FETISH STREET FAIR
BERLIN 11–15 SEPT
Fetish STREET Fair
Folsom Europe was established in 2003 in order to bring the non-profit leather festival concept pioneered by the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco to Europe. In 2005 Berlin called the young event a “difficult case” worrying about issues of decency. Despite all obstacles the organisers held on to the concept and succeded. The infamous then mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, saluted the festival in 2006 with the words: “An event such as Folsom Europe is just right for Berlin: As a meeting point for people from across the world, who visit a tolerant and cosmopolitan city to party and meet with likeminded folks and to raise funds for charitable causes and hence help to overcome prejudices.“ Today Folsom Europe is supported by the Berlin tourism board and is regarded as the most important leather / fetish street fair in Europe. Since its first year in 2004, Folsom Europe has become a world-famous fetish event with a huge street fair and lots of parties. This year, Europe’s largest gay fetish event will take place on the weekend of September 11th-15th at various venues across Berlin. Thousands of guys in leather & fetish gear will be walking the streets in the Berlin-Schöneberg district. Expect a long weekend of fun, freedom and sleaze in one of the world‘s most vibrant capitals. Folsom Europe e.V. would like to express its gratitute to all our helpers, supporters, customers and sponsors for their wonderful cooperation. The success of Folsom Europe would not be possible without you. Thank you very much.
By bus: A great opportunity to meet and explore Berlin’s sights with other like-minded people. Specifically developed for guests visiting the street fair, the Folsom bus tour has since become a traditional event. The trip, which takes 2.5 – 3hours, will not only take you to the city’s most interesting sights, but will also guide you through Berlin’s gay and lesbian history in German or english.
By boat: explore the fetish capital on the water.Two boats, each with enough space for 200 passengers, are waiting to sail away with you on Folsom Friday. With food, beer and wine, you can also step to the beat of the live DJs! each boat has an open upper deck and a covered lower deck. Come aboard, take the tour and see the splendid architecture of Berlin’s futuristic central station, the Federal Chancellery, Berlin Cathedral and Museum island.
SERVICE FOR YOU
Trousers off! No problem, as long as the crown jewels remain covered. Otherwise you can leave your trousers, jackets, backpacks or whatever at the cloak room during the FOLSOM EUROPE-street festival. You can find it at the entrance to the Martin Luther-Street. You don’t need to carry your stuff around all the time. When mentioning time: The cloak room is open from 12.00h to 22.00h. Costing 2 Euros your deposited items will be kept safe.
Get help - with Maneo
We are here for you. Just call us if you like to report a crime or a case of discrimination. Call us if you are looking for a counselling interview. You can reach us every day from 5 pm to 7 pm on the assault-helpline. Outside these times you can leave a message and call-back number on the answering machine. Within 24 hours we will contact you. After this first step we also offer you a personal counselling interview if you like.
Assault-helpline: 0049 (0) 30 216 33 36
Every day from 5 pm to 7 pm you can meet one of our employees in the rooms of Mann-O-Meter. If you like, we can also arrange an appointment outside of these hours with you. You do not have to file a report to receive advice and help from us. Our counselling interviews are confidential and on request anonymous. You can make use of our help once or long term. We also counsel relatives and witnesses of a crime.
We would like to help you with questions and problems, so that you can make confident decisions and enforce your demands. You set the pace. We offer you information and support in finding contact to the police, doctors or lawyers. We also arrange help clarifying insurance issues or entitlements to benefits.
You are not alone. On your wish we accompany you to the police or to a court hearing. Because these are not every-day experiences the way to these institutions can be very burdening. It is often a great stress to reencounter an offender in a trial. In such cases one of your employees will be by your side. They will explain the process of the trial to you and also give you extra security through their presence.
We are in contact with doctors, lawyers, psychologists and the contact person for homosexual lifestyles of the Berlin police. We know their help services and can show you the way to other special institutions. We support you in getting access to those offers. We also help you in dealing with the formal issues.
