FOLSOM EUROPE FESTIVAL always takes place in Berlin around September and is the European edition of San Francisco’s sex festish Street Party. The city is invaded by fetish, leather types from all over the world and the parties are endless and cater to every type of fetish imaginable. Folsom Europe and “Easter in Berlin” (you guessed it…during Easter weekend) are the two biggest fetish events in Europe.
FOLSOM EUROPE FESTIVAL centers around the street fair that happens in the heart of Schöneberg (the traditionally gay neighborhood). The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming even if you are not dressed up in your fetish gear. There are people of all ages but most of the party goers are gay and male. As you walk through the fair you hear all different languages spoken, so this is a fairly international affair.
The action along the street is relatively tame. The last time we went there were even a couple of kids around (you be the judge of that).
The real action happens inside the clubs and parties. Most gay bars will have specific parties during that weekend and there are also parties hapening in event venues like Arena Berlin. Check out their website before you come!
What we like to do at FOLSOM EUROPE FESTIVAL: We love to people watch on the streets and to bar hop (just be mindful and try to observe without invading other people’s spaces).
Address: Fuggerstrasse (between Ansbacherstrasse and Marthin-Luther-Strasse )