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“concert hall”(52 reviews)
“free tickets”(18 reviews)
“long escalator”(16 reviews)
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 today

Highly recommend for a panoramic view of Hamburg. Was very surprised that entry was free of charge, although you have to obtain a ticket from the ticket office. Good cafes upstairs.

Thank karenachocolate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful architecture,experience of a curved escalator,the beautiful view of Hamburg harbor from the balcany.

Thank pariashaheen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found this a odd set up to be honest! You queue for a ticket which is actually free then scan it to get in! There is then the longest escalators to take you up to the top which are pretty impressive. The whole thing...More

Thank LJO71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had opportunity to see the lovely view of Elbphilharmonie. You can see old harbour warehouses and ships.

Thank yusufaytas
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a tour de force, constructed in the round where no member of the audience is more than 30m from the conductor. Tragic that you can't even imagine an auditorium of this quality in the UK.

Thank 124Brian124
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting building that was neat to take pictures of while we were in the warehouse district. Did not get tickets to go up to the viewing platform but did enjoy the neat architecture.

Thank ashleymccolloch
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Elphi 6 times last year and have already been 6 times this year. It doesn't matter where you sit, you can always see the orchestra. The sound is great. The hall is innovative and exciting. There's such a buzz every time...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its free to go in, ableit having to queue for your free ticket. To see a show will cost you but for free you can enjoy this extraordinary building and engineering. You can even go to the 1st floor viewing which runs around the building...More

Thank Janie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Elbphilarmonie looks amazing from the outside and allows people free access to a viewing level, the escalator surrounding design sets the tone with its futuristic look with amazing views awaiting once you get to the viewing level a must do for anyone visiting Hamburg

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance. Quick queue. First to the left, get your ticket. Then a looooong escalator to the balcony. A small boring shop and nice bar at that level. The restaurant is only open daytime.

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Ricky Y
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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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