A free guided tour through the exhibitions lieben. kämpfen. tanzen. – 50 years Sonntags-Club and LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT! Queer Movements in Germany since Stonewall in German spoken language.
On the night of June 27th 1969, police stormed into New York’s Stonewall Inn once again. But on this occasion, it was one time too many: Stonewall’s patrons and queer people of all genders defended themselves against routine harassment. Decades of pent up anger then erupted in a days-long uprising on Christopher Street, setting the tone for queer emancipation around the world. This day has often been narrated as a gay success story with a happy ending: civic recognition. But for many, the fight never stopped. “Love at First Fight” at the Schwules Museum opens up new paths and perspectives on (more than) 50 years of queer resistance in the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and finally in a reunited Germany.
The Sonntags-Club in Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most important and integrative queer institutions in Berlin. Over 20 groups come together there and exchange ideas, there is counseling, culture, dance and actions, seven days a week. The militant and eventful history behind it is now made visible in an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sonntags-Club in two places: the Sonntags-Club itself and the Schwules Museum.
A registration is not necessary. Participation is for free, only the entrance to the SMU itself has to be paid.
The museum is accessible by public transport (details provided below).
There are no barrier-free parking spaces in the area.
There are a few public paid parking spaces in the immediate area.
Step-free entry for all visitors is possible via the courtyard. Please use the open gate to the left of the main entrance door. The entrance door to the museum is located on the right and will be open too.
If you encounter any problems ring the bell, or ring the contact phone number: 030 69 59 92 62
The path into the courtyard is paved.
It has a slight incline of less than 5%.
The entrance is the first door on the right. This is the café.
Wheelchairs or walking aids can be parked in a guarded area.
The exhibition rooms, café and library are accessible at ground level or via ramps and lifts.
There are two wheelchair-accessible toilets with fold-up grab bars.
The movement areas of the toilets are 130 x 150 cm in front of the WC.
The toilet in the foyer has 70 x 90 cm space to the right of the WC.
The toilet between rooms 3 and 4 has 70 x 90 cm space to the left of the WC.
The exhibits and information are mainly visible while sitting down.
The doors and passages in the museum are at least 90 cm wide.
There is a cloakroom with lockers.
Assistance dogs are permitted in all rooms.
The entrance is not designed to be visually contrasting.
Toilets are all-gender and single cubicles usable by function.
There is a beanbag seat for the audience, which can be reserved. If you need a specific seat or a more relaxed entrance due to visible or invisible disabilities, please come 20 minutes before the performance starts.
We strive to make information on barriers transparent and are working to reduce them further. If you have any tips or questions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 030 69 59 90 50
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