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The Bar "Heile Welt"
The Bar "Heile Welt" © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Neues Ufer & Hafen

Institutions of the Schöneberg scene

You’ve got to drop anchor here, or at least take a look at these institutions of the Schöneberg movement and scene.

The Neues Ufer café, bar and exhibition space opened in 1977 under the name Anderes Ufer. With its large windows open to the street, it was the first gay and lesbian café in Europe which could be looked in by passers-by – offering a new, self-confident visibility. Tom of Finland and Ulrike Ottinger had exhibitions here, and David Bowie was a regular guest who enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

address: Potsdamer Str. 157, 10827 Berlin

The Hafen bar, which opened in 1990 is also now legendary, attracting free spirits and night owls. People of all backgrounds and from all over the world meet here. Music, drinks and events like the Las Vegas or Bunny parties invite you to stay awhile. It’s a place to look, dance and flirt.

address: Motzstraße 19, 10777 Berlin

Neues Ufer: Potsdamer Straße 157, 10827 Berlin

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