The Gay Christmas markets in Germany 2016

The Gay Christmas markets in Germany 2016

This year, the gay-lesbian Christmas market Christmas Avenue will take place for the fifth time on the Schaffenstrasse in Cologne. The Christmas Avenue is the largest pink Christmas market in Germany and well known in the area. Not just the original shows or the not everyday salesstands. This year it will be even more colorful on Christmas Avenue! We test your knowledge, your stamina and your skill with 'The Avenue Arena'. Everyone from 18 years can participate and with a bit of luck can win a breathtaking cruise for two persons.(In German only)

For the 11th time this year the gay-lesbian Christmas market Pink Christmas will take place on the Stephansplatz in Munich. What started as a weekend event in 2005 has become a very lively focus in the Munich Adventszeit: The smallest Christmas market in the city is now one of the most famous. Not only the original shows or the not-everyday salesstands contribute to this. The audience is based on a mixture of lesbians, gays, local residents, guests and the party-minded, who have discovered the neighborhood not only on the weekends.

Pink Christmas is also in Frankfurt am Main, on Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz. With 15 stands and a stage, visitors can enjoy the cozy Christmas atmosphere at home.

Hamburg has the WinterPride, in the heart of St. Georg. With mulled wine, punch and treats, we will celebrate with you the best time of the year on Hamburg's only lesbian-gay Christmas market and on the weekend a full stage program.

As Christmas markets in Germany are known, now also Rosa Christmas markets exist today also many years.

The Gay Christmas markets in Germany 2016

Also this year there are pink Christmas markets in Germany. From Christmas Avenue in Cologne to Winterpride in Hamburg and Pink Christmas in Frankfurt (Main) and Munich.

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Friendships are needed to not always be alone to be. Unfortunately, thanks to the use of smartphones and social networks, our friendships are rather virtual. What are our real friends?

Loneliness, difficulties to have contact with other gays and grief. These are often elements that we often find in the gay world.

Many causes can be found in the coming-out period. Coming-out often does not run as we expect. This is normal, everything needs its time. But many often have many expectations and requirements during their coming out.

We are who we are.

Often it is 'I' thinking that everything will go wrong. We give or think that we give a bad self-image to others. Generally we ignore signals from others and are very selective in the choice we make.

We have become much more careful after our comming-out and build walls around us.

Being careful sometimes is necessary because there are many donkeys and fakers in the area.

But we must not make everyone bad, we have to understand what happens and courage to have contacts. And this with everyone, whether it is your type or not. Friendships are not relationships.

We can not force relationships or friendships. Everything must be done spontaneously and we can never have many expectations. Go ahead and free yourself.

You can never reject someone, of course outside the donkeys, but you have to put energy and have patience to make the right contacts. Learn from the experiences of others.

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For the first time, go away from social networks. These are often not social enough to look for friends. You can have a lot of friends or 'likes', but these are . Dating apps are to date and make intimate contacts, not to seek friendships. �Go to gay bars better and look for peace and conviviality. Do not be selective and look around how other gays interact. Look and learn from their experiences and make friendships.

If you then have your first friends, it is more important to keep them. We are in a community that supports each other and you in the future also as a family. Stop contacting message services with each other. Not with messages from 'hey' or 'how are you', but ask direct questions: 'Are you at that party too?' 'Have you seen that new movie?' "Do you want to have a drink later?" .

It is important that you get to know each other. Go to a birthday party, go to the cinema or drink something.

Loneliness must be avoided. Friendships are there to have, but certainly not to abuse. There are a few rules about friendships: 'Never require anything or make heavy demands', 'Keep to your meeting appointments', 'give each other space' and 'be honest'.

And the most important rule too: "By the way, friends never lend money to each other." So when someone asks to borrow money, say 'no'. This is not to say that you pay a liquor bill once. But never borrowing real money.



A highlight of the summer season is the charming and unique GAY NIGHT AT THE ZOO. In the midst of elephants, tigers and penguins is sung, swung, casually danced and celebrated.