Christopher Street Day

This year’s CSD will take place in Düsseldorf from 24 to 26 May 2024. Every year, the event attracts people from all over Germany who want to take part in the colourful parade in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The street festival is an event that takes place in many cities around the world in the months of May and June. CSD Düsseldorf 2024 is also expecting a large number of visitors this year.

At CSD, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates queer identities and demonstrates for their rights at the same time. The acronym CSD stands for Christopher Street Day and is reminiscent of the first known demonstration by queer minorities against police brutality on Christopher Street in New York.

On the morning of 28 June 1969, the so-called Stonewall Uprising took place in the Stonewall Inn bar. At that time, there were regular violent police raids on establishments with transgender and homosexual target audiences.

Nowadays, CSD is a day of celebration, remembrance and demonstration for the LGBTQ+ community. People come together to signal acceptance and equal rights for minorities in society, particularly in relation to sexual orientation and gender identities.

In Düsseldorf, the CSD attracts a large number of people who come from different parts of NRW and even from other cities to take part in the parade, demonstration and party.

Every year, the organisers choose a current motto for a central statement. For 2024, it is the red card against homophobia, transphobia, racism and oppression.

CSD Düsseldorf says: “In a society that celebrates diversity and respect, exclusion and hatred have no place. Let’s send a strong signal for acceptance, equality and love – for a world in which everyone can be free and proud of who they are.”

The CSD in Düsseldorf 2024 will once again take place around and on Johannes-Rau-Platz and the main stage will be there again in 2024. The stage will feature shows, dancing, solo singing and band performances throughout the three days.

The information stands of various groups, associations, parties and initiatives will be on site, as the festivities at Johannes-Rau-Platz in the immediate vicinity of the Rhine have become an integral part of the CSD Düsseldorf repertoire.

Of course, there will also be an opportunity for refreshments. Food and drinks can be enjoyed with a view of the Rhine and the unusual costumes.

At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 25 May, the line-up will start between Oststraße and Kalstraße in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. The subsequent demonstration towards the street festival at Johannes-Rau-Platz will begin at 13:00.

Parking for the Pride event is available in the multi-storey car parks in the city centre and old town of Düsseldorf. There are also car parks around Königsallee, but if you find parking too expensive or stressful, you can use public transport. To get here by public transport, take Heinrich-Heine-Allee, where trams and buses stop.

For the multi-day event, many visitors from out of town are looking for a good place to stay in order to experience the entire CSD street festival.

The Stage47 Design Hotel is the perfect choice. Are you travelling to Düsseldorf from further afield to attend the street festival?

Then it is important that you find a hotel with a good location that allows you to immediately feel at home in the rooms. Our hotel is located in the centre of Düsseldorf on Königsallee and the main railway station is within walking distance.

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