The Mr Gay Europe 2019 delegates will have a whole house to themselves when they come to Germany for this year’s international finale, the 13th in Mr Gay Europe history.
The delegates will be divided into bedrooms of two and three, the house just a few minutes outside Cologne city centre, also has several bathrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and a nice backyard perfect for a private party or some chill time between the challenges and social activities during Cologne Pride.
For all the delegates it is important to notify the MGE team what airport, railway or bus station they arrive at and what time, so we can guide them to the Mr Gay Europe house.
This year the Mr Gay Europe finale takes place during the incredible Cologne Pride, which is also one of this year’s MGE sponsors.
Cologne Pride or Cologne Gay Pride (formerly: Christopher Street Day Cologne) is one of the largest gay and lesbian organised events in Germany, and one of the biggest in Europe. Its origin is to celebrate the pride in Gay and Lesbian Culture.
Cologne Gay Pride is made of a large city gay pride parade, and a week of a number of festivals, parties and political forums.
Cologne Gay Pride started during the 1980’s as a small Christopher Street Day named after the Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York City. Within a liberal political culture in former West Germany the Christopher Street Day grew into one of the biggest celebration events in Germany. Education and support for AIDS became an important aspect during recent years. In 2014, there were 700,000 participants.
Cologne is the largest city of Germany’s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and its one million+ inhabitants make it the fourth most populous city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich.
The largest city on the Rhine, it is also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany’s largest and one of Europe’s major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland.
Centred on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia’s capital of Düsseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn.