Corona-Update

Welcome to the new media campaign for Berlin visitors  from the LGBTQI* community! We will continue to introduce you to Berlin ambassadors and their favourite queer places in the city, despite the fact that a visit to Berlin is only possible with strict adherence to current Government regulations, due to the current Corona situation. But the Berlin spirit lives on, we remain strong, and we can't wait to welcome you in the near future to the most exciting and queerest city in the world! See you soon! 

Welcome to the new PR campaign for Berlin visitors from the LGBTQI* community! Place2beBerlin wants to welcome you and invites you to experience how the Berlin spirit is alive and well and to demonstrate why the city in general is the ideal destination for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans*, inter and queer people.

At the moment a visit to Berlin is only possible with certain restrictions. Visitors* are responsible for informing themselves about the current Corona rules and behave accordingly!

Experience Berlin - queer highlights in autumn

"Some things exist today as they did yesterday.", the grande dame, Marlene Dietrich, once sang of her hometown Berlin. This still holds true today, because in these extraordinary times the capital city has had to come up with innovative ideas. Rio Reiser, David Bowie, Claire Waldoff, Audre Lorde, and countless other LGBTQI* stars and starlets once wrote history here. There are still a great number of creative people and cultural enthusiasts living in the city - they all shape the nightlife and create a unique culture that can ONLY be experienced here. A small selection of activities for a stimulating autumn holiday in Berlin includes

Exhibitions

Spotted! In autumn, numerous exhibitions with LGBTIQ* content will be enticing visitors. Gropius Bau has devoted itself to presenting a variety of constructions of masculinity since the 1960s, with a focus on queer perspectives. This is reflected in the group exhibition, "Masculinities: Liberation through Photography". Things get even gayer in the gallery, Judin. On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Finnish cult artist, the gallery is staging the exhibition, "Tom of Finland: Made in Germany". In October, the Atelier Soldina, will focus the spotlight on lesbians, by showcasing the work of Renate von Gebhardt. The eponymously named exhibition, entitled "Renate von Gebhardt: Photographs", presents photographic works by the journalist, author, and photographer, who lived from 1921 to 2019.

Theatre and Classical Music with Queer Programmes

You can always rely on art. Despite new rules, there is still plenty of theatre on the agenda. For example, the comedy on Kurfürstendamm (which is currently being staged in the alternative venue of the Schiller Theatre) presents "Rio Reiser - Mein Name ist Mensch", a rousing play about the famous gay rock musician and singer. Film and art icon, Rosa von Praunheim, stages "Hitler's Goat and the King's Haemorrhoids" at the Deutsches Theater. "Golden Years - Die 20er Jahre Varieté, Revue No. 2" is a musical evening being presented at the Wintergarten, complete with modern acrobatics and presented by Jack Woodhead. In addition, the BKA Theatre is staging, among other things, Sigrid Grajek's play "Berlin, the 1920s - A City in a Frenzy" at the beginning of November. The theatre is also hosting the Jurassica Parka late night show, "Paillette geht immer"every second Saturday.

Attention: Tickets for all cultural events must be pre-ordered and purchased online now!

Queer neighbourhood tours

You can explore the famous district of Schöneberg on very special neighbourhood tours, guided by famous local drag queens from Berlin. They will escort you to historical sites intrinsic to the LGBTQI* scene, posing questions such as: “What do you think once happened in this bar?”, “ Where did Dietrich collapse at the bar?” Thus, the history of this city becomes accessible and tangible, which is rare for regular city tours. Explicitly lesbian district tours also form part of the itinerary.

Dice Conference + Festival

More women, trans and non-binary people are needed in the music industry and the cultural sector. The "Dice Conference" takes place from 26 to 31 October at various locations in Berlin. Under the motto, "Point of no return", there will be a variety of lectures, workshops, and panel discussions on the topic of equality in culture and music, as well as music, sound installations, drag performances and much more.

More events in Berlin

Your extra queer ticket

a flexible and inexpensive way of getting around (queer) Berlin

  • free rides with
  • attractive offers for ⁨LGBTQI*⁩ events, culture, and shopping
  • simply buy at the ticket machine or order online

COVID-19

Holidays in the queer metropolis of Berlin are limited, with certain prevention measures in place.

Please note that in October, Berlin issued new, stricter Corona rules. Visitors are expected to inform themselves of the current Corona rules and behave accordingly!

All important and current information about the Coronavirus can be found here.