There is no real gay village per se but there are clustered areas throughout each city, with most everything within easy walking distance. Today there is a Gay Museum, established in as a private institution for the preservation, exhibition and discovery of gay and lesbian history, art and culture. Hurricane Festival in the north and Southside Festival in the south are twin events held in June that happen simultaneously and cater mainly to alternative music fans. Denmark Tourist Information, www. Both Nice and Cannes have a fair size gay culture comprised of gay or gay-friendly dining, drinking and shopping establishments.
A seasonal program of music, entertainment and traditional carol singing features on the Christmas stage.
The Christianshavn district, just southeast of the inner city, is primarily located on an artificial island. Two society events are taking the traditional Ball concept in slightly different directions. Parisians as a whole were, and still are, mainly tolerant and self-reserved individuals. The annual Rainbow Festival is held in various parts of the city each September, and attracts visitors from across Sweden and neighbouring Denmark. There are plenty of parties, cultural activities, seminars and conferences, and of course the traditional Pride Parade. Copenhagen Distortion is the biggest annual clubbing and nightlife event of the year lasting 5 days and nights, starting on the Wednesday before the first Sunday in June. The tradition dates back to the early 19th century and the historical market square with its Gothic Chapel and abundance of baroque architecture provide a charming Christmas Card Scene.
Karl Ulrichs, who also proposed changes to the legal code to decriminalize homosexual activity. The delicious smells of such culinary specialities as mulled wine, baked apples, gingerbreads, the "Christstollen" - a special Christmas cake, and the famous grilled sausages draw people from around the city. Artists from Saint-Quentin and Silkeborg, both twinned with Kaiserslautern, will also be exhibiting works. Again, both Norway and Sweden soon followed with their own partnership laws in and respectively. Another big attraction is 'Eiszeit' ice age. The route between the two cities also passes through the world's longest submerged tunnel.