New Years Eve is one of the most special parties in the year. The children have a good time playing with fireworks while the grown-ups can have a drink and enjoy the company of friends of family. After midnight many people like to go out and party. If you want to make this year unforgettable, you should consider celebrating New Years Eve in Berlin.

Why celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin?

There are a bunch of reasons why celebrating New Years Eve in Berlin makes a lot of sense. Below we have listed a few of the most important ones:

  • The possibilities are endless because the city offers so many great clubs and event-locations
  • Berlin is affordable: Some NYE-Parties are for free and tickets for NYE-Parties start at 10€ already
  • You can use the public transport all night long so nobody has to be the designated driver
Silvester in Berlin (© Berlin.de)
Silvester in Berlin (© Berlin.de)

Ten great locations to party on New Years Eve

We’ve listed 10 great party locations to help you choose what to do on New Years Eve in Berlin. You will find clubs, public places, family-events and more in this blogpost. The events differ quite a bit in price, audience, music-style and atmosphere so it makes sense to plan ahead. At the end of the article we have listed some frequently asked questions and a summary.

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 more than 1 million people celebrated New Years Eve in front of this famous touristic attraction. From the Brandenburger Tor all the way to the Siegessäule you can find music, bars, food-stands and millions of excited people. This is one of the biggest yearly events in Berlin.

The Brandenburger Tor during NYE
The Brandenburger Tor during NYE (© brandenburger-tor-berlin.de)

A night full with entertainment

The Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor will be organised for the 27th time this year. You can enter from 2PM but the real entertainment starts around 19.00. At night you can get ready for a wide range of performances. The exact line-up has not been announced yet but in the last years artists like DJ Bobo, Bonnie Tyler and Eagle Eye Cherry have been performing on the so called Party-Meile in Berlin. Besides performances you can enjoy laser-shows, a large ferris wheel and at midnight the large countdown with plenty of spectacular fireworks. After midnight the party will keep going until 3AM.

The party at Brandenburger Tor (© brandenburger-tor-berlin.de)
The party at Brandenburger Tor (© brandenburger-tor-berlin.de)

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 2022-2023 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.

Name: Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor
Address: Straße des 17. Juni
Entrance: Free
Opening Hours: 14.00 – 03.00
Public Transport: Station Brandenburger Tor (U5, S1 en S2)
Music: Different live-performances (still to be announced)
Website: Brandenburger-tor-berlin.de 


2. Solid techno in the Ritter Butzke

Logo Ritter Butzke Berlin

Many New Years Eve parties in Berlin offer a mix of all sorts of music-styles. 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. Last year Niconé, Monkey Safari, Super Flu and Dominik Eulberg were playing here. The event is called Hippie New Year and the party starts at 23.00 on last day of the year.

Dominik Eulberg performing live
Dominik Eulberg is visiting Berlin (© facebook.com/dominik.eulberg)

Three floors with electronic music on New Years Eve

The Ritter Butzke offers three dance-floors with different electronic music. On special nights like this one the organisation will make sure the decoration is spectacular. Tickets can be bought in advance and start at around 25€ (early-bird). If you are planning to visit the Ritter Butzke with public transport you can take the U8 to station Moritzplatz, it’s only three stations away from Alexanderplatz. You will not regret choosing the Ritter Butzke if you want to celebrate NYE in one of the best techno-clubs in Berlin.

Name: Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Address: Ritterstrasse 24
Entrance: 25€ – 35€
Opening Hours: Saturday 23.00 – Sunday 08.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Moritzplatz
Music: Electro, Deephouse, Techno
Website: Ritter Butzke


3. All in one: New Years Eve at the Kulturbrauerei

NYE in 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 2023 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. The music styles range from pop to oldies and from electronic music to hiphop. If you are planning to celebrate with a larger group with different tastes in music, the Kulturbrauerei is probably your best option for New Years Eve in Berlin.

The Kulturbrauerei during New Years Eve in Berlin (Kulturbrauerei.de)
The Kulturbrauerei during New Years Eve in Berlin (Kulturbrauerei.de)

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 start at 29 euro. Besides 30 different DJs you will be able to enjoy some live-bands too. The countdown at midnight with firework is another highlight and reason to visit this event.

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: Kulturbrauerei 


4. NYE for families: Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle Spandau, Lichterfest 2009, Festival of Lights

In this list with great locations for New Years Eve you can find many events which are mainly interesting for younger people. Because 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 NYE-Events for families. The Zitadelle in Spandau is one of the best maintained castles in Europe and offers an event on New Years Eve which is perfect for all ages.

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 obviously be music, you can dance on several dance floors and there is also a disco for children.

The castle Zitadelle in Spandau
The castle Zitadelle in Spandau (© unterwegs-in-spandau.de)

Four rounds of fireworks

Besides music 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 first round of fireworks. Although there will not be thousands of people on this event, the countdown at midnight should be fun too.

You can get a better impression of the castle Zitadelle Spandau when you watch the following video.

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

HYTE NYE 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 usually play at large dance-festivals all over the world so it’s quite spectacular to have them all in one place on New Years Eve.

Funkhaus Berlin

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.

New Years Eve in Berlin in the Arena Club
New Years Eve in Berlin in the Arena Club (HYTE)

One of the more expensive club-party

The tickets of this HYTE-Party start around 50€ in the early-bird phase and go up to almost 100€. This is a lot of money for a party in Berlin and this event would have been listed higher if the price would have been more reasonable. On the other hand: If you would visit the DJs of this event in separate concerts, you would pay more even more money. So if you are a big fan of famous DJs, consider visiting this event.

