Guided tour

Hamburg: Guided Elbphilharmonie Introduction from Outside

Activity provider:Hamburg-Stadtführung
Guided tour

Hamburg: Guided Elbphilharmonie Introduction from Outside

Activity provider:Hamburg-Stadtführung
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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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  • 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
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Learn about Hamburg's famous Elbphilharmonie on a guided tour of the building's exterior. Marvel at the architecture of Hamburg's new concert hall and uncover the history behind it.

Meet your guide and set out to discover what makes Hamburg's most famous landmark so special, but also controversial, and why Hamburgers still love their "Elphi". Hear the whole story, from the original idea to the implementation and the difficulties during completion. Listen as your guide explains the impressive architecture of the façade and the special construction of the concert halls with their incomparable acoustics. Find out how diverse the music program of this concert hall is and what else is hidden in this building. Enjoy a well-researched tour with insider information and entertaining anecdotes, illuminating the building from all sides. Learn more about the building, its history, and how Hamburgers deal with their love-hate relationship with the Elphi than you can read in any travel guide.

By the end of the tour, you will have learned enough facts to form your own opinion about this controversial and world-famous building.

Pick up your free Plaza ticket at the end of your tour (your guide will explain how and where) to take the so-called "Tube", Europe's longest curved escalator, to the observation deck. Enjoy wonderful views over the city and harbor and explore the inside of the building on your own.

  • Certified tour guide
  • Detailed and expert introduction to the Elbphilharmonie (outside only)
  • 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

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4.7 /5

based on 9323 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

September 6, 2020

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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October 10, 2017

Der Führer hat das lustige moderiert und hat alle Fragen beantwortet. Ich bin allerdings nicht davon ausgegangen, dass man die ganze Zeit nur gegenüber der Philharmonie stehen bleibt. Ich hätte erwartet, dass er zusammen mit den Gästen auch hoch fährt und von oben Runde moderiert. Dies ist nicht geschehen. Als ich ihm am Ende noch eine Frage gestellt hab, hat er gesagt, jetzt beeilen Sie sich aber in die Schlange zu kommen, sonst wird sie noch immer länger. Er hat es gut gemacht, aber ich würde diese Führung nicht mehr buchen. Ich fand es zu wenig konkret.

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April 25, 2023

Product ID: 92790