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New Year's Eve or Silvester 2021-2022

Berlin is one of the best destinations in Europe for celebrating New Year's Eve

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Every year Berlin attracts thousands of people from all over the world to celebrate New Year. The occasion usually implies celebrations with friends and strangers in the open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate.

Once you come to the city center, it's almost impossible to miss the party concentrated on a 1.2-mile (2-km) stretch between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column along Straße des 17 Juni. The festival program covers numerous live performances, light & laser shows, DJ sets, shows, and lots of food and drinks from all over the world. The peak of celebration comes with spectacular fireworks at midnight when the visitors and Berliners enter a new year, called Silvester in German.

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