City Tour - Berlin's History of Sex
with Jeff Mannes
As early as the 1920s, Berlin was Europe’s queer capital. City guide, Jeff Mannes, reveals why.
Berlin is often said to be the most sexually charged city in the world. The Germans are “Europe’s kinkiest nation” and Berlin is the undisputed queer capital of Europe. Berlin thus boasts a long tradition of sexual liberation. As early as the 1920s, Berlin was queer-friendly and sex-positive and was therefore far ahead of many other cities. Signs of these times can be rediscovered everywhere in the city, including in Schöneberg, one of the queer centres.
On the city tour, “Berlin’s History of Sex”, this incredible, exciting, and sometimes tragic part of Berlin’s history comes to life once more. Author and guide, Jeff Mannes, reveals a few highlights here, in the form of a literary city tour.
Registration Required: Please register by emailing us at to secure your spot. The meeting point will be shared with registered participants.
Walking tour, duration: approx. 3.5 hours
The event is open to everyone and is free of charge.