Uncover LGBTQ+ history & fascinating people
Let's walk this way
Let me walk you through nearly a 100 years of queer history in a city where sexual identity can be freely expressed & desires of all varieties fulfilled!
We’ll meet in Schöneberg, a queer district famed for its alternative nightlife. This area blossomed in the 20s only to be crushed by Hitler, before blooming again in the 70s.
One stop on our tour will be the former Eldorado nightclub, a popular Weimar-era haunt, another the Berlin home of author Christopher Isherwood, who immortalised the city in his book Goodbye to Berlin. Each place we visit will be brought to life with stories about the colourful, fascinating people who made the city what it is - a symbol of liberation.
Finally, let’s finish up with a drink at Cafe Berio at Nollendorfplatz where we can chat and watch the world go by. After the tour we can have a drink at Cafe Berio close to the Nollendorfplatz and chat a little bit more. Just as you like.
How is your guide?
Well, its me. A born and bred Berliner, I am also the publisher of BertaBerlin and QueerBerlin maps. In my guides, I share Berlin walks and favourite places. I also blog about the city at www.walk-this-way.net. My research has taken me into many hidden corners and I enjoy talking to the people I encounter. I’d love you to join me - maybe we’ll even discover something together during our experience!
Where do we meet?
We will start at Viktoria-Luise Platz (U4) in Schöneberg. In addition to the Eldorado, Isherwood’s former home, and gay bookshop Eisenherz, we’ll take in beautiful architecture, contemporary queer hubs and much more. The tour ends by the former Metropol theatre at Nollendorfplatz (U1, U2, U3, U4).
If you cannot make it to the tour, BertaBerlin (the map) is available in well-chosen locations all over Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg, Mitte, Schöneberg and Prenzlauer Berg or online. But for those of you, who want to stay up to date, feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK or register for my NEWSLETTER BertaNews.
pics by Nadja Wohlleben