Guided tour

Hamburg: guided Elbphilharmonie introduction

Activity provider: Hamburg-Stadtführung
Guided tour

Hamburg: guided Elbphilharmonie introduction

Activity provider: Hamburg-Stadtführung
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From US$ 13.09 per person

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See the outstanding architecture of Hamburg's new concert hall on this in-depth and informative tour. Learn everything you need to know about the famous Elbphilharmonie and its history from your guide

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Duration 45 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire the front of the new Hamburger Elbphilharmonie on a guided tour
  • Get all the facts and information about the Elbphilharmonie from your qualified guide
  • Walk on the Elbphilharmonie Plaza and experience phenomenal views of the city and the harbor
  • Be inspired by the futuristic architecture
Full description

The Elbphilharmonie is Hamburg's most famous landmark. In a 45-minute introduction, you will find out what makes the Elbphilharmonie so special, but also controversial, and why we Hamburgers still love "our Elphi". We tell you the whole story from the original idea to the implementation and the difficulties in completing it. Let a guide explain the impressive architecture of the facade and the special construction of the concert halls with their incomparable acoustics. We underline the whole thing with vivid pictures and partly original building materials. Find out how diverse the music program of this concert hall is and what else is hidden in this building. Your guide looks forward to offering you an unforgettable experience with a mix of facts and entertainment. We work through the complicated relationship between the Hanseatic city and its untouchable diva and give you exciting insights from all perspectives. We illuminate the building from all sides with well-researched insider information and entertaining anecdotes. Your cheerful guide will hit just the right note with a mixture of hard facts and curiosity and make this tour an authentic Hamburg experience. In a family atmosphere, we walk around the Elphi, amazed and laughing. Your questions are always welcome. Within 45 minutes you will learn more about the building, its history, and how the people of Hamburg deal with their "love-hate relationship with Elphi" than you can read in any travel guide. We get to the bottom of the true stories behind Hamburg's newest and most controversial landmark. At the end of the tour, you'll have learned enough facts to form your own opinion about this controversial and world-famous structure, and then pick up a free Plaza ticket (your guide will explain how and where) to take the so-called "tube", the longest curved escalator in Europe, to the viewing platform and from there enjoy the wonderful view over the city and the harbor and explore the interior of the building on your own.

  • Certified tour guide
  • Detailed and expert introduction to the Elbphilharmonie
  • Admission and tour of the concert halls in the Elbphilharmonie
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Am Sandtorkai 74. This is on the corner of Mahatma Ghandi Bridge and the street Am Sandtorkai. Please do not go to the Elbphilharmonie directly.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour does not enter the concert halls
  • This tour takes place in all weather conditions
  • This tour is also suitable for wheelchair users (however there is no discount in such cases)
  • Please note that the tour takes place outside and the Elbphilharmonie Plaza is not heated. Please dress appropriately for the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9204 reviews

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It was a very nice guide, who had a good loud voice and had many stories to tell about the creation and construction of the Elbphilharmonie. Although our location was next to a stand with a very loud music, the man had a very good was very exciting and entertaining and was fun.thank you very much

March 31, 2023

Probably the best tour I've ever taken. The guide was great, clear, logical, interesting, with great presentation skills and all the facts and figures without them being overpowering. The venue is dramatic and full of crazy ideas. OK the costs overran a bit, but I think you got value for money in the mid term at least if not in the short term.

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March 31, 2023

Unser Guide war kurzfristig krank geworden. Kein Problem wurde in eine andere Führung umgebucht und so machten wir eine 2,5 h Tour mit Speicherstadt und Hafencity und zum Schluss den Besuch der Elbphi. War einfach nur super, toller Guide viel gesehen und viel erklärt bekommen. Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen ☺️

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 92790