Its almost November and before we know it we will be watching the fireworks and wishing each other all the best for 2019. Parties on New Years Eve often leave behind different kind of memories: Although many people love it others feel that the tickets are overpriced and the clubs are way too crowded. Besides that it can be a real pain in the ass to find transportation because nobody wants to be the designated driver on New Years Eve. There is a very simple solution for these problems: Celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin!
New Years Eve in Berlin 2018-2019
Why should you celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin? First of all the possibilities are endless because there are so many great clubs. Second of all you do not have to worry about overpriced parties: In Berlin the tickets for New Years Eve are starting at 10 Euro. This means you could even visit several parties with different music-styles, atmospheres and people. A last great benefit of New Years Eve in Berlin is the fact that you do not have to worry about driving because the public transport will run all night long.
Ten great locations to party on New Years Eve
When you decide to celebrate New Years Eve 2018-2019 in Berlin, this list of ten great locations could be helpful to make decision. New Years Eve in Berlin is something special and there are many different parties and events, which all differ in price, location, music-style and atmosphere. Therefore it is probably best to plan your trip in advance and the list in this article will help you answer the question: Which New Years’s Eve Party in Berlin fits best to me?
Win Free tickets for New Years Eve
One of the great things about this article is the fact that you can win free tickets for New Years Eve parties in Berlin. The organisation of five of the parties in the list below were nice enough to give us some free tickets or guestlist-spots to give to our readers. You can win tickets for the NYE-Parties in Ritter Butzke, HYTE, Humboldthain, Weekend and Kulturbrauerei. You can find more information about the giveaways under the paragraph of the specific parties.
You can either scroll down or click one of the links below to jump to your favourite party with New Years Eve straight away:
1. Countdown at Brandenburger Tor
2. Solid Techno in Ritter Butzke
3. All in One: Kulturbrauerei
4. For all ages: Zitadelle Spandau
5. Famous DJs in Funkhaus Berlin
6. New Years Eve on a Christmas Market
7. Deephouse music in Astra Club
8. Nice and cheap: Humboldthain Club
9. New Years Eve on a boat
10. On great heights: House of Weekend
New Years Eve in Berlin summarized
1. Countdown at Brandenburger Tor
When you want to have an unforgettable New Years Eve in Berlin, you might want to consider visiting the countdown at Brandenburger Tor. The last couple of years at least 1 million people celebrated New Years Eve in front of this famous touristic attraction. All the way from the Brandenburger Tor till the Siegessäule (which is a distance of about 2 kilometers) you can find stages, music, bars and plenty of excited people. The countdown at midnight is an impressive experience by itself and if you ask me everybody should experience a large public countdown at least once in his life.
Music, Stages, Bars and more
Doing a countdown with 1 million people is already something unique but besides that there are plenty of other reasons to visit Brandenburger Tor. Like every year, there will be many great artists and cool performances during Silvester (this is the German word for New Years Eve). The Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor can already be visited on the 30th of December, from 14.00 till 20.00 some artists and bands will start practicing their songs and this is actually fun to see. Obviously, the real New Years Eve Party starts one day later: Once again you are welcome from 14.00 but the real program starts at 19.00. Later at night, around 21.45, the German TV-channel ZDF will broadcast an official television-show and get everybody ready for the countdown. After midnight the party will keep going for many hours.
Most crowded place in Berlin on New Years Eve
If you want to experience the Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor, it is highly advisable to try and get there very early. This location has always been one of the most popular places to celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin. People from all over the world come to Berlin for this countdown and 2018-2019 will not be any different. Just to create an image: Last year people were not able to get out of the nearby located metro-stations after 20.00 on New Years Eve.
Name: Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor
Address: Straße des 17. Juni
Opening Hours: Starts at 14.00
Public Transport: Station Brandenburger Tor (U5, S1 en S2)
Music: Different acts and DJ’s
Website + copyright 2nd image: brandenburger-tor-berlin.de
2. Solid techno in the Ritter Butzke
Hippie New Year
The name of this party in the Ritter Butzke is Hippie New Year and you are welcome to enter the club from 23.00. The party will go on till Wednesday the 2nd of January 3PM. This means that you will have almost 2 days time to improve your dance-moves on the best Berliner techno-sounds. Regarding the line-up: If you are into DJs you have probably heard of names like Niconé, Monkey Safari and Dominik Eulberg. These DJs and plenty of others will perform on three different floors so normally everybody should be able to find a floor which suits them just fine.
