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Elbphilharmonie Tickets Guide

The Elbphilharmonie is one of Hamburg’s most recent cultural landmarks and has quickly risen to become the city’s emblem. Etched on the bank of River Elbe, the Elbphilharmonie stands tall above Hamburg’s HafenCity. A remarkable architectural structure predominantly made of glass, the grand Elbphilharmonie accommodates three concert halls, 45 apartments, a Westin Hotel, and a dazzling array of places to eat and drink. It is an unmissable destination to visit if you are in the city. 
Here is everything you need to know for a visit to this architectural and cultural marvel – best tours & tickets, timings, getting there, and more.  

All Your Elbphilharmonie Tickets And Tour Options

Guided Tours

Combo Tours

These experiences offer a chance to explore the Elbphilharmonie to the fullest. You’ll be accompanied by an expert tour guide who will offer a fascinating insight into the concert hall’s architecture and significance. On your tour, you’ll also be treated to a wonderful view of the city from a unique vantage point.

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With a German or English-speaking tour guide, discover the charming Elbphilharmonie and its highlights including the plaza, ground floor, and 8th-floor observation deck.
The city of Hamburg has plenty to offer and it’s best to make the most of your time here by opting for a combo tour. Not only do you get to visit the grand Elbphilharmonie, but you would get to try other experiences in the city such as a cruise, Speicherstadt, Kehwiederspitze, Hafencity, and more. An added benefit of opting for combo tours is that you’ll be accompanied by a local guide throughout your journey. 

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  • Hamburg Highlights: Hafencity, Speicherstadt & Elbphilharmonie
    This tour combines the rich history of Speicherstadt with the modern allure of Hafencity and Elbphilharmonie. The guided tour takes you on a fun-filled walk where you can gaze at the beautiful Hafencity architecture, visit the Speicherstadt warehouse district, and watch stunning views over the canals and bridges of Speicherstadt. 
  • Daily Harbor Cruise & Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour
    This tour is ideal for everyone eager to learn more about the stunning Hamburg Harbor, the Hamburg port, and the Elbphilharmonie. This guided tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience on a cruise along the calm waters of the Elbe with live commentary. 

Which Elbphilharmonie Tickets Should You Go For?

If you only want to visit the Elbphilharmonie 

If you are on a budget and only want to visit the Elbphilharmonie, a guided tour does the job. It offers an in-depth walking tour of the landmark with a bi-lingual local guide and a visit to all the major highlights of the concert hall. 

If you want to see more in Hamburg

Combos offer a guided tour of not just the Elbphilharmonie, but also the plaza, Speicherstadt, Hafencity, and a cruise on the Elbe river. With this, you can cover the most picturesque landmarks of the city within a few hours. 

All Elbphilharmonie Ticket Offers

Free Entry 

Children under 6 years old can enjoy free entry and a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie.

Discounted Tickets 

Children in the age group of 6-13 can enjoy discounted tickets and tours.

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Plan Your Visit To The Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are Elbphilharmonie’s opening hours? 
The Elbphilharmonie is open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day. 
When is the Elbphilharmonie closed?
It is open for visitors throughout the year. 
What is the best time to visit the Elbphilharmonie?
If you want to enjoy the hall and have a pleasant experience, the best time to visit the Elbphilharmonie is between May and September. Please note that you will see a maximum number of tourists visiting during these months. 
How long is an Elbphilharmonie tour?
A guided tour typically lasts for around 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
Where is the Elbphilharmonie located in Hamburg?
It is located in HafenCity, Hamburg, along the banks of river Elbe. 
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How do I get to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?
Considering its favorable location, there are many ways to get to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. 
Here are a few alternatives you could choose from.
  • Underground rail
    Visitors can take the underground line 3 and get down at the Baumwall station if they want to visit the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. 
    Alternatively, the underground line U4 will also take them to the desired location. If you take the underground U4 line, get down at the Überseequartier station. 
  • Bus
    If you travel by bus, hop on Bus 2 in the 111 bus line and get off at Am Kaiserkai, which is around 150 meters from the Elbphilharmonie.
    You can also take bus 6 which will drop you off at Auf dem Sande, located approximately 500 meters away from the Elbphilharmonie. 
  • Ferry
    If you love traveling by water, you can also take a ferry from the Landungsbrücken pier to the Elbphilharmonie. Ferry 72 will drop you exactly in front of the majestic landmark. 
  • Car
    Driving to the Elbphilharmonie is as straightforward as it gets. Contrary to many top attractions, the Elbphilharmonie has a 24/7 parking space where over 400 cars can be parked at the same time.
Can I take the metro/train to the Elbphilharmonie?
Yes, you can choose between underground 3 and underground 4 lines to get to the Elbphilharmonie. Alight at Baumwall station or Baumwall station and walk to the concert hall.
Can I take the bus to the Elbphilharmonie?
Yes. Bus 2 in bus line 111 and bus 6 will take you to the Elbphilharmonie. 
Does the Elbphilharmonie offer parking facilities?
There is plenty of parking available at the Elbphilharmonie. There is a vast multi-story parking lot that has a parking space for more than 400 cars. The parking space is open 24/7.
Is the Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg wheelchair accessible?
Visitors with disabilities can easily access the Elbphilharmonie as there are no barriers in the entire area.
Is a storage facility available at the Elbphilharmonie?
Bags, umbrellas, luggage, and bulky items can be stored in lockers that are on the ground floor of the Elbphilharmonie. 
Is photography permitted at the Elbphilharmonie?
Visitors are not allowed to click photographs or record videos during a concert. You may click pictures and record videos only on the Plaza and in the foyers. Additionally, you can also click photographs before a concert begins or after it finishes. However, you need to ensure you are not intruding on others’ privacy. 
Can I dine at the Elbphilharmonie?
There are fully-licensed cash bars on every floor of the Grand Hall Foyer.
Can I stay at the Elbphilharmonie?
If you wish to stay at the Elbphilharmonie, you can book your accommodation at The Westin Hamburg, which is in the upper part of the Elbphilharmonie.

