Berlin is doubtlessly a major hot spot in gay life and gay culture in Europe and seems to have become the world capital of fetish, with its many gay fetish venues and events throughout the year. The heart of the gay life in Berlin is Schöneberg, which has been a gay district since the 1920s.
Schöneberg will strike you with its community feeling, being home to many gay café, restaurant, bars and fetish stores. It should be on your list of places to explore in Berlin, together with the close by Tiergarten, famous for its popular nudist area and unofficial gay cruising spot in Summer. But gay nightlife is not limited to Schöneberg and includes alternative neighborhoods such as Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, which host among the best clubs in Berlin, including Berghain, Lab oratory and Kit Kat club. Berlin hosts several events or gay parties, which should be on the check list of any gay clubber. Snax for example is a huge gay sex party hosted by Berghain, happening twice a year. And for the fetish lovers, the yearly Folsom Europe has to be mentioned. Happening in Schöneberg it drives all the fetish community from Europe and beyond to Berlin. It’s followed by another major gay event: HustlaBall, an extremely popular gay sex and clubbing event. If you’re looking for something more gay mainstream, you also have Berlin’s gay pride, also called Christopher Street Day, a celebration that lasts 14 days. All of this makes Berlin a great gay destination in Europe. Explore the map to discover all gay places in Berlin, and don’t hesitate to add new ones or comment and rate the existing ones.