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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
(3.3/5 based on 120+ 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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  • We looked at today the Plaza and are frankly, disappointed. Isn't 866 million euros - but really especially the area of the Plaza. Yes, the view is nice - but that's because HH and not at the building... Sloppy work, grubby, glass, mirror and stainless steel not cleaned... The barrier tape to the great Hall only made of plastic. The public WC of such as on a train... Where has the money gone? Who has ever visited the new building in Shanghai or Dubai, is astonished. It is here unfortunately... You would have to - create so great the tube only boring and poor construction quality! It pulls closed façade – no place to stay. Only the Westin lobby and bar have become beautiful...
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  • It is worth. Simply get a free ticket and go it was the eye with the escalator upwards today on a sunny day perfect drinks to buy and enjoy pretty good in the afternoon sun
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  • The Plaza is open - in brilliant sunshine, the external circuit offers a wonderful view over port and city above on the 8th floor. the visit is free of charge. So far opened, all seems well organized and you can at any time ask the "folder". The car park has wonderful wide pitches. For further information on the corresponding Web pages. Worth it go and wind blowing can be around the nose.
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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.