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 or family. After midnight many people like to go out and party. If you want to make this years ending 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 NYE-Parties are for free and tickets for clubs start at 10€ already
- 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 this article. Make sure to check our Instagram and Facebook for more 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 9 great locations to help you make a decision. You will find clubs, public places, family-events and more in this blogpost. 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. Solid Techno in Club Ritter Butzke
3. All in One: Kulturbrauerei
4. Famous club Kater Blau
5. For all ages: Zitadelle Spandau
6. 80s and 90s Party in Karlshorst
7. Wilde Renate – 60 Hours Marathon
8. New Years Eve on a boat
9. 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.
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.
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
Opening Hours: 14.00 – 03.00
Public Transport: Station Brandenburger Tor (U5, S1 en S2)
Music: Different live-performances (still to be announced)
2. Great techno party in club Ritter Butzke
Many New Years Eve parties in Berlin offer a mix of music styles. But Berlin would not be Berlin without some solid techno-events. The Ritter Butzke is one of the best clubs in Berlin and offers a nice line-up with talented DJs on New Years Eve. You can get ready for Monkey Safari, Super Flu, Oliver Schories, Joachim Pastor, Niconé and Dominik Eulberg. 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 start at 22€ (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. The party will keep rocking until 10.00 in the morning.
Win 2×2 guestlist-Spots for Hippie New Year
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 entrance for people who are on the guestlist. All you need to know can be found under this Instagram-post.
Name: Hippie New Year in Ritter Butzke
Address: Ritterstrasse 24
Entrance: 22€ – 35€
Opening Hours: Saturday 22.00 – Sunday 10.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Moritzplatz
Music: Electro, 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 2023 with a 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. The music styles range from pop to 80s-90s and from electronic music to hiphop. 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.
Doors open at 20.00 – Tickets starting from 35€
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 35 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 35 euro
Opening Hours: 20.00 – 07.00
Public Transport: U-Bahn Eberswalder Str. (U2)
Music: 80s, 90s, R&B, Pop, Electro, Schlager
4. Famous Berliner 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 special. On New Years Eve there is a great event which starts at 22.00.
Mix of local talent and famous DJs
During the NYE-Party DJs like Britta Arnold, Pauli Pocket, Sarah Wild and Foolik will be performing. 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 20-30€. 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
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 children and families. 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. It feels a bit like a Christmas Market. Besides that there will live-music, a program for the children and you can even go iceskating.
Program 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 an have their face painted, play with balloons, dance on children-music and join in other activities. After 20.00 the event transforms into a NYE-Party for grown-ups. There will be a DJ and youcan party till 3 in the morning. By the way: There are four rounds of fireworks: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm and midnight.
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: 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 make sure the dance-floor will be filled all the time.
All inclusive New Years Eve
This NYE-Party is an all-inclusive party which means all drinks are included in the ticket. The most simple tickets start at 59€ and the exclusive VIP-tables cost around 90€ per person. The party starts at 20.00 and keeps going until 05.00. You can walk to the Trabrennbahn in Karlshorst from stations Schöneweide or Karlshorst.
Name: 80er & 90er party at Trabrennbahn Karlshorst
Address: Eventhalle Trabrennbahn Karlshorst
Entrance: Starting from 59€
Opening Hours: 20.00 – 05.00
Public Transport: S-Bahn to station Schöneweide or Karlshorst
Music: 80s and 90s
7. Wilde Renate – 60 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. Also during NYE this is possible: The club Wilde Renate offers a rave which starts Friday 23.00 and keeps going until Monday 12.00. Tickets are not cheap: The best deal is the full weekend for 60€ which translates in about 20€ per day. A ticket for NYE costs 45€. In our opinion it will be worth the money because the Wilde Renate always delivers when it comes to unforgettable parties.
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: 60 Hour NYE Marathon in Wilde Renate
Address: Alt-Stralau 70
Entrance: 45 Euro (NYE Only)
Opening Times: Friday 23.00 – Monday 10.00
Public Transport: Ostkreuz or Treptower Park
Music: Techno, Disco
Website: Wilde Renate
8. 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.
