ReBlog: Berlins Lesbische Frauen

Ein toller Artikel über Hotspots in der Weimarer Republik für Berlins Lesbische Frauen auf SlowTravel Berlin.


A great article about hotspots for Berlins lesbian women in the Weimar Era.


In 1928, Ruth Margarete Roellig wrote a guide book for visitors to Berlin. But this wasn’t just any run-of-the-mill guidebook. This was “Berlin’s Lesbische Frauen”  a comprehensive guide to the hottest and most happening lesbian bars and clubs the city had to offer.

With an estimated 85,000 living in the city, Berlin was the lesbian capital of the world, and visitors were flocking in to experience all the city had to offer, and there was plenty. Lesbian life in Berlin at the time boasted two weekly newspapers, twelve social clubs, two ice-skating leagues, a nudist retreat, three outdoor sports associations, six magazines and as many as fifty bars and clubs.

In the cabaret theatres of the Kurfurstendamm, Marlene Dietrich and Margo Lion were thrilling the crowds with their flirtatious duet “Wenn Die Beste Freundin” just a few years after Mischa Spolianky’s smash hit ‘Das Lila Lied” – both songs were to become the  gay and lesbian ‘anthems’ of the city. […]