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Gay Berlin

The gay capital of Germany and, arguably, queer capital of Europe. Berlin is home to gay bars and clubs like that rival anything you might find in other major capitals.

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A comprehensive list of world-renowned gay bars in Berlin.

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Explore the best gay parties and clubbing scenes in Berlin.

LGBT Rights in Germany

Homosexual activityLegal Since 1969
Same-sex marriageLegal Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal Since 2006
Equal age of consentEqual Since 1988

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Axel Hotel Berlin

Gay-popular hotel. Great sauna & spa. Near the metro & gay scene.

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Berlin : 4-star

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ArtHotel Connection

Gay hotel. Free entry to Connection nightclub.

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Berlin : 3-star

Gay hotel.

TOM’S Hotel

Gay hotel. Free pass to gay venues. Prime location.

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Berlin : 3-star

In the gay district.

Quentin Design Hotel

In the gay district. Stylish design. Great value.

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Berlin : 3-star

Stylish new hotel.

RIU Plaza Berlin

Stylish new hotel. Very close to gay village, shops & metro.

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Berlin : 4-star

Within bustling Kreuzberg.


Within bustling Kreuzberg.

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Berlin : 5-star

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Berlin's largest gay village, with many bars, shops and gay hotels

Berlin's city centre; home to major landmarks and tourist attractions

Friedrichshain / Kreuzberg
trendy districts with many gay-popular bars and nightclubs

Prenzlauer Berg
gay-popular district with many friendly bars and unique culture

About Gay Berlin

Gay Berlin - City Guide

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Berlin was hailed as the gayest city on earth in the 1920s. It has reclaimed its crown in recent years. Other major cities may have big gay scenes but nowhere can quite rival Berlin. It has the most hedonistic gay scene in the world. Berlin takes pride in its anything-goes culture and that is reflected in its gay cruise clubs, gay saunas, clubs and bars. Berlin’s nightlife makes London’s and New York’s seem tame.

Schöneberg is the main hub of Berlin’s gay scene. It’s packed with bars and clubs. You’ll also find a big gay scene in Kreuzberg / Friedrichshain – home to the legendary Berghain. Next to the Berghain you’ll find Laboratory, the most notorious gay cruise club in the world. Berlin’s gay scene is fun but it can be quite extreme. There are more low key gay bars in Berlin, such as Heile Welt if you’d like a more chilled experience. But if you’re looking for something more then Berlin is the place to be.

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Berlin Events

 | city centre | 11-Sep-2020 until 15-Sep-2020 This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Europe’s largest gay fetish event with huge str...

 | Spreewiesn Berlin | 05-Oct-2020 until 26-Oct-2020 EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER. Gayweisen is the gay Oktoberfest. Expect hot guys, hot girls, traditional costum...

 | KitKatClub | 16-Oct-2020 until 18-Oct-2020 The world's most hedonistic gay party.

 | city centre | 2021-Jul Celebrating 51 years of Stonewall and 40th anniversary of CSD Berlin (Christopher Street Day). The parade...

Gay Parties & Events in Berlin Today

2 For 1 Fridays

 | Lab-oratory @ Berghain

Themed Weekend Party

 | Connection Club

Shooter Friday - €1 shots all night

 | New Action

Pop Tart Night - queer pop night

 | Große Freiheit 114

Happy Hour 2pm-5pm

 | Dreizehn

Happy Hour, 4pm-5pm

 | K6

Smoking Night

 | Bar Saint Jean

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Featured Venues


“Come as strangers, leave as friends” is the motto at Prinzknecht. The large,...

GMF @ House of Weekend

Popular Sunday-night gay dance party.

Der Boiler

Large, modern gay sauna in the middle of Kreuzberg district.


LGBT centre that hosts gay parties, concerts & events.


Gay adult shop with large selection of items.

Revolver Party @ KitKatClub

Monthly gay dance & cruise party at KitKatClub.

Alternative Berlin Tours

Alternative Berlin Tours, a gay friendly company offering unique tours allowing you to see the best...

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Gay Cruising in Berlin

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Discover Weimar Berlin

The culture of the Weimar ranged from smoke-filled cabarets, Bauhaus architecture, groundbreaking movies and also the world’s first fully-fledged, visible gay scene. Read more

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There are around 170 museums in Berlin and most of them are free. Berlin’s turbulent history is totally unique. Its fortunes have waxed and waned dramatically over the last couple of centuries. Great capital cities tend to be home to lots of old buildings. As Berlin was reduced to rubble in 1945, all the old stuff […] Read more


Berghain: How to get into Berlin’s Legendary Nightclub

It’s a question many tourists ask when they arrive in Berlin. The most notorious nightclub in Europe has a strict door policy. Some have argued that the bouncers use an unknowable logic to determine whether they say “Jah” or “Nein”. You simply have to queue in the cold for hours and hope for the best. Read more

No Lost Cause, Love Will Win – CSD Berlin

Best gay Instagram photos from CSD Berlin Pride 2016. Read more

Berlin – Wild Days, Wilder Nights

Wild days and even wilder nights makes Berlin a great city for gay travellers to explore. Read more

Two Gay Days In Berlin

Berliners first voted for a gay mayor, Klaus Wowereit, in June 2001 and, in 2014 he is still there, having won two more elections.  Read more

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