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. Especially the ones who depart at Hafen Treptow which is directly at the Treptower Park.
All Inclusive tickets for 139€
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 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
9. New Years Eve on the 15th Floor: 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 very high building. The large outdoor area enables you to have an impressive view over Berlin. Obviously this is great on New Years Eve because you can enjoy the fireworks over the skyline of Berlin.
Electronic music & 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 be able to enjoy loads of HipHop music in the Weekend Club. The tickets for this event on New Years Eve are not available yet but other years they started at around 50€.
Name: New Years Eve at Weekend
Address: Alexanderstraße 7
Entrance: Starting at 50€
Opening times: Saturday 21.00 – Sunday 07.00
Public Transport: Station Alexanderplatz
Music: Electronic music + HipHop
Website: House Of Weekend
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.
Yes there are free events. The 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.
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 on the street is allowed in Berlin everyday of the year so also during NYE.
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.
I read somewhere that there won’t be fireworks at the Brandenburger Tor this year. Is that true?
Thanks for your comment. You are right, there will not be real fireworks at the Brandenburger Tor this year. But there will be so called “optical firworks” which means that they imitate fireworks using lightshows.
Have a merry Xmas and a great NYE!
It mentions various parties, nothing about including food, or hotels with all inclusives?> Are there places like this
We focus on parties in this post so we did not list any hotels. I would recommend using Google to get what you are looking for. Good luck!
Is there a website I can buy tickets for the boat party?
Hey Elizabeth, thanks for your comment.
I fear that almost all boat parties are sold out already. You could try Google but the ones I checked for this article are not available anymore.
This new year is going to be the best one in my life. I hope you will also enjoy your new year amazingly. Don’t forget to spread love on this special day.
Thank you so much for your beautiful new year blog post.
Thanks for the detailed review,
Please be informed that there is a big trance party as well, called: Odyssee.
For the benefit of your readers.
Best regards and happy new year!
we are a couple she 30 staying in mitte and would like to enjoy the new years eve. we would like to enjoy a good party with some good crowd and great music followed by some amazing fireworks. from what I’ve read on the net, I’ve shortlisted the weekend club, the hyte party at funkhaus, party at alte munze. please recommend which one should we head to and if you have something better in mind then please do recommend.
The weekend club is not what you are looking for. There will be many youngsters (21-25 y.o.). If you want to have many clubs and some fireworks on a central spot all in one ticket you should visit the Kulturbrauerei.
HYTE is a great party if you like big DJs. It will be mainly techno.
I just moved to Berlin and will be going out solo this NYE. Kulturbrauerei be a good, social location, to meet people?
Yes, that will definitely be one of the best NYE-Parties you can attend. Especially on techno-parties it can be very hard to meet new people because people are very focused with the music.
Have a great time!
We are in Berlin for new year and going to the street party. We are looking for advice on pubs close to it. We are wrapping up casual as possible as it’s meant to be raining tomorrow. Any advice on what we can do while at the gate from 8pm onwards as it’s a long time to wait. What do people normally do? We don’t want to risk going and not enjoy it as it’s wet with no access to bars or things to do. Thanks
Most pubs and bars which are close to the Brandenburger Tor will be packed or only work with reservations.
The pubs are also not in the area of the street-party, so if you go into a pub till 23:00, you will not find a nice spot anymore.
There will be a program to entertain the people who are waiting till midnight. So it kinda comes down to waiting and enjoying that.
Good work on the site! Do you have a recommendtion on a club/bar that has a good view of the fireworks and is also a fun party? We are in our 30s and don’t want teenagers or old people! Thanks!
the clubs mentioned in this article would suit your age very well. Some of them are still selling tickets.
Seeing the fireworks will be a bit harder, therefore you could visit the Club Weekend but that party is sold out.
So I would suggest getting tickets for one of the other parties.
Keep up the good work you’re doing with your blog, as now I have an idea of what to do in Berlin for New Years Eve.
