Top ten New Year's Eve city breaks

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Top ten New Year's Eve city breaks

As one million visitors head to Berlin for New Year’s Eve, the city turns into a giant party venue. Revellers congregate at the Brandenburg Tower for live music, entertainment and party tents, stretching out along the ‘Party Mile’ to the Victory Column. Food stalls offer Sauerkraut, a dish of pickled cabbage believed to bring blessings and wealth, as well as traditional New Year foods including marzipan pigs and pork schnitzel. Fortune-tellers practice Bleigießen, reading molten lead in cold water to tell the future.

In a bid to avoid crowds, a great alternative in Berlin is to attend private parties hosted by restaurants and pubs. Hugo’s restaurant offers a striking view of Berlin’s skyline and can be the perfect spot to watch the fireworks without the chaos. For a glamorous night out, Bohème Sauvage at Wintergarten is offering guests a chance to get seriously dressed up and step back in time to the 1920s with dancing, poker and a stage show to start 2014 with style.
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