Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day

23 July 2022

On Christopher Street Day, hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate for the rights of LGBT people with a great parade, colourful floats, and music.

CSD Parade Berlin

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The first Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin was celebrated on the 30th of June 1979. Since then the gay community has extended its political agenda, broadened the definition of diversity and pushed the fight for equality.
Around one million people usually take part in the CSD parade. This year, however, the Christopher Street Day in Berlin is taking place on a smaller scale due to corona. Contrary to tradition, the demonstration will mainly take place as a protest march, while the party dimension will take a back seat. Anyone can take part in the CSD. However, all participants in the demonstration must wear a mask. The organisers also ask that participants leave the procession briefly to eat, drink or smoke, so that the obligation to wear a mask can be observed during the demonstration.
Christopher Street Day 2021 (16)
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Photos: Christopher Street Day 2021

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Route of the CSD Parade 2021

This year, the demonstration march will lead from Kreuzberg to Schöneberg. The starting point of the CSD 2021 is on Leipziger Straße between Charlottenstraße and Axel-Springer-Straße. From there the procession will head along Leipziger Straße to Potsdamer Platz and on to the Brandenburg Gate. On the Straße des 17. Juni the procession goes to the Siegessäule and ends at the Urania. It is currently unclear whether a final rally will take place.

History of the Christopher Street Day

The Christopher Street Day is held in memory of the first big uprising of homosexuals against police assaults in Greenwich Village (New York, USA) on June 27, 1969. The so-called Stonewall Riots took place in a bar called Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. In Germany, Christopher Street Day was celebrated in 1979 in Bremen and Berlin for the first time.

Starting point: Leipziger Straße

Opening Hours
23 July 2022, start at 12 a.m.
Useful hints
The parade starts at 12 noon at Leipziger Straße.
Admission Fee
Free admission
Official Christopher Street Day Website

Public transportation


Photo Galleries (in German):

  • CSD Berlin Pride 2021 (4)© dpa
    CSD Berlin Pride 2021
  • CSD-Zug 2020 (2)© dpa
    «Pride Berlin» 2020
  • Christopher Street Day Parade Berlin© dpa
    Christopher Street Day 2019
  • CSD 2018© dpa
    Christopher Street Day 2018
  • Christopher Street Day 2017© dpa
    Christopher Street Day 2017
  • 38. Christopher Street Day Parade (CSD)© dpa
    Christopher Street Day 2016
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Source: BerlinOnline

| Last edited: 25. October 2021