We are a couple between 40 and 50 years old and we were wondering if there’s any place more suitable for us, as we don’t feel like going on a disco full of 20 years old kids 😀
Do you know if there’s any 80’s disco or any place you can recommend for people our age???
Thank you so much for any information:)
thanks for the compliment.
The Zitadelle and the Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt would be the best location to visit for you. There will be more people your age and the music will probably also be more suitable.
Have a great time!
We are a couple coming to Berlin for New Year’s. We are staying in Mitte. Can you recommend a nice, middle priced restaurant in that area – and where should we go to see fireworks? I think we want to avoid the huge crowd at Brandenburger Tor. can we watch the fireworks from distance? I have read, that you can see fireworks from Monbijou Park, but can’t find any videos/pictures from there.
Hope you can help. Thanks
thanks for your comment.
Which restaurant would suit you best depends a lot on what you are looking for. We personally like vietnamese food and in that case you can visit Manngo, which is not so far from your location.
There will be fireworks all over Berlin but the one at Brandenburger Tor will be very spectacular. There will be fireworks at many other spots as well, but it is not officially organized so not easy to know in advance. Maybe you just have a walk around midnight and check some touristic places where people will definitely be gathered and fireworks will be visible.
I love your website and your good information, keep going, you will arrive so far. 🙂
I’m going to Berlin this NYE 2016-2017 with a group of friends ( 12 people of 25-27 years old). We were recommended to party at Kreuzburg neighbourhood, for alternative party and Oranienstrassen for bars and pubs. Do you have any specific recommendation in those places? And do you know any restaurant or place where we can eat that night for a reasonable price (30€) and which is possible to book, because we are a little big group.
the party in the Ritter Butzke will be close to you and has a very solid line-up. I would go there if I were you.
About the restaurants: In Berlin you will be able to eat in almost all restaurants for less than 30 Euro a person. In the end it all depends on the kind of restaurant you like but I would suggest you just take Google Maps and find a nice place in your area.
Thank you so much for your work!
Thanks a lot for sharing this great article, I really appreciate the hard work you have put in. I will recommend your site to my friends for sure.
Thanks for the kind words. Good luck with your page too.
Greeting from Denver, Colorado! Thanks for all the great info! At the Brandenburg celebration, are you allowed to drink outdoors? Are there places to buy alcohol while you enjoy the party? Are there bars/clubs right off the Gate that you go to? Thanks!
yes there will be plenty of stands to buy food and drinks. There are also some bars in that area but I guess they are very crowded.
Have a great time!
If you want to get close to the gate, you have to except that it will be very crowded. It is the biggest event in the city.
You can walk there from the TV-Tower, that will not be very far (max 20-30 minutes). That will probably be easier than public transport.
There will be taxis, but they will be full most of the time. Too much people, too few taxis.
Hope this helps.
V ood luck!
I think a lot of people want to stay close to the fireworks but not inbetween loads of people. That’s why I think that’s going to be very hard. If you wanna go there you have to except that it is crowded.
There will be fireworks everywhere but just from private people. Big countdowns will not be organised at hackescher markt.
I see you recommend the Zitadelle or Christmas Market for families with little ones. Will they have fireworks at midnight? If so, what time do you recommend arriving and what is the cost to get in. Will they have events for children through the night?
thanks for your comment.
Both are great for little children. At the Zitadelle they even have special Fireworks for children earlier around 19.00 I think.
The prices are written in the article and Zitadelle also has a special disco for children.
Hi, your article is very helpful. We love Berlin and would like to come to this great city for the NY-2017. We are a family of 5 and we want to celebrate together in spite of age difference. Our elder kids are 25 and 28 but our youngest daughter is ony 15 so we need a place with under 18 access. None of us speak German. Can you rcommend a party that would be suitable for us? Most are over 18 only, unfortunately. What is worse, not all the clubs provide the information about under-18 access on their websites. We don’t want to buy a ticket and then they don’t let us!
I am pretty sure that you will not be allowed entrance in most clubs with someone who below 18.
