Elbphilharmonie Tours

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Opened in 2017, the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic) is a striking work of modern architecture on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg. Made with 1,096 individual glass panes, it houses two concert halls, as well as a hotel and residential apartments. The halls’ acoustics are considered among the best in the world.

The Basics
Aside from having a visually stunning exterior, the Elbphilharmonie maintains a diverse calendar of concerts ranging from classical to modern. With a free entrance ticket, visitors can ride the Tube, Europe’s longest and first curved escalator, to Elbphilharmonie Plaza, an observation platform with sweeping city and harbor views. Many walking and cycling tours of Hamburg—particularly its Warehouse District—now include a stop at the concert hall.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Elbphilharmonie is a must-see for music lovers and architecture buffs.
  • Demand for tickets is high, so it’s a good idea to book ahead if you plan to see a show.
  • While photography is permitted within the new concert hall, recording of any kind during performances is not permitted.
  • The entire concert hall is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Elbphilharmonie is in Hamburg’s HafenCity neighborhood. The easiest way to get there is by taking metro line U3 to Baumwall or line U4 to Überseequartier. Buses 6 and 111 also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The Elbphilharmonie is open daily from 9am to midnight and is busiest on concert days. If visiting to see the observation plaza, stop by in the morning or early afternoon before the concert crowds arrive. Those attending a concert should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

The Acoustics of the Grand Hall
The 2,100-seat main concert hall at the Elbphilharmonie ranks among the most acoustically advanced in the world. The sound quality is so good in part because the hall is detached from the rest of the building, while 10,000 individually shaped gypsum fiber sound panels further soundproof the space. No one in the audience sits more than 99 feet (30 meters) from the conductor.
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Address: Am Kaiserkai, Hamburg 20457, Germany
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Elbphilharmonie Visit in Hamburg (Without Concert Halls)

Take a tour of Hamburg’s crown jewel, the Elbphilharmonie, which opened in January 2017. This brick and glass music hall looms over Hamburg’s harbor and features some of the city’s best modern architecture. Walk through the building to admire the incredible interior architecture as well as panoramic views of Hamburg and the harbor. This tour does not include a visit to the concert halls.
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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg

Discover top city attractions and famous landmarks in Hamburg on this private 3-hour guided tour. Follow a private guide through the bustling streets of Hamburg and gain insight into the city’s rich history. Travel by public bus and ferry, and take in sites of interest including Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Elbe Tunnel and the Kontorhäuser. Admire panoramic views over Hamburg and the Alster River from St Michael's Church, soak up the atmosphere in buzzing districts including HafenCity, Landungsbrücken, Mönckebergstraße and Speicherstadt, and explore the historic Portuguese Quarter.
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Guided Hamburg City Bike Tour

Pedal your way around the harbour city of Hamburg on this 3.5-hour sightseeing bike tour. Glide around the atmospheric St. Pauli district, pass the modern waterfront of the HafenCity and cruise through the Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s famous warehouse district. Jump off along the way to admire architectural landmarks like the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, St. Michael's Church and the Rathaus, and soak up the scenery along the waterfront Jungfernstieg promenade and the Alster Lakes.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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PREMIUM TOUR OF HAMBURG AND SURROUNDINGS

Discover the best of the German port city of Hamburg during this full-day private tour. Customize the itinerary to your preferences and visit key landmarks like the Elbphilharmonie, Rathausmarkt, St. Pauli, the St. Nikolai Memorial and much more. Learn about the city’s rich history from your informative guide and get insider tips about the best places to eat, drink, and visit.
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Guided Bus Tour: Hamburg City Highlights

Explore Hamburg’s city highlights in style on this 2-hour guided bus tour. Hop aboard your bus in central Hamburg then set off through the city with a guide. Gain insight into Hamburg’s history and learn of the city’s coffee, tea and spice trade routes. Enjoy fine views over Outer Alster Lake and the Elbe River, follow pretty roads through the historic Old Town and explore the old warehouse district. Admire modern construction in the HafenCity district, explore Hamburg’s underbelly in St Pauli and discover top attractions including St Michael's Church.
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Warehouse District and HafenCity: Guided Day Tour in Hamburg

Explore the Warehouse District and HafenCity on this 2.5-hour Hamburg walking tour. Follow a guide along Hamburg’s bustling harborside and admire fine views over the busy waterways. Gain insight into the city’s coffee-, tea- and spice-trading heritage, and explore the historic boiler house — a source of energy in the early 20th century. Head onward into HafenCity and admire top local attractions such as the iconic Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Along the way, see fine examples of Hamburg’s impressive urban regeneration and watch cruise boats anchoring in the harbor.
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Berlin: A Feast for Foodies

On this private and personalised foodie experience, eat your way around East Berlin with a food loving Local Host who can't wait to share with you the city’s best loved dishes, from the German classics to the Turkish dishes which are now firm local favourites. With your like-minded Local Host, explore the heart of East Berlin and enjoy sampling the dishes like bratwürst and schnitzel which the city is famed for, taste Turkish cuisine from locally loved cafes and street food stalls and stop by a beer hall for a truly authentic taste of this diverse city’s food scene!
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THE HAMBURG EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM SIGHTSEEING TOUR HAMBURG

Maximize your time in Hamburg with a personal chauffeur and a custom-made itinerary. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, visit the sights that interest you most, and spend as long as you like at each stop. Perhaps jump out to admire landmarks like the Elbphilharmonie or Hamburger Dom, take a walk around the Reeperbahn red-light district, explore the historic port, or soak up the scenery around the Alster Lakes.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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