Erste Nacht in New York, Tips wie am besten den Zeitunterschied bewältigen

First night in New York, tips on how best to cope with the time difference

You did everything that had to be done! You've booked your hotel, reserved your seat on the plane, packed your bags and you're ready to go. There's just one small problem left. The time difference!

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Time difference New York Germany: The time difference between the Central European Time Zone and New York, EST 6 Eastern Time Zone or UTC 5 Central Time Zone, eastern time zone, is 6 hours or briefly 5 hours, depending on when the clock is changed. Which isn't a problem if you approach the time zones in the locations correctly. Here are a few tips on what you can do on your first evening in the city that never sleeps and how you can easily overcome the time difference.

New York time zone

Between the United States and Central Europe, the time difference between Germany and New York is 6 hours (5 in some periods of the year), which means that as soon as you arrive there will be sunlight, but you will not feel tired. Let me explain it another way: if it's 8pm in New York, NYC time, it's 2am your time, e.g. local time in Berlin. The rhythm of your body, from sleep cycles to eating times, are on the Berlin timetable. You have to adapt to the time difference. Don't make the mistake of going to sleep before 11 p.m. NY time. Many wake up at 3 a.m. New York time (after all, it's 9 in Berlin) and don't know what to do and are often extremely hungry. A torture, without wanting to talk further about the risk of how this can extend through the entire vacation. Of course everyone has different adjustment times, but I'll give you a few tips on what you can do to combat jet lag as quickly as possible.


You can explore the city on the rooftops of New York , which is guaranteed to keep you awake, and the sight of the lights of Manhattan on your first night will feel like you're in a movie. Sex & the City Feeling! The day before you were sitting on the balcony of your house and today you are among the skyscrapers of New York.

rooftops in new york

2. Empire State Building

The most beautiful building under the starry sky in New York - Empire State Building. Close to Times Square and probably close to your hotel too. It's open until 2am and you can get tickets on our website .

NYC at night
new York at night

3. Times Square

Just stay in Times Square, sit on the red stairs or red chairs and enjoy the fantastic neon energy. Maybe finish with a famous cheesecake from Junior's, the Times Square diner open 24 hours.

4. Steakhouse

There's hardly a better way to start this legendary holiday than with a steak dinner at, for example, Wolfgang's or Benjamin. Both establishments offer great steaks and are close to Times Square, 9pm is the perfect time.

steaks in new york

5. Pub - Bar

Any New York bar with very loud music and constant singing will keep you happy and out of bed.

If you're in the hotel or in bed around midnight and don't wake up until 7 a.m., you've done it.

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