LGBT Travel 2018: The Happy, Big, Better and Fabulous New Year


Do you deserve a free luxury trip to welcome 2018? We thought so. Entry details below.

It’s that blissful kind of time when year-end flushes away the remains of 2017 to usher in a brand new, fresh, blank canvas – filled with potential. Places to go. People to meet.

Those good people at German National Tourist Office (GNTO) apply their precision tourism skills to get things started in the New Year in the best possible ways, with this handy LGBT travel guide.

Whether you long to lose yourself in a symphony or fancy running amok over a City Break long-weekend away, Germany’s ready for 2018 and fully got you covered. 2018 Travel Plans? Sorted. From visits of quiet artistic contemplation to full-on 24/7 gay clubbing abandon, Germany has the answers as 2018 opens up brand new travel opportunities for you.


Germany is the best place to party.

From Berlin’s 24/7/365 clubbing to the best Summer CSD Pride events to Oktoberfest to Karneval. Some of the world’s hottest parties will happen in Germany this coming year.

Consider just these few to whet your party appetites.

Cologne Pride 07 July 2018
Christopher Street Day and Cologne Pride: different is normal in the fabulous community of Cologne where hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors celebrate life in fever pitched excitement together.

Berlin Respect Gaymes 07 July 2018
Break-dancing, beach-volleyball and… football!

Hamburg Pride 03 – 05 August 2018
The maritime city of Hamburg brings its own local flavour to celebrating and you are very likely to meet and connect with many people during this annual celebration hosted by the city’s LGBT community.


2018 is unique but also like any year, with Germany welcoming the world to celebrate cultural heritage in ways that lead many people’s cultural calendars throughout the whole year. Here are just three examples.

Wagner in Leipzig January – May 2018
The Wagner Festival Leipzig Opera focuses on Wagner’s complete staged Ring cycle in a city so inextricably part of this extraordinary composer’s own life.

Frankfurt am Main
Green Sauce Festival 12 May – 19 May 2018
Calling all foodies! A week full of excitement at the Frankfurt Roßmarkt celebrates this uniquely local delicacy. The best meats and vegetables combine with the local Apfelwein cider to create culinary magic.

Lübeck Travemünde
Travemünde JAZZY
18 May – 21May
All that Jazz, blues, boogie and funk! The seaside resort Travemünde turns itself into the “New Orleans of the North” over the long Whitsun weekend for one of the great international jazz festivals.

City Breaks
Who needs an excuse?
The best plans often get made at short notice and next time you feel you just have to get away, jump a jet to Germany and spend a city break with whatever flavour works best for you right then. As well as partying and culture, take your pick from so many of the cities the whole world prefers for a break tailored to whatever fits precisely what you need. Mix-and-match nature, dining, nightlife, LGBT clubbing, sightseeing and much more. Consider these world-renowned German destinations – and you can see just how much City Breaks in Germany will add to your 2018 travel plans.

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Cologne
  • Munich
  • Dusseldorf
  • Leipzig
  • Baden-Baden

Learn more about these – and other – cities at the GNTO site. Be sure to check out their special LGBT content.

And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a luxury trip to the resort spa town of Baden-Baden. Prize includes return airfares for two people, lux accommodation at Roomers Hotel including breakfast and more.

That is just a flavour of all in store for you in 2018. Germany is a travel feast right on your doorstep. Get planning and start packing.

ENTER to win ! Our friends at the German National Tourist Office are pleased to welcome their LGBT guests to Germany in 2018. For a chance to win a free trip to Baden-Baden, CLICK here. It takes less than a minute to enter: you and a friend might soon be winging your way to Spa, Luxury, Nature and Dining heaven in beautiful Baden-Baden. Enter now.

For more information on LGBT travel ideas, visit the special LGBT travel pages at



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