Located in the former West Berlin, the area of Schöneberg betweenNollendorfplatz and Wittenbergplatz is the traditional centre of gay Berlin. The area first became known as a gay location in the 20's, with bars, cabarets and of course Christopher Isherwood, who lived in the area and set many of his novels there.

To get a feel for the area, start off at Nollendorfplatz - check out the two gay memorials at the south exit - and take a stroll down the Motzstraße, maybe peeking into some of the side streets. The area is full of gay bars, cafés, shops and nightclubs. When you reach the main Martin-Luther-Straße, take a turn northwards to the next crossing with the aptly-named Fuggerstraße, and continue west towards Lietzenburger Straße. Here, particularly at the crossing with Welserstraße, you'll find more clusters of gay establishments. To wrap up the tour, take a break at HarDie's Kneipe just behind the KaDeWe, or grab some gay chips at Fritz & Co. on Wittenbergplatz.


Cafés and Bars

  • Begine
  • Café Berio
  • Café PositHiv
  • Cave
  • CC Club Berlin
  • Double-U
  • flipflop
  • Fugger-Eck
  • Gnadenbrot
  • Hafen
  • HarDie's Kneipe
  • Heile Weilt
  • Kontakt, Café & Bistro
  • Men&Media
  • Mutschmann's
  • Nah-Bar
  • Neues Ufer
  • New Action
  • Prinzknecht
  • Reza
  • Scheune
  • Together
  • Tom's Bar
  • Windows Café - café / bar / bistro (Martin-Luther-Str. / Motzstr.)
  • Woof Berlin


Note: most the restaurants here are not specifically gay, but are well-established in the area and known to be popular with the gay community.

  • Centro-Sud (Italian)
  • Cogai (Vietnamese)
  • Fritz & Co Wittenbergplatz (Berlin's first gay Imbiss)
  • La Cocotte (French)
  • More (international)
  • Pan Y Tulipán (Spanish / Latin American)
  • Robbengatter (international)
  • Shima (Asian)
  • Suksan (Thai)


  • Apollo-Sauna
  • Steam Sauna


  • Bruno's (Bülowstraße)
  • Eisenherz (gay and lesbian bookstore)
  • Boy'R'Us