Dec 02, 2022
If you're looking for the best way to ring in the New Year, Berlin is the place to be! There are endless possibilities when it comes to how to spend your time in Berlin on New Year's Eve. You can party all night at one of Berlin's famous nightclubs, take a scenic walk through Tiergarten Park, or watch the fireworks over the Brandenburg Gate. No matter what you choose to do, be sure to enjoy this special time in one of Europe's most exciting cities!
Fun fact: Did you know that Germans honour Pope Sylvester I on New Year's Eve? It is called "Silvester" in his memory. It was said that the non-believers around him choked on fish bones, which lead to a superstition about avoiding or carefully eating any kind of fish for dinner!
We’ve collated some of our favourite things to do in Berlin for New Year’s Eve from the hottest party spots through to traditional celebrations and quieter locations to enjoy away from the crowds.
Before you ring in the New Year with a big party, why not commemorate the passing year by participating in Berlin's traditional New Year's Eve Run? The race around Teufelsberg and Grunewald offers runners different distances to choose from depending on age and fitness level: 10 kilometres over two elevations (Teufelsberg and Drachenfliegerberg), 6 kilometres passes only Teufelsburg, as well as 2 or 4 kilometre runs. All finishers will be rewarded with celebratory pancakes - some even running it in costume!
No Berlin New Year celebration is complete without a spectacular fireworks display, and you can't beat the view from Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate! Tickets must be purchased to see the fireworks up close, or you can grab a seat in one of Berlin's many outdoor cafes overlooking the historic landmark for a great view of the midnight show. Other great spots to catch the fireworks include Potsdamer Platz, Museum Insel, and Berliner Dom.
For a more intimate way to ring in the New Year, Berlin's many rooftop bars and restaurants offer spectacular views of Berlin's skyline. Many come with a cover charge for drinks, but if you're looking for a bit more privacy or want to avoid the crowds at Brandenburg Gate, this is the perfect option. Try one of Berlin's newest rooftop bars, such as House Of Weekend for an evening with a view.
For a truly German experience, Berlin's Christmas Markets are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. From early November through the end of December, Berlin's bustling markets offer unique gift ideas and delicious treats. One of the most centrally located markets open on New Years' Eve is Gendarmenmarkt, where you can marvel at the beautifully decorated booths and soak up Berlin's signature festive atmosphere.
Berlin is known for its diverse and innovative cuisine, so be sure to make a reservation at one of the city's top restaurants to indulge in some delicious food before the countdown begins! Some great options include Kin Dee, Dóttir, Grill Royal and Zenkichi. Whatever your tastes may be, a New Year’s Eve in Berlin has something to offer everyone looking to spend it in style.
If you're looking for a more low-key way to spend the New Year, consider spending your evening at Capri by Fraser Berlin. With its comfortable and stylish suites, as well as top-notch amenities, Capri by Fraser Berlin is the perfect option for those looking to relax after a busy year. You could get a takeaway to eat in your suite, or take a hot bath and watch the city's fireworks from your private balcony. Whatever you choose, Capri by Fraser Berlin is the perfect way to end the year with class.
If partying the night away is more your style, Berlin has no shortage of clubs that will keep you dancing until dawn. Some popular choices include Berghain, Watergate, and Club der Visionäre. These clubs are known for attracting both local and international DJs, so you can enjoy great music along with all the revellers in Berlin on New Year's Eve!
If that doesn’t satisfy your music taste, this event just might. For two decades, thousands of people from all over the world have gathered at Kulturbrauerei to enjoy an unforgettable night. With multiple venues offering a variety of music for everyone's taste, you'll be sure to experience something special as midnight approaches and fireworks light up the sky above Kulturbrauerei.
An elegant option for those looking to ring in the New Year with a bit of culture, Berlin offers several opportunities to attend classic concerts on December 31st. One such option is Konzert zum Jahreswechsel at Konzerthaus Berlin - Großer Saal.
Whether you're in search of a rooftop view of the midnight show or want to party the night away at one of Berlin's famous nightclubs, there are endless ways to spend New Year's Eve in Berlin. So why wait? Book your stay at Capri by Fraser Berlin today and start planning an unforgettable celebration!