Gay Berlin – a micro guide

Nomadic Boys in Berlin

A few years back we were having an awesome day with Stefan and Sebastien. Together they form the Nomadic Boys, one the best gay travel blogs we encountered so far.  When we connected again during the ongoing CoviD crisis, we asked Stefan to tell us a bit more about his take on gay Berlin and here’s what he told us:

We love Berlin! We definitely rate it as one of the most exciting gay cities in the world and always look for an excuse to return. It has an incredible gay scene with LGBTQ villages across Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain. Whatever and whoever you’re into, there is always a party happening in Berlin almost every single day of the week. 

Gay travel blogger in Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

One of the most interesting parties to check out is at the super exclusive Berghain mega club in Friedrichshain. The Berghain is located in a large ex-railway warehouse, which gives it its gritty underground feel – so iconic of Berlin clubs. It is famous for being a paradise for electro music lovers, with parties that begin on Friday evenings and go all the way until the following Monday morning. It’s particularly infamous for its bouncers who are a law unto themselves because they turn away every other person just for the sake of it – including the likes of Britney and Macklemore!

Other gems to check out on the Berlin gay scene include Tom’s Bar, Prinzknecht and Heile Welt in Schöneberg, Möbel Olfe and BarbieBar in Kreuzberg, SchwuZ, Cafe Melitta Sundström and SilverFuture in Neukölln, and Flax and Schall & Rauch in Prenzlauer Berg. 

Berlin also has a gay museum in Kreuzberg called the Schwules Museum, which we highly recommend all LGBTQ travellers check out when out discovering the city’s famous sites. One of the best ways to do this is by bike as this is a city that is made for cycling with largely flat roads. We did our tour with the excellent Berlin on Bike who we absolutely rave about.

Of course, there is so much more to discover and explore, so we’re happy to share their more comprehensive gay Berlin guide.

[Disclaimer] Right now all Clubs are closed, there is zero indoor dancing going on these days, although most bars and museums are openend but as of August 12, you sometimes have to write your name in a list.