Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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(c) Thies Raetzke

The Elbphilharmonie

Right on the waterfront of the river Elbe, on the western tip of the Hafen-City, Hamburg is building a new concert hall - the Elbphilharmonie. The glass structure is built upon the massive red brick construction of the former warehouse known as the Kaispeicher A and rises up to a height of 110 metres. The heart of the Elbphilharmonie, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, is the Grand Hall - a world-class concert hall with a seating capacity for 2,100 guests and a height of 50 metres, which will provide a spectacular stage for Hamburg's vibrant music scene and for stars from all over the world. Two smaller concert halls can be found in the Elbphilharmonie along with a hotel, a restaurant, 45 residential flats and a plaza with a 360° panorama view which is open to the public.

The official opening date of the Elbphilharmonie is January 11, 2017. From November 2016 on, the 4.000 square metre Plaza will already be open to the public. It offers an impressive 360 degree panoramic view of the city and the harbour at a height of 37 metres.

The advance ticket sale for the Elbphilharmonie will not start before spring 2016. If you wish to be regularly updated on all news concerning the opening of the Elbphilharmonie, please sign in for our newsletter »Ticket sale Elbphilharmonie« under www.elbphilharmonie.de/newsletter.

The booking of the concert halls and premises of the Elbphilharmonie will be possible starting from September 2015. The general terms and conditions for renting will be published in August 2015 at www.elbphilharmonie.de. For further information, advice and recommendations, please contact Marie Kühl (marie.kuehl@elbphilharmonie.de, phone +49 40 357 666 36).

Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle - Two venues, one future
The concert business of both the future Elbphilharmonie and the renowned Laeiszhalle are under the direction of one company. Christoph Lieben-Seutter became its General and Artistic Director in 2007. Since the 2009/10 concert season he has also been responsible for the »Elbphilharmonie Konzerte« consisting of 120 concerts per year. This concert series takes place mostly in the Laeiszhalle, alongside the concerts of private concert promoters, as well as in many unusual locations in and around Hamburg. The Elbphilharmonie Konzerte present a multi-faceted, modern, cosmopolitan programme, which leads its public into the future, anticipating the concert life of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Music City Hamburg. The NDR Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Thomas Hengelbrock, will be the Orchestra in Residence of the Elbphilharmonie.

First insights into the Grand Hall

A vision becomes real: virtual tour through the future concert hall:

The current image brochure of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Download here as pdf (10 MB) or read online here. Here you can download a small informationflyer as pdf in addition.


Interview: General and Artistic Director Christoph Lieben-Seutter about the future artistic programme of the Elbphilharmonie.

Video: multipercussionist Martin Grubinger visits the Elbphilharmonie

Video: Looking forward to the Elbphilharmonie: conductor Mariss Jansons, baritone Thomas Quasthoff, pianist Piotr Anderszewski and many more...



Read the latest news about the project.


The project

Hamburg is building its musical future: The Elbphilharmonie.


The Concert Halls

The heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the Grand Hall.


Guided tours

Several new type of tours offer further exciting insights into the project.


Elbphilharmonie Pavilion

In the midst of Hamburg's »HafenCity«: information about the Elbphilharmonie.


Music City Hamburg

From Mahler to Tocotronic and Thomas Hengelbrock: Hamburg's vibrant music culture.