Therefore I would rather visit the Zitadelle or the Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt if I were you. These are different types of parties but clubs will not be possible unfortunately.
I am visiting Berlin for NYE with my boyfriend who is 22 same as me.
We don’t wanna go to Brandenburg because we don’t like big crowds and massive events. We would like something a bit more exclusive than that but for people our age. Do you have any recommendations? The exact name of the party if possible please!
Thank you so much!!
you probably will have a lot of fun in the Ritter Butzke or Astra Club. It will be crowded everywhere but in these clubs you will find plenty of people of your age.
In the Weekend Club you can also find younger people normally.
Hey there!! I am
Spanish but I live in Australia.. I am thinking this New Years to come berlin as I will be in Europe.. I was wondering if u have any clue of more alternative party’s.. o maybe any website , Facebook page.. or something.. I can find them! I know is still a bit early..
the last couple of suggestions are more alternative but most places are pretty crowded around New-Years-Eve.
I will update the article within the next couple of weeks so make sure you check it out once in a while.
Will you be updating this for the 2016.2017 NYE events in Berlin? I’m coming with my boyfriend and we would love to have an idea of what’s going on so we can get tickets early!!
Thank you 🙂
we will definitely write another article but it is a bit early for that. The clubs have not published anything about New Years Eve 2016-2017.
But most parties will also take place this year and our list will be published somewhere in Oktober/November.
I understand you will update your blog as you get info for the 2016/17 NYE. Is this the correct URL to watch or another?
yes we will update this URL so you will be able to keep reaching this page.
Very cool Job –
Any recommendations for the older crowd that enjoys good old 70’s era Berlin Rock n Roll?
i would love to go and party but i am afraid that i will end up alone so that is the problem i don’t have company 🙁
Hi, thank you for the helpful article! I´m going to berlin over new years eve with my girlfriend and we wanna party hard the 31st. Like getting home at lunchtime the day after-hard. We are more into hiphop, R&b, and nice “guilty pleasure” music. House & electro such as dubstep is fun as well, but we wanna stay away from the classic german underground techno as much as possible. what club/clubs would you reccomend? We live in Kreuzberg during our stay.
With kind regards, Jabo
thanks for your comment. If you want to party till lunch you will most likely end up in a techno-place after all.
There are plenty of other clubs in Berlin (Musik & Frieden, Fritz Club, Rosi’s) but these mostly don’t stay open that long.
The Wilden Renate is a pretty cool club by the way and also has a basement with guilty pleasures.
i am visiting Berlin, what is the poshest club in berlin for NYE? Like ARMANI in Milan
I never visit these kind of clubs so I really do not know. But the Watergate is quite Poshy if you ask me and most clubs in the West of Berlin are also poshy.
Thanks for the comprehensive tips. What would you recommend to families with kids? Ages around 7-9? Danke schön…
I would suggest going to a public place like Alexanderplatz or Potsdamer Platz. Just watch the fireworks and have a nice walk through the city.
I will be visiting Berlin with my wife for NYE. We are at 30’s so perhaps you may recommend us a nice restaurant which serves nice German food suitable for NYE. The price at most should be 50 to 70 Euros per each. It should be near to Brandenburger Tor as we are planning to watch the fireworks afterwards. Also do we have to make reservation before we go? If yes when will it be the best time for reservation? Thank you for your kind advise.
I would definitely suggest making a reservation, probably as soon as possible. It might be hard to get a table in the better restaurants already.
Personally I do not know a lot of restaurants in the area around Brandenburger Tor but Google will help you out I guess 🙂
Hello from Greece.
Your article is very helpful.
Do you know other place for a couple with child except of Solar?
Solar’s menu costs 250€!!!!???!!
We will be at Berlin and we want something that we can go with our daughter to eat and drink and change the year. Obviously we can not do the Solar choice!
Unfortunately I am not informed about the food-prices of the restaurants but there will be plenty of choice for a more reasonable price.
Maybe just google the type of food you like and the area it should be in. I can recommend Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain (area’s)å.
