Our CSD Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2021 – 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 2021 with our Gay 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 2021. 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.
Gay Germany Pride Calendar 2021
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, 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 Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2021 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 for Germany in one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. We would like to wish Happy Pride 2020! 2021 to gay travelers, gay couples, and queer travelers with our Gay Pride Calendar Germany!
CSD Gay 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 in 2021. 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 2021 and Tübingen in October 2021 in Baden-Württemberg.
CSD Gay Pride Karlsruhe: on June 5th, 2021
CSD Ravensburg 2021 / Queer Pride Ravensburg und Weingarten 2021: on June 26th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Freiburg (im Breisgau): on July 17th, 2021 | Gay Pride Weekend: July 17th to 18th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Konstanz – Kreuzlingen: on July 10th, 2021 | Prideweek June 9th to 11th 2021
CSD Gay Pride Stuttgart: on July 31st, 2021 | Gay Pride Week from July 16th to August 1st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride CSD Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg: on August 14th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Tübingen: on October 30, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Schwäbisch-Hall: 2021 – probably omitted
CSD Gay Pride Ulm & Neu Ulm: 2021 – probably omitted
CSD Gay 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 2021. 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 Gay Pride Passau: on June 5th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Augsburg: on June 12th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Straubing: on June 19th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Würzburg: on June 26th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Kelheim: on July 3rd, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Munich (München): on July 10th/11th, 2021 | Gay Pride Week: July 3rd – 11th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Nuremberg (Nürnberg) Weekend: on July 7th, 2021 | Pride week from July 23rd to August 6th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Niederbayern / Gay Pride Landshut: on September 25th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Weiden – Oberpfalz: was unfortunately canceled
CSD Gay Pride Aschaffenburg: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Regensburg: 2021 – not confirmed yet
Wie LGBTQ+ und schwulenfreundlich ist München? Wusstest du, dass München eine der größten LGBTQ+ Pride-Veranstaltungen in Deutschland hat? Welches gay-friendly Hotel solltest du buchen, wenn du deinen Besuch in München planst? Gibt es Gay Bars, queere Clubs oder sogar eine Gay Sauna in München? Wir haben die Antworten für deinen perfekten München-Trip!
CSD Gay 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 Gay Pride Prignitz: on June 5th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Berlin: on July 24th, 2021 so-called Christopher Street Day Pride Parade
CSD Gay Pride Cottbus Niederlausitz: on September 4th, 2021 | Gay Pride Week in Cottbus August 23rd to September 4th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Potsdam: on September 12th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Falkensee: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Wendland: 2021 – not confirmed 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 Gay 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 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.
CSD Gay Pride Hamburg: on August 7th, 2021 | Hamburg Pride Week from July 18th to August 1st, 2020
CSD Gay Pride Bremen: on August 28th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride in Hesse (Hessen)
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 Darmstadt. But there is more to come in Hesse. Just a few weeks later, CSD parades are held in Mittelhessen in Marburg in 2021 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 town of Hanau is organizing its second CSD Gay Pride in 2021. 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 Gay Pride Hanau: on June 20th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Mittelhessen Wetzlar/Marburg: on June 26th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Wiesbaden: on July 31st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Frankfurt am Main Pride: on July 17th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Darmstadt: on August 21st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Kassel Pride: on August 28th, 2021
CSD Gay 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 host-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 Gay Pride Greifswald: on May 17th to June 3rd, 2021 – Tage der Akzeptanz
CSD Gay Pride Schwerin: on June 26th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Rostock: on July 17th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Neubrandenburg/ CSD Neustrelitz: on August 14th, 2021
CSD Gay 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 Gay Pride Hannover: from May 22nd to 23rd, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Osnabrück: on May 29th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Cloppenburg: from June 21st to June 27th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Braunschweig/ Sommerlochfestival: from August 13th to August 14th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Göttingen: on August 28th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Wilhelmshaven: on September 4th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Emsland: on September 11th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Oldenburg/ Nordwest Pride: on September 18th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Aurich: 2021 – not confirmed yet
More about our Gay Pride & CSD Trips:
- Sexy Photos of the 40th CSD Berlin Gay Pride 2018 >
- Our Gay Pride Trips all around the world >
- Best Photos of Euro Pride 2016 in Amsterdam >
- 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 Gay 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 creating a multi-cultural 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 with the CSD in Düsseldorf, 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.
CSD Gay Pride Recklinghausen: on July 17th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Duisburg: on July 31st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Ruhr CSD/ Essen Pride: on August 7th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Krefeld: on August 27th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Münster: on August 28th, 2021 | from August 14th to 29th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Cologne (Köln): on August 29th, 2021 | Pride Week in Cologne from August 27th to 29th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Dortmund: on September 11th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Bielefeld: on October 2nd, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Düsseldorf: from October 15th to 17th 2021
CSD Gay Pride Paderborn: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Hamm “Bunter Hammer Straßenfest”: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Wuppertal: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Aachen: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Siegen: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Herne: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Eschweiler Weisweiler: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Bochum: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Mönchengladbach: 2021 – was unfortunately canceled
CSD Gay Pride Bonn: 2021 – was unfortunately canceled
CSD Gay 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. Last but not least, lesbian, gay and queer people have the chance to demonstrate for their rights in Koblenz for the CSD in August.
CSD Gay Pride Mainz – Sommerschwüle: on August 7th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Trier: on September 18th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg: on August 14th, 2021 | Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg):
CSD Gay Pride Koblenz: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay 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 Gay Pride Saarbrücken SaarLorLux Pride: from June 4th to 5th, 2021
CSD Gay 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 season 2021. Btw., did you find the young version of Karl in the video below? Tip: Karl is shaved!
CSD Gay Pride Pirna: on July 4th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Leipzig: on July 17th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Dresden: on September 3rd, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Chemnitz: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Zwickau – Westsachsen: on October 2nd, 2021, still to be confirmed
Can you Spot Karl, or at least his young 23 years old version?
CSD Gay 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 Gay Pride Schönebeck: on July 3rd, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Magdeburg: on August 14th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Halle: on September 11th, 2021 | Gay Pride Weeks from September 3rd to 19th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride in Schleswig-Holstein
The northernmost German state is called Schleswig-Holstein bordering Danmark, 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 with its CSD in mid-August.
CSD Gay Pride Flensburg: on May 17th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Lübeck: from August 20th to 21st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Heide/ CSD Westküste: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay Pride Kiel: 2021 – not confirmed yet
CSD Gay 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 Gay Pride Altenburg: on July 10th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Jena: on July 31st, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Weimar: on September 18th, 2021
CSD Gay Pride Erfurt/ Mitteldeutschland: 2021 – no date confirmed yet, meetings happening
CSD Gay Pride Gera: 2021 – no date confirmed yet
Gay Pride Calendar Germany 2021 – 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 2021! If you use the #gaypride2021 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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