berlin - Women who feel unsafe or have been harassed during the New Year's Eve can go to a special safe zone. Sunday is the year of exuberance celebrated in Berlin, it is the largest Sylvester party in Germany and is held around the Brandenburg Gate.
The measure is a reaction to the hundreds of assaults at the turn of the year two years ago in Cologne. The safe zone is staffed by employees of the Red Cross. There are among others psychologists in the tents to catch women who have been harassed.
The organizers of the huge party where DJs and bands perform have set up the safe zone at the request of the police. At the popular Oktoberfest in Munich, for the first time such a place was set up. According to Berlin, no problems have occurred in the previous years.