Let us guide you
As an artist and a passionate explorer Leen fell in love with Berlin the first time she visited in 2003. She finally moved here from England in 2009, and has made it her home. Her first job here was as a tourguide of the city, which she have been doing since. It keeps her exploring and discovering - Berlin doesn’t let you get bored.
However her main focus has been the Arts, mainly working as an Artistic Director and Curator with various projects and spaces. A project that she started up and co-directed for a few years was US, a performative project exploring the diversity in gender and sexuality.
When she moved into her new apartment she discovered me - her new neighbour. We got talking and decided to create something together. Naturally, with walk this way, Leen's touring background and both our interest in the history and life in Berlin, a tour exploring the revolutionary and colourful soul of the city was the outcome. It’s an inspirational, important and very sexy subject to indulge in.
More details of the tour
The sexual freedom and tolerance of Berlin is deeply rooted in the city’s identity. The history is seeped in stories of both progressive freedom and violent intolerance. Today's Berlin is one of the most accepting and vibrant cities in the world, something that we can all be proud of. It is one of the few places in the world where sexual identity can be freely expressed and desires of all varieties can be fulfilled. Through inspirational people, historical events, notorious locations, and more, we will look at who, what and how Berlin has continued to be at the front of the fight for liberation. Come with us and discover what has made Berlin so open, loving and naughty.
We will explore...
- historical locations
- inspirational characters
- Arts and culture
- and more.
The Tour starts at Viktoria-Luise Platz next to the red Arch. It is to be found where the Motzstraße begins.
Station: U4 Viktoria-Luise Platz; or a little bit further away U1, U2, U3, U4 Nollendorfplatz
We will end up at Südblock at Kottbusser Tor.
Station: U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor
We take payment in cash on the tour, the price is 10 Euro. 25% of all tickets will go towards Lambda, an organisation supporting young Queer people in Berlin. For more information check out their website: www.lambda-bb.de.
21st of June 2017
28th of June 2017
5th of July 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 .