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Elbphilharmonie

Elbphilharmonie

Am Kaiserkai , Hamburg, Germany, 20457

The Basics

Aside from having a visually stunning exterior, the Elbphilharmonie maintains a diverse calendar of concerts ranging from classical to modern. With a free entrance ticket, visitors can ride the Tube, Europe’s longest and first curved escalator, to Elbphilharmonie Plaza, an observation platform with sweeping city and harbor views. Many walking and cycling tours of Hamburg—particularly its Warehouse District—now include a stop at the concert hall.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Hamburg

star-5
Lovely!
Julie_S, Aug 2021
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Guided Walking Tour
Wonderful funfacts and very engaging guide. We would have loved to see the actual concerthalls, but understand the impossibily of the situation.
star-4
Helpful overview but beware concert halls not included
Christopher H, Aug 2019
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Guided Walking Tour
Good German-language tour with a guide, Tobias, who was very knowledgeable and passionate but did speak a little quickly to follow everything. Good overview of the building, its history and design elements. It was a bit anti-climactic to not get to see the main attraction (the performance spaces) but this was noted in the upfront tour description so it wasn't a surprise.
star-5
Tour through the Elbphi
jvillarreal8608, Oct 2018
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Guided Walking Tour
Our tour guide was amazing! So nice and full of information. We were a little nervous the tour would be altered since we heard they were filming a movie there, but the experience was wonderful. It truly is an amazing piece of architecture and a must see.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Elbphilharmonie is a must-see for music lovers and architecture buffs.

  • Demand for tickets is high, so it’s a good idea to book ahead if you plan to see a show.

  • While photography is permitted within the new concert hall, recording of any kind during performances is not permitted.

  • The entire concert hall is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Elbphilharmonie is in Hamburg’s HafenCity neighborhood. The easiest way to get there is by taking metro line U3 to Baumwall or line U4 to Überseequartier. Buses 6 and 111 also stop nearby.

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When to Get There

The Elbphilharmonie is open daily from 9am to midnight and is busiest on concert days. If visiting to see the observation plaza, stop by in the morning or early afternoon before the concert crowds arrive. Those attending a concert should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

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The Acoustics of the Grand Hall

The 2,100-seat main concert hall at the Elbphilharmonie ranks among the most acoustically advanced in the world. The sound quality is so good in part because the hall is detached from the rest of the building, while 10,000 individually shaped gypsum fiber sound panels further soundproof the space. No one in the audience sits more than 99 feet (30 meters) from the conductor.

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