For our visitors this year we have the ultimate highlight again. The Axel Hotel – in the heart of the Schöneberg district – is once again Official FOLSOM EUROPE Hotel. With over 80 modern stylish rooms this Spanish hotel chain have created upper-class accommodation on the corner of Lietzenburger Str. and Welserstr. Consequently hotel guests can leave the building and be directly on the street festival and enjoy the official FOLSOM EUROPE parties in the house. The very famous department store, KaDeWe , the west-end of the city with the Kudamm (Kurfürstendamm) and the Zoo, as well as fetish bars and shops in the west-end all lie within a 3 minute walk of each other. The rooms are naturally of a luxurious modern standard. Whether it be a safe, flat screen TV or WLAN, the Axel Hotel Berlin offers the highest possible expectations. axelhotels.com
your Gay Hotel in Berlin Schöneberg in the HEART of the gay area
Berlin is sexy… and the favorite capital for tourists in Europe. Discover a capital of Europe at close range. Many gay tourists love the city because of the multifaceted and high paced scene. TOM’S HOTEL … is the central located Gay Hotel in the capital. In addition, you will get our Hotel-Pass, which entitles you to exclusive offers in the gay scene; including discounts on dinner, shopping, clubbing and in Bars. The team of Tom’s Hotel looks forward to your visit.
SORAT Hotel Ambassador – your city hotel in Berlin. We are pleased to collaborate with Folsom Europe 2016 as an official hotel partner and proud to be hosting you. Located just blocks from the festival venues and tube access we offer unconventional ideas at our hotel with breakfast restaurant, lobby bar, summer terrace and 218 guestrooms, each providing pleasant amenities and fitted with free wifi. You have the choice between a very basic and plain or more comfortable and homely accommodation. Discover warm hospitality at the Wittenbergplatz square close to KaDeWe department store. Please visit sorat-hotels.com/berlin for additional information and room reservations. We provide a lot more to our guest, we take care, we provide the service.
HOTEL SYLTER HOF
The Hotel Sylter Hof Berlin-3*Superior in the middle of Schöneberg - is newly refurbished and is both stylish and comfortable. It is located in a top location just a few steps away from Fuggerstraße , Motzstraße or
Nollendorfplatz and next to shopping and business centers Kurfürstendamm , KaDeWe. Discover the main Berlin Gay area right in front of the hotel.
All 175 rooms equipped with air-condition, safe, telephone with personal mail box, flat screen, free Wi-Fi and a complementary bottle of water.
Not enough ? Just get in touch with us an let us know your preferences
GOLDEN TULIP BERLIN
Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend!" Welcome to the Golden Tulip Berlin – Hotel Hamburg. The gayfriendly 4* hotel is very glad to support Folsom Europe 2016.
We are located close to Kurfürstendamm, KaDeWe and Zoologischer Garten. All our 189 non-smoking rooms are arranged with elegant and comfortable furniture,
air-conditioning, telephone, satellite-TV, radio, free WIFI, safe and minibar. The Golden Tulip Berlin takes also part at pink pillow programm of Visit Berlin.
CROWNE PLAZA - CITY CENTER
Welcome to Berlin and the Folsom Europe Festival 2018! We are just 500m from the festival area- a short walk of 10 minutes.
After an eventful day you can relax in our comfortable modern room with first class superior standard! Or take a time out in our pool and sauna area before your next party.
Start off the day with a full American breakfast buffet – on weekends even until 11:30 am.
If you have some spare money – the famous KaDeWe, Ku’damm (Kurfuerstendamm) and many flagship stores are just around the corner.
Enjoy our free WiFi in your room, at our Kemmons Bar, in the lobby lounge or our outside courtyard terrace.
Finish the evening with a dinner at our famous Wilson’s – The Prime Rib Restaurant.
The team of the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre is looking forward to your stay.
ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN
Centrally located in the City West, between the famous and elegant boulevard Kurfürstendamm, the Zoo and the luxury department store KaDeWe and also near from Schöneberg’s gay play zone, the ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN is the perfect address for all those who appreciate the extraordinary. The listed building from the Golden Twenties offers its guests elegance and quality in a very special atmosphere. Behind the 185 m long facade the hotel impress with its 285 bright rooms and suites with open bathroom concept and originally preserved double-glazed windows. The ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN has two exclusive tower suites with an exceptional view of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church. In addition, a conference area for up to 800 people with 10 new, perfectly equipped rooms of all sizes (22 to 640 m²) is available.
The Hotel offers also culinary highlights. In the morning a rich breakfast buffet welcomes all guests. The Restaurant DUKE spoils guests at the highest standards in a casual and uncomplicated manner: From refined business lunch to imaginative dinner menus, delicious multiple-course meals and lively Sunday jazz brunches. The DUKE Bar & Lounge and directly affiliated summer garden is known for its jazzy cocktails. The walk-in wine vault and the Smokers Lounge complete the offered facilities of the hotel.
