Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Hamburg

Information on groups, publications and links for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Hamburg...

Hamburg is a liberal and cosmopolitan town, welcoming gay and lesbian visitors, and home to a well organised gay and lesbian community.

St. Georg, located between Hauptbahnhof and Alster, is a lively, attractive neighbourhood, and the heart of the LGBT community in Hamburg. The St. Pauli quarter is also popular with gay and lesbian residents and visitors, with its numerous theatres, clubs and bars.

Hamburg Pride

The annual Christopher Street Day Parade in the City Centre, organised by Hamburg Pride, is a spectacular event attracting up to 120,000 visitors.

Support and Information

In Hamburg, there are many gay and lesbian support groups providing advice and information to residents, often in English.

Hein & Fiete in St. Georg is one of the main gay institutions in Hamburg, supporting newcomers and long-time Hamburg residents in all issues related to health, sexuality, events, locations, HIV and safety. The website provides an online directory of doctors, dentists, medical practitioners, support groups and services for the LGBT community.

Hein & Fiete is run by volunteers, representing the gay community in Hamburg. They offer counselling in several locations and also organise tours around Hamburg's popular gay clubs and bars for newcomers to the city.

  • Hein & Fiete (in German)
    At: Pulverteich 21, 20099 Hamburg
    Tel: 040 240 333
    Open: Monday to Friday 16:00-21:00, Saturday 16:00-19:00


  • Magnus Hirschfeld centrum (in German): Independent centre for the LGBT community providing counselling for psychological and social issues related to their sexuality, as well as information on support groups and events
    : Borgweg 8, 22303 Hamburg
    Tel: 040 278 778 00
  • Intervention e.V. (in German): Support groups and counselling for lesbian residents in Hamburg
    At: Glashüttenstraße 2, 20357 Hamburg
    Tel: 040 245 002

Further Information

  • Information for the LGBT community in Hamburg from Hamburg Tourism: Click here