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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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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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Wonderful spacious concert hall

Really spacious public areas and wonderful auditorium with comfortable seating and acoustics. Reminds me of a slightly more open and lighter Royal Festival Hall in design, same... read more

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Really spacious public areas and wonderful auditorium with comfortable seating and acoustics. Reminds me of a slightly more open and lighter Royal Festival Hall in design, same era. Fabulous concert and they printed a sheet for English visitors of the programme of music, very helpful.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best things we did in Berlin. Philharmonic of Berlin is a not to miss thing to do if you enjoy good music.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Orchester, good accoustic, and not too expensif! Wherever you are, the sound is perfect, and you can geht a good view to the Orchester

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attention all tourists considering attending a Berlin Philharmonic concert. 1. Seating-Our group of 4 purchased seats online in Sect B for about $135 each. The location was good, but the seats were not comfortable. There is no space under the bottom of the seat in front which is cemented, no place to stretch your feet. More important if you are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really the highlight of my trip to Berlin. Not much of a classical music person per se but I enjoyed the 3 piece performance here especially the special clarinet performance . I read about people having issues with tickets but it wasn't so bad. The online thing was unclear so we went to the venue and the ticketing opens at... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was unable to book a ticket for the Berlin Philharmonic as it is sold out months ahead. We were able to hear this orchestra in the Philharmonie concert Hall and it was fabulous! John Storgard masterfully conducted the orchestra in 2 Sibelius pieces and a Beethoven concerto with violinist Gil Shaham. Wonderful! Many rounds of clapping and bouquets. I... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the free Tuesday lunchtime concert in the foyer. The concert starts at 1 but we arrived at 12 and I would definitely recommend arriving early so that you can see the concert. No food or drink allowed upstairs so if you are eating your lunch here you must remain downstairs. We saw 2 students perform on piano... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it should be considered a must see/hear for all lovers of classical music, to catch a concert by the Berlin Philarmonic. The Philarmonic is world famous and the building itself is modern and very impressive (especially the main concert hall)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan ahead to see a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic. The sound is phenomenally crisp and clear, with just the right amount of warmth. The audience seats surround the orchestra, so I booked seats just off to the side of the conductor. This gave me a wonderful view of his facial expressions, and an even better head-on view of the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited by friends to a concert of the oprea orchestra hosted by the philharmonic. The rules are very restricting (no coats inside the hall), concert starts exactly on time (not like in . our music halls...), a very good acoustic. the concert itself was... welll. 3 modern pieces, 2 of them completly unknown, and Beethoven concerto played by... More 

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