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10 things you absolutely need to do in Berlin this winter

Published On 12/23/2014 Published On 12/23/2014
HYTE

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Dec 29 Mon

HYTE Berlin NYE Week The HYTE global party series, transplanted into Berlin for the very first time, delivers a New Year’s Eve lineup for the Electro Gods. Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos -- sleepless nights are in order.

Arena Berlin

HYTE Berlin NYE Week Arena Berlin The HYTE global party series, transplanted into Berlin for the very first time, delivers a New Year’s Eve lineup for the Electro Gods. Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos -- sleepless nights are in order.

Flickr/RedBull Trinker

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Dec 31 Wed

New Year's Eve at Brandenburger Gate Berlin’s biggest Silvester (that’s German for New Year’s) bash always goes down at the Brandenburger Gate. Every year, a million people meet to watch the countdown erupt into hearty fireworks over the triumphal arch.

Brandenburger Gate

New Year's Eve at Brandenburger Gate Brandenburger Gate Berlin’s biggest Silvester (that’s German for New Year’s) bash always goes down at the Brandenburger Gate. Every year, a million people meet to watch the countdown erupt into hearty fireworks over the triumphal arch.

Flickr/Gero Brockschnieder

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Dec 31 Wed

New Year’s Eve Party at Kino International Among the glitzier turns into 2015 is the celebration at Kino International. The five floors of this former DDR theatre will be raging with everything from Schlager (German pop) to hip-hop respectively, and its panorama windows make for the perfect view of the fireworks and hubbub.

Kino International

New Year’s Eve Party at Kino International Kino International Among the glitzier turns into 2015 is the celebration at Kino International. The five floors of this former DDR theatre will be raging with everything from Schlager (German pop) to hip-hop respectively, and its panorama windows make for the perfect view of the fireworks and hubbub.

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Dec 31 Wed

Big Bang New Year’s Eve For those who prefer to fall between the cracks of a dark and grimy techno club, emerging sometime in the year 2015, this one’s for you. Big Bang is a freak show costume party complete with live body suspensions and graffiti art.

spirograph.berlin

Big Bang New Year’s Eve spirograph.berlin For those who prefer to fall between the cracks of a dark and grimy techno club, emerging sometime in the year 2015, this one’s for you. Big Bang is a freak show costume party complete with live body suspensions and graffiti art.

Gegen Berlin

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Jan 9 Fri

Gegen Fate It’s the four-year anniversary of Berlin’s most gender-bending party series, Gegen, at the infamous anything-goes KitKatClub. Be prepared to see topless women, men in leather shorts, and probably more than a few public sex acts.

KitKatClub

Gegen Fate KitKatClub It’s the four-year anniversary of Berlin’s most gender-bending party series, Gegen, at the infamous anything-goes KitKatClub. Be prepared to see topless women, men in leather shorts, and probably more than a few public sex acts.

Berliner Sechstagerennen

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Jan 22-27

Berlin’s Six-Day Race Adrenaline will be pumping hard at the Six-Day Race, as professional and amateur cyclists compete for a crowd of thousands.

Velodrom

Berlin’s Six-Day Race Velodrom Adrenaline will be pumping hard at the Six-Day Race, as professional and amateur cyclists compete for a crowd of thousands.

JapanFestivalBerlin

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Jan 24-25

Japan Festival Berlin Nerding way, way out should be no problem at this year’s Japan Festival. There’s a little something for every inner geek, from manga to karaoke and jiu jitsu lessons.

Urania Berlin

Japan Festival Berlin Urania Berlin Nerding way, way out should be no problem at this year’s Japan Festival. There’s a little something for every inner geek, from manga to karaoke and jiu jitsu lessons.

Berlin Summer Open Air

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Jan 25 Sun

Schneeballschlacht 2015 Over 13,000 people have already RSVP’d on Facebook to this totally over-the-top snowball fight in Görli Park. Organizers also promise techno, German sausage, and glühwein -- just don’t be afraid to take a little packed ice to the torso.

Görlitzer Park

Schneeballschlacht 2015 Görlitzer Park Over 13,000 people have already RSVP’d on Facebook to this totally over-the-top snowball fight in Görli Park. Organizers also promise techno, German sausage, and glühwein -- just don’t be afraid to take a little packed ice to the torso.

BERLIN GRAPHIC DAYS

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Jan 31 Sat

Berlin Graphic Days That new print you’ve been craving for your bedroom wall is definitely hiding somewhere at Berlin Graphic Days. Browse through hundreds of art pieces, from drawings to stencil, created by the best of Berlin’s acclaimed arts scene.

Waldemarstraße 33a

Berlin Graphic Days Waldemarstraße 33a That new print you’ve been craving for your bedroom wall is definitely hiding somewhere at Berlin Graphic Days. Browse through hundreds of art pieces, from drawings to stencil, created by the best of Berlin’s acclaimed arts scene.

Flickr/Maharepa

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Feb 5-15

Berlinale It’s once again time for the Berlinale, the prestigious international film festival graced by celebs and other Hollywood big shots. For us normal people, it means taking in one (or a few) of around 400 films, from unreleased blockbusters to underground indies, at cinemas across the city.

Various theatres

Berlinale Various theatres It’s once again time for the Berlinale, the prestigious international film festival graced by celebs and other Hollywood big shots. For us normal people, it means taking in one (or a few) of around 400 films, from unreleased blockbusters to underground indies, at cinemas across the city.