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Lonely Planet review
Paintings and photographs from the early 20th century show Nollendorfplatz as a bustling urban square filled with cafés, theatres and people on parade. It was just this kind of liberal and libertine flair that so enticed British author Christopher Isherwood. To Isherwood, ‘Berlin meant boyz’ and boys he could find aplenty in such famous bars as the Eldorado, haunt of a demimonde that included Marlene Dietrich and chanteuse Claire Waldorff. The Nazis put an end to the fun, but not for good. After WWII, the area south of Nollendorfplatz reprised its role as Berlin’s gay mecca and continues to be a major gay nightlife hub today. A small memorial plaque near the south entrance of Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station commemorates homosexual victims of the Nazi era. Nollendorfplatz is dominated by the ornate Metropol Theater with its rather erotic frieze. It started life in 1906 as the Neue Schauspielhaus (New Theatre) and now hosts the monthly Propaganda gay bash and other parties.