Just like people in other parts of the world, people of Germany also celebrate Gregorian New Year on 1st January.
In Germany New Year Eve is known as “Silvester.”
Fireworks are very popular, both with individuals and large municipal displays.
Every year Berlin hosts one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in all of Europe, attended by over a million people. The focal point is the Brandenburg Gate, where midnight fireworks are centered.
In German New Year Fireworks are known as Neujahrsfeuerwerk.
People tend to gather in the biggest squares like in Alexander Platz, in front of the Reichstag or around the Brandenburg Gate, which is the focal point of the capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Apart from Berlin, Grand New Year Fireworks also take place in other big cities of Germany like Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Dresden, etc
Germans toast the New Year with a glass of Sekt (German sparkling wine) or champagne.
Bleigießen (pouring lead) is another German New Year’s Eve custom, which involves telling fortunes by the shapes made by molten lead dropped into cold water.
If you are not present there in Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – Germany during the new year’s time then don’t worry, you can find below Photos & Videos of Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – Germany New Year 2014 Fireworks Display.
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In Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – Germany, you can watch Brussels New Year Fireworks LIVE on Sky News, etc.
From March to October, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – Germany falls in GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour timezone so it welcomes the New Year thirteen hours after the New Year strikes first at Kiritimati, Kiribati which falls in GMT +14 timezone.
To watch Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – Germany New Year Fireworks LIVE Streaming on internet you will have to adjust your watch accordingly with relation to the timezone of your city.