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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
+49 40 3576660
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Reviewed yesterday

Really neat building, that has free entry despite having to stand in line for tickets. The balcony outside affords an awesome view of the city in any direction.

Thank Henrik_mo
Reviewed yesterday

You have to get a ticket but it is free to go up to the observation deck. Great views of Hamburg. We didnt get to see inside the auditorium because there was a concert going on.

Thank derekjuliey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to obtain tickets for the Elbphilarmonie just one day in advance! What an experience: the building itself warrants the visit, but to listen to a concert makes you realize why everybody talks about it. The acoustics are the best in the...More

Thank João Miguel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive building with Superb architectural credentials. The viewing Plaza allows you to get a 360 degree view of the port area.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to listen to the NDR Philharmonic Orchestra in the breathtaking new philharmonic concert hall Elbphilharmonie. If you cannot get a ticket to a concert - its really difficult - make your way up to the Plaza for a look. The architecture is just...More

Thank Babsie59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watched a wonderful documentary on the building of this extraordinary modern concert hall, the opportunity to visit could not be passed up. The city is rightfully proud of their new concert hall, which caters for many different musical styles and is just 8 months...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It became a new symbol of Hamburg when It was opened. The great thing is that its platform opens for all tourists free of charge. You can book online in previous or que there to get the ticket for free entrance. It is specially nice...More

Thank Isabellfang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the desk office there is a lady giving tickets for free. The building itself is really modern full of light and mirrors. Amazing view from the terrace to the port of Hamburg.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the building - worth a detour (as well as the neighbourhood). Free tickets to get to the main lobby where there is access to the balconies with superb views of Hamburg and its harbour.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elbphilharmonie is a building which comes closest to the famous Sydney Opera house. It was constructed in 2016 and opened on January 11th 2017, after the design of architects Herzog & de Meuron. The design really stands out although its hard to see well...More

Thank Luecht
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Frank L
24 September 2017|
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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
Panda W
7 August 2017|
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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