- We take a look at what's going down in Deutschland this Silvester.
Is there a country more party-friendly than Germany? If you're there this New Year's, you can probably count on a few extended sessions going down in your area. Here's a brief outline of what's happening in four key places: Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich.
Berlin is one of the few cities in which you can literally leave your house on New Year's Eve, and not return until days later, having done nothing else but dance inside nightclubs. And in Berlin, it doesn't come much bigger than Berghain's annual Silvester blow-out. Almost all of the club residents—which include Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Steffi and Tama Sumo—will join forces to soundtrack a session that stretches into the evening of the 2nd. Other key spots include Tresor (Peter Van Hoesen, Silent Servant, Neel, DJ Deep), Watergate (Matthias Meyer, Marco Resmann, Lee Jones), Salon Zur Wilden Renate (Jacques Renault, Stefan Goldmann), Chalet (Lawrence, Hunee, Barac) and Hoppetosse (Ion Ludwig, Mike Shannon, Cabanne). Finally, Ricardo Villalobos will make a rare New Year's Day appearance, spinning for HTYE at Arena.
Up in Hamburg, Fred P, Cosmin TRG and Marc Schneider play at PAL, while H.O.S.H. heads up the bill at Villa Nova. Techno fans have Urknall on New Year's Day to look forward to, which features Silent Servant and a slew of locals locked in from 8 AM.
Moving south, Frankfurt spot Robert Jonson will host another all-residents affair (which will probably include DJs like Roman Flügel, Oliver Hafenbauer and Ata) that wraps up at around lunchtime on New Year's Day. A 24-hour party with Oskar Offermann, Edward and The Citizen's Band is locked in at Moselstrasse 45.
Down in Bavaria, Munich's three best-known spots will all be throwing open their doors. Bob Beaman's unannounced will likely be an all-locals affair, while Hard Ton headlines at Harry Klein. Vakula and Blake Baxter handle things at Rote Sonne.
If you're after a few more suggestions for what to do in Germany this New Year's, check out the listings below.