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11 tips for New Year’s Eve in Berlin

Roaring parties and contemplative moments

Silvester am Brandenburger Tor
© visitBerlin, Foto: David Marschalsky

Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor 2015

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

Every year the biggest New Years Eve party in Berlin takes place at Brandenburg gate.
New Years Eve at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin © iStock.com, Foto: Franckreporter

"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!

Information about the New Year's Eve celebration at the Brandenburger Gate

Tip 2: Bohème Sauvage Nº108 – New Year's Eve Ball

Premium Event Paris 2019
© Foto: Jade Junique

"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!

More about Bohème Sauvage Nº108

Tip 3: New Year's Eve music at the Planetarium

New Year's Eve at the Brandenburg Gate with fireworks
New Year's Eve at the Brandenburg Gate © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

"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.

More about "New Year's Eve music"

Tip 4: New Year's Eve Special at Yoga Sky

Berlin Yoga Conference
© Foto: Alessandro Sigismondi

"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.

Anmeldung für das Silvester Special im Yoga Sky

Tip 5: New Year's Eve at the Kulturbrauerei

Silvesterparty Kulturbrauerei
© Bezirksamt Pankow

Silvesterparty 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. 

New Year's Eve at the Kulturbrauerei

Tip 6: New Year's Eve Gala at the Maritim Hotel

Fondue und Sekt an Silvester
© Getty Images, Foto: Westend 61

Fondue und Sekt an Silvester

"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. 

Informationen about the New Year's Eve Gala at the Maritim Hotel

Tipp 7: Gayle Tufts – Neujahr, Baby! (New Year's, Baby!)

Orania.Berlin Bühne/Klavier
Orania.Berlin Bühne/Klavier © Orania.Berlin

Orania.Berlin

"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". 

Tickets for Gayle Tufts – Neujahr, Baby! (New Year's Baby!)

Tip 8: Champagne Aria Fledermaus

Department Restaurant
© visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

"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.

Information about "Die Fledermaus"

Tip 9: New Year's eve offers at the Grand Hyatt Berlin

DJ Mixer
DJ Mixer © Getty Images, Foto: 123ducu

"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.

More about the New Year's Eve Gala at the Grand Hyatt Berlin

Tip 10: Dinner for One

Cocktails
Cocktails © istock.com/helenecanada

"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! 

Tickets für „Dinner for One“ at Brotfabrik

Tickets für „Dinner for One“ at Pfefferberg Theater
 

Tipp 11: Manege frei!

Zirkusmanege
© iStock.com/Sturti

„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!

Tickets for „Manege frei!"

For even more event tips, you can always click through our tips for each day in Berlin's largest event calendar.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.

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