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Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour: From a scandal to a wonder

Product ID: 93348
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Discover the Elbphilharmonie Plaza in Hamburg (no visit to the Concert Halls). Learn from your tour guide everything about the history of the building and the cost, and hear many facts and insider information.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie Plaza
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Hamburg
  • Learn lots of insider information about the Elbphilharmonie
  • Ride the longest escalator in Europe
Full description
Visit the Elbphilharmonie and gain exciting background information about the new Hamburg landmark. Enjoy the unique view from the Plaza, and experience the lovingly named 'Elphi' up close with your professional city guide.

Admire the Elbphilharmonie from the quay before you enter on the longest escalator in Europe. Then take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg.

Learn from your guide about the controversy surrounding the Elbphilharmonie project and hear exciting facts and insider information about the unique acoustics, the use of special materials, the construction costs and the price of an overnight stay in the building.
Includes
  • Admission to the Elbphilharmonie (no admission to the concert halls)
  • Professional city guide
  • Transfer to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Guided tour through the concert halls

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Subway station Baumwall, Kehrwiederspitze exit, at the bottom of the stairs in front of the kiosk ("Back Shop"). The kiosk is located under the railway bridge.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the concert halls are not visited
• This is a walking tour and not a boat trip
• If you are a wheelchair user or have a child in a stroller please speak to the supplier before booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3412 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A fascinating building - and the story was told in an engaging and thorough manner by our guide Andre. Very lucky to be only 2 solo travellers with this guide so I feel I really got to hear all about this truly stunning building and have all my questions answered. Would highly recommend.

September 21, 2019

Good Tour Guide, but disppointed with booking company.

We booked to go on the Tour and turned up about 2o minutes before the schuduled time. Other people arrived and we figured there was German speaking group and and English speaking group. The german gude arrived but no English Guide. At about 10 minutes after the start time I sent and email and then approach the German guide and to ask him what was happening. He phoned the booking company and got to speak to a girl. First she said we arrived too late and then changed her response that we booked too late. I said we booked two days ago, so she said it was canclled because there was not enough guests. But there were 7 people waiting. She that said we could do the tour the next day, but 5 of the 7 said they could not do so I asked her for a guarantee that it woul go ahead. So we turned up the next day and did the tour with just 3 guests. While the tour was good and informative the booking company is just plain shonky.

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July 6, 2019

A really interesting tour with an excellent guide.

All concerts at the Elbphilharmonie were sold out so we opted for a guided tour in order to get a little taste of that magnificent building. It was great fun and very interesting, - our guide spoke excellent English and gave us an insight to the colourful history of the building. We went up to the plaza in beautiful weather and enjoyed the view. The area is stunning. I look even more forward to coming again to Hamburg and be sure to have booked tickets to a concert at the Elbphilharmonie.

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May 6, 2018

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Adventure World Tours

Product ID: 93348