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To celebrate NYE Berlin is throwing what the locals like to call the world’s largest New Years Eve open air party. Live bands, DJs, the famous countdown to midnight and the huge fireworks display will once again attract hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world to the Brandenburg Gate. The party mile runs from the Brandenburg Gate along Strasse des 17. Juni up to the Victory Column (Siegessäule). A two-kilometre-long party with show stages, international stars and stage acts, special highlights, laser and light shows. Last year around one million people joined in the party and more are expected this year. The big club party this year is Odyssee , a New Years Eve electronic music and arts festival held at The old Kindl brewery Neukölln.

Berlin new year's eve fireworks, events and parties.

A laser show and fireworks will be fired to add to the celebrations taking place as the ball drops confirming midnight and the start to a New Year which promises to be eventful.

Germans call New Year's Eve Silvester because 31 December is the feast day of St. Sylvester. Since 1972, each New Year's Eve, several German television stations broadcast a short comedy play in English (recorded by West German television in 1963) entitled Dinner for One. A line from the comedy sketch, "the same procedure as every year", has become a catch phrase in Germany. Every year Berlin hosts one of the largest New Year's Eve celebrations in all of Europe which is attended by over a million people. The focal point is the Brandenburg Gate and the fireworks at midnight are centered on that location. Germans have a reputation for spending large amounts of money on firecrackers and fireworks, and so fireworks are to be seen all over the country on this night. When the clock strikes midnight on Silvester, Germans toast the New Year with a glass of Sekt (German sparkling wine) or champagne. 'Bleigießen' is another German New Year's Eve custom, which involves telling fortunes by the shapes made by molten lead dropped into cold water.

Top hotels to consider staying in Berlin for New Year include the Michelberger Hotel, Akzent Hotel Am Forum Steglitz, Hotel Panorama Am Adenauerplatz and the Hotel Prinzregent. All are located centrally with good access to the best party areas.

For those of an artistic bent, Berlin is noted for its numerous cultural institutions, many of which enjoy international reputation. The diversity and vivacity of the Zeitgeist Metropolis led to a trendsetting image among major cities. The city has a very diverse art scene and is home to around 420 art galleries. Mitte and surrounding boroughs are also home to many nightclubs, including techno clubs Tresor, WMF, Ufo, E-Werk, KitKatClub and Berghain. The techno-music club, Linientreu, near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, has been in business since the late 1980s.

Berlin has three major opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin State Opera, and the Komische Oper. The Berlin State Opera on Unter den Linden opened in 1742 and is the oldest of the three. Its current musical director is Daniel Barenboim. The Komische Oper has traditionally specialized in operettas and is located at Unter den Linden as well. The Deutsche Oper opened in 1912 in Charlottenburg.

Berlin is home to a diverse gastronomy scene reflecting the immigrant history of the city. Twelve restaurants in Berlin have been included into the Michelin guide, which ranks the city at the top for the number of its restaurants having this distinction in Germany. Apart from that, Berlin is well known for its vast offering of vegetarian, vegan and otherwise sustainability-oriented food, such as fair trade goods or organic food. Berlin is one of the cities with the most vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the world.

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