What To See On An Elbphilharmonie Tour?

Glance through our list of recommendations at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to ensure you have the best experience at this iconic landmark.

Elbphilharmonie Interior

The interiors of the Elbphilharmonie represent an amazing effort at building a civic space in a predominantly opaque building. The vineyard-style hall along with compactness gives off an intimate yet, positive vibe. 

Elbphilharmonie Orchester  

Musical ambassador of northern Germany, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester was established in 1945 and was popularly known as the Northwest German Broadcasting orchestra. It is based in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall. Since 1952, the Elbphilharmonie Orchester has been at the center of the development of the concert venue’s musical profile. The torchbearer of north German music is also actively involved in promoting musical talent and offering a range of music education projects. 

Elbphilharmonie Architecture

Sitting on the banks of the Elbe, the Elbphilharmonie is a perfect specimen of mix use architecture. Wrapping in its arms, the Elbphilharmonie features three concert halls, a recital hall, a modern Westin Hotel, condos, and plenty of places to eat and drink. 
The raw and rustic warehouses made from bricks along with the glamor and allure of the glass facade create a magical aura around the Elbphilharmonie. 

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall is designed to ensure all visitors have a surreal experience while watching their favorite artists perform. Open to all genres of music, The Grand Hall in its unique way has left millions awestruck. The vineyard-style design of the Grand Hall ensures that no audience member is sitting over 30 meters away from the main stage.

Komponisten-Quartier/Composers Quarter

If you want to submerge yourself in Germany’s rich musical history, you should consider visiting the Komponisten-Quartier/Composers Quarter. It is a group of six museums that provide precious insights into the biographies of some world-renowned music composers. 
The Komponisten-Quartier/Composers Quarter has played a vital role in keeping the musical history of Hamburg alive. 

Recital Hall

The Recital Hall has a seating capacity to accommodate 572 guests. It is a perfect venue for intimate performances across a plethora of genres such as chamber music, jazz, lieder, and more. Arranged in a classic shoebox style, the Recital Hall is made of oak paneling, reflecting sound to every inch of the wonderful space. 

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Get a 360-degree view of Hamburg and its port from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza. At the height of 37 meters above ground level, the Elbphilharmonie Plaza cozily nests between the old harbor warehouse and the modern glass structure of The Elbphilharmonie. More than 17,000 local and international visitors visit the public viewing platform. 

Seating At The Elbphilharmonie

The Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie is a spell-binding 2,100-seater venue for concerts, private, and musical events. As you enter through the doors of the Grand Hall, you will notice the vineyard-style seating arrangement, wherein the audience is seated surrounding the stage in ascending order. The Elbphilharmonie is nothing short of architectural brilliance, providing a unique and desirable acoustic experience. 
The backstage area is on the 12th level and houses seven artist green rooms with private bathrooms. In addition, you will also find a cafeteria here where artists can drop by for refreshments. 

Things To Do In Hamburg

Here are some of the top things to do in Hamburg:

Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

A St. Pauli & Reeperbahn tour along with a visit to the Hamburg harbor are the pulse of this modern and culturally rich German city. Do not forget to experience the “sinful mile”, also known as the Reeperbahn around the world while strolling through the streets of the St. Pauli district. Explore 930-meters of Hamburg nightlife in this vibrant hotspot for live music and parties. 

