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Classical meets modern - The Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg's new sensation.

On January 11th,

2017 the Elbphilharmonie (Elbphilharmonic Hall) was opened and since then the "Elphi" has been a top-class venue. For music lovers of the most diverse genres, everything is there, whether classical, jazz or other styles; a visit is always worthwhile.

This impressive architectural masterpiece is located in the new Hafencity district directly on the waterfront. It was built according to a design by the architects Herzog & de Meuron. On top of the Kaispeicher A, a brick building used as a cocoa, tobacco and tea warehouse, a curved glass roofscape with a height of 110 metres, visible from afar, was built. It is precisely this contrast between history and modernity that gives the Elbphilharmonie a very special expression.

The large concert hall with a height of 50 metres is extraordinary and can hold up to 2,200 spectators. In addition, two smaller halls with 550 and 170 seats were built. The panoramic view from the foyers of the Elbphilharmonie over the modern Hafencity, the harbour and Hamburg is uniquely beautiful.

Our insider tip:

Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable view of the city and the harbour from the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie at a height of 37 metres, free of charge. An outdoor tour leads around the entire building. However, the capacity of this area is limited, so you might want to plan some waiting time. Free tickets to the Plaza are available on site. Guided tours are also available for a fee. The Plaza is open daily from 9 am to midnight.

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Platz der deutschen Einheit 1, 20457 Hamburg
    Phone: 040/35766666 (ticket hotline); 040/3576660 (switchboard)
    Mail: tickets@elbphilharmonie.de (for admission tickets)
    The opening hours of the halls depend on the time of the events


    Our tips around the Elbphilharmonie

    You can reach the Elbphilharmonie from bus stop no. 13(Auf dem Sande) in about 5 minutes on foot.


    In addition to the paid tours, the Plaza is also accessible free of charge. In order to avoid overcrowding, tickets are available. These are available directly at the Plaza.