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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

(3.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Still under construction but already one of the city's major landmarks, Elbphilharmonie was designed to be the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg. Built on top of an old red-brick warehouse, the glass structure is meant to provide the city with a world-class concert venue with seating for more than 2,000 people. Hamburg is known for its vibrant music scene, and this concert hall, once completed, will provide a state-of-the-art stage for some of the finest music acts from around the globe. For now, you can tour the construction site with a knowledgeable guide. Public tours are available weekly, but remember that you must purchase your tickets at least two months in advance of your visit. Use our Hamburg trip generator to arrange your visit to Elbphilharmonie and other attractions in Hamburg.
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  • This building is really something special. The great Hall is acoustically very large class, a concert is an experience. But it's worth also visiting the Plaza, tickets (free of charge) are available at the information Office of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall (automatic). Wonderful view on the Harbour and beyond.
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  • We made a tour of the Philharmonic. The curved escalator was already awesome. The waveform of all glass elements and the obsession with detail in the flooring is crazy. During the tour outside above the building you can enjoy a huge views. Conclusion: you should book early a tour of many details are taught that you would otherwise never know.
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  • Unfortunately bolt can not all visitors in one of the two concert halls, but a visit to the Plaza is also nothing to sneeze at. The view from up there, if it is up the Rollterppe, is a pleasure. A visit to the Störtebeker is also recommended if you like beer... All in all a beautiful building, even if somewhat the Elbe Philharmonic Hall has become too expensive.
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  • Beautiful building! It will be great for the representation of hamburg and serve as an excellent concert hall with futuristic design. I am really looking forward to its completion.
  • Stunning. With all the story how they went over their budget by miles, it is great to stand in front of the building and enjoy it's beautiful lines
  • Plaza offers a great view, even at night. Entrance is free, but capacity is limited. The shop is quite overpriced.
  • Nice building but nothing really impressive. Especially taking into account the years and money spent. However, as it's considered to be a (recent) landmark for the city, it worths a visit.
  • I'm not looking at the waste of money and massive planning failures that happened here. It's, so far from the outside, a wonderful and impressive building.