New Years Eve is one of the most special evenings of the year. Accompanied by nice food and drinks we think about the previous year and look forward to the upcoming one. Many of us like to start the year dancing in a club or on a proper party. If you want to make the ending of this year unforgettable, you should consider celebrating New Years Eve in Berlin.
Why celebrate New Years Eve in Berlin?
There are a whole bunch of reasons why celebrating New Years Eve in Berlin is a great idea. To remind you, we have listed the most important ones below:
- The possibilities are endless because the city offers so many great clubs and event-locations
- Berlin is affordable: Some public events are for free and tickets for Berliner clubs start at 10€
- You can use the public transport all night long so nobody has to be the designated driver
We giveaway free tickets and guestlist-spots for several parties in our list. Make sure to check our Instagram and Facebook for all information!
Nine great locations to party on New Years Eve
Because there are hundreds of event in Berlin on New Years Eve, it can be hard to decide where to go. We’ve listed 10 great party-locations to help you decide. You will find clubs, public places, family events and more in this list. The events differ quite a bit in price, audience, type of music 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.
1. Countdown at Brandenburger Tor
2. Famous techno club Kater Blau
3. All in One: Kulturbrauerei (+Giveaway)
4. Solid Techno in Club Ritter Butzke (+Giveaway)
5. For all ages: Zitadelle Spandau
6. 80s and 90s Party in Karlshorst
7. Wilde Renate – 80 Hours NYE-Rave
8. NYE from a Rooftop: House of Weekend
9. 90s Party in Verti Music Hall
10. New Years Eve on a boat
1. NYE-Party at Brandenburger Tor
When you want to have an unforgettable New Years Eve in Berlin, you should consider visiting the countdown at Brandenburger Tor. Every year more than a million people celebrate New Years Eve in front of this famous touristic attraction. This party takes place from the Brandenburger Tor all the way to the Siegessäule. You can enjoy live-music, bars, food-stands and more than enough people in a great mood.
A night full of entertainment
The Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor will be organised for the 28th time this year. You can enter the party-area already from 2PM but the real entertainment starts around 7PM. Later at night you should 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, Scorpions 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 the large countdown with plenty of spectacular fireworks. After midnight the party will keep going until 3AM.
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 is one of the biggest yearly events in Berlin and it will be super crowded. People from all over the world come to Berlin for this countdown and 2023-2024 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
Opening Hours: 14.00 – 03.00
Public Transport: Station Brandenburger Tor (U5, S1 en S2)
Music: Different live-performances (still to be announced)
2. Famous techno club: Kater Blau
If you are looking for a great party in Berlin, you could consider the famous club 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. Regardless of the name, the clubs always offered that special raw vibe which makes Berlin so unique and attractive for many people. On New Years Eve there is a great event which starts at 22.00.
Mix of local talent and famous DJs
During the last editions of this party, DJs like Britta Arnold, Pauli Pocket, Sarah Wild and Foolik performed in the Kater Blau. The main focus of these DJs and the Kater Blau is techno. The price of the tickets has not been published yet but we expect a price between 25-35€. It’s easiest to reach the Kater Blau from station Ostbahnhof.
Name: Kater Blau
Address: Holzmarktstraße 25
Opening Hours: Start 22.00
Public Transport: Ostbahnhof
Music: Techno, Electronic Music
Link to event: Kater Blau
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. Until the end of December you can find Christmas Markets here but on New Years Eve the courtyard transforms in one big all-inclusive parties. All clubs and bars in the Kulturbrauerei combine their strengths to give visitors the chance to start 2024 with a very versatile party.
New Years Eve on 13 Floors and with 30 different DJs
You can visit 8 different clubs and 13 different floors with one ticket on this biggest indoor New Years Eve Party in Berlin. There will be all sorts of music like 80s, 90s, rock, pop. schlager and electro. If you are having a hard time finding an event for a larger group, the Kulturbrauerei is probably your best option for New Years Eve in Berlin. The tickets for this party start at 35 euro and besides 30 different DJs you will be able to enjoy some live-bands too. The countdown at midnight with firework is another reason to visit this Silvester-Party.
