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Where Would You Spend "New Year's" In Europe?  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Hi,

I'll be in London, UK from the 21st of December until the 2nd of January, with my girlfriend. I don't want to spend New Year's in UK, so I would love to go somewhere else in Europe. I'd fly out on the 31st and come back on the 1st. I can't go earlier because my girlfriend has a show (Disney on Ice) on the 30th and I can't stay longer, because I have to head back to Canada. So, for 2 days / 1 night stay, where would you recomend I go?


Here are some of my thoughts:

Bucharest, Romania
Budapest, Hungary
Prague, Czech Republic
Vilnius, Lithuania
Berlin, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Athens, Greece
Copenhagen, Denmark
Paris, France
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Any other suggestions? The reason I picked major cities / capitals is because I want direct flights. I don't want to spend my time in an airplane / airport. I fly enough for work / pleasure. Big grin

Thanks,

Vio


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Definitely Amsterdam if you are interested in massive private fireworks.
A lot of small parties etc. going on, but nothing centrally planned.
Be aware that public transport will stop operation at around 1800h on 31-DEC, so go for a hotel within walking distance of the city.

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Berlin, Germany

The massive crowd around Brandenburger Tor is rather stricly shepperd and is not allowed to burn any fireworks. For my taste there are much too many people around.

no idea about the other cities.
-HT



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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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Paris. Definitely, Paris. No other city is as romantic, especially at night.


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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

dude.....Istanbul should be on that list!!


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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Paris, no contest. And you don't have to bother about flying, you can walk down the Champs-Elysées 3 hours after leaving your place in London. Take the Eurostar. Cheap and no delay/baggage loss snafu guaranteed.

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 3):
dude.....Istanbul should be on that list!!

A great choice as well. Istanbul is one of my favorites, and people there sure know how to party.

Krakow, Poland is also a fantastic partying destination.

Barcelona would be high on my list, too. As a matter of fact, any large city in Spain on Noche Vieja is something you have to experience once in your life.

There' so much to choose from I'd just flip a coin if I were you.  Smile


User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 754 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

I was in London for New Years 2005 on a marching band trip. We just had a party with all of the other bands in our hotel, but I could hear fireworks all night.

While I didn't get to see all of the parade since I was marching in it, what I did see was good stuff.



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User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

I spent 2 new years at Edinburgh Scotland, it was great kissing al those friendly Scotish women .


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

How about Monte Carlo?

Me I hope to be up in the air on an intercontinental flight. Over the Pacific would be nice.



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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 6):
friendly Scotish women

Where on earth did you find any of them?!?!



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Edinburgh, as I will be this year. There's no party like Hogmanay.

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Paris.

I was there last year for New Year and we're going again this year. It was great.

Take the Eurostar, it's much easier and less hassle than a flight. (Do I get excommunicated from A.net for saying that?)


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Any other suggestions?

Venice!!!! It does NOT come any more romantic than that! Paris in second place.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2634 times:

if the weather is good, summit of mt blanc  Smile


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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Quoting Babybus (Reply 10):
Take the Eurostar, it's much easier and less hassle than a flight

How dare you suggest such a thing!!  boggled 



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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 9):
Edinburgh, as I will be this year. There's no party like Hogmanay

Me too! It will be my first visit to Edinburgh. Looking forward to it! Have always spent New Year in Holland with my dad and friends.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

If you are looking for partying and good fun, then Paris would be right for you.

You can go to the giant party on the Champs Elysées on the 31st at Midnight but then you would not be able to see the fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. The underground transport (le métro) goes all night on Dec. 31st.

Just make sure you don't run into groups of scums from the banlieues, they can be pretty rough.



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Although being Swiss I am spending this year's New Year in St. Petersburg Russia. Might be a bit chilly, but I heard they have some sort of warmening drink.  Wink

Seriously, St. Petersburg is great around this time as well as Moscow (although too expensive especially around this time of year).



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5670 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Prague, Czech Republic

No way. Unless you are big into street "celebrations" with crowds of drunk retards.

