Our CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2022 – 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 2022 with our Pride Calendar Germany! We checked the annual CSD agenda in the German cities and assembled as many CSD as 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 2022. 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 Aurich in Lower Saxony.
Pride Calendar 2022 for Germany
Gay Travelers! Check your weekend holiday schedule and get ready for a 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, 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 in 2021. The next Europride 2020 is planned in Thessaloniki, Greece. Happy Pride for everyone with our Pride Calendar Germany 2022 from a proud couple of men.
Some of you might know it already, but in Germany, a 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 Pride Calendar for Germany, in one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. We would like to wish Happy Pride 2022 to LGBTQ+ travelers, gay couples, and queer folks with our Pride Calendar Germany!
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CSD Pride in Baden-Württemberg
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. 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 Rhein Neckar completes the CSD and Gay Pride season in August and Tübingen in October in Baden-Württemberg.
CSD Karlsruhe Pride: 4th June 2022
CSD Ravensburg 2022 / Queer Pride Ravensburg und Weingarten 2022: 25th June 2022
CSD Freiburg (im Breisgau) Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Tübingen Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Konstanz – Kreuzlingen Pride: 9th July 2022
CSD Stuttgart Pride: 30th July 2022 | Pride Week 15th July to 31st July 2022
CSD Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg Pride: 13th August 2022
CSD Schwäbisch-Hall Pride: probably 9th July 2022
CSD Ulm & Neu Ulm Pride: 2022 – probably cancelled
CSD Pride in Bavaria (Bayern)
Although Bavaria is supposed to be one of the more conservative German states, a total amount of seven CSD festivals are taking place from June to August as you can see in our Gay Pride Calendar Germany for 2022. Bavaria is the largest state in southeastern 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 Augsburg, Würzburg and Regensburg. The biggest gay pride event is taking place in the Bavarian capital city of Munich in July. Finally, the Pride in Nuremberg and Niederbayern Landshut will be held in August.
CSD Nordoberpfalz (neu in Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab) Pride: 4th June 2022
CSD Augsburg Pride: 18th June 2022
CSD in Niederbayern (Straubing/Kehlheim/Landhut) Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)
CSD Würzburg Pride: Demonstration 9th July 2022 | Pride Weekend 8th to 10th July 2022
CSD München Pride: Demonstration 16th July 2022 | Pride-Weeks: 2nd to 17th July 2022
CSD Nürnberg Pride: Demonstration 6th August 2022 | Pride Week 21st July to 7th August 2022
CSD Erlangen Pride: Demonstration 2nd October 2022
CSD Passau Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)
CSD Aschaffenburg Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Regensburg Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
How LGBTQ+ and gay-friendly is Munich? Did you know that Munich has one of the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride events in Germany? Which gay-friendly hotel should you book when planning your visit to Munich? Are there gay bars, queer clubs or even a gay sauna in Munich? We have the answers for your perfect Munich trip!
CSD Pride in 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 of Brandenburg is Potsdam and kicking off the pride season in the north-eastern part of Germany in May followed by the city LGBTQ+ parade in Cottbus a week later. Just followed by a brand-new CSD and gay pride in Brandenburg, the CSD in Falkensee at the end of June. A tiny demonstration which should be supported by everyone around there at this time 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 in a good place in this year’s Spartacus Gay Travel Index.
CSD Prignitz Pride: 18th June 2021
CSD Potsdam Pride: 2nd July 2022
CSD Berlin Pride: 23rd July 2022
CSD Cottbus & Niederlausitz Pride: Demonstration 27th August 2022 | Pride-Week 15th to 27th August 2022
CSD Falkensee Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)
CSD Wendland Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)
Von Berlin mit gaaanz viele Liebe! Vor drei Jahren hatten wir die Gelegenheit für unseren Blog am CSD in Berlin teilzunehmen. Natürlich haben wir die besten Fotos und ein paar nette Reisegeschichten aus der Hauptstadt für dich mitgebracht! Viel Spaß in Berlin!
CSD Pride in 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 Hamburg is planning a whole week of CSD and pride celebrations 2020 in Hamburg, ending up with the colorful pride parade at the beginning of August. Hamburg Pride is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020 under the motto “Keep on fighting. Together.” 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 constantly 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 unions. The Freedom of Speech is one of the pillars of the Federal German Republic.
CSD Hamburg Pride: 6th August 2022 | Hamburg Pride Week, 30th July to 7th August 2022
CSD Bremen Pride: 27th August 2022
CSD Pride in Hesse (Hessen)
In the German state of 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 Darmstadt. But there is more to come in Hesse. Just a few weeks later, CSD parades held in Mittelhessen in Marburg, followed by Hanau and Kassel. Undoubtedly, the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride event of the region is taking place in the German “financial capital” Frankfurt am Main. The region of 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.
