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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

(3.7/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Outside great to watch - whether from the ship or if it is on the verge. By inside okay. The levels are blurred by the bright wood - risk of falling in the foyer and in the concert hall itself!
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  • Wonderfully designed, charming building in the tip of the Hafen City. A temple for the classic music lovers, a modern masterpiece! 
  • We had tickets for a short concert. The input is unfortunately no Glanzleistung...es looks as though it were the subway... With the lift to get in the 8.Stock, from there go up many stairs in all directions. Before you can enjoy the great views of individual balconies. Arrived on the appropriate floor of the map, it is very easy to reach the place. But, I see difficulties for guests with a disability. We had seats in 12 E, exactly in the 1.Rang front of the Orchestra, very comfortable chairs, good view, nice sound. Unfortunately, only 250 seats more than in the Laisz Hall...
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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.