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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 463 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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Superb concert, beautiful building, wonderfully efficient and kind ushers, and people providing assistance Coming back to Berlin again in two weeks just to attend a couple more concerts If you like music, then make this a must see

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent concert. It is a free concert and limited space. Arrive early and be prepared to sit on steps, ledges. Only disabled folks get chairs. We were comfortable and happy we got in

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Autumn thro to Spring the Philharmonie in Berlin presents free lunchtime concerts at 1pm. They last about 45 mins and are held in the lower foyer. Entrance is restricted to 1500 persons. The acoustics are very good. There is no seating except for handicapped attendees with proof of their infirmity. The Philharmonie opens at 11am and the distribution of tokens... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The building itself is worth visiting, beautiful from outside and inside.the concert hall is impressive,probably one of the finest in Europe.Superb acoustics. We heard a concert by the Berlin Philarmonic, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, impeccably performed. A great experience for music lovers, even for those who are not classical music fans

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The smaller venue was wonderful. Quite modern and good acoustics. Pity about the string quartet. we went to hear. It was dreadful and jarring.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be able to get two seats for Daniel Barenboim playing Brahms as during our short stay in Berlin at the start of September. I had made the booking on-line from Australia and was helped by a very helpful Martia who ensured we had very good seats, even though our booking was made rather late. For... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After three days of seeing the sites of Berlin and visiting so many reminders of the war and the Berlin Wall this was a wonderful uplifting experience with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went to see a piano evening by Yuja Wang - and she is great, but I was mostly astonished by the great acoustics of the Kammersaal - the smaller concert hall.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Of course it was a stunning and breathtaking exercise to sit 2 h for 24 pieces of also highly intellectual music. Too much for 10% of adience who were naive in their expectations. That's how it is. Wohl-temperiert is elite type, too much to grasp.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to see the Berliner Philharmoniker play Brahms and Schumann. What a great experience. The Philharmonie is a extraordinary place to listen good music.

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