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In front of the palace "Schloss Bellevue"

Spreeweg 1

10557 Berlin

Germany

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Berlin's History of Sex with a Sociologist

Explore Sex & Sex Science from 19th Century to Present Berlin

In this guided tour we'll dive together into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin, from Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science, through past-Berlin's infamous Eldorado to present-day Berlin's Kit Kat Club. We'll start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring twenties and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. We'll cover the resurrection after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state today.

Things we'll explore include:

  • Dr Magnus Hirschfeld's story – one of the world's first sexual scientists;

  • the foundation of the world's first gay rights organization;

  • Berlin's sex and night life in the 20s;

  • world famous Eldorado clubs, that even saw high Nazi officials as visitors;

  • the home of British-American writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin stories led to a world famous musical;

  • the former location of sexologist Dr. Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science;

  • the eradication of sexual freedom by Nazi Germany and its resurrection after WWII;

  • the emergence of the AIDS epidemic and how differently West and East Germany/Berlin dealt with it;

  • the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, some of the world's biggest LGBTQ centers;

  • and the history of current clubs of sexual liberty, including the Kit Kat Club, Berghain, and Lab.oratory.

Where we will meet: In front of Schloss Bellevue, Spreeweg 1, 10557 Berlin

Duration: 3 hours

Language: English.

Notes:

  • Please make sure you have a valid public transport ticket as we will travel by underground and/or bus.

  • Accessible by wheelchair.

  • Please bring an umbrella or sun protector and water depending on weather conditions. (In extreme weather conditions we'll make it a nice a warm coffee shop visit in one of Berlin's most famous districts and we'll explore the history digitally.)

  • This tour is only for people 18+.

  • Unique tour in Berlin: Also makes a great gift for loved ones!

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In front of the palace "Schloss Bellevue"

Spreeweg 1

10557 Berlin

Germany

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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