Unfortunately I do not have any information about the prices of the food in restaurants. But I am sure there are plenty of cheaper options in Berlin. Maybe you should just google the type of food you like and the area in which you want to eat. If you do not know which area, I think Prenzlauer Berg is great for families.
Visiting from the UK on NYE. Can’t wait.
Any places offering live music that isn’t DJs?
From what I have heard there will also be a cover-band in the Kulturbrauerei. Maybe check their website and see for yourself.
Besides that some small bars and pubs will probably offer live music.
Hi, i’ll be in Berlin with a friend, we’re mid 20’s and we’re looking for the unforgeatable new year party, we also need places to eat delicous food and try new German specialities in our vacation period, thank you.
It all depends on your taste of music. Personally I think visiting a club will be great and there are plenty of great DJs in Berlin on New Years Eve.
Hi! what do you think about the silvester postdamer platz party??
Do you mean the one in Ewerk? It will probably be a nice party but I love the parties in the East of Berlin. The prices are normally better and the people are less “posh”.
Hope this helps. Cheers!
Hello everyone, I am a turkish girl and I am coming alone to Berlin for New Year, Besides Brandenburger Tor to which party can I go for a “safe” and fun experience? 🙂
I guess it will not be hard to meet some people at the Brandenburger Tor. Maybe you should join them to a club?
In general Berlin is not a dangerous place but there are some spots which you might want to avoid. Let me know if you need any more help!
hi we are a group of 4 from malta and we are travelling to Germany from 26th till 2 January any suggstions ?
Thanks for your comment. I am sure that there will be a large amount of great new-years parties in Berlin this year, but none of them is really communicating information already.
I will publish another article later this year, so just keep an eye on my page 🙂
I just wanted to thank you for answering these questions so politely- I know of many people in Berlin who would be super annoyed helping people who ask questions like these, so thank you for your patience and nice advice and I hope you had a wonderful new year!
Hi Dru, thanks for your comment. That is very friendly of you.
I am happy to help 🙂
Wish you all the best for 2015 as well!
we are planning to go to Unter den Linden/Friedrichstr to see the fireworks at 23hs more o less, it would be posible to see something for there ? or we have to go near to brandeburguer tor ??
we are hosted near to check point charly.
thanks in advise!!
Sorry Rodrigo, I did not have access to a computer at the 31st of December. Hope you found your way around Berlin 🙂
We are traveling with our friends together with our kids to Berlin to see the Fire works at the Brandenburger Tor on New years eve.. There are 5 adult and about 5kids. from your experience what would you prefer for us to do and what time should we arrived to the place in that way our kids can experience that fireworks without the craziness? I don’t mind watching from outside, and then leave right after the firework, or should we still wait until many people leaves?.
Thanks for your comment.
It will be very busy at Brandenburger Tor. I would suggest arriving there around 18.00 or earlier if you want a good spot.
Seeing the fireworks from further out would be easier but than you will probably not even be able to see the Brandenburger Tor.
There are parties, acts and DJs at Brandenburger Tor so I guess many people will stay a bit after midnight. I guess it will be hard to leave for a while.
Wish you a great time and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks for the fantastic article!
My boyfriend and I plan to go to the countdown but afterwards we are planning on some intense raving 😛
What nightclub would you most recommend for psy minimal/electro?
We are also planning on trying to get into Bergain whilst in Berlin, do you have any tips? Is a Friday easier to get in than Sat/Sun or hard to say?
Thanks so much and happy new year! 🙂
There are many good Techno clubs. Maybe you will like the Tresor in Köpenickerstraße. Or have a look on Resident Advisor.
About the Berghain: Arrive there between 06.00 and 08.00 in the morning and you have more chance to get in.
Hey, I will be spending new years in Berlin with my girlfriend and was looking for a club with more “commercial” music than deep house/techno. i heard some friends telling me about Felix. What do you think about it?
I never heard of the Felix. More Commercial music can be found in Fritz, Alte Kantine, Franz Club, Matrix and some other clubs.
