CSD List: Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2020
Our CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2020 – A complete list of all Gay Pride Events in Germany. It’s time to get equipped with rainbow flags and stand up for equality! It is time to plan your Pride Week 2020 with our Gay Pride Calendar Germany! We checked the annual CSD agenda in the German cities and assembled as many CSDs we could find in one complete list sorted by states and cities. You will find all dates including some inspiring and colorful Videos full of rainbow flags and proud people of the LGBTQ+ community in this Gay Pride overview for 2019. Additional to the well-known Gay Pride Parades in Germany like the CSD in Berlin, the CSD in Hamburg and the CSD in Cologne, we also included the less popular LGBT demonstrations like in the CSD in Wendland, the Christopher Street Day festival in Greifswald or in Aurich in Lower Saxony.
Gay Germany Pride Calendar 2020
Gay Travelers! Check your weekend holiday schedule and get ready for a Gay Pride Trip to join the gay, lesbian, transgender and queer people under the Rainbow and make Germany an even more gay-friendly country in Europe and the world. Did you know, that Germany legalized Same-sex Marriage in autumn 2017? Well, for those of you, who’ve already seen all of them or simply want to know how the international LGBT community is celebrating their gay pride demonstrations, should have a look at our European neighbors. In 2018, Stockholm was the hosting city of the EuroPride celebrations receiving the baton from the Euro Pride Amsterdam in 2016. After the WorldPride 2017 in Madrid and the World Pride festival in New York in 2019, you can join the next World Pride in Copenhagen – Malmö. The next Europride 2020 is planned in Thessaloniki, Greece. Happy Pride for everyone with our Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2020 from a proud couple of men.
Some of you might know it already, but in Germany, a Gay Pride is actually called a CSD or Christopher Street Day. This originated from the first big uprising of members of the LGBT community at the Bar Stonewall Inn in New York on Christopher Street Day in 1969. Since then almost 50 years passed but gay, lesbian and queer people still suffer from Homophobia all over the world. To support equality, to stand up for respect, to continue the heritage of LGBTQ+ activists and acceptance and to show pride and love, demonstrations and pride parades are annually organized in Germany, too. We assembled all Gay Pride Parades in our Gay Pride Calendar Germany in one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. We would like to wish Happy Pride 2020 to gay travelers, gay couples, and queer travelers with our Gay Pride Calendar Germany!
CSD on a Map – Gay Pride Calendar Germany
The South-West German state Baden-Württemberg is the third largest state in Germany with borders to France, Switzerland and several German states. Additional to the capital’s pride in Stuttgart, five more LGBTQ+ festivals will take place in 2019. Beginning with CSD in Karlsruhe in June, Freiburg im Breisgau will be the second city hosting a pride in Baden-Württemberg. The last weekend in June, the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg celebrates a brand new Gay Pride with the CSD Schwäbisch-Hall. Stuttgart will follow in July before CSD Mannheim and CSD Ulm complete the CSD / Gay Pride season in Baden-Württemberg.
Gay Parade: June 1st, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: June 1st, 2019
Gay Pride Weekend: June 22nd – 23rd, 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: June 22nd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: June 29th, 2019
Gay Pride Week: July 12th to 28th, 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: July 27th, 2019
Gay Pride CSD Rhein-Neckar: August 10th, 2019
CSD in Mannheim | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Although Bavaria is supposed to be one of the more conservative German states, a total amount of four CSD festivals are taking place from June to August as you can see in our Gay Pride Calendar Germany for 2019. Bavaria is the largest state in south-eastern Germany with borders to Czechia and Austria and several German states. The first Christopher Street Day of the Bavarian pride season is taking place in Aschaffenburg followed by Würzburg and Regensburg. The biggest gay pride event is taking place in the Bavarian capital city of Munich in July. Last but not least, the Pride in Nuremberg will be held in August.
Gay Pride Parade in Aschaffenburg: June 1st, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Augsburg June 15th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Regensburg: June 22nd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Würzburg June 29th, 2019
Gay Pride Week: July 6th – 14th, 2019 | CSD-Political Parade July 13th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: August 3rd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: September 28th, 2019
CSD in München | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Berlin & Brandenburg
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is located in the heart of the German state of Brandenburg. You might have attended Berlin Pride in the past years already, but there are more CSD parades in this region. The capital of the state Brandenburg Potsdam is kicking off the pride season in the north-eastern part of Germany in May followed by the city LGBTQ+ parade in Cottbus in June. Just followed by a brand new CSD and gay pride in Brandenburg, the CSD in Falkensee at the end of June. A really small demonstration which should be supported by everyone around will take place in Wendland. At the end of July, finally, Berlin Pride is celebrating summer in the city. After years of inner political disagreements with separated parades in different parts of the city, the CSD Berlin is reunited again showing off why Germany is ranked on the 3rd place in this year’s Spartacus Gay Travel Index.
