New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate
30 & 31 December 2021
The New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate is usually one of Europe's biggest street parties. This year there will even be two days of stage entertainment!
Live bands, DJs, the famous countdown to the turn of the year and gigantic fireworks attract hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world to the Brandenburg Gate every year. Until the early hours of the morning, there is usually an exuberant party atmosphere on the festive mile between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. Admission is free.
Welcome 2022: Participating artists and bands
The following stars and artists have already been announced:
- Adel Tawil
- Dieter Hallervorden
- Alina Wichmann
- Alle Farben (DJ)
The show will be shown on ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - Second German Television) starting at 8:15 pm.
New Year's Eve between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column
According to current planning, on Thursday 30 December and Friday 31 December the gates will open in the early afternoon (probably 2 pm). In the afternoon and early evening, there are usually many music rehearsals of the artists performing in the evening. At 7 pm, the stage programme begins with various live bands and DJs. At 8:15 pm on 31 December, ZDF will broadcast the live programme «Welcome 2022» directly from the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate, and from 12:30 am the big party with DJ entertainment will start. At 3 a.m. the mile is usually closed.
Opening Hours 2020/2021
On New Year's Eve (Tuesday), gates open at 2 p.m. Between 2 p.m. and 6:30 pm that day, visitors can witness a number of live rehearsals for the evening. The official entertainment programme starts at 7 p.m. The fireworks are ignited at midnight, the party kicks off at 0:30 a.m. and continues until 3 a.m. in the morning of the New Year.
New Year's Eve party 2021: Corona regulations
The Corona pandemic is still not over in 2021. After the New Year's Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate had to take place without spectators last year, fans can look forward to a proper celebration again at the turn of the year 2021/2022. At present, it is not yet clear what corona-related requirements will apply.
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.
"Welcome 2021": The traditional New Year's Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate was replaced in 2020 by a New Year's Eve show without spectators.
- Opening Hours
- 30 & 31 December 2021
- Useful hints
- Due to the corona pandemic, restrictions are to be expected. Further details will follow shortly.
- Admission Fee
- Free admission
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Last edited: 13. October 2021