Berlin, home of all the death metal and art freaks\
Munich, home of Weisswurst (white sausage)\
Dusseldorf, home of Kraftwerk\
Stuttgart, home of the Porsche\
Leipzig, home of JS Bach\
Frankfurt, where they keep all the money
I''m glad you started this thread OP because I''ve been wanting to go to Germany, but I''ve been torn between three cities: Cologne, Munich, and Berlin. Could someone share their experiences in these cities? Is there any gay scene in these places?
There is no city like Vienna, although it is not German. Is not it ?
Vienna is Austria. You know, the country that gave birth to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Adolf Hitler. But it also gave us the Wiener Schnitzel.
And Mozart, and Freud, r11.
Gosh, R11, you don''t know much about Vienna, do you?\
But I''d stick Salzburg on the list as well.
My late friend was from Munich. He was the love of my life, but then he died.
r14, my intention was to give r10 the cliff notes about the country Vienna''s in and make sure that I mention only people and things he knows for sure.
and Falco, Falco !
I love Munich at Christmas time. The hot spiced wine at the Christmas Markt is wonderful on a cold winter''s night.%0D\
I worked in Stuttgart for awhile and it was wonderful. It''s in a great location for getting on the autobahn to explore other facinating places that are less than a hour away - castles, universities, hiking trails, etc.
Berlin is surging into the lead!
Another vote for Heidelberg.\
Though I''ll always love Berlin, as I just happened to be there when the wall opened up in November 1989.
K%C3%B6ln is definitely the major gay scene of Germany, but the weather is rather rainy.
R2, glad that you mentioned Lubeck. For some time now, I''ve wanted to visit the city (as a short side trip.) What appeals most to you about Lubeck? \
I''m primarily interested in historic architecture and art, but if you had any particular suggestions I''d be grateful.
Bamberg is my favorite, mostly for sentimental reasons.
Lubeck is Thomas Mann''s home town! Mann kind of hated it.
[quote] Is there any gay scene in these places?\
Berlin is one of the gayest places on Earth. I''m amazed there''s a *straight* scene there. \
I spent a year in Heidelberg as an exchange student. The metro area pretty much flows together with the larger neighbors Mannheim and Ludwigshafen; all together they constitute one of the wealthiest conurbations in Europe. Really beautiful and interesting area.
Ich liebe dich, r6.
Bengali in Platforms
I heard Berlin is gay, but scary dungeon worshiping type gays, not the fun and cute ones.
But the scary dungeon worshiping types are really quite friendly, R27.\
Although some friends have had differing experiences, I''ve found that the most inclusive, friendly, fun and non-attitude gay scene in the world is the one in Berlin. Also in terms of art and culture, it is fairly unrivalled in Europe. My boyfriend visited there last week for a few days on his way home to Greece. He had a great time and can''t wait to go back.
I''m a Bavarian boy through and through. I voted for Munich...although technically my favorite city is Kaufbeuren.
"I''m a Bavarian boy through and through. I voted for Munich...although technically my favorite city is Kaufbeuren."\
Bavarian girl here: Munich, of course!
Yeah R28, I imagine they set quite the trap, but I don''t want to be cannibalized.
Lubeck is like the castle city in all of those fairytales
I guess Koln didn''t really get a lot of boost from the Gay Games with this crowd...although it could be that as Americans, Berlin is the only German city they''ve ever heard of.
Another Bavarian....Munich. Ich bin in Muenchen verliebt und moecht zu unsern Frauentuerm a Zwilligsbruada sei.
No love for Hamburg? It''s beautiful and fun, the Amsterdam of Germany. Great red light district. The nicest Germans, in my book. (Munich, the worst... ugh),
btt - worked there for years so not guessing
Nuremberg ... great marching grounds
Berlin is just all about sex, does not matter gay or straight. Jobless rate is relatively high there, so people dedicate more time to sex. In Cologne it is not practical to be straight since the majority is gay.
What do the Germans themselves think of Koln, or any other of the mentioned cities. For example here in DL, based on how NYers view Texans, or Texans view Californians, etc. Do the Munich people snicker under their breath when someone mentions they are from Frankfurt? Do people from Hamburg get persnickety when a Berliner shows up at a party?
Luebeck is where marzipan comes from.\
Berlin is a truly amazing city - the gay scene, the arts scene, the history. \
Also kind of fascinating to me to see African immigrants wandering around in full "Brooklyn b-boy" getup speaking German.
There is the Bratwurst - Weisswurst wars (Munich being Weisswurst central)
Another vote for Freiburg.
[quote]In Cologne it is not practical to be straight since the majority is gay.\
Geography class, DL-style. Teach ''em, kids!
DL is full of Yankee Aussteigers, that''s why Berlin leads.
What no Braunfels?
OP, you suck liederhosen, leibshcen!
Berlin, by far. Tcheus!
You cannot beat Berlin for:
Spent a summer studying in Heidelberg. Loved it as well as Freiburg and Lubeck.
Any thoughts on Wiesbaden?
"DL is full of Yankee Aussteigers, that's why Berlin leads."
That actually makes it less cool.
Cincinnati. It reminds me of home in the good old days.
Berlin kinda freaks me out because I think of it as the Gay S&M world center.
I would pick Frankfurt or the small town Heidelberg.
Palma de Mallorca. The German city with the nicest weather.
Berlin is a fascinating city.
Munich is my favorite big city in Germany, although they call it the Millionendorf for a reason.
I lived in Nuernberg for several years. It's a beautiful city.
Munich is an incredible place. It's more like a giant village, I love it. Lived there for over 3 years 2005-8, and visit often. I cultivated many friendships there.
That looks and sounds like the next Parker and Stone musical, R59.
per capita I think Dusseldorf is the gayest city.
Neckarsulm because my car was built there.
It's homesick and wants to see its mother, the robot that built it at the Audi factory.
Yet another vote for Heidelburg. Munich second choice.
Munich - I'm ready to visit again.
Dusseldorf. For no other reason than I think the name sounds funny. I've never even been there. I just like saying the word. Dusseldorf eheheheheehehee
Nobody for Hannover?
Dachau. Ahhh! The memories, the memories!
Berlin is the only city were Gays should feel safe and that is in most parts, but not all of the city.
Germany is still very much 20-30 years behind places like NYC or Montreal in its acceptance of gays.
Proceed with caution when in Germany, particularly Bavaria.
It's Heldelberg, with an e. Berg means "mountain"; Burg means fortress. Whether a place name ends with one or the other depends on whether it was named after the local mountain or the local castle.
Berlin for night and cultural life, Dresden to relax and look, Munich for access to other places.
The comments about being careful about being gay are overstated. If hassled, stab the fuckers.
Why do people act like Germany is so gay-friendly and laid back? If that's the case, why don't they have gay marriage? It's funny how there's not many religious people in Germany, yet a religious country like Spain has gay marriage before them.