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Silvester am Brandenburger Tor
Silvester am Brandenburger Tor © visitBerlin, Foto: David Marschalsky
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New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate

An unrivalled start to the year

Spend unforgettable hours welcoming in the New Year at the historic Brandenburg Gate

Address

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)

Pariser Platz 10117  Berlin

Brandenburger Tor/ Platz des 18. März

Pariser Platz 10117  Berlin


The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is one of the capital’s most important landmarks. Where it once stood for the city’s separation into East and West, after the fall of the wall it became a symbol of Germany’s unification. Shortly after its opening on 22 December 1989, Berliners and many visitors celebrated the first united New Year's Eve party here. There is no better location than the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate New Year’s Eve with many like-minded souls and peacefully welcome in the New Year.

The party of the year

On New Year's Eve, the party mile in Berlin stretches from the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column. The Strasse des 17. Juni is transformed into an almost 2 km-long large-scale party zone. Each year, up to one million visitors from all over the world celebrate the end of the old year and welcome in the New Year together. A varied programme of events awaits to accompany you through the last hours of the old year with numerous music acts, DJ entertainment, party tents and fairground rides. After the joint countdown to the New Year, a breathtaking firework display over Berlin will take place, creating an incomparable atmosphere. Berliners and their guests toast the New Year and celebrate until the early hours of the morning. A variety of stalls and bars provide for your culinary well-being and offer every budget a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the festival to the full.

Highlights of the New Year's Eve spectacle at the Brandenburg Gate

  • Live music with many stars on the big stage right in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
  • Extra-large LED screens are located along the entire stretch of the party mile.
  • Disco and dancing to trendy rhythms until the early morning hours.
  • Impressive fireworks display and laser show at midnight.
  • The Ferris wheel enables you to experience New Year's Eve at dizzying heights and offers fantastic views over the Tiergarten.
Tips for enjoying the New Year’s Eve party to the full

The unique event opens its gates on 31 December at 2 p.m. and closes on 1 January at 3 a.m. in the morning. Due to the security controls, we advise you to make your way to the Brandenburg Gate by 7 p.m. The entrance to the legendary party is free for all visitors. As a result, the event can become overcrowded, so admittance control is required for safety reasons. It is therefore worthwhile to get there in a timely manner in order to fully enjoy the partying to come.

You will be celebrating and dancing in the open air, so remember to wear warm clothes and take an umbrella to ensure you enjoy a carefree end of the year. Due to the restricted traffic situation, it is essential to get there by public transport. All six security entrances are easy to reach by U-Bahn or S-Bahn: Bellevue, Tiergarten, Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse are situated close to Strasse des 17. Juni and guarantee trouble-free admittance to your New Year's Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate.

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