Monday, December 12, 2011

Berlin Silvester 2012 Live Stream Fireworks, Open-Air Party Brandenburg Gate NYE

Berlin New Year's Eve 2012 Live Stream Fireworks, Open-Air Party Brandenburg Gate NYE

To celebrate New Years Eve 2011 and welcome in the New Year 2012 Berlin is throwing the world’s largest New Years Eve open air party, with live music, entertainment and fireworks.

This live stream is in Berlin for the New Years Eve celebrations

Event Information: 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.

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.