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Schöneberg, Berlin

Germany's insider take:

Ever since Christopher Isherwood wrote The Berlin Stories, which served as the inspiration for the musical Cabaret, Schöneberg has been associated with gay Berlin. Isherwood lived at Nollendorfstrasse 17, not far from Nollendorfplatz, which is now the neighborhood's nightlife hub. Marlene Dietrich called Schöneberg home in the same era, and she was buried in the Friedhof Friedenau. Heading west off Nollendorfplatz, Motzstrasse is a favorite gay stomping ground, as is Martin Luther Strasse. And south of Nollendorfplatz, Winterfeldplatz hosts a popular organic market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

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