If you want to celebrate New Years Eve in a real Berliner club with some lovely techno, you should definitely consider visiting the Ritter Butzke. The tickets are available for 22,50 Euro but will be more expensive once the early-bird stage expires. During the 3rd release the tickets can be bought for 35 Euro. The price is a bit higher than some other clubs in this list with New Years Eve parties but the line-up is great and the Ritter Butzke is a very nice place to party. The club can be reached by foot from station Moritzplatz, which is only three stations away from Alexanderplatz (with the U8).
Win 2×2 Free Guestlist-Spots for this New Years Eve party
The Ritter Butzke has been nice enough to give us 2×2 free guestlist-spots to use for a giveaway. If you want to join the giveaway you only have tag a friend under this Facebook-Post. We will publish the winners of the guestlist-spots on Facebook in the week before New Years Evening.
Name: Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Address: Ritterstrasse 24
Entrance: 22,50€ – 35€
Opening Hours: Monday 23.00 – Wednesday 15.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Moritzplatz
Music: Deephouse, Techno
Website: Ritter Butzke
3. All in one: New Years Eve at the Kulturbrauerei
The Kulturbrauerei is a courtyard near the U-bahn station Eberswalder Strasse in Prenzlauer Berg. This courtyard is home to many companies, restaurants and clubs in Berlin. On New Years Eve all clubs in the Kulturbrauerei combine their strengths and give you the possibility to start 2019 with a very versatile party. It is the biggest indoor New Years Eve Party in Berlin and with one ticket you are able to visit 8 different clubs and 13 different dancefloors. If you like to switch between music-styles during the night, the Kulturbrauerei might be your best option for New Years Eve in Berlin.
New Years Eve Party on 13 Floors and with 30 DJ’s
With its great amount of choice, this is definitely one of my favourite alternatives for New Years Eve in Berlin. Silvester in der Kulturbrauerei gives you the possibility to visit many different clubs and therefore experience lots of different music styles and atmospheres. You can enjoy live-performances of bands, listen to DJs and enjoy clubs like the Kesselhaus, Alte Kantine, Club 23 and SODA.
A benefit for some of you might be that this party already starts at 20.00. This means you can go there directly after dinner and enjoy many hours of dancing without being home extremely late. It is also nice that there will be large countdown around midnight in the middle of the courtyard: Obviously not as big as the one near Brandenburger Tor but still with several thousands of people. Tickets for Silvester in der Kulturbrauerei can be bought for 29 euro each on the website below.
If you are looking for a versatile party with a reasonable price this might be the perfect option for your New Years Eve in Berlin. Especially for bigger groups this could be a great way to satisfy all people.
Win 2×2 Free Tickets for this New Years Party
The great thing about this New Years Party in Berlin is that we are allowed to giveaway 2×2 free tickets. All you have to do is tag a friend under this Facebook-Post. The winners will be published on Facebook one week before New Years Eve.
Name: Silvester in der Kulturbrauerei
Address: Sredzkistrasse 1 or Knaackstrasse 97
Entrance: From 29 euro
Opening Hours: Starts at 20.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Eberswalder Str. (U2), S-Bahn Schönhauser Allee (S8, S9)
Music: 80s, 90s, R&B, Pop, Electro, Schlager
Website + copyright images: Kulturbrauerei
4. For all ages: Zitadelle Spandau
In this list with great locations for New Years Eve you can find many events which are mainly interesting for young adults. Going to a club with loud techno does not really fit in the average family-holiday I suppose. Lucky enough Berlin also offers some cool events for families. The Zitadelle in Spandau is one of the best maintained castles in Europe and offers a New Years Eve event which is perfect for both young and old.
A good time for all ages
I have been in the Zitadelle once to visit a concert and can guarantee you that the location will impress you. The castle is surrounded by water and inside the walls you will find many stands with both food and drinks. Besides that there is a stage where several bands and acts will perform. Especially for the kids there will be a small children-disco in the beginning of the night and starting around 21.00 the party will start for the grown-ups.
Four times fireworks
During this New Years Eve party you can enjoy three different stages with DJs, live-bands and more. Besides that you can watch fireworks at four different times during the night (6pm, 8pm, 10pm and midnight) so even the small children can be part of it. You can get a better impression of the castle when you watch the following video.
If you are celebrating New Years Eve in Berlin with a mixed group of people the Zitadelle might be just the location for you. The location can be found in the north-west of Berlin, not that far from the Airport Tegel. Because the public transport is great in Berlin it will not be very hard to reach the Zitadelle (see stations below).
Name: Zitadelle Spandau
Address: Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin
Entrance: 10 Euro
Opening-Hours: Starts at 15.00
Public Transport: U7 Zitadelle
Music: All time Favourites
Website: No own website
5. Famous DJs in Funkhaus Berlin
If the line-ups of the Ritter Butzke, Astra and Humboldthain Club are not “famous” enough for you, you should probably consider visiting the HYTE-Party in Funkhaus Berlin. Usually clubs in Berlin invite pretty solid DJs, but the line-up of this party is even more extreme. You do not see names like Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin and Stephan Bodzin performing on the same party that often. These DJs are normally playing at large festivals and clubs which cost quite a lot of money to book on a night like New Years Eve.
