Let us take you on a walk through our city. QueerBerlin is a locally-curated collection of secret spots and LGBT-friendly gems crafted so you can explore Berlin with ease by way of simply suggested city walks or more spontaneous choose-your-own-adventure routes. The pocket-size folding map includes the sights and attractions for important historical places as well as underground and local favorites to help make the most of your Berlin experience.
Berlin has a long history as an LGBT hotspot and LGBT-friendly destination. In the 1920s, Berlin was at the center of the flamboyant decade of cabaret and attracted a diverse and international group of LGBT individuals. Today, the city is once again one of the world’s most queer-friendly places with a diverse number of options available to every type of traveler. The QueerBerlin map offers a detailed look into some of Berlin’s newest and queerest hotspots.
Once a month you can also join me on a walk through Schöneberg, where I show you my queer highlights of the 20th in Berlin. 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.
From museums, shops, sights, restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs and more, you will find boundless options for every budget. The QueerBerlin city walks are designed to guide you effortlessly through Berlin to the most exceptional sights like the Reichstag, beer gardens off the beaten path in Tiergarten, select shops on Potsdamer Street, and the Boros Art Collection. Come and go to as many or few that suit you. Also, the opposite side of the pocket guide features even more exclusive LGBT-friendly highlights in Berlin along with detailed maps and photos to help you find your own way.
Adam Groffman is an award-winning travel writer, blogger and marketer based in Berlin, Germany where he covers city trips around the world, expat life, LGBT travel, festivals, and nightlife. His gay travel tips have been featured in The Guardian, AFAR, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Conde Nast Traveler and Vanity Fair. Find more LGBT travel tips on his popular gay travel blog, Travels of Adam. And when he’s not out exploring the coolest bars and clubs (which you’ll find listed on the QueerBerlin map), you’ll find him in an art gallery or museum—or most likely, on Twitter and Instagram.
Berta Luise Heide is the publisher of the travel guides BertaBerlin, a travel blogger and marketer, and most notably a born resident of the German capital city. In her travel guides, inconspicuously entitled BertaBerlin, she discovers city walks all over Berlin and writes about the hidden gems of the city on her blog. Find more travel tips on Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Mitte on Top 5 of Berlin. And when she is not sitting with Adam in a bar like Bar Saint Jean (which you’ll find listed on our travel guide QueerBerlin), you’ll find her in Neukölln playing table tennis at Böhmischen Platz or on Facebook and Instagram.