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The district around Winterfeldtplatz is pure fun with rainbow flags fluttering from many balconies and in many shops. Stickers in rainbow colours adorn the entrances of many cafés and hotels around here to indicate that all people are welcome, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

Motzstraße has been a meeting place for gay men and lesbians since the 1920s. Back then, as it is now, the quarter was a typical Berlin residential neighbourhood, but at night the many gay bars like Heile Welt and Tom's opened with the promise of an extraordinary evening. In addition, you will want to check out the changing exhibitions at Café Berio and the striking interior finishes at Slumberland.

Each summer, the community celebrates itself as 400,000 people flock to the largest gay street festival in Europe

What's the best way to get to Winterfeldtplatz?

You can reach Winterfeldtplatz by taking the U1, U2, U3, or U4 to Nollendorfplatz. It's then a ten-minute walk to Winterfeldtplatz. Bus lines 204 and M19 also run directly to Winterfeldtplatz. At night, the N1 and N2 night busses also run here.

And, finally, a request:

Being really loud at night is no good. After all, Berliners do need to go to sleep sometime; they might just have to go to work the next day. Therefore, please try to consider the residents and keep it down after 10 pm.