SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Lesbian and Gay City Festival, Nollendorfplatz, 11am
While Prenzlauer Berg may be known for its families, Kreuzberg for the punks, and Neukölln for the hipsters, Schöneberg has its own subculture claim to fame: it’s the gay mecca of Berlin. And this weekend, for the 21st year in a row, the Lesbian and Gay City Festival returns to the area, with all of the action taking place in and around a 20,000 square meter space at Nollendorfplatz.
The theme for the event is “Equal Rights for the Unequal,” and the festival is guaranteed to offer a bit of something for everyone. Grab a bite to eat at the food stands and explore the 7 Festival Worlds: the World of Aids, World of Film, World of Politics, World of Radio, World of Travel, World of Sports, and World of Wellness and Health. Catch speakers and entertainers on stages spread throughout the party grounds. Then, later in the day, enjoy a music program consisting of DJs and live performers alike that runs until late.
More than 400,000 people are estimated to show up to the 2-day event to display their pride or offer their support, hang out in the beer gardens and cocktail bars, browse the information booths, and dance on the stage and in the street. Natalye Childress
Lesbisch Schwules Stadtfest, Nollendorfplatz 10777 Berlin; U: Nollendorfplatz; admission: free.