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Reviewed yesterday

A short stay in Hamburg gave us the opportunity to visit the Elbe Philhamonie, as the sun was setting over the waters of the Elbe.

We had a wonderful ten minutes observing the activities on the water and the nearby Warehouse District, before going for dinner at the in-house pub and restaurant, where the food was adequate and the beer very, very good.

If you are in any way handicapped in terms of mobility, check out the access to the restaurant on the floor below the main Plaza, as all we could find was a winding staircase. Lifts are not clearly indicated, so there may not be any way to descend to the restaurant floor. No room for a wheelchair.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

you can get a free ticket to go up to the viewing platform. Good city views, try and go on a clear day if you can. gift shop at top

Thank EdinburghSharon
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Reviewed yesterday

While I stayed in Westin hotel which is situated above the Philharmonie I used escalators and that was an interesting point of te building - even some would say they look like any other escalators in subway. But you do not expect them in a building. There are terraces that allow you to see the environment, but entrance is subject of a ticket payment. Tickets for events, however, I understand are hard to get and cost much more than the nominal value as you would have to buy it though the agency. the ysay no window is the same on the building.

Thank Filotije
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing the outside of the Elbphilharmonie from land and from the water on a mostly sunny day with sun and clouds bouncing off the glistening exterior is spectacular. Going inside to look around, however, is not worth it. The very, very long escalator takes you to the only floor you can visit, which has a tiny restaurant (that was filled by a tour group and unavailable when we were there), a small gift shop, and the 360-degree walkway around the exterior from which you can look at Hamburg rooftops and the dock cranes. The toilets are a steep staircase down one flight (and the ladies room line was at least 20-30 women long to get in). There is no admission to the concert halls above the lobby floor except for concerts. So, unless you have concert tickets or unless you like looking at distant rooftops, there is no reason to actually go inside. Save yourself time and money by admiring the exterior, and get on with your day.

Thank 298DickZ
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first ever architectural master piece and the most awaited one by Herzog de Meuron in Hamburg, finally got inaugurated and i was lucky to witness it.
Being a visitor the management granted certain timings for the public to visit the building.
Excitedly and overwhelming i went there.
The external facade was quite a weird and foreign looking structure as compared to surroundings. At the entrance one couldnt guess what would be surfaced later inside. Soon after entering one is compelled to take a long accelator running between rough textured walls on both sides. One is attracted towards tactality of the surfaces. Soon after entering on first level i landed into main hall from where i could get a panoramic view of the port around this building. The floor was furnished with bricks depicting traditional Hamburg style of construction. This space was encased within curved glass walls, gave a feeling of openness which offered bit confusion of locating exit doors for terrace. Through one glass panel i finally found the door exit and started taking a round trip outside. It offered a spectular view of the whole Hamburg. Though it was windy but excitement and thrill of being there ignored such factors. After a while i wanted to have a look at inside of the main hall but unfortunately it wasnt open for the public. No wonder that public day was only restricted till first floor. Disappointed but to some extent i was happy to visit this building. Hopefully some day i could hear a musical performance hence could experience the real spaces inside.

Thank muzna m
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit if you are in Hamburg. A walk along the Panasonic 360 balcony in the middle of the building is breathtaking.

An architectural marvel. Exceptionally amazing sound quality. Top notch international performances. Brilliant job done by the Hamburg authorities.

Thank traveldesignguru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't get one of the rare tickets to visit a concert or what else -
visit one of the most exciting buildings I know.
Free entrance, but start at 10 am in the morning, to get in without long waitingtime.
Use the wave moving stair and then walk around the building outside.

Thank Werner N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful view from the top. Free entrance to the top which is awesome. You just get a ticket for logistical reasons. Breathtaking panoramic views of Hamburg. Great building, wonderful architecture.

Thank olaabdulmonem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice, modern building. amazing views over Hamburg. try to go to a concert, it is part of the experience. nice posh cafe at the top. the building of is already a (urban) legend

Thank Salima K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Elbphilharmonie was the main reason for me to re-visit Hamburg. I managed to secure tickets for a chamber music performance at 11am on Sunday. Tickets are notoriously hard to obtain. My preferred concert was impossible to book so I just grabbed whatever I could. No regrets! Attending a concert at the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world is on my bucket list!
Entrance to the concert halls took me on the longest escalator ride up 8 floors. This is an ingenious design to ensure easy access and exit without bottlenecks. It is definitely worth the experience to round off the visit to this wonderfully designed new Hamburg landmark with music in your ears and a bird's ey view of the harbour from the 10th floor of the building.

Thank Singaporelonegranger
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