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Classical Meets Modern - Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg's Architectural Sensation

The Elbphilharmonie ("Elbe Philharmonic Hall") was opened in January 2017 and since then the "Elphi" has been a top-class venue.  For music lovers of different genres, there is everything, 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 formerly used as a cocoa, tobacco and tea warehouse, a curved glass roofscape with a height of 110 metres visible from afar was added. 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 meters 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 port 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 10 am to midnight.


    Our Tips Around Elbphilharmonie

    You can reach the Elbphilharmonie from bus stop No. 13 (Auf dem Sande) in about 5 minutes walking.

    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.

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der deutschen Einheit 1
    20457 Hamburg

    Plaza: 10.00 to 24.00 hrs
    Halls: depending on events
    Tickets & detailed information