Gay Germany: beer, clubs, parties and festivals

Germany is fraught with unlimited and amazing opportunities for gay holiday in there. Most Germans are open, sympathetic and tolerant people. Big cities - Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich - meet gay tourist with open arms: there you can easily find countless gay hotels, gay clubs, gay saunas, even respectable cafes and restaurants oriented towards for LGBT.

General information

The Federal Republic of Germany is distinguished on all sides by its favorable location in the central part of Europe, bordered by many other states: Austria, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, France and Switzerland. It has access to the Baltic and North Seas.
Depending on a country's region, a temperate or maritime climate prevails. It's often cool, humid, rainy, cloudy even in July. Fans of a bright sun will have to either carefully select dates of staying there and coordinate rest with predictions of weather forecasters, or set priorities otherwise.
Germany has a population of almost 90 million people and more than 92% are indigenous Germans. In terms of religion, Germany can be safely called a Christian country: there are roughly equally divided Catholics and Protestants.

Germany's economy

The standard of living in Germany is one of the highest in the world, and the country's economy is a role model for many states. In terms of GDP per capita (data for 2017), the country is among the top twenty world leaders. Here heavy industry flourishes, service production, and along with them, paradoxically, agriculture and forestry.
Since Germany is a full member of the European Union, the national currency is the euro. If the purchase amount does not exceed 10 euros, the Germans prefer to pay in cash. In tourist places, ATMs are located at every turn.
The cost of renting the car in Germany is usually included: mileage without restrictions on mileage, insurance against theft and damage (using a franchise), VAT. Additionally, you can purchase insurance with a reduced amount of the franchise, insurance for the second driver, pay for the rental of the navigator, child seats. In many agencies it may be mandatory to purchase additional insurance in case the driver is younger than 25 years old.


Flight connections

Germany has generated such world air monsters as Air Berlin (in 2017 ceased operation) and Lufthansa. Other major airlines in Germany are Condor Flugdienst, Germanwings and Eurowings. In total more than 40 national and regional air carriers are registered and works in the country. In addition more than 300 airlines from all residential continents fly to Germany regularly. All this leads to a conclusion that German cities are connected by an extensive and reliable network of international and national traffic.
Airports in Germany are large and comfortable transport hubs serving tens millions passengers annually. They have modern infrastructure and excellent transport accessibility. Germany is considered as an important European transit center; therefore, there are many regular direct flights to the country from all over the world.

Railway transport

The high-quality rail network and its associated infrastructure made trains in Germany the most popular travel way. Traveling by train is so popular that in many cities and towns there are several stations and stations. Trips by trains are so popular that in many cities and towns several train stations were formed.
The main railway company Deutsche Bahn provides railway routes between German cities. The most popular railway routes in Germany lie between major cities, such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Dresden. All large cities are connected by both standard trains - InterCity (IC) and express trains - InterCity Express (ICE). Regional trains in Germany are also quite popular, especially those that pass through picturesque parts of the country, for example, through the Black Forest or the Rhine Valley.
From Germany trains go to various international destinations, such as France, Italy, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Intercity buses

Germany has an extensive and fairly impressive road network throughout the country that makes bus travel an easy and inexpensive way to travel between large and small cities across the country. Traveling to gay Germany by bus is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the diverse landscape throughout the country - from the coasts in the north to the Black Forest and even the Alps.
The most popular bus routes in Germany lie between major cities. Cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Düsseldorf and Munich are interconnected by regular bus lines. Buses in Germany are an excellent choice for those who want to see more cities for less money, for example, the bus Berlin - Dresden takes only a few hours for the way that makes Dresden a great choice for a day trip.

Car rental

Renting a car in Germany and rushing along the renowned German autobahn at breathtaking speed is not every driver’s dream? And it is not so difficult to do this, first turning to one of the companies offering rental cars in Germany. You can choose and order a car via the Internet. Often for advance payment online the companies give a discount. The approximate cost of renting the car C class with insurance is from 80-90 euro per day.
To rent a car a tenant need an international drive license and a bank card with a sufficient amount for a deposit. The tenant can get back the deposit within 2-4 weeks after car returning, in case there were no hidden damages caused by tenat's fault and the company wound't receive fines for violating traffic rules.The cost of the car rental in Germany usually includes: run without restrictions on distance, insurance for theft and damage (with the use of a franchise), VAT. Additionally, the tenant can purchase insurance with a reduced amount of the franchise, insurance for the second driver, navigator, child seats and ect. At many agencies it may be mandatory to purchase additional insurance in case the driver is younger than 25 years old.

Germany - the land of magic beer!

Beer funs (and not only) are certainly aware that the best varieties of the frothy drink come from Germany. So, if you are going to gay Germany - why not enjoy the beer festival? There you can taste many types of beer. The beer festival in Germany can be thematic, for example, there will be only beer prepared of using a specific technology, specific types of ale with additives or something else. The most famous beer festival is Oktoberfest, that, as you might guess, helds in October. But if the trip is scheduled for another month, it's not a reason to deny yourself beer joys. Beer festivals are held constantly throughout the country, especially many in Bavaria.

Gay life in Germany

Among all European countries, gay Germany is perhaps the most developed and progressive country in order of homosexuality's acceptance. It's manifested, for example, at such events like a coming out of major politicians who didn't put their careers at risk by that act. Prominent examples are Klaus Wowereit, the former Governing Mayor of Berlin, and Guido Westerwelle, the former vice-chancellor and foreign minister of Germany. At this country for the first time at a goverment level a question that the homosexuality is not a disease was brought up that gave further positive effect in many countries in the world.
The homosexual culture of Germany amazes with unprecedented diversity. On the territory of the country there are many diverse places oriented to gays and lesbians. It's enough to look into any guidebook, like gay Berlin, and becomes clear where the best bookstores for the gay people, information centers with highly qualified psychologists and other specialists, thematic museums, and numerous gay venues are located.
The gay rights in Germany develop from year to year, improving the gay community's life . Since 2001 same-sex unions were legalized. Since 2017 - gay marriages are lawful. Also since 2017 same-sex couples can adopt children.

Gay travel in Germany

What the gay tourist should do in Germany? It largely depends on the city where the traveler spends most of time. However, it's not necessary to limit yourself in moving around the country, you can visit several different cities, especially since the transport infrastructure only contributes for that.
Most likely the first point in your gay trip in Germany will be in capital, Berlin. Berlin amazes with an abundance of cultural sights - islands of European and German cultures. There are three independent gay districts in the capital and over a hundred venues for LGBT. The capital regularly hosts festivals and events for the gay community.