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Elbphilharmonie

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1 | At the Magellan-Terrassen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 35766666
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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 by water. Perched on top of a former harbour warehouse is a new glass structure that rises up to a height of 110 metres above ground level. In between: the Plaza, a public viewing platform with breathtaking 360° views. Variety, artistic quality and accessibility are primary criteria by which the Elbphilharmonie measures its musical profile. The Grand Hall is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie. No member of the 2,100-strong audience is seated more than 30 metres away from the conductor. Classically designed, the Recital Hall’s elegant milled wood panelling ensures perfect acoustics. Plenty of room for creativity can be found in the Kaistudios a few floors below: participatory projects and musical instrument workshops open to all age groups.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1 | At the Magellan-Terrassen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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+49 40 35766666
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a free entrance but limited view (cannot enter the concert halls). Balcony is also open giving a good view over parts of Hamburg. But boy, what an architectural masterpiece it is. It might have cost almost one billion euros but now it's there...More

Thank Joona S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you go up close to the building you loose sight of the Philharmonie. The curved escalators are 80 mtrs long and aesthetically wonderful. The view on city and harbor is nice at sunset.

Thank Mick B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am from the suburbs of Hamburg, but living abroad. Have not been for years in the Speicherstadt. What was built here is absolutely amazing, the Speicherstadt and the Elphi. How art and architecture can fascinate so many people is just wonderful. Hamburg took the...More

Thank Ulf B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I already was there a year ago but this day I came with my boyfriend. We had a great view from the plaza, it's for free and you even get a ticket as souvenir

Thank Sina P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a fascinating building, and it’s free to take the escalator up to the point where there brick base meets the glass top. You have to queue for a ticket, but the line moves very quickly. You can walk the entire perimeter of the building...More

Thank NovisAdventurer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are there and visit, do take the tie to go up to the plaza and enjoy the views from there. One of the best places to view a large part of the habour in Hamburg and in itself a major sight.

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guys, open your eyes: This thing is nothing but boring if not merely ugly. Be honest! The only reason to visit is a concert in the halls with very good acoustic. If you manage to get some tickets. And can afford them. Good Luck.

Thank Flananda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

W got here via the red bus and then a bit of a walk through the warehouse area to the new concert hall building. Very busy when we got there about 11.30am - we joined a short queue for a free ticket for the observation...More

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m not really all about the architecture in general, but oh my....you’ve got to see this one! We didn’t have time to get up close and personal but we’re able to snap a few pictures from ground level....even that is worth it. Just standing beneath...More

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This music hall is the finest in Europe. It's architecture is spectacular the hall is acoustically perfect. Listen to a concert by brazil band....difficult to get tickets but we'll worth the effort to experience Hamburg city's pride

Thank artsmart2018
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Frank L
25 September 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a Restaurant . STOERTEBECKERS....to describe the cusine...difficcult...the concept is unlike i ver see something before. looks like a cool bar ( tables, chairs in Barstyle) but the food is high standard. the is... More
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Riverelbe | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you can try your hotel. Sometimes the hotels are buying tickets for performances and then sell them to their guests. Or try the reselling websites. A number of people are "friends of the Elbphilarmonie" and get... More
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