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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 #2 of 466 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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Punta Secca, Sicilia, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Whenever I enter the Berlin Philharmonie I feel that I am alive and that MUSIC is the essence of life. There is a great atmosphere . The people who come here come ( mainly) for the sake of music. My last visit was last Saturday . The highlight of the concert was TRULS MØRK, the wonderful Norwegian cellist, playing Lutoslawski... More

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New York City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was amazing. He was terrific, the Philharmonie Hall was incredible, perfect acoustics and the audience was so enthusiastic and heartfelt, it was just amazing!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

On a short break to Berlin, we were very fortunate to be able to attend a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. We heard symphonies by Schumann and Brahms, the music was superb. We bought the tickets online a few months in advance. The acoustics and atmosphere were absolutely wonderful, and the venue was impressive.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Berliner never disappoints. One of the world's greatest orchestras. The Schumann / Brahms symphonies conducted by Simon Rattle were simply magnificent.

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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great venue. Unfortunately I chose a poor performance but at no fault of the venue. There is not a bad seat in the house so go for the cheap seats. I paid EUR 80 for Block B, Row 5, Seat 27. The seat is actually right in the middle of the auditorium so I was pleasantly surprised.... More

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Montreal, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were there to watch the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Peter Eötvös. This was the first time I've heard the Berlin Philharmonic live, but only had a short time so this was the only concert I could fit in. The music was contemporary for the first half, but very, very well done. They then did a Brahms for the second... More

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Hong Kong, China
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54 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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79 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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