For one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Berlin head to Brandenburg Gate. On 31 December, an open-air festival here stretches two kilometres and features party tents, performances on multiple stages, food stalls and light productions. The highlight is a spectacular firework display at midnight. Admission is free. The festival programme kicks off at 7pm and continues into the early hours of the morning. With around a million visitors set to ring in the new year at Brandenburg Gate, this is sure to be an event to remember.
Festmeile Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin
For live music
Sister venue of acclaimed Berlin restaurant Cookies Cream, Crackers is one of the most vibrant restaurant and bar venues in the city. With live music and a creative cocktail menu, it has an exuberant atmosphere every night of the week; its menus entice discerning foodies while its music nights attract Berlin’s cool set. Crackers is also a great option for New Year’s Eve. This year it is offering dinner and party tickets at €125 per person; a great option for those wanting to see in the new year in style.
Crackers, Friedrichstrasse 158, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6807 30488
For fine dining
Those looking for a refined way to spend New Year’s Eve should book a table at Michelin-starred Nobelhart & Schmutzig. With a focus on ingredients from Berlin and its surroundings, the restaurant offers a carefully curated menu crafted around what is available at the moment. As a result, the details of the New Year’s Eve menu are being kept under wraps. On the night, guests will enjoy a 10-course menu with seven accompanying drinks including Jacquesson champagne. This will be a wonderfully indulgent way to see in the new year.
Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Friedrichstrasse 218, 10969 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2594 0610
For drinks with a view
Hotel de Rome’s inviting rooftop terrace is the perfect place to take in a view of Berlin’s historic city centre while celebrating the end of the year. For New Year’s Eve 2017 Hotel de Rome is offering a schedule of festive events with top food and drinks that are sure to add a special touch. The evening will start with a buffet at 10pm followed by champagne at midnight on the rooftop terrace. From 1am a second buffet is then served at La Banca restaurant. With live music at the Opera Court and La Banca bar, this is an appealingly glamorous way to see in the new year. Tickets cost €255 per person.
Hotel de Rome, Behrenstrasse 37, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 460 6090
For an all-nighter
Those looking to enjoy Berlin’s famous party scene should book tickets to the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Alte Münze. Built as a mint in the 1930s, Alte Münze is now a large events venue. With eight dance floors, top DJs and live performances you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Yet make sure you surface for the final moments of 2017. Alte Münze offers fantastic views of the Berlin TV tower and this will be the dramatic backdrop to a huge firework display that will take you into the new year.
Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2408 8280