For two years, the corona pandemic spoiled the New Year's mood for many people. Now for the first time there is a big party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. However, there are some changes compared to before.
At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin there will be a New Year's Eve party with an audience for the first time. However, the celebration is much smaller than in previous years - those who wanted to come had to buy tickets beforehand, and instead of their own fireworks there is a light show. With 2500 people, the celebration is still fully booked. Nevertheless, the rush at the Brandenburg Gate was already large in the early evening. Numerous visitors had come without a ticket and were looking for admission.
From 8:15 p.m., ZDF broadcast its show “Welcome 2023” with Andrea Kiewel and Johannes B. Kerner from the gate. Just before midnight, the Scorpions played a new version of their anthem "Wind of Change". Because of Russia's war against Ukraine, they slightly adjusted the text.