It's the first New Year's Eve that I've actually spent in Berlin... and I'm terrified. Images of The Purge flash through my head as people talk about the pandemonium of a Berlin New Year's Eve—dodging fireworks and drunkards, and, more often than not, drunkards with fireworks.
If you're in Berlin and bored of all the clubs and bars on offer (really?!) then here's something a little out of the norm.
The Berlin streets are awash with Christmas trees, disposed of in heaps at every junction. Overnight they crawl into the street and cause havoc with the morning traffic. While the smell may be overwhelmingly Christmassy, there is one clear message - Christmas is so last year. It's time to move on with 2015.