MERCURE HOTEL BERLIN ZENTRUM
Though steeped in tradition, West Berlin is as exciting as ever: Attractions like the KaDeWe department store, Kurfürstendamm and the Memorial Church are hugely popular. As a guest at the 3-star Mercure Hotel Berlin Zentrum, you're just a short walk away from the city center, though steeped in tradition. All 78 rooms have free WIFI and some have air-conditioning. Arrival: The main train station is 3.1 miles away, Tegel airport is 5 miles away and Schönefeld airport is 13.7 miles away. If arriving by car, take the A111, A113 or A115
The ibis Hotel Berlin Kurfürstendamm is located in one of the most attractive locations in City West, opposite the famous KaDeWe store and close to the Kurfürstendamm, inviting you to shop in its many exclusive boutiques. The Zoological Garden and aquarium are just a short walk away. Our hotel has 180 air-conditioned rooms for a great night's sleep. Park your car in the hotel's secure car park. Exclusive: charging station for electric cars, solar pump station for bicycles. We recommend using public transport to investigate the city: It is only a short walk to the Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn station. At the nearby Zoologischer Garten train station, you'll find a connection to the S-Bahn network and regional Deutsche Bahn trains
IBIS BUDGET KURFÜRSTENDAMM
Stay overnight in the modern ibis budget Berlin Kurfürstendamm for a great ibis budget price and you'll have more money left to spend at KaDeWe and the various Ku'damm boutiques, just a stone's throw from the hotel. The hotel has 168 rooms with free WIFI and wonderfully comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis budget beds. Will you be arriving early? No problem: you can check in from midday. Exclusive environmentally friendly charging station for electric cars, as well as a solar pump station for bicycles
SCANDIC BERLIN KURFÜRSTENDAMM
The hotel is the perfect starting point for your Berlin trip thanks to its central location close to the famous KaDeWe and the Kurfürstendamm boulevard with its numerous shops and cafés. From our hotel, you are just a short walk away from the main gay area of Berlin at Nollendorfplatz. After a long day you can relax in our comfortable hotel rooms. Our design concept “Modern meets Nature” combines modern design and natural colours. Some of the rooms and hotel areas were designed by Swedish street artists. Standard amenities of our rooms: Bathroom with rain shower, hairdryer, flatscreen TV, free WiFi, a workspace with desk, air conditioning, mini refrigerator and safe. Our cosy restaurant offers a variety of international and local dishes as well as our rich and healthy breakfast buffet with many organic items offered until noon every day.
We welcome you to our traditional Berlin residence built in the 20 th century, near the subway station Nollendorfplatz. Four different subway lines will take you to the main sights of Berlin. Within a 10 minute walk you reach the famous department store KaDeWe and the shopping mile Tauentzienstraße/Kurfürstendamm. Situated central , yet quiet Hotel Sachsenhof is more than a typical city hotel. 60 rooms with modern facilities are awaiting you and your guests.
Please visit our webpage for further information and photos of the different rooms. You can reserve via our homepage or by sending us an email. We would be glad to welcome you.
MERCUR HOTEL Berlin Wittenbergplatz
If it's City West and a high-quality shopping experience you're after, the Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz is ideal:
Our 4-star hotel has 183 comfortable rooms and is located directly at Wittenbergplatz, next to the famous Kaufhaus des Westens.The Memorial Church and Bahnhof Zoo railway station are only a short walk away. From Wittenbergplatz, it's only a short U-Bahn journey to the center of East Berlin and Alexanderplatz. There's also a direct line to the nightlife district of Kreuzberg.
Arco City Hotel Berlin
The Arco City Hotel Berlin is pleased to collaborate with Folsom Europe 2017 as an official hotel partner and proud to be hosting you. Our house is situated away from the hustle and bustle of large hotels in a quiet leafy residential street in the heart of the capital. Just around the corner from Fugger Strasse (3 min by feet).
You got the joyce between Economy rooms and Junior Suite. All rooms are equipped whit: Safety Deposit Box, Desk, Heating, Carpeted Floor (Parquet flooring, at Premium rooms and Junior Suite), Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Telephone, Radio, Flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
The Premium rooms and the Junior suite got:Box spring bed 160 x200 cm (180 x210 cm at the Junior Suite), also Blackout curtain. Please visit www.arco-hotel.de for additional information and room reservations.
Feel free to write us if you have any question or would like to share your feedback.
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Folsom Europe e.V.
Courbièrestraße 6 D-10787 Berlin
+49 30 644 324 65