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Always outstanding

I havenever had a bad date here, and have been going for years. The sound is excellent, all operas... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Diane B
Essen, Germany

Worth a short visit. An elegant structure sited in a lovely park with rolling lawns, a lake and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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23 May 2017
“Always outstanding”
4 May 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I havenever had a bad date here, and have been going for years. The sound is excellent, all operas have been perfect.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Worth a short visit. An elegant structure sited in a lovely park with rolling lawns, a lake and tulip beds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Was at an EU event in Essen based in the Phiharmonie, excellent venue for an event with great facilities and easily walked to from the train station or city centre.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RnA31
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a lovely venue, with a very good resident orchestra, The Essen Philharmonic. Easy to get to (just 5 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof), with plenty of bar space, cloakroom and easy to navigate around.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank dnhbham
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Visited the hall to watch Ludovico Einaudi.. great ambience with excellent service from the staff. A*

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MohammedY970
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I took part in a guided tour, at just 3 €, explaining the history and the facility of Philharmonie. It was all German to me. But I could understand part of it and it was very interesting. It took about 1 hour. There were about...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank WaterlooKai
Reviewed 2 August 2015

In 2004 the Philharmonic in Essen replaced the old Saalbau building which was in need of refurbishment. The result is stunning, it is now considered to be one of the most technologically advanced concert houses in Europe. There is a big auditorium (Krupp Saal) which...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We were very happy, when we planned our trip to the Ruhr region we found to concerts in this venue. Both concerts were very good, this is a modern, nicely built concert hall, with excellent accustics. Visit it!

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 16 February 2015

It boasts some good musical attractions, but the management really needs to look seriously at the pricing structure for tickets in those AWFUL balconies! Even for a a celebrated orchestra €30 is excessive for a seat in the galleries with almost NIL view of the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank tonyking8652
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is a beautiful, modern and wonderful concert hall and in my opinion it has superb accoustics. Only been there once recently, but this hall sees some of the great performers of our time, and I will definitely attend a concert here again. The only...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank bernardlinde
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