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Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 3576660
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The Elbphilharmonie – grand opening on January 11 and 12, 2017! 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, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 3576660
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for free with a ticket from a kiosk facing here. Long long escalator to get up, views are lovely. Place has a lovely vibe but very busy. Worth a visit!

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Elbphi during a family holiday a few days after the official opening and it was absolutely fantastic. The building is breathtaking and insanely beautiful from outside and within. We saw it glistening on the river from the morning and had a visit booked...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an architectural landmark! You can visit the Elbphilharmonie for free. Don't let the lines worry you,because it all moves quickly and before you know it your up on the terrace, enjoying the beautiful views of the city. A must when in Hamburg!

Thank mjs03
Reviewed 2 days ago

It may have been a Swiss architect firm that created the Elphi (its nickname), but the results are all but traditional or conservative. It is the centerpiece of a visit to Hamburg nowadays, a completely new concept building, including two concert halls, a hotel, offices...More

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great views from viewing platform of Hamburg .. It was raining and windy when I went but not too bad to still take photos and take in the atmosphere. Disappointed that I couldn't see inside the auditorium but will remedy that when I can get...More

Thank Barbara_England_2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Must to see in Hamburg, an impressing architectural master piece excellently combining historical foundation of one of the warehouses with modern architecture

Thank andreaslX281CW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tickets to visit this Hamburg landmark are free (they're simply to control the number of visitors at any one time. The walkway around the Plaza provides extensive, if not very interesting, views. Best seen from a distance.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed: the new Elbphilharmony, built near the Elbe, towring high above the river and the port. Get a 'plaza ticket' (free) for one hour, and you may go up and enjoy the magnificent view of the port. And there is a Störtebeker...More

Thank VincenzoH1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really worth to get a look at. They offer you free tickets to get up, for having an amazing view over Hamburg! We loved it and enjoyed taking a lot of pictures! You should absolutely go do it!

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent views across the city and river, however, it gets incredibly busy and crowded. It's probably better to go very early on or later on in the day.

Thank Susie P
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Panda W
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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