Name: HYTE @ Funkhaus Berlin
Address: Nalepastraße 18
Entrance: 47€ up till 96€
Opening Hours: Saturday 18.00 – Sunday 18.00
Public Transport: Tram 21 at Ostkreuz
Music: Techno & House
Website: HYTE Berlin


6. New Years on a Christmas Market

The entrance of the best Christmas Market in Berlin. It is located on the Gendarmenmarkt.
The entrance of the best Christmas Market in Berlin. It is located on the Gendarmenmarkt.

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.

The great atmosphere on the Christmas market Weihnachtszauber
The great atmosphere on the Christmas market Weihnachtszauber

Comfortable NYE without too much partying

When you just love Christmas Markets and do not really need to party till early in the morning, this event on NYE might be perfect for you. This event keeps going until 1AM so it’s mainly about a nice evening with a countdown. There will also be fireworks. 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
Address: Gendarmenmarkt
Entrance: 6 Euro
Opening Hours: 21.00 – 01.00
Public Transport: U2 or U6 to Stadtmitte
Music: All time Favourites
Website: Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin


7. Berliner club with a rich history: Kater Blau

Kater Blau

If you are looking for a great party in Berlin, you cannot ignore a famous 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 vibe which is famous for the city of Berlin. Also on New Years Eve you can expect an awesome party at this location on walking distance from Ostbahnhof.

Dirty Doering DJ
Party in Berlin (© www.facebook.com/dirtydoering)

Mix of local talent and famous DJs

Last years DJs like Britta Arnold, Dirty Doering, Mimi Love and Midas 104 have been performing on this NYE party. The main focus of this Berliner club is techno and other electronic music styles. The party in the Kater Blau starts on Saturday at 22:00 and ends on Monday at 10:00. Yes you are reading it correctly: You can party here for several days in a row.

Name: NYE @ Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Price: TBA
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

Humboldthain-Club-Berlin

Although all parties in this list are worth a visit, some of them are quite expensive. Lucky enough there are also some clubs which sell tickets for New Years Eve for as much as 15€. The Humboldthain Club is one of them and offers a party from 22.00 till 12.00. So if you want to have a great time with your friends in a club and you do not care too much about the names of the DJs, this event might be perfect for you.

Party in Berlin at New Years Eve in the Humboldthain Club
Party in Berlin at New Years Eve in the Humboldthain Club

Humboldthain Club

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 on New Years Eve. But in Berlin these things are different: In 2016 I visited the NYE party in the Humbolthain Club for a few hours and had a great time. It was not overly crowded, the music was solid and the drinks were reasonably priced. There are two separate floors and there is also an outside area to have a smoke or chill with your friends for a bit.

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. As you usually pay a bit more you also expect a bit more. It makes sense. If you want to be sure that your New Years Eve in Berlin will not be the same as a regular night out, you can celebrate it on a boat. Enjoying the night and countdown on the Spree, Havel or other waters surrounding Berlin is definitely something unique and unforgettable.

New Years Eve on the Spree (© Berlin.de)
New Years Eve on the Spree (© Berlin.de)

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 usually the tickets are sold out very quickly. Make sure you also check where the boat is taken off because you do not want to travel to the other side of the city for that. A very central place is the Hafen Treptow which is directly at the Treptower Park.

All Inclusive tickets for about 100€

The tickets for these boats are not cheap: Including drinks and food you usually pay around 120-140€. The website below shows an option for 139€. 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.

Name: New Years Eve on the Spree
Address: Departure at Hafen Treptow
Ticket: 139 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.

Electro, House & HipHop

Just like some of the other clubs we 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 Eve will most likely start around 50€ and go up if you are not buying in the early bird phase. € now but will be a bit more expensive if you wait longer.

The terrace on the 17th floor of Weekend Club
The terrace on the 17th floor of Weekend Club

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 on the other hand: 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.

Name: New Years Eve at Weekend
Address: Alexanderstraße 7
Entrance: Starting at 50€
Opening times: Saturday 21.00 – 07.00
Public Transport: Station Alexanderplatz
Music: House/Techno, HipHop and more
Website: House Of Weekend


All you need to know – FAQ

Does the public transport drive all night long during NYE in Berlin?

Yes. On New Years Eve the public transport is available throughout the whole night.

Are there free events on NYE in Berlin?

Yes there are free events. The largest event at the Brandenburger Tor is for free for example. Besides that there are other locations like Alexanderplatz where people come together to have a countdown.

Can I bring my own drinks to the Brandenburger Tor on New Years Eve?

No this is not going to be possible. Everybody who wants to visit the Brandenburger Tor on New Years Eve will be frisked and food and drinks will be taken away.

What’s the best party in Berlin on New Years Eve?

If you do not care about money, it might be HYTE. The line-up is extremely impressive. But the parties in Ritter Butzke and Kater Blau will most likely also be great.

Can I drink on the street in Berlin on New Years Eve?

Drinking on the street is allowed in Berlin everyday of the year so also during NYE.

Can I celebrate NYE in a restaurant in Berlin?

It can be a bit harder to get a reservation in a restaurant on New Years Eve. Some restaurants offer a special NYE-Menu which might be worth a try. Some examples where you can stay seated and party a bit too can be found here.

New Years Eve in Berlin summarised

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 and budget. The prices differ 0€ to 150€ and some parties are not suitable for families with children. 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.

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My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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