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Reading and Music: Der Mann, der vom Sirius kam
Hamburg International Music Festival
When he was twelve years old, Thomas von Steinaecker got to know the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and there developed a close relationship that lasted until the latter’s death in 2007. The graphic novel »Der Mann, der vom Sirius kam« (The Man Who Came From Sirius) not only tells the story of this unusual friendship, but also gives a comprehensive account of the eccentric musical visionary’s life. The reading from the graphic novel (in German) is complemented by Karlheinz Stockhausen’s music.
Thomas von Steinaecker author
David von Bassewitz illustrator
Paul Hübner musical concept, sound design
Lesung aus der neuen Graphic Novel »Der Mann, der vom Sirius kam« von Thomas von Steinaecker und David von Bassewitz.
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Blog & Streams
Enjoy the View
Between the old Kaispeicher and the new glass structure is the Plaza, a public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for concerts in the Grand and Recital Halls include a visit to the Plaza two hours before the start of the concert or event; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.More about the Plaza
A Diverse Cuisine
Food & Drink
A total of six bars in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers offer concertgoers a varied cuisine before the start of events and in the intervals. Restaurants, cafés, delis and further bars await visitors in the »Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie« and in »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel.More about Food & Drink
Located within the base section of the Elbphilharmonie building on floors 2 and 3 are the Kaistudios, home to the Elbphilharmonie’s World of Instruments and extensive music education programme. The largest Kaistudio is the Elbphilharmonie’s third concert hall – ideal for concerts, experimental music, seminars and workshops for up to 150 guests.
Getting to the Kaistudios
All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. The Kaistudio on floors 2 and 3 are not accessible via the Tube (long escalator), but rather using the stairs or group B lifts. Please follow the signs provided in the tunnel on right-hand side of the Tube. Admission is by concert ticket only.
A cloakroom for the Kaistudio located on the second floor is offered free of charge to visitors.
Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.
Please note that you will be required to deposit your checked in items yourself and house staff is only able to partially guard the cloakroom. Checked in items are left at the owner's own risk.
The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.
Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.
Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier
There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.
Multistorey car park in the Elbphilharmonie (open 24/7, 435 parking spaces):
Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests.
The car park operator APCOA offers a flat rate of €10.00 for four hours of parking. Every further hour or part thereof costs €5.00 as per the regular parking charge. The flat rate is only valid online and must be booked at least two hours in advance. Book the flat rate online at www.apcoa.de.
APCOA answers frequently asked questions about advance booking here.
Multistorey car park »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Überseequartier underground car park: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.
Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.
The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.
Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event; for events offering pre-concert talks, admission into the halls begins 60 minutes before the start of the concert.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.
Photography and Video Recordings
Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.
Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.
Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.