The countdown is on: If you’re not sure yet where you want to bring the year to a close, here are a few tips for you.
Tip 1: New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate
"Winds of change": The Wall fell 30 years ago. After the festivities surrounding the anniversary year, the turn of the year will also be celebrated to the full. The Berlin "party mile" stretches over two kilometres from the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column. You can follow the stage show on huge LED screens all along the party mile. Be there!
Tip 2: Bohème Sauvage Nº108 – New Year's Eve Ball
"Kiss me, and forget me tomorrow": Dive into the wild nightlife of the 1920s in Berlin. At the Bohème Sauvage Nº108 New Year's Eve Ball an accurate imitation of the wild twenties will be held, including an absinthe bar, casino, vendor's tray girl and dance orchestra. Practice the Charleston and get out your flappers and pearl necklaces!
Tip 3: New Year's Eve music at the Planetarium
"Freude schöner Götterfunken": A musical firework awaits you at the special show of the Planetarium am Insulaner. To bring the year to a close, the stars shine to the sounds of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The classical alternative to the loud New Year's Eve firecrackers.
Tip 4: New Year's Eve Special at Yoga Sky
"Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah": This is how the Gayatri Mantra begins, which addresses the light, the good and the essential in all living things. This is also the focus of the New Year's Eve special class at Yoga Sky. With an attentive movement meditation we bid farewell to the outgoing year and welcome the new one. Find your sense of purpose for 2020.
Tip 5: New Year's Eve at the Kulturbrauerei
"Come on, move it, move it": At the New Year's Eve celebration at the Kulturbrauerei you can dance to various musical styles on 13 dance floors. Party on down on the last night of the year with 30 DJs. At the turn of the year, a musical countdown and gigantic fireworks display await you in the inner courtyard above the roofs of the historic building complex.
Tip 6: New Year's Eve Gala at the Maritim Hotel
"Champagne and caviar": No expense will be spared on this night. Feast on the luxurious gala buffet with lobster, oysters and caviar. Gaming tables and show interludes will help pass the time until midnight. Raise a toast with champagne, of course! On this evening you should dress up for the occasion.
Tipp 7: Gayle Tufts – Neujahr, Baby! (New Year's, Baby!)
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?": To be honest, we don't know exactly whether Gayle Tufts’ programme includes the arguably most beautiful farewell song as a well-known Hollywood tearjerker. But after 40 years of stage experience the USA-born Berliner-by-choice will certainly not blame us for somehow having to think of "Auld Lang Syne".
Tip 8: Champagne Aria Fledermaus
"Im Feuerstrom der Reben sprüht ein himmlisch' Leben" (In the fiery stream of vines sparkles a heavenly life): this is how the champagne aria of Johann Strauss's operetta "Die Fledermaus" begins. The perfect prelude therefore for a spectacular New Year's Eve. At the end of the year, the Deutsche Oper Berlin will already be bringing the operetta to the stage at 2 pm, thus giving you more time to celebrate.
Tip 9: New Year's eve offers at the Grand Hyatt Berlin
"The Final Countdown": The Grand Hyatt will be hosting several parties to bring the year to a spectacular conclusion. From champagne and culinary highlights in the Vox Restaurant to cheese fondue followed by a 1980s party in the Jamboree Bar, there is something to suit everyone’s taste here at the turn of the year.
Tip 10: Dinner for One
"The same procedure as every year": This New Year's Eve Miss Sophie and her butler James appear together live on stage twice in Berlin to raise a toast time and again for the birthday dinner. Sometimes more sometimes less according to the classic original. Well then, cheerio!
Tipp 11: Manege frei!
„Theater, Theater, der Vorhang geht auf!" ("Theatre, theatre, the curtain rises!"): Without animals, but together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the artists of Circus Roncalli will be performing at the Berlin Tempodrom on New Year's Eve. What once began with the location accidentally being assigned twice is now a real New Year's Eve hit. Raise the curtain!
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