Gay Pride Week in Potsdam: April 27th to May 18th, 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: May 4th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: May 25th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: June 28th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: 21st to 28th July 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: July 27th, 2019
Christopher Street Day Pride Parade: July 27th, 2019
CSD in Berlin | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Bremen & Hamburg
Our next stop: the two north German federal city-states Hamburg and Bremen. We love Hamburg and its history charged culture. The LGBTQ+ community of the city is planning a whole week of CSD celebrations in Hamburg ending up with the colorful pride parade at the beginning of August. Just a 1,5 hours car drive in a western direction and three weeks later, Bremen is celebrating its rainbow community at the end of August. The CSD in Germany is always trying to put political messages onto their demonstrations demanding changes in political for equality for everyone. So don’t be alarmed by posters and people shouting in unisons. The Freedom of Speech is one of the pillars of the Federal German Republic.
Gay Pride Parade: August 3rd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Bremen: August 31st, 2019
CSD in Hamburg | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
In the German state Hesse, the LGBT community is organizing five CSD from the beginning of June to mid-August every year, starting in June with the cities of Wiesbaden and Wetzlar. Undoubtedly the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride event of the region is taking place in the German “financial capital” Frankfurt am Main. But there is more to come in Hesse. Just a few weeks later, CSD parades are held in Kassel and Darmstadt. And there it is, the first newcomer of 2019: The town of Hanau is organizing its first CSD Gay Pride in 2019. The region Hesse is well known for its beautiful nature, dense forest, and the so-called Central German Uplands. In 2016, we spent a wonderful time at the Slumber Wine Barrels at Nature Park Vogelsberg.
Gay Pride Parade in Darmstadt: July 17th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade: May 25th, 2019
CSD Gay Parade in Marburg: June, 22nd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Hanau: June 29th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Frankfurt: July 19th to 21st, 2019 | Gay Parade: July 20th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Kassel: August 17th, 2019
CSD in Frankfurt am Main | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
From the Baltic Sea in the North to Poland in the East and several German states in West and South expense the German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern hosting three CSD celebrations. At the beginning of June, the first Gay Pride in Greifswald will push the region into the annual pride season. The next CSD follows in Schwerin, the capital city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Last but not least, Rostock at the Baltic Sea, or how the Germans call it, Ostsee, is hosting city of the CSD end of July. Our tip is to combine a Gay Pride trip with a short holiday at the beaches of the Baltic Sea.
Gay Pride Parade in Greifswald: May 17th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Schwerin: June 29th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Rostock: July 20th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Neubrandenburg August 24th, 2019
CSD in Rostock | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)
One of the neighbor states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Lower Saxony, the second biggest German state by land area offering five CSD parades in the warm summer period. Starting with the CSD in Osnabrück already in April, the next gay pride will take place in the capital city in May followed by the neighbor city of Bremen, Oldenburg in June. But that’s not all. Just a week later the CSD in Cloppenburg in the so-called Oldenburg Münsterland. During silly season or the dog days, the city of Braunschweig celebrates its summer festival weekend at the end of July “Sommerloch” including the Gay Pride Parade. The end of August marks the time of the last CSD in Niedersachsen in Aurich.
Gay Pride Parade in Osnabrück April 27th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Hannover June 8th to 20th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Oldenburg June 15th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Cloppenburg June 22nd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Braunschweig: August 10th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Aurich: No actual information
CSD in Hannover | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
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North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Pride Parades
The German state Nordrhein-Westfalen is known for its high populated area the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Area). Diverse culture highlights, events, and festivals creating a multi-cultural summertime with 15 Gay Pride and CSD celebrations throughout the whole region. Beginning with the CSD in Paderborn at the end of May, the German LGBT community can plan to attend gay pride festivals almost weekly starting with the CSD in Düsseldorf, the 2nd edition of the CSD Hamm, the CSD in Recklinghausen, the CSD in Wuppertal and CSD in Bielefeld before one of the biggest Gay Pride celebrations will take place in Cologne. But don’t forget to put the CSD in Mönchengladbach, Aachen, Siegen, Duisburg in July as well the CSD in Bonn, the Ruhr CSD in Essen and the last CSD of the season in Münster in August on your pride season travel bucket list.
