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“classical music”(113 reviews)
Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
+49 30 254880
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In musical terms, I could probably run out of superlatives for the performance we went to see in May 2018. The acoustics of the concert hall are second to none and it's certainly an impressive auditorium for such a top orchestra. We went to see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AngloItalian78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Berlin Philharmonic customer service was first class. We had booked to go to see Mahler 2nd symphony in Berlin, but due to serious illness suddenly could not go. On phone they spoke English and were very helpful. We returned the tickets €200 Euros and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colin r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible experience! Absolutely stunning building and hall. The performances were beautifully played and received by all. The bar and cloak room staff were lovely and helpful. I would suggest in another ladies bathroom as the queue for that got quite long. Very pleasant evening however.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chrystal W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous design, every seat spacious. Barenboim starring before an adoring sold out audience. An honour to have attended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniemci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Astonishing construction from the mid-60ies (or 50ies?) by famous archtict H. Scharoun in the style of a ship. Good accustic. Buy row H for cheap seats (around 50-70 Euro; yes, that is considered cheap); these are in the back, but if you don't mind, you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank babapapa2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the best orchestras in the world - definitely worth it to go to a concert and see the hall. well located

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The “cathedral “ of music and culture.This is the other name of the young (only 55 year old) foundation.There are every day events and all kinds of prices,but you must buy early (internet).A big asymmetric building with the orchestra in the center,excellent acoustic and all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

My dream came true and I finally watched Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra Live with my favorite piece, Mahler Symphony Number 2. What a beautiful night it was, both for me and my family. Unforgettable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jrkelesoglu
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I heard the violinist Daniel Hope and his orchestra here one evening. It was exquisite! I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure today of attending the free 1 hour concert- truly amazing. What an opportunity. The atmosphere is perfect with people of all sorts perched on every step, lined along every balcony railing- sitting on the floor- you name it!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 July 2018|
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Response from jamesaT7801ZN | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shirley, you simply turn up. We arrived about 60 mins before and sat with a book and a coffee. This also means you can get a spot on the steps or possibly a seat!
8 May 2018|
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Response from Claudia W | Reviewed this property |
I was there for a different performance, but I can tell you to get there early to see the disk shop, if you are interested, because after the performance they close it...And take a look around, the building is beautiful...
6 May 2018|
Response from sirikulk2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they have it. But if you have time let’s try. May be you can try to buy the ticket From the travel agency.