Your Concert Visit During the Coronavirus Crisis Safety measures, programme changes and ticket sales: all you need to know about concert visits during the coronavirus pandemic.

»2G+« at Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle

For the moment the new 2G+ regulations passed by the Hamburg Senate will apply to all events: Only those who have received a booster vaccine will be able to attend − or those who can provide proof of vaccination or recovery and a current negative coronavirus test. You must also wear a medical mask for the duration of your visit, including while seated in the hall and at events held with a reduced seating capacity.

Please note that, in accordance with Section 5 Par. 1 No. 3 of the Hamburg SARS-CoV-2 Containment Act, people with typical coronavirus symptoms will not be admitted onto the premises.

In the programme calendar on this website you will find some dates that are still marked as »2G«. These dates will be successively updated according to the corresponding Corona rules.

»2G+« :Documentation for entry

Please be outside the building in good time and have your ticket and a valid ID ready (identity card, passport or driver's licence), as well as one of the following verifications:

  • Booster vaccine or full vaccination + recovery

    I.e. proof – in addition to full coronavirus vaccination* with a vaccine that has been approved in Germany – that you have received a booster shot**.

    *The following count as full Covid-19 vaccination: 2 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, or 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson&Johnson followed by one dose of one of the above mRNA vaccines. One vaccination dose is sufficient for those who have recovered from Covid-19.
    **A booster vaccination entitles immediate access to events after the vaccination has been carried out. In addition, proof of a complete vaccination together with a recovery certificate issued afterwards is valid as a booster vaccination. This applies, as with recovered individuals without prior vaccination, for a maximum period of three months.

  • Vaccination or recovery + negative Covid-19 test

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    • proof of full Covid-19 vaccination* or a medical/official confirmation of having recovered from Covid-19 within the last three months**
    • as well as official proof of a negative rapid antigen test within the last 24 hours or a negative PCR test within the last 48 hours

    *The following count as full Covid-19 vaccination: 2 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, or 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson&Johnson followed by one dose of one of the above mRNA vaccines. One vaccination dose is sufficient for those who have recovered from Covid-19. At least 14 days must have passed since the last required vaccination dose.
    ** The infection must have been confirmed through molecular-biological testing, e.g. a PCR test; the test must be at least 28 days ago and no more than three months ago.

As the detailed admission regulations for events may also be subject to change at short notice, we recommend that you take a look at the details before attending the concert at www.hamburg.de/coronavirus (German only).

The above documents must be presented either as a printout or in digital form and in one of the following languages: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish – for example via the Corona-Warn-App or the CovPass-App.

  • Exceptions to the »2G+« rule

    Exceptions to the 2G rule apply for people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and who have the original medical certificate and a current negative coronavirus test (rapid antigen test max. 24 hours old or PCR test max. 48 hours old).

    Children and teenagers:

    Until further notice, children and teenagers under 16 years of age do not need to provide evidence (vaccinated, recovered, tested).
     
    From the age of 16, evidence of full vaccination or recovery is required. Since schoolchildren are required to take tests regularly in schools, they are not required to present a negative test result too as long as they can show a valid pupil ID.

  • Ticket refunds

    You’ll find full information on ticket refunds in cases of changes due to the coronavirus, as well as the relevant refund form at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/ticket-returns.

»2G«

Documentation for entry

Please be outside the building in good time and have your ticket and a valid ID ready (identity card, passport or driver's licence), as well as one of the following verifications:

  • Proof of vaccination against coronavirus

    Namely proof that you have been fully vaccinated* using a vaccine approved in Germany.

    *The following count as full Covid-19 vaccination: 2 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, or 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson&Johnson followed by one dose of one of the above mRNA vaccines. One vaccination dose is sufficient for those who have recovered from Covid-19. At least 14 days must have passed since the last required vaccination dose.

  • Proof of recovery from Covid-19

    Namely a confirmation issued by a doctor or the local authorities of an infection with coronavirus in the last six months from which the infected person has recovered, based on molecular-biological testing (e.g. PCR test). The test must have been performed at least 28 days ago, but not longer than three months ago.

The above documents must be presented either as a printout or in digital form and in one of the following languages: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish – for example via the Corona-Warn-App or the CovPass-App.

  • Exceptions to the »2G« rule

    Exceptions to the 2G rule apply for people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and who have the original medical certificate and a current negative coronavirus test (rapid antigen test max. 24 hours old or PCR test max. 48 hours old). Children and teenagers under 16 are also exempt from the 2G rule.

  • Ticket refunds

    You’ll find full information on ticket refunds in cases of changes due to the coronavirus, as well as the relevant refund form at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/ticket-returns.

Further Information Regarding Your Concert Visit

  • Obligation to wear a mask in the concert hall

    A medical mask must be worn in the entrance area, on the Elbphilharmonie Plaza and in the entire building – even on the seats in the halls.

  • School and kindergartens

    Special rules apply for school and kindergarten events.

  • Admission times

    Elbphilharmonie:

    • Plaza: 120 minutes before the start of the event
    • Grand Hall Foyer: 90 minutes before the start of the event
    • Grand Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event
    • Recital Hall Foyer: 90 minutes before the start of the event
    • Recital Hall: 45 minutes before the start of the event

    Laeiszhalle:

    • Foyers Grand Hall: 90 minutes before the start of the event
    • Grand Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event
    • Foyer Recital Hall: 60 minutes before the start of the event
    • Recital Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event

    Currently vaccination/recovery certificates and ID cards are checked as you enter the concert hall. We recommend arriving early – pre-concert refreshments are available as always. It is not possible to admit latecomers into the hall.

  • Contact details

    Ticket purchaser’s contact details will be collected to allow any Covid-19 infection chains to be traced.

  • Lifts

    To ensure adherence to social distancing rules, the lifts are primarily reserved for the use of those with limited mobility. At the Elbphilharmonie, the Plaza lifts may only be used by four people at any time and a medical face mask must be worn. Please therefore use the »Tube« escalator or the foyer stairs to get to the concert hall.

  • Elbphilharmonie Car Park

    Please primarily use car park levels 2 and 4. From there, follow the signs from the staircase to the ground floor and then take the »Tube« escalator to the Plaza. Please avoid using the lifts where possible.

  • Other venues

    In the programme calendar on this website you will also find events held in venues other than the Elbphilharmonie or the Laeiszhalle. Please note that different hygiene concepts are in place in these other venues.