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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 443 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Classical music lover, went there with school, we heard the 7th symphony from beethoven in the second part it was amazing

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

We were fortunate to get two tickets for the Berlin Philharmoniker end of season concert at Waldbuhne in late June. What a fantastic experience. The Waldbuhne is a superb atmospheric outdoor amphitheatre . It was at its best on a lovely clear evening. The Philharmonic was conducted by the incredible young Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel and he was just fabuluous. There... More

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

this is trully something worth seeing while in berlin. performaces were quite unforgetabl, and i will try to visit a couple of times while i am here in Berlin

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We traveled to Berlin with a large family group and a month before our trip we purchased tickets to the Philharmonic. What a great way to experience the life and culture of this exciting city! After dining nearby, the 12 of us enjoyed an extraordinary concert featuring violinist Hilary Hahn and an exciting piece by Tchaikovsky. That evening truly was... More

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to a lovely children's concert, and were impressed with the Orchestra, the mood, the snacks, and especially the architecture. The Berlin Philharmonic is strongly recommended.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to the Waldbuhne, the outdoor stage at the Olympic park. Gustavo Dudamel was the guest conductor. They played Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Storm", and several of Brahms' pieces. It was wonderful! They received four standing ovations. Reserve your tickets in advance. I did, but not early enough. We had poor seats, but the music was still... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The building where the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra plays has been specially designed to be very acoustic friendly and accordingly what you get here is near perfect sound

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Berlin Philharmonic is one of the best orchestras in the world. If you want to see them, plan in advance and buy your ticket online as soon as they go on sale about 60 days before the concert. It is well worth planning. I was able to reserve an excellent seat for an exceptional concert. Unfortunately the conductor and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We didn’t think we’d get to the Philarmonie during our stay (due to running low on funds) but we spotted a fantastic tip on Tripadvisor stating that concerts are free on a Tuesday afternoon. Luckily enough I read this on Tuesday morning and jumped on the U-Bahn right away. We queued for a short time before the doors opened and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We bought tickets 9 months in advance for the summer outdoor concert at Waldebuhne, a forest near the old Olympic Stadium circa 1936, but only 30 minutes on the underground from Potsdammer Plaz. Gustavo Dudamel was conducting in front of 20,000 fans on a perfect warm night, we had seen this concert many times on Sky Arts in the UK... More

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