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31 December 2016

One of Europe's biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin. Together, about one million people await the beginning of a new year.
New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate
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New Year's Eve in Berlin

On New Year's Eve, the city of Berlin invites guests and Berliners alike to celebrate the beginning of a new year with a huge open air party. The celebrations with live bands, DJs and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight are free of charge and attract about one million people every year. The ensuing party continues until the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

New Year's Eve between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column

The New Year's Eve celebrations take place on a two-kilometre long stretch of "Straße des 17. Juni" between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. The festival programme includes a number of live music performances, light and laser shows, and DJ sets. Along the festival area, food stands offer snacks from all over the world.

Opening Hours 2016/2017

The festival area is open Friday, 30 December 2016 from 14:00 – 20:00 for general rehearsals. On New Year's Eve (Saturday), gates open at 14:00. Between 14:00 and 18:30 that day, visitors can witness a number of live rehearsals for the evening. The official entertainment programme starts at 19:00. The fireworks are ignited at midnight, the party kicks off at 00:30. There is no official closing time.

Participating artists 2015

Artists on the main stage in 2015 were: Caught in the Act, Madcon, The Boss Hoss, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, Die Prinzen, Glasperlenspiel, Stanfour, Gregor Meyle, Michael Patrick Kelly, Alexa Feser, Graham Candy, Mr. President aka LayZee, Rednex, "Face meets Voice – A Milli Vanilli Experience", XOV, Vintage Vegas, Boney M. und The Sweet.

Admission & Security Policy at the New Year's Eve Party

Admission to the festival area is free. To prevent overcrowding, the area is closed-off at a certain point. Security checks are carried out at all entrances. It is prohibited to bring any kind of fireworks, pointed or sharp items, or any other items which could be used as weapons. This also applies to glass bottles, backpacks and other large bags.

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New Year's Eve Parties in Berlin

Prepare yourself for the biggest parties Berlin has to offer and make sure to get tickets for the most spectacular New Year's Eve 2016 celebrations.
Address: New Year's Eve Party
Straße des 17. Juni 
10557 Berlin
Opening Hours: 31 December 2016. Gates open at 14:00. (On 30 December the venue is open from 14:00 to 20:00.)
Useful hints: The street party takes place on Straße des 17. Juni between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column.
Admission Fee: Free admission

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Last edited: 13. January 2016
(Bilder: dpa; Accorhotels 2012; VisitBerlin; BerlinOnline/argus/flashpics/fotolia.com; Antje Kraschinski)

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