“Du bist verrückt mein Kind, du mußt nach Berlin.”Franz von Supp
You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.
So said one of the great composers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz von Suppe (1819-1895) during a time when Berlin was so famous for its liberal attitude and sexual freedom.
Even after the Nazi era and the hard post WW2 years, the city gradually returned to its former glory as a place where whatever you're into, you will find it. Berlin has an extremely relaxed attitude to sex and sexuality. This is the perfect place to visit if you're looking for some cheeky romantic playtime with your lover.
To maximise your enjoyment and avoid queues at the ticketing machines, it's definitely worth investing in a Visit Berlin WelcomeCard before you arrive. It will give you unlimited access on the metro (from 2 to 6 days) and discounts on various attractions.
Hotel Q is a small boutique hotel, really stylishly designed and centrally located just off the city's main shopping boulevard, Kurfürstendamm. The rooms are designed to make couples feel cozy. The lighting gives them a romantic sexy time feel and they feature an open bathtub Jacuzzi next to the bed.
Hotel Q offers a unique Sex On The Beach package over 2 nights, which includes a candlelit 3 course dinner and exclusive over night access to the spa area from 11pm to 6am with a bottle of champagne. Definitely one for Valentine's Day or that special anniversary. The hotel also offers a Sex Toys package: a special Secret Passion box full of toys and prizes to spice up the bedroom.
Rooms at Hotel Q start from $145/£115 a night. Read more about it: check availability and prices on Booking.com.
Advice for LGBTQ travellers to Berlin
We LOVE Berlin! It's like a playground for LGBTQ travellers, with so many bars, clubs and events for whoever you are and whatever you're into. Berlin definitely ranks as one of our favourite gay cities, and in our opinion, Germany one of the most gay friendly countries in the world. Read more in our comprehensive gay guide to Berlin as well as our interview with gay Berlin local, Marcel Danner.
We also stress that all the hotels listed in this article are very gay friendly and welcoming of all LGBTQ travellers!
“Come as you are. Real Place, real people” is the slogan.
Hotel 25 is a super cool chain offering bed and breakfast with plenty of entertainment, surprises and lots of fun. It is centrally located, overlooking Berlin's famous zoo in the uber-cool retro Bikini building.
This is the place for couples to have a romantic stay with a twist. For example, check out the Jungle L room, which has a bathtub in the bedroom, view over the zoo – and a hammock! The other gem is the Monkey Bar and restaurant on the top floor. It has a 360 degrees rooftop terrace with first class views of the city and of the neighbouring Berlin Zoo.
Rooms at Hotel Q start from $240/£187 a night. Read more about it: check availability and prices on Booking.com.
Book a fetish apartment on Misterbnb:
Sex fetishes are immensely popular in the city and as a result, there's an increasing number of accommodations to meet this demand. On Mister BNB, you can find apartments to rent which are made for S&M and other fetishes. They will be well-equipped with the necessary amenities leather slings, plenty of bondage toys, steal doors, whips, ropes and more.
Some of the fetish bookings on Mister BNB are the place to stay to live out your S&M fantasies. Sign up today using our link to claim a €10 credit voucher and then search for Tigerroom SM Suite and Sportswear Play-Aparment to see an example of a fetish listing.
Axel Hotel adults only
This awesome heterofriendly, adults only hotel is one for the gay boys. Everything here is geared towards one thing (!) but done in a very tasteful manner. The rooms have a modern design with darkened lighting to give it that sensual atmosphere. Look out for the famous “DO DISTURB” signs you can put on the door if you want some attention!
It's located right in the heart of Schöneberg's lively gay area and has a popular Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room where you can head to for some group action.
Rooms at Axel start from $130/£100 a night. Read more about it: check availability and prices on Booking.com.
ArtHotel Connection is a very popular with the LGBTQ community in Berlin. Like Axel, it's a heterofriendly hotel, but more affordable. It's conveniently located in the heart of Schoeneberg, with all the gay bars and clubs of the area right on its doorstep.
Rooms at Ackselhaus start from $95/£75 a night. Read more about it: check availability and prices on Booking.com.
For more inspiration, check out our favourite sex hotels in Amsterdam.
Happy travels are safe travels
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