How is your end-of-year looking? Cocktail parties, work do’s and lots of end-of year deadlines?
No matter how hectic things may feel, you know that January brings its annual gift of a clean-slate, brand-new New Year, ripe with 365 days of potential to inspire you.
One of the most inspiring LGBT travel destinations for 2019 is Germany.
There are so many great locations and events looming in Germany during 2019 that now is your ideal time to take a peek – to discover which ones will inspire you.
Those lovely people at Germany National Tourist Office have put together some of next year’s highlights for you in this one article – so you can get started now and start making your plans for holiday travel next year.
PLUS, if you really get your skates on – there’s just a couple of days left to enter the GNTO annual LGBT prize giveaway. The lucky winner will be whisked off for a luxury three day break in glamorous Hamburg, replete with culture, dining, clubbing – and even an LGBT Christmas market for good measure during December! True. To enter that prize draw, click HERE.
Whether this is your first time to a particular German destination – or renewing a much-loved experience – now is the perfect time to get inspired by Germany, ready for next year’s adventures.
Find some inspiration in the list below, with this selection of German travel highlights for next year.
Selected festivals and events calendar
1. Christopher Street Day (Pride) + LGBT events in Germany
Düsseldorf CSD – “Die Welt gehört uns allen!”
CSD LGBT Parade in Düsseldorf: May 31st to June 2nd, 2019
CSD Pride Week in Cologne: June 22nd to July 7th, 2019
Munich (München) CSD – “Bunt ist das neu Weiß-Blau”
CSD-PrideWeek: July 6th – 14th, 2019 | CSD-Political Parade July 13th, 2019
Frankfurt am Main CSD – “Grenzen überwinden – Brücken schlagen”
CSD LGBT Parade in Frankfurt: July 19th to 21st, 2019 | LGBT Parade: July 20th, 2019
Stuttgart CSD – “Expedition Wir”
CSD Week: July 12th to 28th, 2019 | LGBT Pride Parade: July 27th, 2019
Berlin CSD – “Mein Körper – meine Identität – mein Leben!”
Christopher Street Day Pride Parade: July 27th, 2019
Hamburg CSD – „Freie Bahn für Genderwahn!“
CSD Week in Hamburg: July/August 2019 | LGBT Parade: August 3rd, 2019 / (date to be finally confirmed)
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) CSD
CSD Parade: August 3rd, 2019
Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg CSD – “Mehr Liebe wagen”
CSD Rhein-Neckar: August 10th, 2019
2. Some other 2019 Germany events and festivals
DOM funfair, Hamburg
22nd March – 22nd April, 2019
Green Sauce Festival, Frankfurt
11th – 18th May, 2019
Street music, green-sauce sampling. Seriously: an entire festival based around this delicious and unique Frankfurt dining delight. Superb.
Dresden Music Festival (classical music performances), Dresden
16th May – 10th June, 2019
Brahms Festival, Lübeck
3rd May – 12th May, 2019
Bach Festival, Leipzig
14th – 23rd June
21st September – 6th October, 2019
Still more? For extra sources of 2019 inspiration, brought to you by Germany, check out the LGBT pages on the official German National Tourist Office website HERE.