Street Festival also organises a colourful stage programme: national and
international bands perform on a total of six main stages and there are also
other performances and talks. A particularly popular programme item for years
has been Gerhard Hoffmann’s talk show called Das wilde Sofa (The Wild Sofa).
The host chats with celebrities and politicians on stage such as Kevin Kühnert,
Renate Künast and Gregor Gysi. Another highlight of the event: the presentation
of the Rainbow Awards.
The Motz Street Festival
festival of the LGBT* community will be taking place once again this year.
Traditionally located on the weekend before Berlin’s Christopher Street Day
(gay pride), many international guests
travel to this two-day event to officially ring in the party season of the
LGBT* scene in Berlin. The celebrations not only include music, performances,
info stands, food and drinks, exclusion of any kind is also expressly protested
against: Like every year, discrimination and racism also have no place at this
year’s Lesbian and Gay City Festival. The event starts on both days at 11 am
and continues into the late evening hours. Admission is free, as it always has
The Lesbian and Gay City
Festival: A Berlin Institution since 1993
Since 1993, the Regenbogenfonds e. V.
association has been organising the Motz Street Festival, which is now the
largest LGBT* street festival in Europe. In addition to the party atmosphere,
the festival has also always made political statements. For example, every year
politicians are invited to talks, and the mayor of Berlin writes a welcoming
address. In addition, the rainbow flag is hoisted every Thursday before the
festival in front of the Schöneberg town hall. The festival thus takes a stand
in advocating for equal rights.
Parties, talks and a
The LGBT* scene comes together at the
Motz Street Festival. However this multifaceted event around Nollendorfplatz is
a beautiful and peaceful experience for anyone else also looking for a
colourful street festival. With live music from international and local bands,
performances, talks, delicious drinks and food you will spend an exciting
weekend in an atmosphere full of tolerance.
- Europe’s largest lesbian and gay
- In Berlin’s Schöneberg district
- 330,000 visitors from all over the
- Music, shows, information and food
- Gerhard Hoffmann’s legendary talk
show Das wilde Sofa (The Wild Sofa) live
Our tips for the Motz
- A non-denominational service will
take place in the Twelve Apostles Church on the Thursday before the event.
The Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia (EKBO)
also participates every year, having its own stand at the festival.
- You should definitely travel to
the festival by public transport as there are hardly any parking spaces
near the festival site.
to the Lesbian and Gay City Festival is free.