Wish you a great time!
We are a couple looking for tickets for Ritter Butzke. Any chance to get in without having booked in advance?
Normally it should not be a problem for a couple to get into clubs. I guess getting in around 01.00 will be hard, but if you go early in the morning many people who bought tickets left already. But why would you not just buy tickets? The entrance will also have to be paid at the door…
Good luck and have fun!
I am going to Berlin for nye. I would like to know if “House of Weekend” is a good option to party. Did you experienced it?
Have not been there so cannot help you to answer that question. What I heard is that is a bit more expensive but has a great view.
We are traveling a group of 4 people. Two guys and two girls(2 couples) What would you prefer us to do? which place is would suit us to go? we are around 21-22 years old. We would like to enter the club or the restaurant with a programme. Thanks
Hi, thanks for your comment.
If you also want to eat something the Solar Club might be a good idea. Furthermore you can make a reservation for a nice restaurant and go to one of the parties after.
It is also possible to visit clubs without buying a ticket before, but I would suggest going a bit later then so the first people already left the club.
what about NYE party in Kino International (Karl-Marx-Allee)? I have bought the Gold tickets there…
It is possible to walk there from Brandenburger Tor after midnight?
This is just a selection of the parties in Berlin. There are many other parties which are worth visiting. I have no information about the Kino International but it might be a great party.
If you wait a while at Brandenburger Tor, till 02.00 for example, you can probably use the public transport already again.
We are planning new year in Berlin- we are doing the street party then want find a club/bar after. Do we need to book tickets before we travel?
Or can we just wander and find somewhere and pay on the door?
We are not in full flush of youth but like a good party!
You can visit many clubs without tickets. Some clubs do not even sell tickets and the ones which do can always be visited early in the morning, the first people who bought tickets will leave already around that time. B
Hope this helps!
Have a good time 🙂
I wanna go this new years eve solo to random Europe city and spend new years eve there, I just wanna party at night clubs, drinking/dancing/meeting new people. Do you think Berlin is good choice for that, and if so, to which clubs should I go, without big entrance lines and expensive tickets?
That sounds like a great way to travel.
Berlin is a great city for that, although people tend to focus on the music a lot in Techno-clubs.
Maybe go to some hostels to meet people and just join them? There are plenty of cheap clubs and bars during New Years as well.
Have fun and good luck!
We are planning our NYE in Berlin with our kids ( 12 yo), and i would like to know if those parties permit kids entrance ( i.e. #7) and if you have some restaurants or parties that you consider better to go with kids.
Thanks in advance
Thanks for your comment. I think you can have dinner at Solar with kids but I am not sure if they are allowed on the dance-floor. There is a mail-address on the website and they answer quickly.
I am not a big expert on the field of restaurants but most of the restaurants will be fine for kids. The higher the price, the more mature the people generally are I guess.
Im heading with my friend to Berlin for New Years! I have read up some good things about the city. Guess we will be starting off at Brandenburger Tor and then heading to Silvester at Fritz Club. Hope its going to be a good spot to party up because i know for a fact we wouldn’t be able to get into Berghain, I am certainly not going to stand in line for that. We will try the next day though.
Would it be easy to travel from the Tor to the Fritz Club? i do prefer other more prominent clubs but not sure at this point it would be easier to get in such as Watergate, Visionaire, and a few others. What could you recommend?
Personally I would also not take the risk of wasting your New Years Eve/Night by standing in Line. I guess most prominent clubs will be very crowded.
Unfortunately I do not know which clubs are easy to get in on New Years Eve. It might be different circumstances around that time. Maybe go to a party where you can buy tickets? Ritter Butzke might be a cool option?
Wish you all the best!
Hello, have you heard about Kreutzberg bar – Das hotel? I ve been there once for a drink during the weekend and it was very nice, so I m wondering about spending there NY but I could not find any informations on their www.
Hi Vespavesper, thanks for your comment.
I never heard of this place so I unfortunately cannot help you. Maybe try to send them an email?
