Gay Berlin Today
In 1989 the Berlin wall came down, thus linking east germany with west germany since its separation in 1961 by the communist German Democratic Republic in the East and also now permitting homosexuality to be legal in east germany.
Today German culture has became very open minded towards gay men and women, germany as a whole is now recognised as gay Mecca because it is normal to see gay couples walking arm in arm, hand in hand and kissing in the streets and parks .
In Berlin a quarter of a million gay and lesbian people live and boasts one of the largest gay prides in Europe with a turn out of 400,000 people each time for thebig
Christopher Street celebrations and Love Parade between June and July.
On the 6th December 2004 the Schwules Museum (gay museum) opened a permanent exhibition on the first floor of premises, of gay history in Germany, this was only made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Dr. Christian, Adolf Isemeyer.
Now all over germany there gay prides held in cities such as Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin and homosexuality is free again in german society with out fear of arrest or imprisonment and with out prejudice.
Berlin has became a holiday hot spot for homosexual people all over the world and boasts some of the best clubs, bars, saunas and scenes that caters for everyone.
The Cabaret scene has returned to Berlin in the Tiergarten with shows galore including one in particular “Cabaret” the stage version of the Oscar winning film from the seventies based upon the works of Christopher Isherwood.On any given day, Berlin has around 250 exhibitions, and more than 400 independent theatre groups also there are 170 museums, 200 art galleries and 150 auditoriums. There is a museum dedicated to the Berlin Wall and if you are an art lover and interested in the Berlin Wall, Berlin has the largest open air art exhibition in the world known only as theEast Side Gallery which is an exhibition of art painted onto the last remains of the Berlin wall and attracts thousands of tourists every day.
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