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Berlin Philharmonic

Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 254 88-0
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Ranked #3 of 464 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Architectural Buildings
Description: Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Sir Simon Rattle is an English conductor and since 2002 has been principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. The Hall is amazing, the musicians are brilliant. I had to pay a premium to get tickets and they are not cheap. But DO go if you possibly can.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The building is worth the visit. Unfortunately Simon Rattle not conducting but just worth it for the acoustics and the building. Just the sense of hearing one of the great orchestras in the world.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As a free concert there were lots of people there. The musicians were very skilled but a few of the pieces were not the most interesting. Still worth the visit and the building is beautiful. Perhaps better to see the orchestra as a whole.

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Cervo, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The greatest legend of the world's concert halls, the Philharmonie, delivers what you are prepared to pay. The architecture may not be to everybody's taste, but it makes for the best possible sound. Despite its enormous size, pianissimo passages can be heard within a range of 50 metres and a good view is ensured by the five-side shape of the... More

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Jomala, Aland Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is worth visiting only for its spectacular architecture, which is truly spectacular. Maybe the indoor concert hall even beats the outside. We visited there for a Mahler concert with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, one of the oldest and best recognized symphony orchestras in the world. A fantastic experience where the acoustics really let the music be heard as it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are remotely interested in classical music please do yourself a favour and go listen to a concert of the Berlin Phil. The Philharmonie hall is amazing and the orchestra is simply the best in the world.

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Trieste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great acoustics, interesting building. The hall was full but the access is so well planned that getting out took only a few minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Few, if any, concert halls/symphony orchestra in the US possess such established pre-concert/intermission routines for concertgoers. After hearing six concerts here in the span of a week it became clear that the Philharmonie aims to make the entire concert experience as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. The emphasis on open space and community makes for a truly lively atmosphere before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This concert is every musician's must visit site. Enjoyed Kent Nagano's conducting with his chamber ensemble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Incredible atmosphere, a 1h concert at lunchtime aggregating students, workers, tourists, old persons and whatever, all in religious silence and sitting on the floor to listen to aclassic concert by hi-level performers.

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