German Fetish Ball Weekend
The German Fetish Ball is Germany’s premier fetish event, enjoying a good reputation all over the world. The weekend sets and points out fashion trends and offers a worthy atmosphere to celebrate this great fetish subculture.
In 2003, a couple of friends (who earned their merits by hosting exclusive BDSM events at old castles and palaces) wondered why Europe and especially Germany is home of the most vivid fetish scene world wide, but there are hardly any big events and only one with international impact. So they planned enriching the European scene by adding an international event with a different emphasis to it. The time-honoured Skin Two Rubber Ball was of course a role model; however the intention was clearly not to copy something already existing, but instead to create a modern interpretation of what they believed to be a real cool fetish event.
There was a long search for a special venue for the German Fetish Ball and with the Matrix in Berlin it was found. By booking it along with the adjoining clubs and lounges, the German Fetish Ball is offering no fewer than five music floors and a huge capacity for over 1500 guests. The German Fetish Fair was the attempt to establish a real international trade exposition for the industry in Germany, something most people in the scene believed would be useless and it would not be honoured or well attended. The same was being said about the plan to combine a fetish audience with high-class show acts, live music and a five star menu at the Xklusiv Fetish Dinner.
It turned out that the first German Fetish Ball Weekend 2004 was more than a great success and the sceptics were all wrong. The goal to create something unique and new was achieved. The German Fetish Fair was fully booked and absolutely crowded, so it continually grew in the following years. The Xklusiv Fetish Dinner was voted best fetish dinner ever from the Skin Two Publisher Tim Woodward and the Ball itself was the best-visited fetish event in Germany ever.
In 2010, the German Fetish Ball left its original home in Berlin and moved to Hamburg. The usual date of the Pentecost Weekend was changed as well, in order to avoid the coincidence with the hugely popular Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) in Leipzig, Germany.