Best time to go to Berlin

New Year's Eve or Silvester 2018

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

New Year's Eve or Silvester in Berlin - Best Time
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Every year Berlin attracts thousands of people from all over the world to celebrate New Year. This usually implies celebrations with friends and strangers in the open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate.

Once you come to the city centre, it's almost impossible to miss the party concentrated on a two-kilometer 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.

New Year's Eve at Brandenburg Gate
New Year's Eve at Brandenburg Gate
New Year's fireworks with a view over the Oberbaumbrücke. The photo is a superposition of three long exposures every 20 seconds.
New Year's fireworks with a view over the Oberbaumbrücke. The photo is a superposition of three long exposures every 20 seconds.

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