Win 2×2 Guestlist-Spots for the NYE Party at the Kulturbrauerei
We are allowed to giveaway 2×2 guestlist spots for this New Years Eve Party in Berlin. Everything you need to know to participate can be found in this Instagram-post.
Name: Silvester in der Kulturbrauerei
Address: Sredzkistrasse 1 or Knaackstrasse 97
Entrance: From 35 euro
Opening Hours: 20.00 – 07.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Eberswalder Str. (U2)
Music: 80s, 90s, R&B, Pop, Electro, Schlager
4. Solid techno party in club Ritter Butzke
Berlin would not be Berlin without techno. The Ritter Butzke is one of the best clubs in Berlin and offers a nice line-up with talented DJs every weekend. This is not going to be any different on New Years Eve: Names like Dominik Eulberg, Jan Oberlaender, Super Flu and Oliver Schories have already been confirmed. The event is called Hippie New Year and the party starts at 22.00.
Three floors with electronic music on New Years Eve
The Ritter Butzke offers three floors with different electronic music. On special nights like this the organisation will make sure the decoration is spectacular. Tickets can be bought in advance and currently cost 25€. 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. This NYE-Party is proof of the extreme opening-hours in Berlin: It will start on New Years Eve at 10PM and will keep going until 10PM on the first of January.
Win 2×2 Guestlist-Spots for Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Berlin-Enjoy is allowed to giveaway 2×2 guestlist spots for this NYE party in Berlin. Being on the guestlist will grant you free access and also save you the time of waiting in line as there is a separate line for people who are on the guestlist. Everything you need to know to participate can be found in this Instagram-post.
Name: Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Address: Ritterstrasse 24
Opening Hours: Sunday 10PM – Morning 10PM
Public Transport: U-Bahn Moritzplatz
Music: Electro, Techno
Website: Ritter Butzke
5. NYE for kids and families: Zitadelle Spandau
Many people in Berlin like to go clubbing on NYE. But it’s good to know that there are also events which focus on families with children. One of them will be organised in the Zitadelle in Spandau. This is one of the best maintained castles in Europe and an awesome location for an event on New Years Eve. In the courtyard of the castle you will find all sorts of stands for food and drinks. Besides that there will live-music, entertainment for children and an iceskating ring.
Entertainment for young and old
The event in the Zitadelle is split into two smaller events. From 15.00 until 19.00 the main focus are the kids. They can have their face painted, join interactive shows and dance on children-friendly music. After 20.00 the event transforms into a NYE-Party for grown-ups. There will be a DJ and you can party till 3AM in the morning. By the way: There are four rounds of fireworks: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm and midnight. Tickets are available on the 10th of November on this website.
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: Last year 14€ & Children 6€
Opening-Hours: 15.00 – 03.00
Public Transport: U7 Zitadelle
Music: All time Favourites
6. All Inclusive: 80s and 90s party in the east of Berlin
Berlin is famous for its techno clubs but not everybody likes electronic music. If you like to visit a party with music from a few centuries back, the 80s and 90s party at the Trabrennbahn in Karlshorst might be the right event for you. The usual favourites from Roxette, the Backstreet Boys and Depeche Mode will obviously be played and ensure that the dance-floor will be filled at all times.
All inclusive on New Years Eve
This event is an all-inclusive party which means all drinks are included in the ticket. The most simple tickets start at 70€. If you like to drink a bit more on NYE this can actually be smart because we all know that spending 50€ on drinks is not that hard these days. The party starts at 20.00 and keeps going until early next morning.
Name: 80er & 90er party at Trabrennbahn Karlshorst
Address: Eventhalle Trabrennbahn Karlshorst
Entrance: Starting from 70€
Opening Hours: 20.00 – 05.00
Public Transport: S-Bahn to station Schöneweide or Karlshorst
Music: 80s and 90s
7. Club Wilde Renate – 80 hours of raving
Berlin is famous for its extreme opening hours. If you like to party for several days in a row, you should consider going to Berlin. New Years Eve is not an exception here: Club Wilde Renate offers a rave which starts Friday 23.00 and keeps going until Tuesday 08.00. You can buy a ticket for NYE only which would be 25€. The best deal is a weekender-ticket for 44€ though. This translates into 11€ per day which is cheap for such a great club in Berlin.
