Berlin’s legendary liberalism has spawned one of the world’s biggest, most divine and diverse LGBT playgrounds. Anything goes in ‘Homopolis’ (and we do mean anything!), from the highbrow to the hands-on, the bourgeois to the bizarre, the mainstream to the flamboyant. Except for the most hardcore places, gay spots get their share of opposite-sex and straight patrons. Generally speaking, Berlin’s gayscape runs the entire spectrum from mellow cafes, campy bars and cinemas to saunas, cruising areas, clubs with darkrooms and all-out sex venues, plus queer-orientated accommodation options. You’ll also find reminders of Berlin’s gay past at the excellent Schwules Museum and at the stirring memorial to those who lost their lives under Nazi rule.