Queer Hamburg

(Crop / Tim Maschlanka)

It should come as no surprise that a liberal metropolis such as Hamburg has a thriving gay and lesbian scene. It's gay life is concentrated in the St. Georg district, especially in and around the street Lange Reihe, the main shopping street and promenade with numerous relevant cafés and boutiques. Cafe Gnosa at no. 69 is the daytime lynchpin and best source of information for what’s on. There’s usually a copy of local gay listings magazine Hinnerk knocking around. The best clubbing tends to be found in the one-nighters that shift between venues, many in St Pauli; again consult listings and local knowledge. Among the gay highlights of the year are the Hamburg Gay Pride (CSD) in early August, Germany's oldest and largest queer film festival in October.

Gay and Lesbian Life in Hamburg

My gay travel guide: Blogger about Hamburg's Gay Nightlife

Travels of Adam: Blogger about Gay Nightlife in Hamburg

Olivia Jones: Drag Artist, Bar and St. Pauli Kieztour


Save the Date:

Harbour pride (10th - 13th May 2018)

City Festival in St. Georg (26th - 27th May 2018)

Pride Week (27th July - 5th August 2018, Christopher Street Day: 4th - 5th August 2018)

Winter Pride: Gay Lesbian Christmas Market (26th November - 30th December 2018)


Bars and Cafés:

Coffeehouse Gnosa

Coffeehouse Uhrlaub

Cafe Endlich: Women's Café

Bellini Bar in St. Georg

Generation Bar in St. Georg

Toom Peerstall: Hip St. Pauli Bar

Wunderbar: Party Bar in St. Pauli



Boutique Bizarre on the Reeperbahn