Club Wilde Renate
The Wilde Renate is a club which is a must-visit for everybody who loves to party. This club is located close to Ostkreuz and very popular because of its unique style. This club has many different floors and might remind you of an old house with many surprising rooms.It also has a large garden where you can usually find a small fire and some places to chill. In the summer you can also find open-air parties here.
Name: NYE 2024 in Wilde Renate
Address: Alt-Stralau 70
Entrance: 25€ for NYE, 44€ for weekender
Opening Times: Friday 23.00 – Tuesday 08.00
Public Transport: Ostkreuz or Treptower Park
Music: Techno, Disco
Website: Wilde Renate
8. New Years Eve from a rooftop: Weekend Club
When you want to celebrate New Years Eve on a spectacular location, you should consider visiting the Weekend Club at Alexanderplatz. This club is located on the 15th floor of a small skyscraper. The large outdoor area enables you to have an impressive view over Berlin. This is one of the best places to watch the fireworks during New Years Eve in Berlin. The photo below is taken from the roof terrace of the Weekend Club.
Latin & HipHop
As mentioned before, most clubs in Berlin focus on electronic music. If you do not like techno and house too much the Weekend Club might be the right place on NYE for you. The DJs which are performing here will mainly play HipHop & Latin music. So there will be a whole lot of booty-shaking and smooth dancing going on. The tickets for this NYE-Event started at 47€ and go up by 10€ every month (in October they cost 57€ already). All information can be found on the website below.
Name: New Years Eve at Weekend
Address: Alexanderstraße 7
Entrance: From 57€
Opening times: Sunday 21.00 – Monday 06.00
Public Transport: Station Alexanderplatz
Music: HipHop & Latin
Website: House Of Weekend
9. 90s Party in the Verti Music Hall
The 90s are more than 20 years behind us now but people still love to party on songs from Haddaway, Vengaboys and Ace of Base. If you are one of these people, you might want to consider visiting the 90s Silvester-Party in the Verti Music Hall. Here you will be able to enjoy live performances of Mr President, Rednex and Snap.
The Verti Music Hall
The Verti Music Hall is located directly next to the Mercedes Benz Arena. It’s a concert venue which offers room for about 4500 people. On NYE this venue will be transformed in a 90s Party and you can be part of it. Standard tickets are available for 29,95€. If you do not mind to spend a bit more you can get Gallery Seats for 99€ or Gallery Seats with unlimited Drinks for 169€.
Name: The mega 90s live Silvester party
Address: Mercedes Benz Platz
Ticket: 29,95 euro
Opening Hours: From 22:00
Website + copyright images: Verti Music Hall
10. New Years Eve in Berlin on a Boat
You hear quite often that people feel NYE-Parties are just normal parties which cost more money and are more crowded. 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.
Onboarding in Treptower Park
If you 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. Especially the ones who depart at Hafen Treptow which is directly at the Treptower Park.
All Inclusive tickets for 169€
If you want to spend New Years Eve on a boat, you need to spend a bit more money. Tickets including drinks and food start at 169€. 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: 169 euro
Opening Hours: From 20.00
Music: All types of music
Website + copyright images: Website Berlin.de
All you need to know – FAQ
If you still have some questions about NYE in Berlin, you might find the following FAQs helpful.
Yes. On New Years Eve the public transport is available throughout the whole night.
Tickets for the party itself start at 10€ already. If you want to visit a techno club the prices are usually a bit higher around 25-30€.
If you do not want to spend money on the entrance fee of a party you should probably find public places where people gather. Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz and Hauptbahnhof are some places to start. Or just walk around with a beer in your hand and enjoy the vibe and fireworks.
No this is not allowed. Everybody who wants to visit the Brandenburger Tor on New Years Eve will be frisked and food and drinks will be taken away.
It depends on what you are looking for. If you like electronic music the ones in Ritter Butzke and Kater Blau are probably the best. If you want more versatile music the one in the Kulturbrauerei is great.
Drinking in public is allowed throughout the whole year so also on New Years Eve.
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 from 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.