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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

You haven't seen Hamburg like this before.

Welcome to Hamburg's largest balcony: The unique viewing platform is open to the public and lets you see Hamburg with different eyes!

Europe's longest escalator, the "Tube", leads from the main entrance to the 6th floor of the quay warehouse at 82 metres. Its course is slightly curved, so that the end cannot be seen at the beginning of the journey. Thus the "Tube" itself becomes a surprising spatial experience through the entire depth of the former storage building. Arrived on the mezzanine level on the 6th floor, the most beautiful window to the Elbe awaits you. A huge panoramic window opens the beautiful view over the landing stages and the harbour. Also on the level is the entrance to the Störtebeker restaurant.

After another short escalator ride on the 8th floor between Kaispeicher and the glass superstructure, the so-called Plaza is located. At a height of 37 metres, visitors are offered a circular path on the outer edge of the building, which offers a unique view of the city and the harbour on all sides. With over 4,000 square meters, the Plaza is also larger than Hamburg's City Hall Market! Like everything at the Elbphilharmonie, the Plaza is a special place with special architectural challenges: From the curved ceiling construction, whose sound-absorbing substructure was planned in 3D, to the floor bricks, which were fired in a coal furnace especially for the Plaza and laid in a special pattern, to the six-metre-high wind deflectors, which are stable solely due to their geometry and the strength of the glass.

Access to the Plaza for everyone

Since 5 November 2016, access to the Plaza has not only been open to concertgoers, hotel and restaurant guests, but also to anyone who would like to enjoy the fantastic view over Hamburg. True to the motto "One house for all", a visit to the Plaza is generally free of charge. However, as the maximum number of visitors is limited, access is regulated via free tickets. These tickets are only available on site on the same day. This can lead to long waiting times, especially on weekends. Up to 18 weeks in advance you can book tickets for a certain time on the website of the Elbphilharmonie for € 2,00. Only with our day ticket you have guaranteed access without having to fix a certain visiting time beforehand.

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In the Elbphilharmonie Visitor Centre and in the shop on the Plaza you will find a selection of products and souvenirs designed exclusively for the Elbphilharmonie. Books, CDs on the current season, the Elbphilharmonie Magazine and information material on the house complete the range.

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza with HafenCity (without concert halls)

  • Fascinating guides
  • Short movie and pictures of the shell
  • Longest curved escalator in the world
  • Unique view of the city & harbour
Elbphilharmonie Plaza with HafenCity (without concert halls)
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From 19.00
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They experience and learn everything about the genesis until the completion of the Elbphilharmonie. The guides have z.T. accompanied the construction itself and for you some crucial original building materials to touch in the luggage !!! You will see a short film and pictures of the shell at the beginning of this unforgettable tour. Then take the longest curved escalator in the world up to the "Plaza" of Hamburg's new, international landmark and enjoy the unique view of the city and the Port of Hamburg.

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City tour - From the town hall to the Elbphilharmonie 3:00 p.m.

  • Informative city tour
  • From merchant-pride and disasters
  • Development to the world harbour city
  • Discover the city centre
City tour - From the town hall to the Elbphilharmonie 3:00 p.m.
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From 14.00
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Tales of proud merchants and tragic calamities: this walking tour from the town hall to the warehouse district and HafenCity features narrow alleyways and large merchants houses, canals and warehouses, and covers everything from cholera to the great fire of 1842. The sightseeing walk gives an insight into how Hamburg became a world-famous port and encourages visitors to continue exploring by themselves.

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The world’s largest warehouse complex and UNSESCO World Heritage. On the other side, towards the banks of the Elbe, the modern, ever-growing architecture of the new harbour district HafenCity. Also, you can enjoy the view of the harbour from nearly everywhere.

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The sounding heart of the Elbphilharmonie. The Great Hall

Deep inside the building is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the large concert hall seats approx. 2100 guests.

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World renowned concert hall and city emblem Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is truly building of superlatives and has set itself the goal of becoming one of the ten best concert halls in the world. The fact that it has the best chances to get there is not only due to the spectacular architecture, but also to the unique acoustics.

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Small location. Great sounds. The Small Hall

In addition to the Great Hall, the Elbphilharmonie has a chamber music hall and a small studio stage. In contrast to the Great Hall, the Small Hall follows the classic concept of the "shoe box". With its flexible platform technology and seating for up to 550 visitors, it is not only suitable for chamber music, jazz or solo evenings, but also allows numerous other uses.

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