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Sexy Photos of the 40th CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2018

Our trip to Germany’s capital city for CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2018. It was about time to attend Berlin pride for the first time together. The German capital is considered to be not only one of the most diverse, queer, and alternative cities in Europe but worldwide. One reason for sure, why Germany is among the gay-friendliest countries worldwide. It is always a great experience to travel to Berlin, especially for the huge gay pride celebration that is attracting over 500.000 LGBTQ+ (travelers) from all over the world!

Dressed in our rainbow-colored pride outfits, we marched together with 60 trucks and hundreds of thousands of gay, lesbian and queer people this amazing gay pride parade, starting from Kurfürstendamm in Berlin Charlottenburg and ending in Tiergarten at Brandenburger Tor. The 31 degrees Celsius of blazing heat could not stop us from participating in this colorful gay pride parade hand-in-hand for LGBT rights, equality, and love #lovewins #loveislove #CSDBerlin #BerlinPride. Enjoy our best photos of the 40th edition of CSD Berlin Gay Pride and see the capital pride of Germany through a couple of men‘s eyes!



Best photo’s CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2018

Did you know, that the German LGBT community is organizing a total of 60+ Gay Pride Parades in Germany per year? Fantastic, isn’t it? Well one of them is Berlin Pride and it is one of the biggest Gay and LGBT events with more than half a million participants from all over the world. No wonder, that Germany is transforming in one of the hottest gay-friendliest destinations. But of course, there is still a lot to do and to fight for, together. This year, we added the CSD in Berlin to our travel agenda.


But why is it called CSD Berlin?

In Germany, Gay Pride Events all named after the first revolt of Queer people in New York on Christopher Street Day. The short-term CSD has been adopted into the German language standing for the Gay Pride in Germany. But back to our trip to Berlin this summer! As you may know, Karl lived in Berlin for over four years before we decided to move together to Amsterdam. Nevertheless, it is always a pleasure to be back in wonderful Berlin. We arrived on Thursday before the gay pride CSD weekend and had the chance to jump on a river cruise boat to attend the Canal Pride Berlin Parade, also known as “CSD auf der Spree”, before we dived into the gay life of Berlin and attended the gay pride parade with 60 trucks and a total duration of over 6 hours…


Waving proudly the Rainbow Flag during CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2018 © Coupleofmen.com

Waving proudly the Rainbow Flag during CSD Berlin 2018 © Coupleofmen.com

Kick off CSD Berlin: Photos of Berlin Canal Pride – “CSD on the Spree”

Guess what?! Yes, we got some tickets for the pink pillow parade boat during the Canal Pride Berlin 2018! Never heard of it? Well, already two days before the popular gay pride parade in Berlin, Berlin canal pride is organized as another summer highlight of the Berlin Pride Week. A total of 16 boats dressed in pink and rainbow outfit are cruising along the Spree River. The LGBT event is traditionally organized as “The Christopher Street Day on the Spree” (CSD auf der Spree ©) on Thursday before the official Berlin Pride Parade. Similar to the Canal Pride in Amsterdam, it is meant to be a party and demonstration on the Berlin’s main river. Enjoy some of our favorite shots of the Berlin Canal Pride Parade on the River Spree!


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Hotel Tip: Gay -Friendly Hotel Henri in Berlin

Berlin has many gay-friendly hotels to offer. Especially the hotels that are part of the so-called Pink Pillow Collection by the Berlin Tourism Board. We stayed at the Henri Hotel Berlin am Kurfürstendamm, just a 5-minutes walk from the starting point of the CSD Berlin Gay Pride. Located in a typical West-Berlin City House, the Hotel Henri is a charming city hotel in a Gründerzeit style. This means you feel transformed to another time with luxurious retro furniture and a real room key instead of a keycard. The gay-friendly staff was just the cherry on top! Do note that on hot days this hotel doesn’t offer air conditioning. Check Berlin Gay-friendly Hotel Henri >

CSD Berlin Gay Pride: Best of the 40th Edition

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Our Gay Travels Tips Berlin

“You’re crazy, my child, you must go to Berlin!” – When the Austrian composer Franz von Suppe wrote his song, no one could have known about how relevant and true his words might become one day. Berlin today is not only the capital of Germany but for many creative, artists and free spirits the capital of freedom. Uncountable opportunities, space to think and to create as well as an LGBTQ+ friendly environment with inclusive neighborhoods, events and parties and a very liberal mindset of the city government make Berlin to one of the gay-friendliest cities in the world. Put it on your Gay Travel Europe Bucket List, seriously. Read more about it on our Berlin Gay Travel Guides >

Berlin Gay Travel Guide Gay Couple hand-in-hand © Coupleofmen.com

Gay Travel Guide Berlin © Coupleofmen.com

CSD Berlin Gay Pride Photos at Tiergarten Park

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Our best of CSD Berlin Gay Pride

Once more, Berlin successfully showed us its peaceful and colorful side of the rainbow. The weather started out fantastic, the people where in love with each other and the city showed itself off in so many colors of equality and unity. Although, there was some significant delay during the parade and the unfortunate weather conditions at the end that forced the organizers to abort the parade and evacuate the Tiergarten Park. All this freedom apparently also brings along some chaos but that makes Berlin Berlin and we should accept this and cherish all sides and colours of this wonderful city… For everyone who is planning a trip, check out our gay travel guide Berlin for some more information including nightlife, restaurants, gay-friendly hotels and sights not to miss. Tip for international guests: KLM Airlines is operating a direct flight connection from Amsterdam to Berlin several times daily! We cannot wait to plan our next capital adventure in Germany and hope to see many of you next year for CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2019!

Wanna know more about our gay travels around the world? Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. See you again in Germany and Berlin or somewhere else around the world!

Karl & Daan



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Please note: This trip was made possible in partnership with Tourist Board Visit Berlin. Anyhow, our photos, texts, and opinions are 100% our own, as usual. A special thanks goes to Roxanne and Maartje from Onceuponajrny.com for their wonderful smiles, rainbow outfits, and photos!

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