Guided Tours Insights into the concert hall – public and private guided tours are a great way to find out more about the Elbphilharmonie’s architecture and acoustics.

Public Concert Hall Tours

Tours take visitors around the former warehouse upon which the Elbphilharmonie was built, via the Plaza and through the foyers to the heart of the Elbphilharmonie – the Grand Hall. You can choose between a general tour and tours with a special focus on music or architecture. We recommend that persons with mobility issues take the barrier-free tour.

At the moment, there are no entry restrictions for guided tours. There ist no obligation to wear an FFP2 mask any more. To protect yourself and others, we still recommend wearing a mask.

Book tickets for guided concert hall tours on this webpage or in person at the Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shops.

Guided Tour
Guided Tour © Sophie Wolter

Öffentliche Konzerthausführung

This tour provides information on the history of the Elbphilharmonie, as well as fascinating insights into its concert halls, outstanding acoustics and music programming.

  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Language: German or English
  • Max. group size: 15 participants / From June: 25 participants
  • Not accessible
  • €20 per person
  • A maximum of six tickets may be purchased at any one time.

Barrier-free guided tour

There are also barrier-free versions of public concert hall tours.

  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Language: German
  • Max. group size: 15 participants
  • €20 per person
  • A maximum of six tickets may be purchased at any one time.

Please note: Persons accompanying severely disabled people with the B classification on their ID card can take the barrier-free tour for free, but they will still need a ticket. You can obtain your free ticket for the accompanying person by providing your full address and a telephone number either by emailing barrierefrei@elbphilharmonie.de, by calling +49 40 357 666 66 or by visiting one of our Ticket Shops.

Focus on music

This tour is focused on the musical city of Hamburg, its history – and of course the Elbphilharmonie building and its musical programme.

Focus on the organ

This tour is all about the organ: after a tour of the concert hall, organist Thomas Cornelius presents the majestic instrument itself – with music, of course!

Focus on architecture

This tour is focused on the history of the concert hall building and its architectural features.

Guided Tour
Guided Tour © Sophie Wolter
  • Duration: Music / Architecture approx. 90 minutes, Organ approx. 2 hours
  • Language: German
  • Max. group size: 15 participants / From June: 25 participants
  • Not accessible
  • Price: Music / Architecture €20 per person, Organ €30 per person
  • A maximum of six tickets may be purchased at any one time.

Concert Hall Tours for Private Groups

Enjoy a birthday treat, a friends’ outing or a company event – book a concert hall tour for a private group.

  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Available in a variety of languages
  • Private group tours may only be booked by and for private individuals, not by distributors
  • Fixed price: €300 for 15 participants / From June: €500 for 25 participants
  • Not accessible
  • Also available with a focus on architecture or music
Guided Tour
Guided Tour © Sophie Wolter

Plaza Tours

  • Duration: approx. 45 minutes
  • Language: German or English
  • Max. group size: 10 participants / From June: 15 participants
  • Not accessible
  • €10 per person
  • A maximum of 10 (from June 15) tickets may be purchased at any one time.
Plaza Tour
Plaza Tour © Sophie Wolter

Dates and Tickets

  • Concert hall tours are planned in accordance with the concert and rehearsal schedule of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets are generally not available earlier than 6 weeks before the date of the tour.
  • Concert hall tours can be booked online or in person at the Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shops.
  • View the payment options
  • Bookings are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Meeting point and important information

  • All guided tours start from the Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop. The Ticket Shop can be reached via the main entrance, and is located on the ground floor, in the corridor on the right-hand side of the long escalator.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Late arrivals (later than start time) may not participate and are not entitled to a replacement tour or a refund of the purchase price.
  • Our guided tours are physically demanding. This is above all due to the staircases extending over many floors in the Grand Hall foyer that must be climbed.
  • Tours are not recommended for children under the age of eight.
Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop
Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop © Michael Zapf

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