Berlin's "History of Sex" Guided Tour with a Sociologist

Berlin's "History of Sex" Guided Tour with a Sociologist

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Dive into the history of sexual science and sex in Berlin, from Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science, up until today.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Hear the story Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, one of the world's first sexual scientists
  • Learn about Berlin's sex and night life in the 20s
  • Discover the clubs where sexual liberty prospers, including the Kit Kat Club, Berghain, and Lab.oratory
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Dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. Start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring 20s and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. Learn about the resurrection of sexuality after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state of affairs today. Hear the story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, one of the world’s first sexual scientists and visit the location of the Institute of Sexual Science. Learn about the founding of the world’s first gay rights organization, and Berlin’s nightlife in the ’20s. See where the famous Eldorado club once stood, a club where even high Nazi officials visited. Visit the home of British Writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin Stories were the basis of the world-famous Cabaret musical. Learn about how the AIDS epidemic was dealt with differently in West and East Germany. Explore the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, 2 centers of LGBTIQ culture. Discover how sexual continues at clubs such the Kit Kat, Berghain, and Lab.
  • Fact sheet (summary of what you'll see on the tour)
  • Flyer with tips on Berlin's nightlife
  • A ticket for Berlin's public transport system valid for at least 2 hours after the tour starts.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Schloss Bellevue (Berlin), 10557 Berlin, Germany Meet in front of the palace "Schloss Bellevue". It is at Spreeweg 1, from the victory column "Siegessäule" (big roundabout) just walk into the street "Spreeweg" for about 300 meters (3-4 minutes) and you'll be right in front of the palace. Careful if you look it up on Google maps as it will show you Spreeweg 1 to be behind the palace instead of in front. There are two big trees in front of the palace, one on the left and one on the right side. Meet your guide under the tree on the right side (when facing the castle)– it's the one closer to the river. The tour will take roughly 3 hours. You will need a public transport ticket so please bring one as we will take a short bus and a short train trip in-between. We'll end by Nollendorfplatz.

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    What to bring

    • Public transport ticket

    Know before you go

    • This tour is accessible by wheelchair.
    • This tour is only for people 18+.
    • Please bring an umbrella if the weather forecast predicts rain (in heavy weather conditions the tour will stay warm and cozy in a café in one of Berlin's most famous districts while exploring all the exciting history digitally).
    • Sun protection if it's hot and sunny.
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    Amazing tour! Jeff has great stories, anecdotes, and insight. I've learned a lot and the whole group enjoyed how friendly he is. The illustrated speech provides great context.

    October 5, 2020

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