For millions of people all over the world, New Year’s Eve happens to be the most awaited party of the year. So which is the most happening place to be, when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st 2015? While there’s no doubt that New York hosts the best New Year parties, try the party capital of Germany for a change.
The city of celebrates the largest open-air New Year’s Eve party in Europe. And if you want to celebrate it like the Germans do, then it’s time you know that New Year’s Eve is called Silvester in Germany. December 31st signifies the day of the feast of St. Sylvester I, a saint who served as Pope in the Catholic Church. Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations revolve around its historic landmark Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg gate was inaccessible to the general public until 1989. After the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, the Brandenburg Gate has come to symbolize the spirit of unity in Germany.
Largest Open-Air Party
The avenue between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column turns into a partygoer’s dream with over a million people joining in the fun. The main stage at Pariser Platz is the venue for musical performances from local artistes as well as internationally renowned bands. In addition, several tents lined up along the stretch behind Brandenburg Gate host live music performances, great food and of course the famous German beer stands. As midnight approaches, the sky is lit up with a laser and light show. The highlight of this open-air party is the impressive firework display that takes over the sky at the stroke of midnight. A countdown to New Year in Europe’s cold winter with millions of people is to be experienced at least once in your lifetime. You can choose to retire for the night, or rather new day in Adlon Kempinski, a luxury hotel located right next to the Brandenburg Gate.
Largest Indoor Party
If you like to party in warmer surroundings, then head to Kulturbrauerei. This place is a courtyard in Prenzlauer Berg and is home to many restaurants and clubs. On New Year’s Eve all these clubs put up shows with the best music and DJ’s. So if you fancy experiencing different kinds of music, then this is the place to be. Do not fret if you have not finalized your travel plans. All it takes is a call, to book an jet to transport you to this party capital. If a huge indoor New Year’s Eve party is more to your liking then the Kulturbrauerei is ideal. There are 15 different dancefloors, and you can hop in and out of different clubs with just one entry ticket.
If you do not fancy the crowds and prefer an exclusive event that provides an option to watch the firework display, head to Puro Sky Lounge. Located high above the roofs of in the Europa Center, this place is all set to welcome 2016 on the 20th floor. Surrounded by glass walls on all sides this sky lounge provides a stunning 360 degree view of the city. This is your chance to watch the amazing firework display yet stay away from the crowds.
If, after all this partying, you have the energy to stand, make it to Berlin’s New Year race that starts in front of the Brandenburg gate. Running along this 4km stretch not only gives you a sporty start to the New Year but is also a great way to view the legendary sights of the city. While you choose from the different party styles in , you know that the best party of all is up in the sky on your ride aboard an jet.