Since last year the HYTE-Parties at New Years Eve ware being organised in the Funkhaus Berlin. This is an interesting building with a rich history: It was build in the year 1951. The Funkhaus is located in Rummelsburg and can be reached by tram number 21 (departs at station Ostkreuz). The party will take place from 18.00 and will keep going for exactly 24-hours. Enough time to get ready for 2019 I guess.
The party on New Years Eve is organised by HYTE and you can see the full line-up by visiting the website below. The tickets started at 52€ but that phase is sold out already. Currently the tickets cost 62€ and they will go up to 82€ so it can be smart to buy tickets a.s.a.p. If you keep in mind that a concert of these DJs normally costs about 30 Euro, the price is not that high after all. The HYTE-Party starts at 18.00 and will keep going for 24hours.
Win 2 tickets for this Party with NYE in Berlin
The organisation of HYTE NYE in Berlin has allowed us to giveaway 2×2 free tickets for this party in Berlin. All you have to do is tag a friend under this post on Facebook. The winners of the tickets will be communicated on Facebook in the second week of December.
Name: HYTE @ Funkhaus Berlin
Address: Nalepastraße 18
Entrance: 52€ tot 82€
Opening Hours: 18.00 – 18.00
Public Transport: Rummelsburg Tram 21
Music: Techno & House
Website: HYTE Berlin
6. New Years on a Christmas Market
In our yearly article about the best christmas-markets in Berlin we have put the Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt on the first spot this year. This Christmas Market is beautifully situated and the atmosphere fits the season perfectly. If you are in Berlin during the months November and December you should definitely visit this market.
Special New Years Eve event
But this list is about New Years Eve parties, so lets get to the point: The Weihnachtszauber Christmas Market is offering a special program during New Years Eve. For not more than 6 Euro you can enjoy several hours of music, performances, food and drinks and a countdown with fireworks around midnight. On the official website (see below) you can find more information about the activities during the night.
When you just love Christmas Markets and do not really need to party till early in the morning, this option might be perfect for you. I have been on the Christmas Market and the atmosphere is just great. I can imagine that the countdown is going to be something special and the firework from the top of one of the buildings should also be spectacular.
You can reach the Christmas Market from station station Stadtmitte and the party will start around 21.00.
Name: New Years Eve on a Christmas Market
Entrance: 6 Euro
Opening Hours: 21.00 – 01.00
Public Transport: U2 or U6 to Stadtmitte
Music: All time Favourites
Website: Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin
7. Deephouse music in Astra Club
The Astra Club is a club in the notorious Revaler Straße which starts at the end of the Warschauer Brucke. This club has been listed in my monthly party calendar for Berlin several times because plenty of good parties can be found here. Although the Astra Club does not have the rawness of many other clubs like Ritter Butzke, Berghain or Sisyphos, it is still a cool club with a nice and central location.
On New Years Eve the Astra Club offers a very solid line-up with talented DJs like Kollektiv Ost, Umami en Lexy & K-Paul. All of this will be available for only 20 Euro if you buy ticket in advance. Because these DJs are normally playing at large festivals and international superclubs, you do not have to worry about the music-quality. The tickets for this party are available on Resident Advisor and more information can be found on the website of the Astra Club (see link below).
The New Years Eve party in Astra Club will start at 23.59 and will keep going till early morning on the 1st of January (08:00). If you still in the mood to dance after that you can always visit the Ritter Butzke or the HYTE-Party afterwards. Besides a solid line-up the Astra Club will most likely offer some food, special decoration and enough excited people. All in all this seems a pretty solid option for New Years Eve in Berlin.
Name: Astra Club
Address: Revalerstraße 99
Times: Vanaf 23.59 – 09.00
Public Transport: S of U-Bahn Warschauer Straße
Music: House, electro, techno
Website: Astra Club
8. New Years Eve for just 15 euro in Humboldthain Club
Although all parties in this list are interesting, some of them are quite expensive. If you party with a larger group and everybody has to invest 30 Euro entrance, you are spending a lot of money before you even started partying. Lucky enough there are also some clubs in Berlin who can be entered for a very reasonable price. The Humboldthain Club is one of them and offers a party from 22.00 till 12.00 for only 15 Euro. So if you just want to experience New Years Eve in Berlin but want to save some money for the drinks, this option might be great for you.
