Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

    1. Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

    Visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza with your guide, with some exciting background about this spectacular building to accompany you along the way. Hear about the building’s original plans, plus its construction, completion challenges, and special features. Tour the outside of the building while learning about its façade and other external features. Then, travel on up the Tube — the longest escalator in the world. Glimpse its large panoramic window before arriving at the Plaza: an activity hub connecting the historical docks to the modern glass architecture. Take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg over the harbor and HafenCity from the Plaza. Hear about the music that is played inside as your guide gifts you with more tidbits about this striking modern structure.

  • Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

    2. Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

    Visit the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and get some exciting background information about the spectacular concert hall–from the original idea and implementation, to its completion difficulties and special features. Tour outside the building and learn about the façade and its other exterior features. Then enter the Elbphilharmonie on the Tube, the longest escalator in the world. Pass the large panoramic window then reach the Plaza: the hub of all activity and the link between the historical quayside and the modern glass structure. At the Elbphilharmonie Plaza hear everything you need to know about the concert halls and the venues and facilities within the building. Take the outside gangway of the Plaza and circle the entire building, discovering views of Hamburg's sights from all directions.

    It was a very nice guide, who had a good loud voice and had many stories to tell about the creation and construction of the Elbphilharmonie. Although our location was next to a stand with a very loud music, the man had a very good voice.it was very exciting and entertaining and was fun.thank you very much

  • Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour: From a scandal to a wonder

    3. Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour: From a scandal to a wonder

    Visit the Elbphilharmonie and gain exciting background information about the new Hamburg landmark. Experience the lovingly named 'Elphi' up close with your professional city guide and enjoy the unique view from the Plaza after our tour. 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.

    The guide was nice who gave us a comprehensive overview of Elbphilharmonie, and told us Seth interesting about the city and history of Hamburg.

  • Elbphilharmonie Highlights, Plaza & Surroundings

    4. Elbphilharmonie Highlights, Plaza & Surroundings

    Learn about the latest landmark of Hamburg on a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie. Get answers to any questions you have about the stunning new building in the HafenCity quarter. Hear why it took so long to build and how much it cost. Start with a walk around the building to admire its façade and learn about the area's past and new architecture. Then, go to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza via the longest curved escalator in Europe and get interesting details about the building as you take in the views of the harbor. Listen to your guide as they share anecdotes about Hamburg and its new landmark and tell you about its unique acoustics.

  • Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

    5. Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

    Enjoy a guided tour of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. Learn from your guide about this impressive building. Begin with a tour around the building before riding the world's longest escalator. Then admire great views of Hamburg and the harbor from the Plaza, with interesting commentary from your tour guide. Also included in this tour is an approximately 1-hour harbor boat tour. Travel close to the enormous containerships and admire the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Photograph the building from this unique perspective. If the water level is sufficient, you will also travel through the canals of the Speicherstadt – the Hamburg Warehouse District. The jetty is close to the Elbphilharmonie. Depending on your booked time, you can either visit the Elbphilharmonie first and then take the harbor tour at 11:00, or go on the harbor tour first and then visit the Elbphilharmonie.

    Tolle Reiseleiter und gute Übersicht über den Hafen und über die Architektur / Ingenieurskunst / Organisation der Elbphilharmonie (leider nur) von aussen,

  • Speicherstadt: Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry Ticket

    6. Speicherstadt: Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry Ticket

    Explore 2 of Hamburg's more famous areas during a guided walking tour of the former warehouse district, Speicherstadt, and the modern HafenCity. Best of all, gain access to the famous Elbphilharmonie. Hear all about why the warehouse district was built in the 1800s and how it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Compare what you see in front of you with your guide’s historical photos to get a feel of what it was like in times gone by. After your guide drops you at the Plaza and introduces you to the Elbphilharmonie, enter the exquisite building by the water. Discover the building's interior and get up close with its modern glass architecture. Plus, don’t miss the breathtaking views over the harbor and HafenCity.

  • Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

    7. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

    Take a tour of the most spectacular foodie spots in the HafenCity and Speicherstadt and indulge in 5 delicious snacks. Whiz up to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie and soak in the unparalleled views. After meeting your trusty guide, set off on this unique walking tour. You’ll visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to exciting stories. Discover HafenCity, the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Then, ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the Elbphilharmonie’s plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Learn about the architecture and acoustics of the halls from your guide without physically going inside. As you journey from place to place, take the chance...

  • HafenCity 3-Hour Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

    8. HafenCity 3-Hour Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

    Start your 3-hour guided walk in the heart of HafenCity. Start from the metro station at Überseequartier and enjoy the first food tasting of the tour. Visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listen to exciting stories. In between you get the chance to try different well selected international appetizers in various special localities. Ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Savor a typical Hamburg snack and learn about the architecture and acoustics of the Elbphilharmonie from your guide. Head to the Störtebekers restaurant for a further culinary highlight at the end of your tour.

    It was great. I had my kids with me and it was easy to go along with. It was not too much information and it wasn’t so complicated. The food was great and Christa explained a lot of interesting things about Hamburg. We learned a lot and it wasn’t very rushed or too full. We got many recommendations for good restaurants and museums.

  • Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

    9. Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

    Explore the new landmark of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie, during a one-hour tour starting at the metro station Baumwall (U-Bahn Station). From here you can already enjoy views of the "Elphi" concert house, known internationally for its special architecture.  Gaze from the plaza over the port of Hamburg and the city itself, and enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere. Listen as your guide shares interesting information about this magnificent concert hall.  At the end of the tour another highlight is waiting for you: enjoy a Störtebeker beer to end the tour in a special way. You are more than welcome to stay here for the rest of the day.

  • Instagram Food Tour of Hamburg with Elphi Plaza Visit

    10. Instagram Food Tour of Hamburg with Elphi Plaza Visit

    Start your tour at Überseequartier in the heart of the futuristic HafenCity. Taste your first delicacy and continue through the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Move on to Speicherstadt, whose 130-year-old brick buildings once formed the largest warehouse complex in the world, now UNESCO-listed. Snap the change from steel, concrete and glass of HafenCity to the red brick and the historic bridges and narrow canals of the Speicherstadt. See the Elphi, Hamburg's most popular attraction and one of the highlights of your tour. Considered to be the most modern concert hall in the world, it's home to the Tube, the longest freestanding escalator in Germany, leading to the Elphi-Plaza. Get a fantastic 360-degree view over the whole of Hamburg. Take a break in th...

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What people are saying about Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13,925 reviews

The explanations of our very nice guide Christa about the new Hafencity and the Speicherstadt were very interesting! It was a lot of fun, even though we were out and about in the rain almost the whole time in Hamburg's bad weather. We have already taken part in several tours of this kind in Hamburg. The culinary samples in the Hafencity were good, but we liked the other tours (Schanzenviertel and Eppendorf) even better. However, the providers of the samples were often long-established or had come as lateral entrants. So there were more interesting things to tell about it and there were more unusual food and drinks.

The harbor tour that took place at the beginning of the tour was very well organized and the information was conveyed competently and clearly by the captain. We can only thank you again for that. The subsequent tour with guide "Hannes" was incredibly empathetic and responsive to the group. He spanned a great and informative arc around Hamburg, Speicherstadt, flood protection, Elbphilharmonie and Hafencity. We would also like to thank Hannes for the excellent tour. Very competent and selfless. I can only recommend him very much.

It was great. I had my kids with me and it was easy to go along with. It was not too much information and it wasn’t so complicated. The food was great and Christa explained a lot of interesting things about Hamburg. We learned a lot and it wasn’t very rushed or too full. We got many recommendations for good restaurants and museums.

The guide Oliver provided very comprehensive information about the Elbphilharmonie with facts and anecdotes in a ver entertaining way. He was friendly, considerate and great fun. I would recommend the tour to anybody.

It was a very interesting experience. Its was, worth visiting it. The guide knew a lot of interesting and special things about the sight.