Discover Germany, Issue 81, December 2019

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Hello 2020: Relaxing into the new year While the whole world parties, sometimes it’s nice to be tucked away in a beautiful setting, simply enjoying a quiet New Year’s Eve celebration. Starting 2020 with a clear and calm mind will give you a head-start that allows you to put more focus on the most important aspect: you.

room for a cheeky bottle of Champagne, if you so wish.

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: PIXABAY

One of the most beautiful places to celebrate the new year in are the German North Sea islands of Amrum, Sylt, Hallig Oland and Spiekeroog. Private fireworks are not permitted here, which also makes this a great choice if you want to take your dog with you on holiday. Think endless and mostly deserted beaches, the sea in all its rough winter glory and plenty of hot drinks from mulled wine

We all know the stress of deciding how to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Should we go to that exuberant party in the newly opened venue in town, plan a trip with friends to one of the party capitals of the world, or spend it with family at home? Whatever you do, it never quite seems to be a simple decision to make, or evening to plan. 104  |  Issue 81  |  December 2019

So, why not escape all of it this year? Head into 2020 fully relaxed and truly experience a ‘fresh start’ when the first day of January rolls around. There are a range of beautiful spots across the DACH region, where parties and fireworks are consciously replaced by peace and quiet. But don’t worry, there is always

Celebrating on the German North Sea islands