Discover the history of Berlin as you have never experienced it before. Are you tired of the same old historical tours? Berlin's History of Sex gives you a glimpse into Berlin's history as you've never seen it before - yet is still closely tied to the specific historical facts you know! Get to know the Roaring Twenties, the Nazi era and the Berlin Wall from a completely new perspective!
Discover the origins of sexual science
Discover the location of the world's first institute for sexual science and why it became an international hotspot for influential people from around the world. Learn why the world would think completely differently about gender and sexuality today if the Nazis hadn't destroyed the institute.
Understand the struggles of marginalized communities
Trace the origins of the world's first LGBTQIA+ emancipation movement. Discover early forms of feminism, “the world's first gay man,” early gender theories, the first trans identities and gender affirmation surgeries, or vibrant lesbian life and drag culture in the 1920s.
Find out what happened in Nazi Germany
Hitler's contradictory relationship with homosexuality, what did the Nazis think about Berlin and its sexual freedom, and what happened to LGBTQIA+ people in Nazi concentration camps.
Find out more about sexuality in Berlin today
From Europe's largest fetish festival to sexuality in Berlin's clubs: Get an overview of sex life in Berlin.
Join a certified social science and sex education guide. Jeff studied sociology and gender studies. He is also a certified sex educator and freelance journalist specializing in sexuality in Berlin.
Enjoy a fun day with augmented reality
This tour is enhanced by selected augmented reality elements. Through your guide's iPad camera, you'll see the world in front of you with augmented reality elements on top. For example, you walk past sex workers from the 1920s. Or you can see the building in front of you as it looked 100 years ago. You can also take photos of yourself with the augmented reality elements as a souvenir of the tour.
Berlin's History of Sex
- Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
- Sundays 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
- Start in front of Bellevue Palace, Spreeweg 1
(Program in English)