We at CSD Berlin are passionate about inclusion, participation and accessibility and want to make sure that we provide you with the best possible service. That’s why we have now set up a special email address for all your questions and suggestions.

Our Inclusion service team can be reached at inklusion@csd-berlin.de. Here you have the opportunity to ask questions about inclusion at CSD Berlin, report barriers or submit suggestions for improvement. We strongly believe that your perspectives and concerns are of great importance and would like to actively encourage you to participate in a self-determined way at CSD Berlin.

Our goal is not only to create an inclusive event, but also to provide a platform for open exchange with you. Because ultimately, the CSD Berlin should become your CSD Berlin. Your topics are our topics and together we can make sure that inclusion is lived and a strong community is created – a community that overcomes barriers and brings people with and without disabilities together.

We look forward to answering your questions, accepting your suggestions and standing together with you for a more inclusive and diverse future. Together, let’s make CSD Berlin a place where every person is heard and every voice counts.

Xiwen Li
Xiwen Li

Xiwen and Paul

are co-leads for the area of inclusion this year.

Xiwen is a dedicated diversity and inclusion specialist and gender consultant with a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. She has extensive experience in promoting inclusion, gender equality, violence prevention, humanitarian aid and social development in five countries and on three continents. She speaks several languages and enjoys engaging with different topics and people. As a travel enthusiast, she has visited over 100 countries and gained a deep understanding of different cultures. Her dream is to connect people and foster a sense of belonging.

Paul Schäfer
Paul Schäfer

Paul is a motivated event manager with extensive experience in the music industry and sustainable event management. He is characterized by his open nature, organizational skills and attention to detail, which enables him to execute complex projects smoothly. He speaks three languages and is an advocate for inclusive and accessible events. Paul loves bringing people together and creating an environment where everyone feels welcome.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, drinking iced lattes, trying out new vegan restaurants and meeting exciting people in different countries.

FAQ

Our Parade Accessible Viewing Platforms are located at Potsdamer Platz, where the floats pass by, and at Brandenburg Gate, where most of the stage program is taking place. It aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment for people with disabilities to enjoy the Parade.

Please note, this area does not have any shelter, we encourage our accessible viewing audience to:
• Bring or wear appropriate weather gear and clothing
• Bring food or non-alcoholic drinks.

Please be aware that the surrounding areas experience very high levels of pedestrian traffic. Additionally, the nature of the Parade means that there will be loud audio and lighting systems coming from the floats.

Please note that our accessible viewing platforms do not have any shelter, we encourage our accessible viewing audience to:
• Bring or wear appropriate weather gear and clothing
• Bring food and/or non-alcoholic drinks.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept advance registrations for the platforms. As space is limited, we can only operate on a first-come, first-served basis

On the day of the CSD, we have a dedicated accessibility team on site that can assist with individual access requirements based on our availability and capacity. You can find us at the wheelchair platforms at Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate.

If you need support regarding accessibility in advance, you can reach us via email at inklusion@csd-berlin.de

Toilets will be available near the two wheelchair platforms. These are located at Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate.

There are also accessible toilets along the route at the following locations:

  • Motel One, Leipziger Str. 50, accessible toilet in the entrance area
  • REWE, Friedrichstr. 60, accessible toilet for customers (key at the bakery)
  • Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Str. 16, accessible toilet for customers
  • Motel One Potsdamer Platz, accessible toilet on the 3rd floor
  • Mall of Berlin, Potsdamer Platz, accessible toilet freely accessible, from 10 am to 8 pm
  • U-Bahnhof Kurfürstenstr., 24-hour toilet facility, free with Euro key
  • Deutsche Kinematik, accessible toilet for customers, key at reception, from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Qentin XL, Potsdamer Str. 76, accessible toilet in the reception area
  • Golvet, Potsdamer Str. 58, freely accessible for guests, from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • B&B Hotel Potsdamer Platz 90, accessible toilet on the 1st floor, accessible by elevator
  • CVJM Jugendgästehaus, Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Str. 10, accessible toilet on the 6th floor, freely accessible

You can also click here to check the toilet locations on the google map (external link)

This year, our program at the main stage will once again be translated into German sign language (DGS). The interpreters will be standing at the edge of the stage and will also be shown on our screens during speeches and panels.

If you need support regarding accessibility in advance, you can reach us via email at inklusion@csd-berlin.deDuring the demonstration, you could also find us at the accessible platform at Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate. We will have the CSD t-shirts on, so that you can easily recognize us.

Please be aware that the surrounding areas experience very high levels of pedestrian traffic. Additionally, the nature of the Parade means that there will be loud audio and lighting systems coming from the floats.

If you have an urgent medical emergency, please alert the closest volunteer or staff member to you, and they will assist you in their best possible way. Staff and volunteers will be wearing CSD t-shirts.

This year, there will be a bus in the front part of the parade in cooperation with the BVG. The bus is accessible via a ramp and is intended to serve as a means of transportation, a retreat, and a quiet place for all people who want to participate in the CSD but cannot walk the route for hours. Our joint goal is to practically address the needs of older, queer people and people with mobility impairments. This way, people who would otherwise not be able to attend the CSD will have the opportunity to be right in the middle of it. There are no advance registrations, and it will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.. If you have any further questions, the BVG team will be happy to assist you.

For riding on the demonstration vehicles, the respective organizers are responsible. Unfortunately, we have no influence on the guest lists and cannot arrange any spots.

You can reach us via email at inklusion@csd-berlin.de, we will answer your email as soon as possible.

You can reach us via email at inklusion@csd-berlin.de, we will answer your email as soon as possible.

You can also submit your feedback or suggestions by writing the anonymous form: https://forms.gle/GoRBvqzRdXyuFMpB6