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.
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.