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Your favorite German City

Take my poll

by Anonymousreply 7603/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 109/08/2011

It's small and out-of-the-way but I LOVE lubeck

by Anonymousreply 209/08/2011


by Anonymousreply 309/08/2011

Globeville Colorado.

by Anonymousreply 409/08/2011


by Anonymousreply 509/08/2011

Schwanzberg. Chokes me up every time.

by Anonymousreply 609/08/2011

Berlin is not a German city.

by Anonymousreply 709/08/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 809/08/2011

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?

by Anonymousreply 909/08/2011

There is no city like Vienna, although it is not German. Is not it ?

by Anonymousreply 1009/08/2011

Vienna is Austria. You know, the country that gave birth to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Adolf Hitler. But it also gave us the Wiener Schnitzel.

by Anonymousreply 1109/08/2011

Bremen? Bremen???

by Anonymousreply 1209/08/2011

And Mozart, and Freud, r11.

by Anonymousreply 1309/08/2011

Gosh, R11, you don't know much about Vienna, do you?

But I'd stick Salzburg on the list as well.

by Anonymousreply 1409/08/2011

My late friend was from Munich. He was the love of my life, but then he died.

by Anonymousreply 1509/08/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 1609/08/2011

and Falco, Falco !

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2011

I love Munich at Christmas time. The hot spiced wine at the Christmas Markt is wonderful on a cold winter's night.%0D %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.

by Anonymousreply 1809/08/2011

Berlin is surging into the lead!

by Anonymousreply 1909/08/2011

Another vote for Heidelberg.

Leipzig second.

Though I'll always love Berlin, as I just happened to be there when the wall opened up in November 1989.

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2011

K%C3%B6ln is definitely the major gay scene of Germany, but the weather is rather rainy.

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2011

Bamberg is my favorite, mostly for sentimental reasons.

by Anonymousreply 2309/08/2011

Lubeck is Thomas Mann's home town! Mann kind of hated it.

by Anonymousreply 2409/08/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2509/08/2011

Ich liebe dich, r6.

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2011

I heard Berlin is gay, but scary dungeon worshiping type gays, not the fun and cute ones.

by Anonymousreply 2709/08/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2809/08/2011

I'm a Bavarian boy through and through. I voted for Munich...although technically my favorite city is Kaufbeuren.

by Anonymousreply 2909/08/2011

"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!

by Anonymousreply 3009/08/2011

Yeah R28, I imagine they set quite the trap, but I don't want to be cannibalized.

by Anonymousreply 3109/08/2011

Lubeck is like the castle city in all of those fairytales

by Anonymousreply 3209/08/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3309/08/2011

Another Bavarian....Munich. Ich bin in Muenchen verliebt und moecht zu unsern Frauentuerm a Zwilligsbruada sei.

by Anonymousreply 3409/08/2011

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),

by Anonymousreply 3509/08/2011

Nuremberg ... great marching grounds

by Anonymousreply 3609/08/2011


by Anonymousreply 3709/08/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3809/09/2011

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?

by Anonymousreply 3909/09/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 4009/09/2011

There is the Bratwurst - Weisswurst wars (Munich being Weisswurst central)

by Anonymousreply 4109/09/2011

Another vote for Freiburg.

by Anonymousreply 4209/09/2011

[quote]In Cologne it is not practical to be straight since the majority is gay.

Geography class, DL-style. Teach 'em, kids!

by Anonymousreply 4309/09/2011

DL is full of Yankee Aussteigers, that's why Berlin leads.

by Anonymousreply 4409/09/2011


by Anonymousreply 4510/21/2011

What no Braunfels?

OP, you suck liederhosen, leibshcen!

by Anonymousreply 4610/21/2011

Berlin, by far. Tcheus!

by Anonymousreply 4710/21/2011

You cannot beat Berlin for: Museums communist kitsch backroom sex

by Anonymousreply 4810/21/2011


by Anonymousreply 4910/21/2011

Spent a summer studying in Heidelberg. Loved it as well as Freiburg and Lubeck.

by Anonymousreply 5010/21/2011

Any thoughts on Wiesbaden?

by Anonymousreply 5110/21/2011

"DL is full of Yankee Aussteigers, that's why Berlin leads."

That actually makes it less cool.

by Anonymousreply 5210/21/2011

Cincinnati. It reminds me of home in the good old days.

by Anonymousreply 5310/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5410/22/2011

Palma de Mallorca. The German city with the nicest weather.

by Anonymousreply 5510/22/2011

Berlin is a fascinating city.

by Anonymousreply 5610/22/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5710/22/2011


by Anonymousreply 5803/29/2013


Fuck Freiburg.

I much prefer Freibier!

by Anonymousreply 5903/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6003/29/2013

That looks and sounds like the next Parker and Stone musical, R59.

per capita I think Dusseldorf is the gayest city.

by Anonymousreply 6103/29/2013

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6303/29/2013

Yet another vote for Heidelburg. Munich second choice.

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by Anonymousreply 6603/29/2013

Munich - I'm ready to visit again.

by Anonymousreply 6703/29/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6803/29/2013

Nobody for Hannover?

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by Anonymousreply 7103/29/2013

Dachau. Ahhh! The memories, the memories!

by Anonymousreply 7203/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7303/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7403/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7503/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7603/31/2013
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