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Berlin: LGBTIQ History & Culture Private Walking or Car Tour

1. Berlin: LGBTIQ History & Culture Private Walking or Car Tour

Learn about the history and current dynamics of Berlin’s LGBTIQ community on a guided private walking tour. Visit the Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, the districts of Schöneberg and Kreuzberg, a historic gay and trans bar, and the outside of the Gay Museum with a local guide. Meet your guide at either your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point. Starting in the city center, first visit the Memorial for the Homosexuals persecuted Under Nazism, addressing the violent repression of homosexuality in Nazi Germany and gay personalities within the Nazi Party itself. Learn about Frederick the Great, the 18th-century Prussian King who is widely believed to have been gay. Hear about the influence of sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, who pioneered advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights in the early 20th century. Next, explore Schöneberg, Berlin’s ‘Rainbow District’, to see where Christopher Isherwood lived during his time in the city. Visit one of the city’s oldest gay and trans bars, the former Eldorado, and hear about the queer scene at the height of the hedonistic 1920s. Cross into the district of Kreuzberg to discover more about the burgeoning techno and club scenes that flourished when the Berlin Wall fell. Finally, you will finish the tour at the Gay Museum, which you can visit at your own discretion after the tour.

Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Get the most out of your time in Berlin and take in the sights according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your mp3 player and get a detailed map to help you explore. Learn more about sights like the Berlin Cathedral, the New Museum, the renown Pergamon Museum, Madame Tussaud’s, the Berlin State Opera House, and the compelling statue of Frederick the Great. Listen to engaging content to help you understand more about the Brandenburg Gate monument, Paris Place, Hacke's Courtyards, and the Red Town Hall. Take your time and savor the sights of this wonderful city in your own way.

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