German Fetish Ball

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The German Fetish Ball or German Fetish Fair & BDSM Convention is an annual fetish exhibition held in Germany, and known as well under the acronym GFB. The fair has been running since 2003 and has been held in Berlin, then in Hamburg, and now back in Berlin.[1][2] The festival lasts for three days over the weekend of Pentecost, and includes both parties and merchandise exhibits. The Fetish Fair is the largest fetish weekend in Germany,[3] and one of the world's largest fetish trade shows.[4] Some international attendees make a special trip.[5] 2012's Mistress of Ceremonies is Kari Berg.[6]

Previous Mistresses of Ceremony[edit]


  1. ^ Eva Christina, The Book of Kink: Sex Beyond the Missionary, New York: Penguin/Perigee, 2011, ISBN 9780399536946, n.p.: "The annual German Fetish Ball weekend takes place in Hamburg".
  2. ^ L'Espresso 2007, p. 170 (in Italian): "del German fetish ball, che si è tenuto a Berlino" - "of the German Fetish Ball, which was held in Berlin".
  3. ^ a b Michael J. Mooney, "Fetish Icon Gets Busy: Businesswoman by day, rubber maiden by night," Miami New Times, June 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "Männer-Korsetts und Marilyn Manson," May 27, 2004 (in German): "die größte Messe dieser Art in Europa" - "the largest fair of this kind in Europe".
  5. ^ "Ball in Lack und Leder," Boulevard Berlin, B.Z. June 1, 2004 (in German)
  6. ^ a b "Fetish Whitsun in Berlin: the one we’ve been waiting for". The Fetishistas — the free online magazine of the fetish world. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  7. ^ "German Fetish Ball". Skin Two. 2008-03-31. Archived from the original on 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  8. ^ "German Fetish Ball Weekend: a hot event in every respect". The Fetishistas — the free online magazine of the fetish world. 2007-06-05. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 

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