It is almost November and before we know it we will be watching fireworks and wishing each other all the best for 2020. Parties on New Years Eve often leave behind different kind of memories: Although many people love them others feel that the parties are overpriced and the clubs are way too crowded. Besides that it can be a real pain 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 2019-2020
Why should you celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin? First of all the possibilities are endless because the city offers so many great clubs. Second of all you do not have to worry about overpriced parties: In Berlin tickets for New Years Eve parties can be found as cheap as 10 Euro. A last great benefit is the public transport in the capital of Germany: It will run all night long so nobody has to worry about driving.
Ten great locations to party on New Years Eve
When you decide to celebrate New Years Eve 2019-2020 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 best to plan your trip in advance and the list in this article should help you answer the question: Which New Years’s Eve Party in Berlin fits best to me?
We giveaway free tickets and guestlist-spots for several parties in this article. Make sure to check our Instagram and Facebook for more information!
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
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 till the Siegessäule (which is over 2km) you can find music, bars, food-stands and plenty of excited people. This is one of the biggest yearly events in Berlin.
The Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor will be organised for the 25th time this year. On the last day of the year the doors will open at 14.00 but the real entertainment starts around 19.00. At night you can get ready for many famous acts (still to be announced). Last year stars like DJ Bobo, Bonnie Tyler and Eagle Eye Cherry have been performing on the so called Party-Meile in Berlin. Besides that there are impressive laser-shows, a large ferris wheel and at midnight the large countdown with plenty of spectacular fireworks. After midnight the party will keep going for many hours.
Most crowded place in Berlin on New Years Eve
If you are planning to visit the NYE-Party at Brandenburger Tor, it is highly advisable to get there early. This location is without a doubt the most crowded place to celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin. People from all over the world come to Berlin for this countdown and 2019-2020 will not be any different. Although there are 6 different entrances, every person will have to be frisked so getting in might take a while. Also keep in mind that the space is not unlimited.
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 live-performances (still to be announced)
2. Solid techno in the Ritter Butzke
Many New Years Eve parties in Berlin offer a versatile mix of music. But Berlin would not be Berlin without some solid techno-events. The Ritter Butzke is one of the clubs which offers a very nice line-up with talented DJs on New Years Eve. The event is called Hippie New Year and the party starts at 23.00 on last day of the year. You can look forward to DJs like Niconé, Monkey Safari, Super Flu and Dominik Eulberg. These DJs and plenty of others will perform on three different floors in one of the nicest clubs in Berlin.
If you want to celebrate New Years Eve in a real Berliner club with some lovely electronic music, you should definitely consider visiting the Ritter Butzke. The tickets are available for 22,50€ but will be more expensive once the early-bird stage expires. This Berliner-club can be reached by foot from station Moritzplatz, which is only three stations away from Alexanderplatz.
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 for this New Years Eve party in Berlin. If you want to join the giveaway you only have to join our giveaway on Instagram. We will publish the winners of the guestlist-spots on Instagram in the week before New Years Evening.
Name: Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Address: Ritterstrasse 24
Entrance: 22,50€ – 35€
Opening Hours: Tuesday 23.00 – Wednesday 08.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Moritzplatz
Music: Electro, Deephouse, Techno
Website: Ritter Butzke
3. All in one: New Years Eve at the Kulturbrauerei
The Kulturbrauerei is a courtyard near station Eberswalder Straße in Prenzlauer Berg. This courtyard is home to several companies, restaurants and clubs. On New Years Eve all the clubs in the Kulturbrauerei combine their strengths and give visitors the chance to start 2020 with a very versatile party.
New Years Eve on 13 Floors and with 30 different DJ’s
You can visit 8 different clubs and 13 different floors with one ticket on this biggest indoor New Years Eve Party in Berlin. If you like different types of music, the Kulturbrauerei might be your best option for New Years Eve in Berlin. Besides 30 different DJs you will be able to enjoy live-bands and a massive countdown at midnight.
Doors open at 20.00 – Tickets starting from 29€
The party in the Kulturbrauerei starts earlier than most other NYE-Parties in Berlin. This can be a benefit for people who want to start celebrating before midnight. The tickets for this party can be bought for 29 euro each on the website below. Especially for bigger groups the Kulturbrauerei seems a good fit because everybody should be able to find a floor with suitable music.
Win 2×2 Free Tickets for Silvester in der Kulturbrauerei
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 the related posts on Instagram. 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: 21.00 – 06.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Eberswalder Str. (U2)
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 people. As going to a club with loud techno does not fit in the average family-holiday it’s a good thing that 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 people.
Impressive location with a unique vibe
We have been in the Zitadelle a few times and were very impressed by the location. Celebrating NYE in the courtyard of a castle is something you do not do every year. The castle is surrounded by water and inside the walls you will find many stands with both food and drinks. Besides that there will be music-performances for all ages on three different stages.
