Welcome at Quälgeist Berlin e.V.
Dear guests and friends of Quälgeist Berlin e.V.,
in September many of you are coming from all over Germany – and indeed from all over the world – to Berlin where we celebrate Folsom Europe together with the fetish and BDSM community. For many of you a visit at our place is a fixture of the Folsom agenda.
Unfortunately this year we’re not yet able to open our doors for you.
As some of you probably know, we have been closed for ten months now due to missing permissions, and this will remain to be the case for the coming weeks as well. Even though we have – with the help of local politicians and numerous supporters – finally managed to get a permit for our current location, we still can’t reopen, because we have to deal with a lot more building and administrative steps. It is therefore very difficult for us to announce a concrete opening date, not least because the past few months have shown us that each of these steps is considerably more time-consuming than any of us had expected.
But at the Folsom Street Festival we are still there for you. We will again be present with our big club stand, where you can meet us for talks, advice, just to say hello and even for some BDSM performances. This year you will find our booth (no. 34) at Fuggerstraße 27. We are looking forward to seeing you!
At our stand at the street festival we will also advertise on our own behalf. The further construction measures in our rooms as well as obtaining the necessary official and/or expert appraisals cause considerable costs. The membership fees of our club members will not suffice to financially support us all the way through to the reopening. Therefore we ask for your solidarity, not least in the form of donations. For this purpose we have set up an information page on our homepage, which you can find here: >Donations and Support
Together with your support we will continue to do our utmost in order to reopen “Your Playroom”.
Your Team at Quälgeist Berlin e.V.
(This text was updated on 07.09.2019, 11:50 in order to improve the translation.)
Quälgeist Berlin e.V.
Quaelgeist Berlin e.V. is a non-commercial association of SM and Fetish enthusiasts. We maintain our own space where our members can practice and enjoy their fetishes and preferences and live out their fantasies. With approx. 300 sqm. we have a great variety of play options with St. Andrew’s Cross, cages, a rack, wall bars, hoists & pulleys, a hanging cage, slings and many other play-tools available. Be sure to bring your own favourite personal toys with you.
Quaelgeist is “your playroom”. Our goal is to provide a safe and secluded space for you and your play partner(s). We are not the usual Berlin cruising venue, nor do we have a classical “Darkroom”. While the majority of our guests come with their play partners, there’s also much opportunity to get in contact with new people at our bar. If you are a newbie or visitor to Berlin, please just ask the bar staff, they will be happy to help you.
Quaelgeist Berlin organizes events regularly on the weekend and on every other Monday and Tuesday. The majority of the parties are for gay men, many are open to all varieties of SM/fetishes, while others are themed for specific fetishes (see the events calendar). We also host theme weekends which allow extended SM play and SM training (Bondage, SM and Slave weekends). There are also special events for women and/or trans* and inter* people.
At all Quaelgeist events safety is of number one priority. All sexual acts are only allowed with the mutual consent of all participants. We also provide consultation with regard to questions about SM, safety, and health issues. We meet once a month at our MoM-Sitzung (meeting) to discuss program and organizational topics. These meetings are open to everyone and offer a good contact point for people who are interested in learning more about us. Between these meetings the executive board manages the association’s affairs.
Our program lives and thrives through the participation of our members. At our events, you will always find the community members behind the bar and at the entrance. Quaelgeist Berlin’s activities are financed through membership fees. Newcomers and visitors to Berlin can become a temporary member for an evening. Regular visitors to our events are encouraged to consider becoming club members. We are happy to send membership information and application form if you are interested.
We look forward to your visit and wish both you and us lots of fun with the “rough times” in life.
Quälgeist Berlin e.V.