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Elbphilharmonie

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4 | At the Magellan-Terrassen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 3576660
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The Elbphilharmonie – grand opening on January 11 and 12, 2017! Until then the Elbphilharmonie Plaza serves as the junction between the old harbour warehouse and the modern glass structure above it. Located at a height of 37 metres above ground level, this public viewing platform – open to everyone – offers a breathtaking 360° view of the city and the harbour. Plaza tickets for a same-day visit are available free of charge via Plaza ticket machines located in the Elbphilharmonie Visitor Centre and in the main entrance area of the Elbphilharmonie from 5 November (subject to availability). From 17 October, advance booking is possible online and in the Elbphilharmonie Visitor Centre for visits starting from one day in advance. A booking fee of €2.00 per ticket applies. Right on the waterfront of the river Elbe, on the western tip of the Hafen-City, Hamburg is building a new concert hall – the Elbphilharmonie. The glass structure is built upon the massive red brick construction of the former cocoa warehouse known as the Kaispeicher A and rises up to a height of 110 metres. The heart of the Elbphilharmonie, designed by Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, is the Grand Hall. This world-class concert hall with a seating capacity for 2,100 guests and a height of 50 metres will provide a spectacular stage for Hamburg's vibrant music scene and stars from all over the world. The Grand Hall is designed according to the »vineyard« layout: The orchestra takes its place in the middle of the hall while the seats for the audience rise up all around it, much like the terraced planting of vineyards. The Recital Hall with seating for 550 is designed particularly with chamber music in mind, but also serves as an excellent venue for balls, proms or banquets. The Kaistudio with its 150 seats, located in the old warehouse structure, provides a perfect space for experimental music, lectures and workshops. It is also the centre of a spacious music education area that spreads over two floors. In addition, the Elbphilharmonie houses a hotel, a restaurant, 45 residential flats and a Plaza where everyone can enjoy a 360° panorama view of the city. Due to the variety of the 1,100 curved and printed elements, the glass facade of the Elbphilharmonie is truly unique. The small dots printed on the surface of the panes minimize the intake of solar radiation by reflecting it. As a beautiful side effect, the glistening glass facade mirrors the surroundings of Hamburg’s new concert hall. The Elbphilharmonie combines innovative architecture with an exceptional location, outstanding acoustics and a visionary concert programme. Already, the new concert hall inspires Hamburg’s traditional cultural scene, fosters closer bonds between its protagonists and stirs the curiosity of many people to discover the emotional power of music in all of its facets.
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Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4 | At the Magellan-Terrassen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The concert was in the small concert hall. The contemporary work given was a creation. The quality of the Rezonances ensemble and his chef was appreciated by the whole audience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although it is quite an ugly building form the outside, it is worth visiting and enjoy the view. The cafe offers coffee and snacks at reasonable prices, but the restaurant is expensive.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If architecture is your thing, you will love this building. In fact you will love the entire area surrounding it. The inspiration of the building: it's meant to resemble the rippling water of the harbour. Great views from the balcony. There are fabulous informal fish...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular looking building. Free entry and great views of the city. Easy to find in the port. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a Sunday afternoon. The entrance was free. I enjoyed Hamburg from the top. No fences around so you can enjoy hamburg in 360 degree view.

Thank Rabih S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very lucky to buy a ticket to a concert in the Kleine Saal. Approaching this building I was filled with awe at how majestic it is. The ticket included entry 2 hours before the concert so I had an opportunity to enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some buildings do inspire and this is one. I visited with a work colleague and even as just a trip up to the viewing level you can see this is a work or art in brick and glass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the Elbphilharmonie was planned to cost round 77 Mio. EUR and ended up at around 800 Mio. EUR we definitively wanted to see what came of it. We didn't have tickets to a concert but nevertheless wanted to see for its architectural value. Surprisingly...More

Thank K1TT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wondrous but well over budget architectural masterpiece is free to enter and provides some great phot opportunities over the city and the harbour. We went on a very cold day however the escalators and the views made it bearable. You have to visit when...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A fantastic free attraction with great views over Hamburg and the Elbe. The unusual curved escalator takes you up 30m over the rooftops with a viewing platform and a cafe and shop. Although the entry was ticketed to ensure that the viewing deck was not...More

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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a Restaurant . STOERTEBECKERS....to describe the cusine...difficcult...the concept is unlike i ver see something before. looks like a cool bar ( tables, chairs in Barstyle) but the food is high standard. the is... More
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Response from Riverelbe | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you can try your hotel. Sometimes the hotels are buying tickets for performances and then sell them to their guests. Or try the reselling websites. A number of people are "friends of the Elbphilarmonie" and get... More
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