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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Elbphilharmonie and other Hamburg attractions using our handy Hamburg trip planner .
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  • Is a unique stylish building like I'm wavy ceiling is from under the glass, looking up at the top and at the bottom is made of bricks.
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  • 2 tickets for a guided tour in English. But was not a problem. Guide very informative without too many facts and figures. The atmosphere was great brokered. Worth. Plaza alone is not enough.
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  • The Elphi should anyway be a term the hamburgers, but grad for visitors to Hamburg the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is one of the compulsory, if one is ever here. The observation deck creates a great overview of also free the port and the whole thing. Also, the ride to the platform with the escalator is class, very chic!
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  • You can walk around the building enjoying the view with a plaza ticket. Plaza tickets are free of charge and you can get them at the entrance on the left side, the queue is usually fast. Worth waiting, but if you want to make sure to get a plaza ticket for a specific time and day. You should pay one euro per ticket and book it on Elbphilharmonie web page. Inside you can find restaurants to grab a drink or have lunch/dinner
  • The structure is amazing. Entry is free if you just want to go to the upper level to do sightseeing of the harbor and city. Even with the huge amount of people access was fast and staff was friendly and helpful. A must go place for sure.
  • This is THE concert hall, with now probably the best acoustics in the world. We know: we had places with bad acoustics, and you needed to lean forward for a perfect listening experience. As we now have great places, no need to lean forward anymore. Cool architecture, perfect location, all the star musicians, composers, conductors, everyone wants to perform there NOW, so go and have a perfect experience. This is big.
  • Great view, amazing location. Free terrace tour was a small piece of enjoyment in Hamburg. Nice view and good architecture. I personally believe that 'Elbphilarmonie' will be the Sydney Opera House of Europe. Great project disaster but touristic success for Hamburg City.
  • It's very imposing, monumental, great location, albeit a bit of an agressive silhouette. It enlivens an otherwise rather dull&gray port area in Hamburg. There's a viewing platform encircling the whole with a sensational lobby in the middle. A classic example of the Bilbao effect, or an attempt at it. It's virtually impossible to get tickets for a show due to permanent overbooking.
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