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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 254880

Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best...

Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.

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Had read you could just go along to the lunchtime recitals in the foyer on Tuesdays so we did. Arrived at 12 30 for 1 00. Free entry. Lots of people there already. There didn't... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for hear some Bach music with a small choir and orchestra. The acoustics is amazing, and the sitting arrangement is interesting-- audience surrounds the stage. The building (built under communism) is not beautiful, but functions well as an concert hall. The wardrobe ladies were terribly inefficient.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had read you could just go along to the lunchtime recitals in the foyer on Tuesdays so we did. Arrived at 12 30 for 1 00. Free entry. Lots of people there already. There didn't appear to be any seating unless you were disabled. People just sat on the floor, stairs . I imagine it would be quite difficult to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing venue. Quality evening. Acoustics are amazing and I cannot imagine a poor seating choice; it feels quite intimate. Ours was a piano concert of pianist Marc-Andre Hamilton. Would love to hear symphony

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the symphony play here. The stage is interesting because it's surrounded by the audience on all sides, with perfect acoustics. There are even bench seats right behind the orchestra. Drinks and snacks are available before the shows and during intermission, though reservations are required for a table.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is as must if you go to the philharmonic enjoy a concert there. Tickets are at all prices and the quality you can hear there is rarely to find it easier somewhere else in the world

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hall is amazing in every sense: acoustic, space, good view from any seats. Staff is incredibly available and professional. Not to speak about the highest quality of the musicians who perform in this hall (be it B.P. Orchestra or any other international guests). One of the world's top venues for classical music events.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to a concert in October. It was great - everything you'd expect from a world class orchestra such as the Berlin Philharmonic. I'm not sure what else to write - if you're a classical music fan, you already know the Berlin Philharmonic is one of the best! If you're thinking about trying a live classical music concert for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famous Philharmonie is looking like it needs a bit of refurbishing, with worn carpets and scuffed floor boards. That said, it has a good acoustic. I saw Hilary Hahn with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France last week. I decided to opt for the third tier seat (of six) which to my dismay placed me behind the orchestra and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous concert so relaxing and enjoyable. The three pieces were a delight to hear and the quality was outstanding

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even if nearly all replace, this Philarmonic is the start on these new concerts place, just fantastic and great. Visiting and not listining music here gives you a very different view and approach

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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