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Hamburg: 1-Hour All Around the Elbphilharmonie Tour

Product ID: 117972
Discover Hamburg's new concert house and learn all about its construction. Enjoy the stunning views over Hamburg.
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Duration: 1 hour
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German, English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian
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  • Learn about the fascinating history of the Elbphilharmonie
  • Explore the city's newest concert hall on a guided tour
  • Take in sweeping views over Hamburg
Full description
Learn about Hamburg’s fascinating new landmark, from the original idea through its completion.

The tour begins at the Baumwall underground station. Walk to the Elbphilharmonie and admire the architectural highlights from the front. Learn about the site’s history and why it was so expensive to build.

Hear about the music that is played in the concert halls today. Note that it is not possible to visit the concert halls. Take the impressive tube, the longest and only curved escalator in Europe, and marvel at the view of the harbor from the 6th floor.

Your guide will go up to the eighth floor with you to enjoy spectacular, 360-views over Hamburg from the viewing platform. Here they will explain more about the building and plaza area. 

This tour is led by guides who put their heart and soul into their work, self-employed guides who give tours as a full-time job. Walk away from this experience with lots of information and even insider tips about the best places to spend the rest of your visit in Hamburg. 

Get to know the Elbphilharmonie and the area surrounding it, passing the beautiful Speicherstadt and Hafencity along the way. Make sure to ask your expert guide where the U Baumwallstation got its name before parting ways.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Plaza ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Concert halls
  • Tip for your guide

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• Please note that you will not enter the Elbphilharmonie Plaza with your guide, unless you book the option with plaza ticket. Plaza Tickets are available (free of charge) at the entrance and you can visit the plaza after the tour has concluded.
• Wheelchairs and baby buggies are not allowed on the tube. There will be a separate entrance with an elevator, which the tour guide will show you.
• Dogs are forbidden in the plaza.
• Smoking is forbidden in the plaza.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 433 reviews

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    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Unsere Tour Guide, Melanie, hat uns humorvoll, lebendig und sachkundig auf dieser Tour begleitet. Sehr gut war, dass sie Fotomaterial zur Hand hatte, so dass man einen sehr guten Eindruck vom Gesamtbau erhalten hat - auch ohne in die Konzertsäle besichtigen zu können. Wir haben viel Hintergrundwissen zum Bau der Elbphilharmonie erhalten und es war eine spannende Stunde. Jederzeit wieder. Vielen Dank!

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January 10, 2020


Der veranstalter war noch spät am Vorabend erfolgreich bemüht , den erkrankten Guide durch Terminverlegung auf den Vormittag zu ersetzen. Unser Treffpunkt war gut gewählt, unser Guide Alex pünktlich, die Gruppe recht klein, alle sehr nett. Alex hat uns einen umfassenden Einblick in die Einzelheiten/Geschichte der Elbphilharmonie vermittelt und durch sehr gutes Bildmaterial ergänzt. Insgesamt war die Führung um und im Gebäude hervorragend. Ist ein Muss für jeden Hamburg Besucher. Vielen Dank nochmal!

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November 1, 2019


Beautiful building and view

The view of Hamburg is very good. The building is alsof very Nice to see. The guide had a very entertaining way of telling the story. Interesting facts.

August 10, 2019

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Product ID: 117972