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Athens, Greece

Did that in 1999/2000 and it was great. If anything the weather will be much better than in most other places in Europe.


User currently offlineAMX From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Paris! Definitely Paris!!

I spent this past New Year's in Paris and it was AWESOME!! I am planning to spend it this year in Paris again!!

What a city!! (and country of course)!!

[Edited 2007-10-12 11:35:10]


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 12):

Me too! It will be my first visit to Edinburgh. Looking forward to it! Have always spent New Year in Holland with my dad and friends.

You'll love it. Try and get tickets for the Hogmanay celebrations in the city. It's always amazing. As are the fireworks at midnight. PM me closer to the time; perhaps we can go for pints somewhere.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24909 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 9):
Edinburgh, as I will be this year. There's no party like Hogmanay.

Edinburgh is fantastic at Hogmanay!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 18):
Edinburgh is fantastic at Hogmanay! bigthumbsup

so fantastic infact that the chances of getting a hotel for new years are near zero. Most hotels will have been fully booked for about the last 12 months!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24909 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 19):

so fantastic infact that the chances of getting a hotel for new years are near zero. Most hotels will have been fully booked for about the last 12 months!

If not longer...



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 8):
Where on earth did you find any of them?!?!

Not to be narcissitic but UK ladys seem to enjoy the company of a good looking Yank, when I was at Mildenhall I had no problem finding female company.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

I suggest you go to Hamburg and go to the Alster about an hour before midnight. If you're lucky, you can even take a walk on the Alster when it's ice is thick enough after freezing or walk around on the Jungfernstieg before midnight to enjoy the beautiful winter night. Once it's midnight, you can expect a spectacular fireworks show on the Alster.

And you don't have to worry about getting to Hamburg, as BA (and I believe LH as well) offers nonstops to HAM from LHR. From there it's just with the 110 bus to the Ohlsdorf tube station, where you can take the U-Bahn U1 directly to Jungfernstieg station from Ohlsdorf. You could also take the S-Bahn, on the S1 line, from Ohlsdorf to Jungfernstieg, but that's more of a detour than if you'd take the U1 line, which has a more direct routing than the S1.


25 Lewis : I'd choose Paris or Barcelona. Athens can also be very good for New Years. There are great parties in all clubs and as long as you know where to go yo
26 N1120A : I have done New Years in both Paris and London. I want to try Berlin, as they know how to throw a party.
27 Post contains images DYflyer : What? There is an a.net meet in Prague on New Year´s?
28 Egmcman : This year I will be in Marbella with my parents. It will be my first Christmas / New Year outside the UK.
29 Avek00 : I definitely recommend Berlin - I was there to ring in 2007, and it has by far topped my NYE experience anywhere else the world. Among some of the hig
30 Pawsleykat : You said it.... Was going to go last year but didn't as my dad was looking after me and he thought it 'unsafe' for me to be there in such horrible we
31 SandroZRH : Here's one more vote for Paris. Yes.
32 Braybuddy : Was this before or after the bust-up with your dad? Interesting!
33 Post contains images Pawsleykat : waaaaaaay before... we had the bust up in August this year... and this was December last year JG
34 Post contains images SW733 : I love Budapest, and have spent New Years here. Head down to the Chain Bridge or up on the hills above it on the Buda side and enjoy! Spent New Years
35 Post contains images Sabena332 : On my list, too. I agree, I love the traditional and collective "grape eating" in Spain, but after midnight it is all about drinking because: Patrick
36 Post contains images Toast : For the non-German speakers, "Drinking increases the risk of getting laid". Ah, the memories...
37 Post contains images Sabena332 : Thanks for translating, I was too lazy (and drunk). Only one reason why a friend and me like to return to Spain every year. Patrick PS: I just came b
38 JFK69 : Im just curious, Has anyone done Iceland for New Years?
39 Post contains images SandroZRH : hahaha So true, so true...
40 TUNisia : Stockholm or in the Swedish north somewhere....
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