end at the Gay Museum.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Schoeneberg, Berlin's gay neighborhood
  • Visit the Eldorado, one of Berlin's oldest queer bars
  • Stop at the Gay Museum in Kreuzberg
  • Hear stories of gay heroes, past and present
  • Learn about the unique work of Magnus Hirschfeld
Full description
Berlin is the queer capital of Europe and on this fascinating and fun tour, you will explore Schöneberg, the city’s gay neighborhood, and walk through the Tiergarten, it’s best-known gay meeting spot.

The city has been a pioneer of gay and lesbian rights since the late 19th-Century, despite the notorious “Section 175” of the German penal code, which criminalized male homosexuality for decades after World War 2.

In Schöneberg, see where Marlene Dietrich lived and worked and where Christopher Isherwood and Otto Dix chronicled the city’s fantastic cabaret and nightlife scene. Visit the Eldorado, one of Berlin’s oldest gay and transvestite bars, and stop at the poignant memorial to all the homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis and sent to the concentration camps.

Find out how openly queer and transgendered individuals found assistance and support from Magnus Hirschfeld, whose ground-breaking Institute for Sexual Science was shut down in 1933, and had its library destroyed during the notorious Nazi book-burnings.

Walk through the Tiergarten, the city’s best-known gay meeting spot, located in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Find out how queer figures, from the Prussian King Friedrich the Great to today’s openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit, have shaped the history of Berlin.

Finish the tour at Berlin’s unique Gay Museum in the vibrant Kreuzberg neighborhood.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Public transport
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour will make use of public transportation, the costs of which are not included in the tour price.
• Please bring along a valid AB public transport ticket (EUR 7.00 per person for a day pass; prices correct as of January 2016; prices subject to change).
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Berlin Walks

Product ID: 21415