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Die Kathedrale, der größte Raum im LGBTIQA* Club SchwuZ
LGBTIQA* Club SchwuZ © SchwuZ /

SchwuZ - Berlin's largest LGBTQ+ club

Queer, loud & proud

Party and culture, readings, shows, concerts and discussions: The programme at SchwuZ is as diverse as the audience. Founded in 1977, SchwuZ in Neukölln is the oldest queer club in Germany and, with space for over 1000 party guests, also one of the biggest. 

Programme & party culture at SchwuZ

Every Friday and Saturday, and on public holidays, the LGBTQIA club SchwuZ in Neukölln hosts unusual parties. It's guaranteed never to be boring here: musically the club is as diverse as the scene and has everything from pop to techno to hits. The main thing is, that it is fun and danceable. Varied events are accompanied by shows, talent competitions, karaoke and other participatory activities.

The club, divided into three party rooms, is also rented out for external events, so that there is something happening in the SchwuZ almost every day and around the clock. Each area in the spacious rooms of the former KINDL brewerie has its very own characteristics. The "cathedral", for example, with its high ceilings and rough industrial charm, offers plenty of space for great shows, concerts and exuberant dance parties. During club nights, you will find another dance floor in the Salonbar.

It is more cosy in the separate area of the Pepsi Boston Bar. Here you can sit, chill and take a break from the wild goings-on in the adjacent cathedral. With its iconic neon heart, the Pepsi Boston Bar is the cultural centre of SchwuZ. Concerts, discussions and readings for the LGBTQIA+ community take place here regularly. From Wednesday to Saturday you can enjoy free admission from 7pm - on weekends until 10.30pm.

History of the SchwuZ

Party at SchwuZ, Berlin's biggest LGBTIQA* club
Party at SchwuZ © SchwuZ / Peter Dobias

Since its founding in 1977, the networking and development of the LGBTIQA* community has also been part of the SchwuZ programme. Large-format photographs, for example of Berlin's fag legend Pepsi Boston or the HIV-infected photographer Jürgen Baldiga, bear witness to and pay homage to the late 70s and 80s. In the entrance area you will find historical documents and posters from this time, some of which were still very politically oriented. Many queer projects, such as the gay advice centre, the first Berlin CSD or the city magazine Siegessäule, began in the SchwuZ. Then as now, the SchwuZ team is also committed to the queer scene outside of the club and advocates for open and respectful coexistence - which of course can also be a lot of fun! The SchwuZ is the lighthouse for the community.

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