Hamburg has a new cultural landmark in the HafenCity: the Elbphilharmonie opened its doors for the first time on 11 January 2017. On the banks of the river Elbe, supported by approximately 1,700 reinforced concrete piles, a modern building complex has emerged which contains – in addition to 3 concert halls – a hotel, 45 private apartments and the Plaza, a public viewing area with a 360° view of the city. The centrepiece of the Elbphilharmonie is also currently one of the most exciting structural projects in Europe: a world-class concert hall that is detached from the rest of the building for soundproofing reasons. Situated at a height of 50 metres above ground level in a unique location in Hamburg’s historic port, and with seating for 2,100 people, the Elbphilharmonie is the perfect symbiosis of architecture and music...
Press Kit / Grand Opening
Read the press release, media reactions and concert programme or download the press images and TV/video material.
Download Press InformationThe Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (41.6 KB)
Music at the Elbphilharmonie (34.2 KB)
Architecture (40.5 KB)
Key Figures (102.6 KB)
Project Description Herzog & de Meuron (105.7 KB)
Fact Sheet Herzog & de Meuron (89.1 KB)
Company Profile Herzog & de Meuron (204.5 KB)
Other LanguagesPress Information in Mandarin (2.3 MB)
Press Information in Danish (1.5 MB)
Press Information in French (1.9 MB)
Press Information in Japanese (1.9 MB)
Press Information in Dutch (1.7 MB)
Press Information in Norwegian (1.5 MB)
Press Information in Swedish (1.5 MB)
Download Press Images
Images and videos of our concert halls and events are available free of charge for editorial purposes. Please always credit the photographer. Commercial use of any kind or modification of the images is not permitted. A copy of your editorial coverage or a brief summary of the intended use would be appreciated.
Download Further Press Images
Download Press Videos
Images and videos of our concert halls and events are available free of charge for editorial purposes. Please always credit the photographer. Commercial use of any kind or modification of the images is not permitted. A copy of your editorial coverage or a brief summary of the intended use would be appreciated.Drohnenaufnahmen außen
Impressions of the Plaza