Gay Parade in Paderborn May 25th, 2019
Gay Parade in Düsseldorf May 31st to 2nd, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Hamm June 15th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Recklinghausen June 15th, 2019
Gay Parade in Wuppertal June 15th, 2019
Gay Parade in Bielefeld June 8th, 2019
Pride Week in Cologne June 22nd to July 7th, 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: July 7th, 2019
Pride Week in Mönchengladbach July 12th to 21st, 2019 | Gay Pride Parade: July 21st, 2019
Gay Parade in Aachen July 22nd, 2019
Gay Parade in Siegen July 27th, 2019
Gay Parade in Duisburg July 27th, 2019
Gay Parade in Bonn August 2nd, 2019
Gay Parade in Essen August 9th to 10th, 2019
Gay Parade in Münster August 31st, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Dortmund September 14th, 2019
CSD in Cologne | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) Pride Parade
The German state of Rhineland-Palatine is a relatively small country with its capital city, Mainz. Main is also the hosting city of the first gay pride festival of the pride season in Rheinland-Pfalz, called “Sommerschwüle”. The LGBTQ+ community and its allies stand up together to demonstrate for equality, respect and against homophobia. The second CSD in Rhineland-Palatinate will be held in Trier that is considered to be the oldest city in Germany. We put the CSD Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg – on this list as well since Ludwigshafen is actually marking the border between the states of Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Württemberg celebrating the CSD together with Mannheim and Heidelberg located in Baden-Württemberg. Last but not least, lesbian, gay and queer people have the chance to demonstrate for their rights in Koblenz for the CSD in August.
Gay Parade in Mainz: June 29th, 2019
Gay Parade in Trier: July 20th, 2019
Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim (Baden-Wurttemberg): August 10th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Koblenz August 17th, 2019
CSD in Mainz | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Saarland Pride Parade
Small, but oh my…! The smallest German state, besides the federal city-states, Saarland, is located on the western border of Germany and France. Looking back on a unique place in German modern history. Nevertheless, the capital city of the Saar Region, Saarbrücken, is hosting an annual CSD with a Gay Pride Parade in June. Just another reason to visit this cultural region and to support the local LGBTQ+ community.
CSD Saarbrücken SaarLorLux Pride:
Gay Parade in Saarbrücken: June 8th to 19th, 2019
CSD in Saarbrücken | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Saxony (Sachsen) Gay Pride Parades
The east German state Saxony is home to our Karl and well-known for its cultural heritage collected and built under the king of Saxony, Friedrich August I. of Saxony, commonly known as “Saxonian King August the Strong”. Today, four CSD Parades are taking place in Saxony starting with the CSD in Dresden, the capital city and home of Karl’s family. The colorful pride parade will walk a route through the old town part of the city. Next in line will be the CSD in Pirna, a wonderful town by the river Elbe. CSD parades in Chemnitz and Leipzig will follow in July to complete the Saxonian CSD season 2019. Btw., did you find the young version of Karl in the video below? Tip: Karl is shaved!
Gay Parade in Dresden: May 31st to June 2nd, 2019
Gay Parade in Pirna: July 6th, 2019
Gay Parade in Chemnitz: July 20th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade July 13th, 2019
Can you Spot Karl, or at least his young 23 years old version?
Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) Gay Pride
In the western part of the former German Democratic Republic, gay travelers will find the German state of Saxony-Anhalt surrounded by few more German states. The capital city Magdeburg is one of the two CSD hosting cities in Sachsen-Anhalt. The CSD parade will take place in late August followed by the Gay Pride in Halle (Saale) at the beginning of September. Halle is located just around the corner from Leipzig. Together these two cities are creating the Central German Metropolitan Region.
Gay Parade in Magdeburg: August 24th, 2019
Gay Parade in Halle: September 7th, 2019
CSD in Magdeburg | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Schleswig-Holstein Pride Parades
The northernmost German state is called Schleswig-Holstein bordering Danmark, the Northern and the Baltic Sea as well as further German states. The three notable and CSD hosting cities are Flensburg at the border to Denmark, Lübeck and the capital city Kiel. Already in May, the first gay pride is taking place in Flensburg, all the way north close to the Danish border. The CSD in Kiel is next on the gay pride agenda with its LGBT demonstration and festivities in July. The city of Lübeck is following with its CSD in mid-August.
Gay Parade in Flensburg: May 17th, 2019
Gay Parade in Kiel: July 6th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Heide July 20th, 2019
Gay Parade in Lübeck: August 17th, 2019
CSD in Lübeck | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Thuringia (Thüringen) Pride Parades
The German state of Thuringia is located right in the center of Germany, also called “the green heart of Germany”. It is known for its natural heritage, its huge dense forest and the mountain range Thuringian Forest in the southern part of the German state. But the LGBTQ+ community is present and organizing its annual CSD events in the cities of Jena, the city of Weimar known for being the home of Goethe and Schiller, two of the greatest writers and philosophers of human history. The third Gay Pride Parade is taking place in Erfurt during CSD week in the Thuringian capital city followed by the last CSD and Gay Pride in Germany, CSD Gera.
Gay Pride Parade in Jena: June 15th, 2019
Gay Parade in Weimar: June 22th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade August 24th, 2019
Gay Pride Parade in Gera: September 14th, 2019
CSD in Weimar | CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2019
Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2020 – All 60+ CSD & LGBTQ+ Events in Germany
And now it is time for you to pack your bag and explore the German cities with our Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2020! If you use the #gaypride2019 and #coupleofmen in your social media postings on Instagram and Facebook, we might select your photo to repost it on our platforms as well! Happy Pride for everyone straight and LGBTQ+ from all over the world!
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Karl & Daan.