© DoubleVision
© Iris Herzog-Stude
© DoubleVision
© Christian Bruch
© Maxim Schulz
© CooperCopter


World renowned concert hall and city emblem

Since the opening on 11.01.2017, the Elbphilharmonie has undoubtedly become Hamburg's landmark: More than 2 million guests attended over 1,000 concerts. Well over 11 million enjoyed the panoramic view from the publicly accessible Plaza.

Nearly 70,000 people took part in concert tours of the Elbphilharmonie, and over 60,000 people of all ages took part in the music events offered by the Elbphilharmonie. The Elbphilharmonie is truly a building of superlatives - spectacular architecture meets breathtaking acoustics.


A bold, undulating glass construction rises above the historic Kaispeicher warehouse at the western tip of HafenCity: the Elbphilharmonie warmly welcomes all visitors to Hamburg. It is already the architectural and cultural landmark and symbolizes the spirit of a deeply musical city.

Bridging the gap between tradition and modernity

The Elbphilharmonie is probably the best-known example of bridging the gap between tradition and modernity. The combination of red brick walls and a filigree glass building makes the Konzerthaus the epitome of Hamburg's self-image. The former Kaispeicher A was used until the end of the last century as a warehouse for cocoa beans, among other things. It forms the foundation for 200,000 tons of culture: the glass façade transforms the 110 m high structure of the Philharmonie into a huge crystal with an ever-changing appearance. With its glass panels which are curved and cut in parts, it captures the reflections of the sky, the water and the city.

Show more Show less

Hamburg CARD Discount

  • 10% discount on souvenirs in the souvenir shop
  • 20% discount on coffee in Deck & Deli (Please note: The HamburgCARD must be presented to staff BEFORE ordering so that the discount can be granted. In some cases a table reservation is required. No duplication of discounts possible.)

Hamburg CARD

Free travel by bus, train and harbour ferries (HVV) and up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist offers

Short & Sweet

  • For whom All Hamburg Visitors
  • How to get there By public transport (U3 to Baumwall, bus and ferry)
  • What not to miss "The Tube" the unique curved escalator
  • Length of stay 1 - 2 hours
  • Food coffee, snacks and other drinks at "Deck + Deli"
  • Tip Book a guided tour of the Plaza for even more information about the city's landmark
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Combined Ticket City and Alster Tour

Stadt und Alsterrundfahrt
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Visitors who want to get to know Hamburg properly have got to take to the water at some point. This is why the Discovery Tour ticket includes tours of the Alster lake as well as a standard sightseeing tour. A day pass for the red double-decker buses allows you to hop on and off at the 29 stops along the route of the sightseeing tour for a whole calendar day.

Show more Show less
2 Adults
+ -
+ -

BOOK NOW Our Hamburg Offers

Day ticket for the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

  • public viewing platform
  • 360° view of the city and the harbour
  • 37 metres above grund level
  • unlimited unique access


Day ticket for the Elbphilharmonie Plaza
To offer
From 10.00€*
Elbphilharmonie Plaza Hamburg
© Jörg Modrow

The Elbphilharmonie Plaza serves as the junction between the old harbour warehouse and the modern glass structure above it. Located at a height of 37 metres above ground level, this public viewing platform is open to everyone and offers a breathtaking 360° view of the city and the harbour. The Plaza is open to everyone – not just concertgoers and hotel guests. You are welcome to come up and enjoy the fantastic view, discover more about the architecture or meet friends for coffee and a snack – from 09:00 to 24:00 daily.

In the interior area of the Plaza you will find stairways and lifts to the concert halls, the takeaway café »Deck & Deli«, and the lobby of »The Westin Hamburg« hotel. Information on the Elbphilharmonie, books, CDs and souvenirs are for sale in the Elbphilharmonie Shop. Visitors can walk all the way around the Elbphilharmonie on the outer Plaza.


Access to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

It is possible to visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza free of charge. However you have to get a free ticket which is only available on the same day and at the Elbphilharmonie visitor center (Kaiserkai 62) or at the Plaza ticket machines. As the number of visitors to the plaza is limited, long waiting times may occur, especially on weekends. With our day ticket, you have guaranteed unique access without having to decide for a certain time in advance.

Show moreShow less
2 Adults

Guided Tour "From the town hall to the Elbphilharmonie"

  • Informative city tour
  • From merchant-pride and disasters
  • Development to the world harbour city
  • Discover the city centre
Guided Tour "From the town hall to the Elbphilharmonie"
To offer
From 14.00€*
Vom Rathaus zur Elphi
© JFL Photography - Fotolia

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.

Show moreShow less
2 Adults

More on this subject

© mediaserver.hamburg.com / Maxim Schulz

Hamburg's famous landmark on the Elbe Everything around the Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie and environs: Café and restaurant recommendations, culture and museum tips and everything else you need to know when you're in the vicinity of the Elbphilharmonie.

Everything around the Elbphilharmonie
© Daniel Dittus

Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie

The musical programme of the Elbphilharmonie covers the entire spectrum of classical music - from Renaissance to contemporary music, from solo evenings and chamber music to large choir and orchestra concerts.

Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie
© ThisIsJulia Photography

CITY AREA PORTRAIT HafenCity & Speicherstadt

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.

HafenCity & Speicherstadt

This could also interest you Further recommendations

Elbphilharmonie Plaza
© Iwan Baan

You haven't seen Hamburg like this before. Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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

Elbphilharmonie Plaza
© Iwan Baan

The sounding heart of the Elbphilharmonie. The Grand Hall

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

The Grand Hall
© Michael Zapf

Small location. Great sounds. The Recital Hall

In addition to the Grand Hall, the Elbphilharmonie has a chamber music hall and a small studio stage. In contrast to the Grand Hall, the Recital 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.

The Recital Hall

*if applicable plus service fee

Top customer reviews

4.8 of 5 (6 reviews)

Write new rating

This is your text

Your rating *


Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version

We process your data in accordance with the provisions of our Data Privacy Statement.

Add to watchlist