CSD Wiesbaden Pride: 28th May 2022
CSD Kassel Pride: 11th June 2022
CSD MTK (Main-Taunus-Kreis) Pride: 18th June 2022 in Kelkheim
CSD Hanau Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Mittelhessen in Gießen Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Frankfurt am Main Pride: Demonstration 16th July 2022 | Pride Weekend 15th to 17th July 2022
CSD Marburg Pride: 23rd July 2022
CSD Darmstadt Pride: 20th August 2022
CSD Eschwege Pride: 3rd September 2022
CSD Witzenhausen Pride: 10th September 2022
CSD Bad Sooden-Allendorf Pride: 17th September 2022
CSD Bad Hersfeld Pride: 24th September 2022
CSD Wanfried Pride: 8th Oktober 2022
CSD Waldkappel Pride: 13th October 2022
CSD Sontra Pride: 22nd October 2022
CSD Herleshausen Pride: 5th November 2022
CSD Pride in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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. Finally, Rostock at the Baltic Sea, or how the Germans call it, Ostsee, is the hosting city of the CSD in July. New on the map since 2018 is the Gay Pride in Neubrandenburg respectively Neustrelitz organizing alternating CSD events. Our tip is to combine a Gay Pride trip with a short holiday at the beaches of the Baltic Sea.
CSD Greifswald Pride: Tage der Akzeptanz – 17th May to 4th June 2022
CSD Schwerin Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Rostock Pride: 16th July 2022
CSD Pride in 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.
CSD Osnabrück Pride: 28th May 2022
CSD Wilhelmshaven Pride: 28th May 2022
CSD Hannover Pride: Demonstration 4th June 2022, CSD Street Party 5th June 2022
CSD Oldenburg/ Nordwest Pride: 18th June 2022
CSD Cloppenburg Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Braunschweig Pride Sommerlochfestival: Demonstration 13th August 2022 | Street Party 12th to 13th August 2022 | Sommerlochfestival 29th July to 11th August 2022
CSD Göttingen Pride: 10th September 2022
CSD Papenburg (Emsland) Pride: 10th September 2022
CSD Aurich Pride: 10th September 2022
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- Our Gay Pride Trips all around the world >
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- Our highlights of the (Gay) Pride Amsterdam 2017 >
- Best of Gay Pride Weekend in Benidorm 2017 in Spain >
- Our Top 13 of the best Gay Ski Weeks & Festivals worldwide >
CSD Pride in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
The German state Nordrhein-Westfalen is known for its high populated area, the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Area). Diverse culture highlights, events, and festivals create a multicultural summer 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 in Düsseldorf, Hamm, Recklinghausen, 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 on your pride season travel bucket list.
CSD Bielefeld Pride: 11th June 2022
CSD Heinsberg/ Geilenkirchen Pride: 18th June 2022
CSD Düsseldorf Pride: 22nd to 24th June 2022
CSD Bochum Pride: 25th June 2022
CSD Cologne Pride: 3rd July 2022 | Pride Woche in Köln vom 18th June bis 3. July 2022
CSD Olpe Pride: 10th July 2022
CSD Recklinghausen Pride: 25th July 2022
CSD Duisburg Pride: 30th July 2022
CSD Ruhr CSD/ Essen Pride: 6th August 2022
CSD Münster Pride: 27th August 2022
CSD Dortmund Pride: 3rd September 2022
CSD Krefeld Pride: 27th August 2022 – Date not confirmed yet
CSD Paderborn Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Wuppertal Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Aachen Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Siegen Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Herne Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Eschweiler Weisweiler Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Mönchengladbach: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Bonn Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet
CSD Pride in Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)
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. Finally, lesbian, gay, and queer people have the chance to demonstrate their rights in Koblenz for the CSD in August.
CSD Trier Pride: 16th July 2022
CSD Mainz Pride – Sommerschwüle: 6th August 2022
CSD Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg Pride: 13th August 2022 | Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg)
CSD Koblenz Pride: 2022 – not confirmed
CSD Pride in Saarland
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: 2022 – not date announced
CSD Pride in Saxony (Sachsen)
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 seaso. Btw., did you find the young version of Karl in the video below? Tip: Karl is shaved!
CSD Pirna Pride: 9th July 2022
CSD Leipzig Pride: 16th July 2022
CSD Chemnitz Pride: 27th August 2022
CSD Dresden Pride: 3rd September 2022
CSD Zwickau – Westsachsen Pride: 1st October 2022
Can you Spot Karl, or at least his young 23 years old version?
CSD Pride in Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)
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.
CSD Schönebeck Pride: 23rd April 2022
CSD Dessau-Roßlau Pride: 21st May 2022
CSD Salzwedel Pride: 18th June 2022
CSD Magdeburg Pride: 20th August 2022
CSD Halle Pride: 10th September 2022
CSD Stendal Pride: 1st October 2022
CSD Pride in Schleswig-Holstein
The northernmost German state called Schleswig-Holstein bordering Denmark, the Northern and the Baltic Sea as well as further German states. The four notable and CSD hosting cities are Flensburg at the border to Denmark, Lübeck, Heide, 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 its CSD in mid-August.
CSD Kiel Pride: 9. Juli 2022
CSD Lübeck Pride: 20th August 2022
CSD Flensburg Pride: 2022 still in planning
CSD Heide/ CSD Westküste Pride: 2022 – not confirmed
CSD Pride in Thuringia (Thüringen)
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 capital city of Thuringia followed by the last CSD and Gay Pride in Germany, CSD Gera.
CSD Altenburg Pride: 2nd July 2022
CSD Erfurt/ Mitteldeutschland Pride: 2022 – still in planning
CSD Jena Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed
CSD Weimar Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed
CSD Gera Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed
Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2022 – 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 2022! If you use the #gaypride2022 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.
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