If you hear about an entrance of 10 Euro, you might suspect that the party will not be that special. Most normal bars in Holland or the UK expect at least 20-25 Euro entrance on New Years Eve and do not offer much extra compared to an usual saturday-night. But in Berlin these things are different: In 2016 I visited this party for a few hours myself and had a great time. It was not overly crowded, the music was solid and the drinks were reasonably priced. The Humboldthain Club is a nice club with 2 floors and an outside area.
The Humboldthain Club is located between the stations Gesundbrunnen and Wedding but the easiest way to reach it would be traveling to the station Humboldthain. As the public transport will run all night, it should not be a problem to reach the club.
Win 3×2 tickets for this Party
Although 10 Euro is not that much money, it is still great to win free tickets for an event like this. Humboldthain Club gave us the opportunity to giveaway 3×2 tickets. All you have to do is checkout this Facebook-post, tag a friend under it and you are already participating. The winners will be published in the week before this New Years Eve party in Berlin.
Name: Humboldthain Club
Address: Hochstraße 46
Entrance: 15 Euro
Opening Times: From 22.00 – 12.00
Public Transport: Humboldthain, Wedding of Gesundbrunnen
Music:House, Techno, Boogie, Funk, Hip Hop, Classics
Website: Humboldthain Club
9. New Years Eve in Berlin on a Boat
Parties on New Years Eve are often compared to normal parties in a regular weekend. You expect a bit more, but except for the countdown not much changes in many clubs and bars. If you want to have a special experience during New Years Eve 2018-2019, you might want to consider celebrating on a boat. Enjoying the night and countdown on a boat in the Spree, Havel or other waters surrounding Berlin is definitely something unique and unforgettable.
Onboarding in Treptower Park
If you would like to celebrate New Years Eve on a boat you have to decide as soon as possible. There are just a limited amount of boats and as we were writing this article some were already booked out. We still found three types of boats which are departing from Hafen Treptow and therefore are easy to reach for most people. The tickets for these boats are not cheap: Including drinks and food you will have to pay 105 Euro per person to be part of this experience. Visit this website to find the boat which fits you best.
Obviously one of the greatest things about celebrating New Years Eve on a boat is the fact that you will have a spectacular view on the fireworks. So if you are looking for something unique for New Years Eve 2018, you might want to consider this option.
Name: New Years Eve on the Spree
Address: Departure Hafen Treptow
Entrance: 105 euro
Opening Hours: From 19.00
Music: All types of music
Website + copyright images: Website Berlin.de
10. New Years Eve on the 15th Floor: Weekend Club
When you not on a budget during New Years Eve in Berlin, you could consider visiting the Weekend Club which is located on a walking distance from Alexanderplatz. This club is mainly famous because it is located on the 15th floor of a massive building. The club has a large terrace from which you have an impressive view over Berlin. Obviously this is especially awesome on New Years Eve because you can enjoy the fireworks over the skyline of Berlin.
House & HipHop
Just like some of the other clubs I have listed, you can expect a mix of different music-styles in the Weekend Club. The DJs which are playing are not famous but will most likely present a booming performance on a special night like this. Besides the usual techno and deep-house you will also be able to hear some HipHop music in the Weekend Club. The tickets for this event on New Years are available for 43€ now but will be more expensive if you wait longer.
If you like to have a great view during NYE, the Weekend could be a good place to visit. In my opinion the tickets are a bit too expensive but you do not celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin every year. The location is really impressive and when you are looking out over Berlin around midnight you will not think about the ticket-price anymore. More information about the club and the view can be found on the website which is listed below.
Giveaway 1×2 Free tickets
Also for this party we are allowed to giveaway some free tickets (1×2). If you want to participate you just have to visit the following post on Facebook and tag that one friend which should definitely join you to this party on New Years Eve. The winners will be published on Facebook in the week before the actual event.
Name: New Years Eve at Weekend
Address: Alexanderstraße 7
Entrance: 43€ – 49€
Opening times: 21.00 – 08.00
Public Transport: Station Alexanderplatz
Music: House/Techno, HipHop and more
Website: House Of Weekend
New Years Eve in Berlin summarized
As can be read above, there are many different alternatives if you want to party on New Years Eve in Berlin. In the end it all depends on your preferences: When you want to have an unforgettable experience it could be a good idea to visit Brandenburger Tor or enjoy New Years Eve on a boat. When you don´t want to spend too much money on entrance you should go to Humboldthain Club. If the line-up of the party is important to you and you like electronic music, I would consider visiting the Ritter Butzke, Funkhaus Berlin or the Astra Club. Besides the clubs, you can also do something special and celebrate New Years Eve on a Christmas Market or inside a castle. For all the bigger groups it might be cool to party in the Kulturbrauerei because the music and possibilities are endless there.