Explore Berlin's History of Sex in Augmented Reality
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Explore the colourful history of sex in Berlin on this one-of-a-kind city walking tour. From Europe’s biggest fetish festival to LGBTQIA+ history and sexuality in Berlin’s clubs, get an overview of contemporary sexual life in Berlin today. Your guided tour is enhanced by a selection of augmented reality segments, using the camera on your tour guide’s iPad. Walk past 1920s sex workers, and see how Berlin buildings looked 100 years ago. You can also take pictures of yourself with the augmented reality elements included, as a souvenir from the tour.



  • Introduction & Nudism

    Introduction Nudism from the mid-19th century to the present day (focus on 1920s)

  • The Foundation of Sexual Science

    Brief overview of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, "the world's first gay man"Brief overview of Magnus Hirschfeld, §175 and the world's first organization for LGBTQIA+ rightsFeminism, Johanna Elberskirchen and Helene StöckerHirschfeld's theory of sexual intermediaries IntersexualityEarly trans identitiesDora Richter, Lili Elbe, Karl M. Baer and the world's first gender affirmation surgeriesThe Institute for Sexual ScienceThe Sex MuseumPrecursors to ViagraThe destruction of the Institute by the NazisHirschfeld's death, his legacy and post-colonial critique

  • The Nazi Era and the Concentration Camps

    Ernst Röhm and Hitler's attitude to homosexualityThe Night of the Long KnivesGay, lesbian, and trans people in the concentration camps

  • Sex Work & Fetishes in the 1920s

    Sex Work & Fetishes in the 1920s

  • Lesbian Life in the 1920s

    Lesbian life in Berlin in the 1920sthe lesbian club Toppkellerthe Lavender SongClaire WaldoffJosephine Baker, bisexuality and racism

  • Christopher Isherwood in Berlin

    Christopher Isherwood in gay BerlinFrom Isherwood's novels to the cabaret musical

  • Eldorado Clubs

    The Eldorado as the Berghain of the 1920s, Drag and the so-called "Transvestites"Ernst Röhm at the EldoradoVogue magazine's search for "Berlin's most beautiful woman"

  • Sexuality in Berlin Divided by the Wall

    LGBTQIA+ Emancipation Movements in West and East BerlinThe sexual revolution and sexual satisfaction in West and East GermanyNudism in the GDRRita Süssmuth and the AIDS crisis

  • Sexuality in Berlin Today & Ending

    Folsom EuropeKit Kat ClubInsomniaBerghain Bunker & SnaxOstgutElon Muskthe no-photo policy of Berlin clubsSexuality at Berghainthe Lab.Oratory, Snax parties today and Lady Gaga

Meeting Point Map


In front of Schloss Bellevue (Spreeweg 1, Berlin, Berlin, 10557)


4 hours

Start Times

11:00, 15:30


Spreeweg 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

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  • Professional guide


  • A valid public transport ticket as we will travel by underground or bus.
  • Depending on the weather: An umbrella or sun protector and water. (The tour will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, like heavy rain or storm. Of course, in that case, you will be fully refunded.)
  • A curious mind and no reluctance to be entertained or shocked.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.