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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 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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Highly recommend. Free concerts on Tuesday, check out their website for times and dates. It was a lovely, diverse concert. The building is not beautiful, but functions well as an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommend. Free concerts on Tuesday, check out their website for times and dates. It was a lovely, diverse concert. The building is not beautiful, but functions well as an concert hall.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So lucky to be get tickets to the New Year concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Daniil Trifonov - Rach 3 is a favourite of mine, and this was one of the best interpretations I have ever had the fortune to hear - everything just flows and blends together seamlessly, each part well-balanced without overpowering another, giving each part a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, there weren't any Philharmonic concerts during my stay in Berlin, however, my only option to was to come in for one of their free lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm. I arrived at around 12:30, the place was jam-packed!! Seats have already been filled, people were sitting on the stairs, around the balcony and all over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat to hear the Berlin Philharmonic in their incredible and huge concert hall. So glad that we got tickets to enjoy a concert during our visit. And if you're on the inside track, you'll order your wine and BIG pretzel before the concert to enjoy at intermission. Seems like EVERYONE had an advance order. Great venue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a world class experience! Sir Simon Rattle and the Philharmonic and brilliant. The theater is impressive with incredible acoustics. Worth the $$

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to the concert hall is a superb experience. The acoustic is excellent and the architecture is worthwhile a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre-booked tickets online which was easy to do, in English. The building is a stunning modern construction with large public spaces and accessible facilities as regards refreshments and cloakrooms. So one's introduction to the evening is comfortable and welcoming. We saw Sir Simon Rattle conduct the Philharmonic in an oratorio by the American composer John Adams. The standard of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to acquire tickets to the New Year's Eve concert featuring the amazing Simon Rattle conducting. The acoustics in the concert hall are spectacular as was our program. We were in heaven! Daniil Trifonov (piano) debuted with the philharmonic with an impressive performance of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto. Words can't describe this amazing musical performance - our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a classical music fan as such but my partner and I went to one of the Tuesday lunchtime free performances whilst in Berlin yesterday and it was fantastic. The cello was excellent the violin superb and the guitar throughout really added a slightly more modern twist. I would highly recommend it even if you have to slide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to a Chamber Music recital given by the Berlin Youth Orchestra. It's a lovely concert hall. It wasn't too expensive. Nice thing to do.

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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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