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Guided Tour of Elbphilharmonie: From Scandal to Architectural Wonder

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Take a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie Plaza and learn some amazing facts about the conception of this marvel of architecture.


  • Meet your tour guide and then head to the Elbphilharmonie, an architectural marvel that critics say could be heralding a new age for Hamburg.

  • Listen to your tour guide as he gives you facts and details about the construction of the Elbphilharmonie, the many uses of the spaces inside, and what materials were used to build it.

  • Head to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza and observe intricate architectural details.

  • Feel free to stay at the Plaza for as long as you'd like and take in views of all of Hamburg, the harbor, and, of course, the Elbe.

  • This tour is available in English and German only.


  • 1-hour guided tour of the exterior and interior of the Elbphilharmonie

  • Visit to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

  • Access to the tube to the Plaza


  • Tour of the Concert Halls

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

1.3K Ratings
Angela Emmrich



Sep, 2023

Die Reiseleiterin, ein junger, ganz toller Mensch mit viel Herz für seine Heimatstadt. Das hat sie auch auf uns rübergebracht.
J.F.W. Hoffer



Jun, 2023

The guide was very good. The problem was that we expected to have a view at the actual theatre but that was not possible.
Yvonne Schäpper-Huber



Oct, 2023

Klsus has explained everything super:smiling_face_with_hearts: Jederzeir again!
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Flemming Barfod



Oct, 2023

Thank you to "Christa10" for making the guide so interesting in several ways
Marija Vuković



Jan, 2020

It was great, I booked my tickets in minutes

Learn facts and interesting details about the building of the Elbphilharmonie

After being driven up to the Plaza, our licensed guide will talk you through the construction and planning phases of the Elbphilharmonie. You will also learn incredible facts like the total cost of construction, how the architects managed to design the Outer Plaza in a way that no birds would ever fly in, and what 50-ton object hangs over the stage. You will also get to learn about the Kaiserspeicher before construction began, as well as the different uses for the interior spaces of the Elbphilharmonie. Ask as many questions as you like during the session to make the most of this experience.

Soak Up the Architecture of the Venue

Take a second escalator, this time to the 8th floor and former roof of the Kaiserspeicher, now the Plaza. Walk through the indoor and outdoor plaza, admiring the architecture and the intricate detail that's been used in the construction. Look out at the city of Hamburg and take in the impressive views. Stay in the plaza as long as you'd like after your tour is done and marvel at the space.

Operating Hours

  • The German tour is available at 11am, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 5pm daily.

  • The English tour is available at 1pm daily.

Your mobile tickets will be sent to you shortly. Please display them on your mobile device to your guide upon arriving at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

Baumwall subway station, exit in the direction of Kehrwiederspitze and meet your guide in front of the Back Shop (Kiosk).

Our guides are usually identified by the red shoulder bags labeled "Adventure World Tours".

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