Went through your post, pretty good one. We are going to Berlin on 28 and will be at Weekend rooftop for Jan Blomqvist play on 30th…We have no hostel booking for new years eve and was thinking to go for Watergate after midnight (like at 2-3am), having a train on 8am next day. Why is watergate not listed on your recommendations? Is it because of their Line-up? what suggestion you have for us, knowing we are already attending a good party the day before. Is there any other options to spend the morning rather than partying? (like a mixture of anything, Movie,party or a good bar and etc)
Thanks for your comment.
When I was writing this article, the Watergate did not publish their event on New Years Eve yet. So I was not able to write about them yet.
The line-up does not look bad so I guess you can have a great party there as well!
Most bars will be open during New Years Eve and the night after, so I guess you can also just do some sightseeing and warm up once in a while in a bar/pub.
The museums offers parties for New Years Eve?
I am not sure that I understand your question. You mean if you can visit a museum during New Years Eve? I guess not.
Very helpful! I’m travelling with 3 other girls and we are all on our early 20’s, do you know if any of these parties have more of a younger crowd attending or will they all be a mixture? Thanks!
Most of the clubs in Berlin are mixed, there are mostly people between 20-30 years old.
Normally you will not feel too young in any of the options in this article.
Very nice post. One question: I intend to go in the afternoon to to Brandenburger Tor and see the fireworks there. Afterwards I was planning to go to the New Years at the Kulturbrauerei. Do you think we will have much trouble to go from one place to the other?
Thanks in advance!
It could be crowded but I guess it will be possible. Maybe just wait till 02.00 or something so the biggest crowd who comes for the countdown is gone again?
If you had a few beers it will only be fun to travel in Berlin on New Years Eve, so I would not worry too much.
Have a great time!
very nice post. I wanted to ask something else too. It would be v nice if you could help. I am going to Berlin on 30th with a group of 7 and we will see the celebrations at Brandenburger Tor on 31st. I wish to know how early do you think we should go to that place inorder to have a good experience? And we also leave next morning at 10 am, so I would like to ask if you have any cool ideas on spending the time after around 2-3 am till 10 am in d morning? (any clubs that would still let us enter at that late hour) Thanks in advance 🙂
Brandenburger Tor is very crowded on New Years Eve. In 2012 the I remember around 20.00 you could not get out of the nearest U-Bahn stations anymore. So I would leave very early (17.00 maybe)?
The second question is less of a problem: All clubs in this list are open till 10.00 and later.
Have fun and good luck!
Me and my friend are planning to see the fireworks at Brandenburger Tor but we would love to go to a party/club after. Will there be good transport links, such as public transport operating throughout the night/morning and are we looking to pay more expensive rates for taxis?
Thanks in advance 🙂
There is a good connection from Brandenburger Tor but I guess it will be very busy there for a long time. If you planning to leave early in the morning it might not be a problem but between 17.00 and 02.00 I guess it will be complicated to travel from the nearest stations. Of course you can walk a bit to any other station.
Taxi’s will not be more expensive but it will be hard to get one.
Hi! we are in berlin and early we ask about the public transport, they said that it will be open all night but not stop at brandenburguer tor, so you have to go at some station near.
Hope this help!
Thanks for the tip Rodrigo!
I heard that for NYE we can buy tickets for berghain club… Is that correct ? If so ? How? Can u provide me with a link ?…thanks
I would be very surprised if this is possible. If the Berghain is open, there will be the same door-policy as always.
there are tickets for the new-years-eve party available at the berghain. and only there. to buy the tickets, you will have to enter the club during the opening hours, and that may be difficult
Thanks for the tip. I haven’t heard about this yet, but it would be great to buy tickets in advance. Maybe somebody can confirm this who already bought a ticket?
Nice article. We are planning our new year’s eve in Berlin. Is there a rooftop party with a view of Brandenburg Gate?
I have not find any rooftop-parties. Think they will be very expensive anyway.
You could go to Solar if you want to have a great view, but that is not very close to Brandenburger Tor.