The Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle have been completely empty for a couple of weeks now – and that also means an end to our popular guided tours through the Elbphilharmonie for the time being. We are now offering virtual tours instead, enabling people to experience the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle from their couch. Our guides show the most interesting parts of the buildings.
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Current episode: The Laeiszhalle
Nein — es gibt nicht nur ein großes klassisches Konzerthaus in Hamburg. Neben der Elbphilharmonie ist die Laeiszhalle mit ihren drei tollen Sälen und ihrer wunderbaren neobarocken Architektur ebenfalls eines der besten Konzerthäuser Deutschlands.
The Elbphilharmonie - All the episodes
20. The reflector
In this episode, guide Katharina explains the huge sound reflector in the Grand Hall.
19. The route leading to the hall
Not only the actual concert hall is an absolute eye-catcher at the each other: the route leading there also has something special to offer.
18. The best seats
This is still one of the most controversial questions about the Grand Hall: which are the best seats? Of course there's no simple answer. But our guide Katharina tries to explain.
17. The facade
The glass facade is the Elbphilharmonie's ultimate eye-catching feature. And it's not only beautiful to look at, it has practical functions as well, as our guide Katharina explains.
16. The toilets
Nothing is left to chance in the Elbphilharmonie – and that means that the toilets are an absolute eye-catcher too. Guide Dorothee tells us all about the special materials used.
15. The mounts for the instruments
The Elbphilharmonie's backstage area is not only attractive, it's also practical. The best example are the mounts for the instruments behind the stage.
14. The yellow boots
They are the eye-catcher at the entrance to the Elbphilharmonie. Guide Thomas explains the origin and the significance of the ominous yellow rubber boots.
13. The artists' dressing rooms
What do the dressing rooms look like where soloists or conductors prepare for the evening's concert? Janina takes you backstage in this episode of our virtual tours.
12. The half-portal cranes
It's true that the three half-portal cranes on the south flank of the Elbphilharmonie no longer have any practical function – but they are one of the most impressive memorials to the building's original use.
11. The Green Room
The Green Room – that mysterious place between backstage and the foyer. What is it there for, and where does it get the colourful name from? Our guide Janina explains.
10. The white skin
It's the source of the Grand Hall's unique acoustics: our guide Simon tells you everything you need to know about the White Skin.
09. The wood panelling in the Recital Hall
250 cubic metres of French oak make the Recital Hall a pleasure to look at and touch. Our guide Sabina explains how the special moulding of the panels affects the acoustics.
08. The globe lights
Different models of globe light can be found at a wide variety of locations in the Elbphilharmonie. Our guide Brigitta tells us what the architects had in mind.
07. The loggias
The loggias in the facade are one of the Elbphilharmonie's eye-catchers. Our guide Sabina explains how they fit into the building's overall concept.
06. The Foyer of the Recital Hall
Dark wood and black marble are the distinctive elements used in the foyer of the Recital Hall. Our guide Yolanda expains what makes these materials so special.
05. The suspension elements in the Grand Hall
In order to achieve perfectly isolated acoustics, the Grand Hall is completely uncoupled from the rest of the building using special steel springs. Our guide Simon takes us into the gap.
04. The wayfinding system
It helps people find their way around the building, and is good to look at as well: the Elbphilharmonie’s wayfinding system. Our guide Brigitta Graf explains what makes it special.
03. The seats in the Grand Hall
This virtual tour takes you directly into the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall: guide Sabina explains everything there is to know about the seating!
02. The window profiles
Our virtual tour continues in the foyer of the Grand Hall, where you have the best vantage point for looking at and through one of the Elbphilharmonie’s unique features: the huge windows. Our guide Theresa explains the special features of the glistening window profiles.
01. The roof terrace
Our guide Yolanda shows the Elbphilharmonie's roof terrace, the so-called Sky Lounge, and presents the unique view over the building's different roofs.