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Welcome 2019! Our tips for the New Year's Eve weekend

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

The old year is coming to an end and we welcome the new year - with lots of cool parties, food with friends and a relaxed brunch on New Year's morning. And of course we enjoy a long weekend with many great events and get in the mood for New Year's Eve.

We've put together our Top 11 tips for the weekend and New Year's Eve and wish you a Happy New Year.

Tip 1: Party at Brandenburg Gate

Silvester am Brandenburger Tor
© visitBerlin, Foto: David Marschalsky

Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor 2015

The biggest party of the year rises at the Brandenburg Gate, when over a million people greet the New Year together with a colourful fireworks display. The two kilometre long party zone has an open-air discotheque with live music, spectacular laser shows and fireworks at midnight.

When: 31 December
Where: Brandenburg Gate, Straße des 17. Juni, Mitte  

More information about the party at Brandenburg Gate

Tip 2: Party at Kulturbrauerei

Silvesterparty Kulturbrauerei
© Bezirksamt Pankow

Silvesterparty Kulturbrauerei

For all those who find it too cold outside, the Kulturbrauerei hosts the biggest indoor party in Berlin. On each of the 13 floors you dance to different music: Techno, Schlager, Elektro, hits of the 89s and 90s. 30 DJs will be there, and at midnight a huge celebration will light up the sky above the Kulturbrauerei.

When: 31 December, admission from 9 p.m.
Where: Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, Prenzlauer Berg

More information about the party at Kulturbrauerei

Tip 3: New Year's Eve concert withDaniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim with Staatskapelle orchestra in the Staatsoper in Berlin
Daniel Barenboim with Staatskapelle orchestra in the Staatsoper in Berlin © Foto: Monika Ritterhaus
Bild Zuschnitt 960x496 Konzert der Staatskapelle der Staatsoper Berlin unter der Leitung des Dirigenten Daniel Barenboim.

Under the baton of star conductor Daniel Barenboim, the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform works by Mozart and Ravel. As a soloist Barenboim will also show his virtusity at the piano. Enjoy a wonderful evening that will take you into the New Year with the brilliant Boléro by Ravel.

When: 29 - 31 December
Where: Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, Tiergarten

More information about the concert

Tip 4: Glühwein Rooftop Nights

Nightlife in Berlin
Nightlife © Getty Images, Foto: Georgijevic

You can start your New Year's Eve celebrations with a toast with mulled wine at the House of Weekend. Dance to cool music and enjoy the view over the rooftops of Berlin.

When: 29 and 30 December from 8 p.m.
Where: House of Weekend, Alexanderstrasse 7, Mitte

More information about Glühwein Rooftop Nights

Tip 5: Stomp

Admiralspalast in the Friedrichstraße Berlin
yard of Admiralspalast Berlin © ADMIRALSPALAST

You don't have time to lean back and relax at the show Stomp, because the cool rhythm spectacle has a crazy tempo. Clattering garbage cans, swinging brooms and flying feet - let yourself be carried away by the spectacular show.

When: 26 - 31 December
Where: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, Mitte

More information about Stomp

Tip 6: Die Gorillas: Rückblick 2018

Theatre group Gorillas in Berlin
Theatre group Gorillas © Iris Janke

Take a look back at your personal year 2018 with all its ups and downs together with the Gorillas. In the show you can make your suggestions and the Improvision theatre troupe will turn it into an exciting thriller, a dramatic opera or an amusing comedy.

When: 26 - 30 December
Where: Heimthafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, Neukölln

More Information about the show

Tip 7: Gayle Tufts - Jahresendfirework

© Getty Images, Foto: Ray Bradshaw

Fire works. night time. bright colours.Cornwall.lands end.

The Berlin local heroine Gayle Tufts also promises a very funny year-end evening. In her incomparable Denglish, accompanied by composer and pianist Marian Lux, she recites songs and lyrics and reviews the past year.

When: 30 + 31 December, 8 p.m.
Where: Komödie am Kurfürstendamm in the Schiller Theater, Bismarckstraße 110, Charlottenburg

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Tip 8: New Year's Eve Run

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Leichtathletik scc events Berlin 31.12.2017 scc events Berlin Berlin Recycling SILVESTERLAUF Foto camera4 / Eberhard Thonfeld

You don't want to wait until January with the good intentions and end the old year sporty? Then let's go for the New Year's Eve run. At the popular running event at the end of the year through the Grunewald there are various long distances. All participants - even those in funny disguises - can look forward to sweet pancakes - also known as "Berliner" outside the city limits.

When: 31 December
Where: Car park Harbigstraße/Waldschulallee (start and finish), Charlottenburg

More information about the run

Tip 9: Raclette and Fondue

Fondue und Sekt an Silvester
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Fondue und Sekt an Silvester

The classic on New Year's Eve is of course the cozy meal with family and friends - very classic with fondue and raclette. Delicious fondue and other French cheese specialities are available at La Cantine d'Augusta or at Nola's am Weinberg. The cosy Ars Vini or the Feuer und Flamme are specialised in fondue, whether with cheese or meat.

More information about restaurants in Berlin

Tip 10: Ades Zabel & Company: Silvester 2018 – mit Edith ins neue Jahr

BKA Theater
© BKA Theater, Foto: Sven Ihlenfeld
BKA Theater

Absolutely rough and typical Berlin - that's Edith Schröder and her crew. The old acquaintances Biggy barkeeper Jutta Hartmann are with them. Together they welcome the New Year and toast with you. Then a Prosetscho and Prost New Year!   

When: 31 December, 5.30 and 9.30pm
Where: BKA Theater, Mehringdamm 34, Kreuzberg

More information about the show

Tip 11: Even more partys

Feuerwerk am Fernsehturm
© Getty Images, Foto: FHMFHM

Silvester in Berlin

The whole of Berlin celebrates - and of course every club opens its doors and hosts a New Year's Eve party. Stylishly in the look of the 20s you celebrate at the Bohème Sauvage Nº101 - New Year's Eve Ball in the Wintergarten theatre. The exuberant New Year's Eve party will take place in the Ufa factory. And the Schöne Party also hosts a particularly Beautiful New Year's Eve Party in the Kalkscheune. High above the roofs of the city with a great view of the fireworks, you can welcome the New Year in the Klunkerkranich.

More tips for New Year's Eve

For even more event tips, you can always check out our daily tips.

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.


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