Berlin Pride 2022
Berlin Pride takes place on Saturday July 23 2022, and it is one of the biggest European Pride events of the year!
Attendees at this amazing event can expect official club nights for the adults and queer film screenings across the city. On July 23, the parade leaves at Kurfürstendamm and finishes at Brandenburger Tor.
After dark, there is a HUGE Pride party to finish the celebrations! If you’re in that part of the country or you want to go out of the UK for Pride this year- this is one to check out.
Every year, Berlin Pride is held in the second half of July- and it is a chance for Germany to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.
Accommodation for Berlin Pride
Berlin Pride Travel
Berlin has a huge airport, and there are regular flights from places across the world- including all major European cities. From the UK, you can fly to Berlin from Manchester airport, London Gatwick airport, London Luton airport, Glasgow airport and more.
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Kurfürstendamm, where the Berlin Pride parade starts, is only a 15-minute drive from Berlin Central Station and a half an hour drive from the BER Airport Terminal.
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Berlin Pride History
The LGBTQIA+ community in Berlin has a long history, and Berlin has always been a forward-thinking and open minded city.
As far back as 1896, the world’s first ever gay magazine was created here and in 1897, Magnus Hirschfeld founded the first gay-rights organisation, lobbying for the LGBTQIA+ community in a time of close-mindedness and discrimination.
In the 1920s, Berlin was seen as the gay capital of Europe, with the city’s first gay district, Schöneberg, opening at this time. This pushed a growth in queer art, expression and culture, as well as leading to more LGBTQIA+ nightclubs, bars and welcoming spaces.
In 1922, Berlin saw its first gay demonstration- the first of its kind across the world! This led to a vote on the decriminalistion of homosexuality, but this was later halted as fascism gripped the country- and a lot of LGBTQIA+ spaces were closed.
Despite the open-minded attitude of the people, homosexuality was not decriminalised until 1969.
Since 1979, Berlin Pride has taken place to show its support for LGBTQIA+ people across Germany. It is known by locals as CSD (Christopher Street Day), in memory of the Stonewall Riots which took place in New York on Christopher Street.
Today, over one million people gather each year to honour LGBTQIA+ equality in Germany and across the world.
Official Berlin Pride
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