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Lilac Nights

A walk through the vibrant lesbian social scene of the late 1920s

Stroll through Schöneberg in the footsteps of Lotte Hahm and Selli Engler, Claire Waldoff and Olga von Roeder, Anita Berber and Susi Wanowsky, of course Marlene Dietrich, and the many thousands of ordinary Berlin women for whom this was their playground.

Visit the sites of ten of the most famous lesbian bars and clubs of the Weimar era, and a few other fascinating points of interest along the way.

Duration: approximately ninety minutes
Distance: two kilometres
Meeting point: The American Church, Bülowstrasse
Nearest U-Bahn: Bülowstrasse
Finishing point: Lietzenburger Straße
Nearest U-Bahn: Wittenbergplatz
Language: English
Price: 10€ per person; discounts for larger groups

Isherwood's Neighbourhood

A circular walk through the Schöneberg of the late 1920s as seen by Christopher Isherwood

Visit the places he lived, socialised and documented in his Berlin Diaries of 1929 to 1933, the vibrance and edge of the Weimar Era. Accompanied by short readings from his works, see where 'Cabaret' was born, genders were blurred and films caused riots.

Duration: approximately one hour
Distance: one kilometre
Start and finishing point: Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn
Language: English
Price: 12€ per person; discounts for larger groups

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