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“long escalator”(22 reviews)
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The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s newest cultural landmark, officially opened in January 2017. An attraction for Hamburg residents and visitors from all across the world, the concert hall lies on the banks of the Elbe and is surrounded on three sides...more
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Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1 | At the Magellan-Terrassen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is free to get into see the public areas of the concert hall. Thought we might get in to see the auditorium too but unfortunately, that was cordoned off. The views of the harbour are beautiful and the building is stunning. I would have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donegalabu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Access was free (not sure if that is always the case) and it has its own big indoor car-park (which is somewhat costly). Fun long and unique escalator ride is a good start. Once on the main floor, you can go all around outside and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonaldStilting
Reviewed 5 days ago

Entry to the building's viewing platforms is free so there is no excuse to not visit. The building is impressive and the entry via an unusual escalator is an experience in itself. You can walk all the way around the upper part, offering great views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amandaphillipson
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked down to this location from central station, not a great distance. Entry was free, the views of the elbe and Hamburg on the ring platform were very good. Quite windy outside so enjoyed the cafe, the cake portion sizes are enormous!! All in all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our cunard cruise ship queen Victoria visit in January we went past this building. There are lots of unique buildings in Hamburg having been very badly damaged during ww2.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jofunkyfacepainter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Hamburg and our German friends took us to visit the Philharmonie - the building is amazing, you can go up to a viewing deck, there is a little shop upstairs too. The activity is free and really fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janice G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building at the Hamburg Hafencity. It is free entry but you still need to get a ticket and queue to get in. Once inside you are transported to the magnificent viewing platform by huge escalators. You may spend as long as you want on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive acoustic and nice evening with a top orchestra. Blechschaden from Munich brings everybody in a happy mood. The architecture of the building is also worth a visit. Gastronomy in the Elphi is disappointing. For the Störtebecker restaurant, table reservation is strongly recommended.The things...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christ F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Landmark of Hamburg. Stunning design and impressive concert hall. Long wait for tickets. Visitor level with balcony over harbour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CJoutandabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is in the warehouse district which has been a UNESCO site since 2015, and both it (the building) and the district are a must-see for any visitors to Hamburg. People in fancy clothes were going through the gates to a performance at this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 November 2018|
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Response from 124Brian124 | Reviewed this property |
They have tours, some of them in English, for which you have to buy a ticket in advance. The one we went on lasted about an hour and was excellent. This is the only way to get inside the concert hall unless, of course... More
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12 September 2018|
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Response from RogerWnz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help. I didn't go to any performance, just had a look around the building. Impressive. There's a guided tour available but it was booked out during the days we were wanting to go there. Good luck!
20 August 2018|
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Response from Flananda | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code. Maybe don’t come in shorts and Hawaii shirt, but you need not be dressed up. There are many (older) visitors dressing up (and showing off), but no need to do the same.
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