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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

Hafencity is must when you are in Hamburg. And so is visit to this building. Interesting architecture and you can walk round the building in upper ramp. Also a cafe and souvenir shop.

Thank Jupihupi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stylish and modern space. Worth a visit. Lots of people on Sundays. Many restaurants and more shops in the area.

Thank ghn_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a well-traveled music lover, and tried to get a ticket to a concert in the main auditorium of the ElbPhilharmonie two months in advance. Both nights I was to be in Hamburg were sold out. I managed to get a returned ticket for the...More

Thank Musica29
Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand from friends that this building, which is pretty new, cost much more than ever expected and was footed by the taxpayers. Seems that happens everywhere. But most importantly you can go up to the observation deck for free and get a 360 degree...More

Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you see the Elbphilharmonie from a harbour tour, it is still worth going have a look inside. Tickets for the viewing gallery around the outside are free but if it is very busy you may have to wait for your time slot. The...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived armed with our tickets for the plaza having booked online. This proved to be a good move as the queues were extremely long. One short ride in one of the lifts and we were out onto the plaza which gives spectacular views over...More

Thank flabslab1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elbphilarmonie is in my opinion more impressive from the inside than the outside. Please take a guided tour into the main concert hall but remember to book it several weeks in advance! The plaza is ok, but the real gem of the whole building is...More

1  Thank S V
Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of construction it's now possible to visit the architectural landmark of Elbphilharmonie. You have to make a reservation by internet, otherwise you might have to queue for long.

Thank marco321
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new Elbfi (as my German cousins call it) is a work of art. You can see it from just about everywhere adding to the skyline along with their famous church spires. So temptation is great to go see it. The lower half is red...More

Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is unique and beautiful. However, without a guided tour or a concert there is not enough to see.

Thank Mich2112
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Frank L
25 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