Thursday, 17 July 2014

Gender-neutral public toilets in Berlin (again)

I'm in Berlin for Open Knowledge Festival, and keeping an eye out for gender-neutral toilets as I go. So far I haven't found any in restaurants, clubs, bars etc. (not that I'm really here for clubbing!) and REFUGE Restrooms only have three entries for the city. If you know where the gender-neutral toilets are here, please let me know or add them directly to the REFUGE Restrooms directory!

I am impressed with the Berlin public toilets, though. Here are some pictures I took of a City Toilette: it's wheelchair accessible, non-gendered, and has instructions for use in four languages. Note that unless you have a EuroKey, it costs 50 cents to use the toilet.

I also discovered that in the Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, the women's toilets have a urinal:

This is something I haven't seen before, and I'd welcome opinions on whether this is useful or not!

None of the toilets at the venue are gender-neutral, but OKFest put a sign up to convert one, and also marked it on the map. They responded quickly when I told them I couldn't find it!

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