The German National Tourist Office has dedicated a specific section of its website to encourage gay travel to the nation's major cities. Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich are “coming out” with new information highlighting their gay-friendly accommodations, hotspots, bars, meeting points and museums as well as special attractions and deals at a new mini web portal at www.cometogermany.com/ENU/infocenter/gaygermany.htm.
Gay life is deeply integrated into German culture, and gay communities are noted catalysts of tolerant, multicultural cities. Christopher Street Day parades are on many people’s agendas for 2009 while others are already looking forward to the celebration of the Gay Games VIII Cologne in July 2010. About 12,000 participants from more than 70 countries are expected to converge on the city.