Berlin's History of Sex with a Sociologist

Cultural & Theme Tours in Hanover & the East

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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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bellevue Palace, BerlinThis is where we meet.Stop At: Memorial to the first gay emancipation movementThis is our first stop where we will learn about Magnus Hirschfeld, the foundation of sexual science, and the world's first sexual science institute.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Tiergarten, BerlinAt Tiergarten, on our way to the next stop, we'll discover nudism in Berlin.Stop At: Monument to Homosexuals Persecuted Under National Socialist Regime, BerlinHere we'll discover how the Nazis destroyed sexual liberty and persecuted and killed thousands of LGBTIQs in the Holocaust.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Potsdamer Platz, BerlinOn our way to our next stop we'll discover the story behind Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and explore the reasons why Berlin became so sexual in the 1920s.Stop At: American Church in BerlinAt Bülowstraße we'll discover sex work in Berlin.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.At Schwerinstraße we'll take a look at lesbian life and Berlin's most prominent lesbian club in the 1920s.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: BerioWe'll have a little bathroom/coffee break at Café Berio.Stop At: Casa de Christopher IsherwoodIn Nollendorfstraße, we'll discover male gay life as well as the story behind Christopher Isherwood.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: SPEISEKAMMER im EldoradoOur last stop for the 1920s will cover Berlin's most famous club: Eldorado!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: BLOND CocktailbarOur next stop will show us how sexuality, sex work, sexual liberation and the HIV/AIDS crisis developed in a divided Berlin.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: EDEKAAt Nollendorfplatz we'll explore the current sexual liberty of Berlin today. Get to know the sex-appeal of modern day Berlin!Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions