Berlin has a long history as an LGBT hotspot and as an 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.
From museums, shops, sights, restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs and more, you’ll find plenty of LGBT options for every budget. The map, made in partnership with local travel guide publisher BertaBerlin, includes three unique walking tours through the city. Each walk features LGBT-specific highlights and historical markers.
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 travel guide features even more exclusive LGBT-friendly highlights in Berlin along with detailed maps and photos to help you find your own way.
The map is available to buy online or in select shops, galleries and bars in Berlin for €5. Find it at C/O Gallery, Do You Read Me?, König Galerie, Other Nature, Facciola and many more places.
For more Berlin tips, make sure to check out the full Hipster Guide to Berlin
About the Authors
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, LGBTQ 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. 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 or Instagram.
Berta Luise Heide is the publisher of the travel guide 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 Berlin blog. When she’s not sitting with Adam in a bar like Bar Saint Jean (which you’ll find listed on the queer travel guide), you’ll find her in Neukölln playing table tennis at Böhmischen Platz