Hamburg Dungeon

With a Hamburg Dungeon admission ticket, experience history with a twist of horror. Explore over 600 years of history in this interactive tour filled with stories that will send chills down your spine. An ensemble of professional actors, two nervy rides, special effects, and countless tales set the stage for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. 

Hamburg Harbour Cruise

A Hamburg harbor cruise is one of the most popular sightseeing experiences in the city. The cruise takes you on a comfortable journey through the calm waters of the Elbe. Explore Hamburg from the water and cruise past the container terminals, different bridges, HafenCity, and the warehouse district. 

Panoptikum Museum 

Located in the middle of the Reeperbahn district, the Panoptikum Museum is the largest and oldest wax museum in Germany. Click pictures with wax models of German and international stars. With over 120 wax models, a visit to the Panoptikum Museum is worth every buck. You can pair Panoptikum with a Hamburg River cruise to have an eventful evening in the city. 

Blankenese Tour

Blankenese is a hilly riverside settlement near Hamburg. Wander through the narrow alleys and splendid villas, and end your trip by visiting the beach by the Elbe river. There are many parks in and around the area connected by stairs. A treat to the human eye, the beautiful sights on a Blankensee tour are a must-take if you are in Hamburg. 

Speicherstadt Tour

The Speicherstadt Tour is not to be missed among the top-rated tours in Hamburg. Take a tour of the world’s largest 19th-century warehouse district and enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the UNESCO World Heritage sights. An Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity tour can take you through the historic office buildings, also known as Kontor horses, while also covering other major landmarks. 

Post-Covid-19 Safety Measures At The Elbphilharmonie Of Hamburg

Currently, there are no restrictions to entering Elbphilharmonie. Visitors do not have to flash their vaccination certificates or a negative test report for entry. In addition, although wearing a mask is recommended, it is not mandatory. 
Please note that individuals infected with coronavirus are not allowed to enter the premises. 
  • Vaccination certificate: Not required
  • Negative test report: Not required
  • Masks: Not mandatory

Elbphilharmonie Tickets FAQs

Are Elbphilharmonie tickets and tours available online now?

All Elbphilharmonie tickets and tours are available online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?

At the time when this is being written, there are no COVID measures in place. However, the federal authorities are deciding whether masks should be reintroduced amidst the rising number of cases.

Are Elbphilharmonie tours available?

Yes, Elbphilharmonie guided tours are available for a detailed understanding of the architecture, culture, and significance of the building. 

Are discounts available on Elbphilharmonie tours?

Children in the age group of 6-13 can enjoy discounted tickets and tours.

What is the seating capacity of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall? 

Around 2,100 guests can be seated in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall (the Great Hall). 

Where can I book tickets for a show at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall?

You can book your tickets for a show at the Elbphilharmonie ticket counter or online. Since tickets are sold out within hours of opening, booking them online and in advance is always preferred to get the best seats.

Which seats have the best views at the Elbphilharmonie? 

Due to the vineyard-style architecture, you have the best views from every seat in the Grand Hall at the Elbphilharmonie.

What are Elbphilharmonie’s opening hours?

The Elbphilharmonie is open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day.

How do I get to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?

Considering its favorable location, there are many ways to get to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. 
Here are a few alternatives you could choose from.
  • Underground rail
Visitors can take the underground line 3 and get down at the Baumwall station if they want to visit the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. 
Alternatively, the underground line U4 will also take them to the desired location. If you take the underground U4 line, get down at the Überseequartier station. 
  • Bus
If you travel by bus, hop on Bus 2 in the 111 bus line and get off at Am Kaiserkai, which is around 150 meters from the Elbphilharmonie.
You can also take bus 6 which will drop you off at Auf dem Sande, located approximately 500 meters away from the Elbphilharmonie. 
  • Ferry
If you love traveling by water, you can also take a ferry from the Landungsbrücken pier to the Elbphilharmonie. Ferry 72 will drop you exactly in front of the majestic landmark. 
  • Car
Driving to the Elbphilharmonie is as straightforward as it gets. Contrary to many top attractions, the Elbphilharmonie has a 24/7 parking space where over 400 cars can be parked at the same time.

What is the best time to visit the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?

If you want to enjoy the hall and have a pleasant experience, the best time to visit the Elbphilharmonie is between May and September. Please note that you will see a maximum number of tourists visiting during these months. 

Is the Elbphilharmonie wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Elbphilharmonie is accessible by wheelchair.

Is photography allowed at the Elbphilharmonie?

Visitors are not allowed to click photographs or record videos during a concert. You may click pictures and record videos only on the Plaza and in the foyers. Additionally, you can also click photographs before a concert begins or after it finishes. However, you need to ensure you are not intruding on others’ privacy. 
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