Every last Saturday of the month, I walk Berlin visitors and Berliners 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 always meet in Schöneberg Berlin and visit the former Eldorado nightclub, the Berghain of the 20ies, Anita Berber, the Amy Winehouse of the 20ies, and the author Christopher Isherwood, who immortalised the city in his book Goodbye to Berlin.
After the QueerBerlin tour, I always give everybody some homework! Here is a list of wonderful movies, which gives you an insight into life of the 20ies in Berlin.
- Some like it hot, film by Billy Wilder, 1959 (trailer)
- It is not the homosexual who is pervers, but the society in which he lives, film by Rosa Praunheim, 1971 (trailer)
- Tom of Finland, film by Dome Karukoski, 2017 (trailer)
- Chris & Don: A Love Story, documentary by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, 2007 (trailer)
- Christopher and His Kind, story of Christopher Isherwood's life, television film by Kevin Elyot, 2011 (trailer)
- A Single Man, based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, film by Tom Ford, 2009 (trailer)
- The Danish Girl, first sex reassignment surgery (Berlin), film by Tom Hooper, 2015 (trailer)
- Last but not least Babylon Berlin (serie from 2017)
And if you missed the tour or want to do your own walk through the queer scene of Berlin, you can walk along one of my three suggested walks on the travel guide QueerBerlin. For this project I teamed up with Adam, who normally is a travel blogger based in Berlin. He covers additional LGBT travel tips and stories from across the world on his blog: www.travelsofadam.com.