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The 10-Million Mark

In 2019 the Elbphilharmonie cracked the 10-million-visitor record.

10 million visitors to the Plaza and two million concertgoers: even visionaries didn't dare dream of so much success before the Elbphilharmonie Plaza opened its doors on 4 November 2016.

To mark the 10 millionth visitor, Hamburg residents and visitors were invited to a special celebration in June 2019, when both the Plaza as well as the foyers and the Grand Hall opened.

Meute bei der Plaza-Eröffnung

Die zehnmillionste Besucherin

The Plaza party marked the beginning of the Whitsun weekend und was opened with words of welcome from Dr Carsten Brosda, Hamburg's Senator for Culture & Media, who also greeted the 10-millionth guest together with General & Artistic Director Christoph Lieben-Seutter. Of course there was first-class live music as well: Several ensembles put the audience in the right mood, e.g. the experimental formation Reflektor with its 40 young members, Cologne band Luciel and the Hamburg-based NuHussel Orchestra, which played a danceable mix of jazz and funk, hip-hop and electro.

As a highlight as part of the celebrations, visitors had the chance to take a look at the foyers and the Grand Hall free of charge – a special chance to discover the interior architecture.

There were as many Franzbrötchen as you could eat – a sweet bun that's a local speciality, donated by »The Westin Hamburg« hotel and drinks at attractive prices. Throughout the afternoon, visitors enjoyed the fabulous panoramic view of the city and its docks.

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