Berlin a city for fetish and fun or both together !
First documented in the 13th century and situated at the crossing of two important historic trade routes Berlin became the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1417–1701), the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), and the Third Reich (1933–1945).
After World War II and its subsequent occupation by the victorious countries the city was then divided. West Berlin became a de facto West German exclave and surrounded by the Berlin Wall from 1961–1989 and East German territory.
East Berlin was declared capital of East Germany, while Bonn became the West German capital. Following the German reunification in 1990 then Berlin was made the capital of all of Germany.
Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science and the headquarters for many large German businesses. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, diverse nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living as the cost of living is relatively low compared to other major capital cities. Berlin is arguably the a very gay friendly hip and trendy neighborhoods like Kreuzberg or Schoneberg which is the main gay area of the city.
Berlin Tegel is the closes to the city centre in zone B and you can take either the TXL bus or X9 JetExpressBus with a zone AB ticket bought from a machine outside the terminal.
Berlin Schönefeld is further from the centre in Zone C. You need to buy a zone ABC ticket. You need to take a free bus from the airport to connect to the S-bahn train to reach the city centre.
Places to stay
The gay neighborhood area is in Kreuzberg and Schoneberg and good location to stay to be close to the majority of the gay bars, cafes, restaurants and saunas. The main tourist attractions you can travel on public transport from gay district by public transport.
The Brandenburg Gate is Berlin main monument since the unification and one of the most popular tourist attractions. During world war II it was bombed and damaged but has be restored.
The Berlin Wall Memorial is another iconic part of the history but most was destroyed and piece taken as souvenirs but work a visit to hear the historical significance of the wall and stories of many whom tried to cross between East to West.
The Reichstag Building is north of the Brandenburg Gate and the German Parliament building.
The Holocaust Memorial or often referred to the Jewish museum. It is a little sombre to visit and hear the stories of the horror from this era of German from history but very interesting and well worth visiting if you are Jewish or not to understand this part of world history.
Schwules Museum chronicles the history of gay culture internationally and in Germany specifically.
Bars, Clubs & Parties
Tom’s Bar is one of Berlin’s most famous cruising-oriented gay bar/club. The atmosphere gets markedly hotter the further you go to the back. Behind the table soccer games and the large screen is an entrance to the infamous, cellar-located ‘dark room’. No admission charged and the address is Motzstraße 19.
Hafen is a stylish bar next to Tom’s bar and guys stand outside on the pavement when the weather is warm to enjoy their drinks and the address is Motzstraße 18
Prinzknecht is a leather-friendly non-leather bar. A large bar with brick-walled space and a darkened basement. Seating outside for smokers. The address is Fuggerstraße 33
Mutschmann's is a rubber, leather and fetish haunt with a slightly-old-fashioned European-leather-bar feel. The bar offer a relaxed atmosphere including a sleazy basement den. The address is Martin-Luther-Straße 19.
The Bull is a 24-hour cruise bar which as open round the clock has an end of night last resort image. It is considered as a grubby bar with sleazy and very dark darkrooms. The address is Kleiststraße 35
CDL bar lounge club is a darkish and sleazy two-bar lounge committed to sexual opportunity specialising in naked and underwear parties but has fetish themed evenings on a Thursday night. The address is Hohenstaufenstraße 58
KitKat Club is a near-legendary straight club with gay nights. It is a mainly straight club that goes seriously gay on a regular basis. Check there website for party details. The address is Köpenicker Straße 76