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Review of Elbphilharmonie

Elbphilharmonie
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Elbphilharmonie Hall Plaza and Hamburg City...
Ranked #19 of 357 things to do in Hamburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s newest cultural landmark, officially opened in January 2017. An attraction for Hamburg residents and visitors from all across the world, the concert hall lies on the banks of the Elbe and is surrounded on three sides by water. Perched on top of a former harbour warehouse is a new glass structure that rises up to a height of 110 metres above ground level. In between: the Plaza, a public viewing platform with breathtaking 360° views. Variety, artistic quality and accessibility are primary criteria by which the Elbphilharmonie measures its musical profile. The Grand Hall is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie. No member of the 2,100-strong audience is seated more than 30 metres away from the conductor. Classically designed, the Recital Hall’s elegant milled wood panelling ensures perfect acoustics. Plenty of room for creativity can be found in the Kaistudios a few floors below: participatory projects and musical instrument workshops open to all age groups.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was very lucky to buy a ticket to a concert in the Kleine Saal. Approaching this building I was filled with awe at how majestic it is. The ticket included entry 2 hours before the concert so I had an opportunity to enjoy the plaza. Breathtaking views.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Some buildings do inspire and this is one. I visited with a work colleague and even as just a trip up to the viewing level you can see this is a work or art in brick and glass.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Considering the Elbphilharmonie was planned to cost round 77 Mio. EUR and ended up at around 800 Mio. EUR we definitively wanted to see what came of it. We didn't have tickets to a concert but nevertheless wanted to see for its architectural value. Surprisingly you have to get tickets to view the plaza but these are for free and you can get them right at the entrance. The inside is very spacious and elegant, the views over the harbour are also a real treat. There are some shops inside and we were able to catch a glimpse of the concert hall. Just stunning! One more piece of advice: Definitively bring a coat when roaming the outer passageways of the Elbphilharmony as winds up there are quite rough and chilly. Have to get back and secure tickets for a concert next time!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This wondrous but well over budget architectural masterpiece is free to enter and provides some great phot opportunities over the city and the harbour. We went on a very cold day however the escalators and the views made it bearable. You have to visit when n Hamburg!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A fantastic free attraction with great views over Hamburg and the Elbe. The unusual curved escalator takes you up 30m over the rooftops with a viewing platform and a cafe and shop. Although the entry was ticketed to ensure that the viewing deck was not overcrowded, we didn't have to wait to enter at 4pm.

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