The Elbphilharmonie: Hamburg’s New Landmark
Since its opening in November 2016, the Elbphilharmonie has become another landmark of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. The architectural masterpiece with its impressive glass façade is located in the port of Hamburg and is easily visible from both land and water. It towers over the historic brick buildings of the Speicherstadt and stands out with its imposing façade among the other new buildings in the area. Inside the concert hall, world-class artists perform and many concerts are sold out months in advance.
Discovering the Elbphilharmonie in various ways
An unforgettable experience is attending a concert in the newly built concert hall. Orchestras and artists of international significance perform here and present well-known and modern pieces. However, if you want to attend such a concert during your trip to Hamburg, you should try to get tickets well in advance. Many events are already sold out long before they take place.
One highlight of the building is the plaza at a height of 37 meters. This viewing area is accessible to visitors and offers a magnificent view of the Speicherstadt and the Port of Hamburg. The way to the plaza remains memorable to many visitors because it is reached via the longest escalator in Europe, called the “Tube.”
Over a length of approximately 82 meters, the Tube escalator brings visitors to the sixth floor of the Kaispeicher, from where another escalator leads to the plaza on the 8th floor.
In addition, guided tours are offered at the Elbphilharmonie. Interested participants can learn exciting facts and amusing anecdotes about the building’s history, current use, and the unique features of the concert hall in the Port of Hamburg. After such a tour, a visit to the gastronomy of the house is worthwhile, offering a fantastic view of the surroundings. Alternatively, a tour by boat through the Speicherstadt is a good way to view the concert hall from the water.