Four times fireworks
Besides music-performances you can enjoy fireworks at four different times during the night (6pm, 8pm, 10pm and midnight). Once again this is great for families because even the smaller children will still be awake to see the fireworks.
You can get a better impression of the castle Zitadelle Spandau when you watch the following video.
In the north-west of Berlin
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 consider visiting the HYTE-Party in Funkhaus Berlin. It’s not unusual that clubs in Berlin invite famous DJs, but on this NYE-Party many of them come together at once. Names like Pan-Pot, Maceo Plex and Richie Hawtin are just a few examples of what you can expect here. These DJs normally play at large dance-festivals all over the world so it’s quite spectacular to have them all in one club on NYE.
Since a few years the HYTE-Parties at New Years Eve in Berlin are 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 the year 2020 we reckon.
One of the more expensive club-party
The tickets of this HYTE-Party started at 47€ but unfortunately that early-bird-phase is sold out already. Currently the tickets are sold for 75€ and in the final phase they will cost 96€. This is a lot of money for a party in Berlin and this party would have been higher on our list if the price would have been lower. But if you want to see many famous DJs and do not mind to spend a bit more on a ticket, you will most definitely have a great night here. Also keep in mind that the party will go on for 24-hours.
Win 1 ticket for this Party with NYE in Berlin
The organisation of HYTE NYE in Berlin has allowed us to giveaway a free ticket for this spectacular party in Berlin. All you have to do is tag a friend under one this post on Instagram. The winners of the tickets will be communicated on Instagram.
Name: HYTE @ Funkhaus Berlin
Address: Nalepastraße 18
Entrance: 47€ up till 96€
Opening Hours: Tuesday 18.00 – Wednesday 18.00
Public Transport: Tram 21 at Ostkreuz
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 again. This Christmas Market is beautifully situated and the atmosphere fits the Christmas-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 let’s get to the point: The Weihnachtszauber Christmas Market is offering a special event during New Years Eve. For not more than 6 Euro you can enjoy several hours of music, live-performances and a countdown with fireworks at midnight. On the official website 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 NYE-Event 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 at 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. Experience the real Berliner-Vibe in Kater Blau
If you are looking for a great party in Berlin, you cannot ignore a popular club like the Kater Blau. Since 2004 this club has been part of Berlin: First as Bar 25, later as Kater Holzig and since a couple of years as Kater Blau. No matter what name the club had, the clubs always had a certain coolness and vibe. Also on New Years Eve you can expect an awesome party at this location on walking distance from Ostbahnhof.
With DJs like Britta Arnold, Dirty Doering, Mimi Love and Midas 104 you can expect some solid electronic music on this NYE-Party. The party in the Kater Blau starts on Tuesday at 22:00 and ends on Thursday at 10:00. Yes you are reading it correctly: You can party here for 36-Hours.
The dress code for this year’s Silvester-Event in Berlin is Crispy Gold (“Knusprig Gold”). This means that you can probably expect a lot of shining clothes and fancy outfits. The price of the event is not communicated yet but I expect something between 35-45€.
Name: NYE @ Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
DJs: Dirty Doering, Britta Arnold, Mimi Love
Opening Hours: 22:00 on Tuesday till 10:00 on Thursday
Public Transport: Ostbahnhof
Music: Techno, Electronic Music
Link to event: Kater Blau
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 visited for a nice and cheap 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 want to save some money for the drinks, this option might be suitable for you.
If you hear about an entrance of 15 Euro, you might suspect that the party will not be that special. Most simple 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 a 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.
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 2019-2020, 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 of them 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.
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 2019, you might want to consider this option.
Name: New Years Eve on the Spree
Address: Departure at Hafen Treptow
Entrance: 105 euro
Opening Hours: From 20.00
Music: All types of music
Website + copyright images: Website Berlin.de
10. New Years Eve on the 15th Floor: Weekend Club
When do not mind to spend a bit more during New Years Eve in Berlin, you could also consider visiting the Weekend Club which is located on a walking distance from Alexanderplatz. This club is quite popular because its located on the 15th floor of a very high building. The club has a large terrace from which you have an impressive view over Berlin. Obviously this is especially great 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 will most likely present a booming performance on a special night like this. Besides the usual electronic music 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 a bit more expensive if you wait longer.
Impressive view over Berlin
If it is important to have a great view during NYE, the Weekend Club could be a suitable place to visit for you. 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.
Giveaway 2×2 Free tickets
Also for this party we are allowed to giveaway some free tickets (2×2). If you want to participate you just have to check this post on Instagram and join the giveaway. 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€ – 48€
Opening times: Tuesday 21.00 – 07.00
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 in Berlin on New Years Eve. In the end the perfect alternative for you depends on your preferences, budget and age. The prices differ from 6€ to more than 100€. Some of the parties are suitable for families and others do not start before midnight. In the end we hope the article helped you to choose the right party and if it did not you can always leave a comment below.