Travel Germany the Gay Way

Make your next trip to Germany less than ordinary. Dive into Germany’s gay scene to see a side of the country most tourists miss out on. With our guide you will discover the safe, fun and gay way to travel through Germany!

State of the Gay

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City Guides

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State of the Gay

While Germany can be considered a safe place for LGBT travelers, it is still important to familiarize yourself with the laws and overall culture of being out in a foreign country. Where Germany stands on gay marriage, adoption rights and military service may not impact your travel plans, knowing the issues will give you a better picture of the gay culture. It may even keep you safe.


Hate Crime Stats


In 2013 there were
0
LGBT Hate Crimes Reported to Police

50 of the crimes involved physical assault

Racism and xenophobia (3856 / 83%*)
83%
Anti-Semitism (1275 / 27.5%*)
27.5%
Religion (1275 / 9%*)
9%
LGBT (1247 / 5%*)
5%
Disabilities & Other (42 / 0.9%*)
0.9%

Source: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
*Some crimes involved more than one bias


Gay Rights in Germany

Homosexuality Legal

You are free to be gay in Germany!

Same-Sex Marriage

Gay marriage is illegal, but civil unions are allowed.

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    Anti-Discrimination

    Gender and sexual identity discrimination is illegal

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    Military

    Gay Germans can serve openly in the military

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    Donating Blood

    Sexually active gay males are not allowed to donate

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    Adoption

    Step-child adoption only

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    Third Gender

    Intersex babies can be registered with no gender

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    Gender Change

    requires surgery

City Guides

One of the best ways to experience Germany’s gay culture is to go to where the locals hang out.
Select your destination from the list below to find area gay bars, restaurants, shops and hotels.

Coming Soon: Bremen, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart