When it comes to celebrating New Year in Berlin it also comes to surviving a war. Without exaggeration – Berlin gets very dangerous.
They officially start selling fireworks on the 28th of December,the whole year before that they are forbidden. This is the main reason why the Berliners are discharging to the fullest within the next 3-4 days. They get totally loaded with that shit! They start shooting on the 28th, culminating on the 31st as soon as it gets dark and continue until they drop. Fireworks fly to the windows and balconies, passing by your head and dropping next to your feet. People set the firecrackers on fire in subways and trains – they totally lose control. It gets especially insane in Neukoelln and Kreuzberg. Many families with kids leave the city. Poor dogs get paranoid to death, scratching their bellies against the window sill after 5h jumping.
Today this 2 days old video footage became available online and was widely shared on Facebook because it captures some really scary moments of the New Year’s night in Neukoelln.
At the same time Dubai got a great attention thanks to a special set of fireworks, which you can also now watch online. Happy New Year & save your head!