Berlin’s 25th Lesbian and Gay Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year. As usual, all the best parties and events are being held around Nollendorfplatz in Schöneberg. The ‘Stadtfest’ is the biggest LGBT event of its kind, and visitors to Berlin can expect stunning DJ sets and hardcore techno parties.
Now in its 25th year, the Stadtfest event will be held on Saturday and Sunday (July 15-16th 2017), from 11am, one week before the CSD Berlin Pride. If you’re planning to attend the Stadtfest and/or Christopher Street Day in 2017, book your hostel in Berlin early if you want the best deals.
25th Lesbian and Gay City Festival - the 'Stadtfest'
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The Stadtfest is the ultimate summer party in Berlin and Europe’s biggest gay pride event. Some of the best party venues include the Connection, with its stomping house and techno music, the Disco Ball, and the Women’s Showcase.
With more than 450,000 guests expected over the weekend, the Stadtfest beer gardens, cocktail bars, stages and dance floors will make Nollendorfplatz the place to be. Concerts and performances will take place from 11am to the early hours.
When: 15 – 16 July 2017 (Saturday 11:00 – 23:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 22:00)
Where: Berlin-Schöneberg's gay district around Motzstraße and Fuggerstraße
Christopher Street Day (CSD Berlin)
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Christopher Street Day is held in memory of the uprising of homosexuals against police assaults in Greenwich Village, New York on June 27, 1969.
CSD Berlin takes place on Saturday, 22 July 2017 and offers some of the best Pride celebrations in Europe. An estimated 400, 000 people will be celebrating LGBT rights with floats and music that weekend and everyone is welcome.
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Starting on 12.30pm in Kurfürstendamm, the parade goes through Nollendorfplatz, finishing off at Brandenburg Gate after passing through the city's biggest park, Tiergarten.
The parade lasts until 5 pm, after which there's a pride rally next to Brandenburg Gate.
A spectacular line-up of bands, acts and DJs will be performing at Brandenburger Gate until midnight after the parade has finished.
When: July 22nd 2017 (Saturday) 12.30pm until midnight
Where: Kurfürstendamm / Joachimsthaler Straße
Nearest Train (S-Bahn): S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf (S5 S7 and S75)
Nearest U-Bahn: U Kurfürstendamm (U1, U9), U Uhlandstr (U1), S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf (U12, U9)
Hostels in Berlin
Stadtfest and CSD Berlin are the biggest LGBT events in Europe - so if you want a cheap bed that weekend, book your hostel now! If you're travelling with your partner, you can read more about our gay-friendly accommodation options here.
Berlin is one of the cheapest places to book a hostel in Europe, and you can do so with HostelsClub from only €13 per night.
*Header image by mw238 (Flickr/Creative Commons)