We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Berlin Philharmonic

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 254880
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$44.49*
and up
Private Tour: Berlin Architecture Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,666 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1004
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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

Reviewed yesterday
JuneHerts
,
Herts
Add Photo Write a Review

2,666 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,209: English reviews
Herts
Level Contributor
96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank JuneHerts
Londrina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank londrimar
Paris, France
Level Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

Helpful?
Thank Gourmet_vietnamien
Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank dmfchamp
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank P00j
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Sue T
Fort William, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Gail J
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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)

Helpful?
Thank LenaMam
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank jkerouac110
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank nurit27

Travellers who viewed Berlin Philharmonic also viewed

 

Been to Berlin Philharmonic? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Berlin Philharmonic and other visitors
23 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Berlin Philharmonic staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Charlottenburg

Neighbourhood Profile
Charlottenburg
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.
Explore this neighbourhood