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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 254 88-0
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Description: Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best...
Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.
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One of the great orchestras of the world

The orchestra performs in a magnificent building south of the Tiergarten and close to the Potsdamer Platz. Berliners call it the "Pregnant Oyster". The last performance of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The orchestra performs in a magnificent building south of the Tiergarten and close to the Potsdamer Platz. Berliners call it the "Pregnant Oyster". The last performance of the season offered Franz Schubert's 5th Symphony and Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, which represented a surprising contrast of soft and playful music with wild and violent one. The orchestra under the direction of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The setting is amazing, the design of the auditorium as you would expect is perfect for each concert. We listened to Dvorak and Brahms, both were excellent. The venue alone is worth the trip to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Berlin Philharmonic knows how to draw the crowds: a full house for a piano soloist on a Tuesday evening proves that. It is therefore such a pity that the building and overall experience are becoming neglected. 10+ ladies queuing for the toilets is not acceptable these days, extra WC facilities are required. There is no excuse for paint peeling off... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The concert was exciting but the hall itself is worth being in. It's an orchestra in the round concert so the acoustics are great regardless of where you sit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

How amazing was this concert, the solo violinist played Bach, I would recommend attending a concert there, we paid 27€ per seat, they were good seats not far away, only we just saw the back of him, which didn't matter as we were lost in the music

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We booked for a concert for the experience of going really. We're not huge music buffs, especially classical so we went for a night with Tchaikovsky in as it would be fairly light music. The building is amazing; inside the hall fascinating in the way the audience sits on levels. We had a seat behind the orchestra as they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Stunning concert at the Philharmonie. Even if you don't have a thing for classical music, you really have to go for the experience. It will change your life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Would have liked to have had a performance program and, in English. There was none; simply a monthly schedule. Conductor was engaging and passionate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting concert hall -- modern architecture and real Berlin landmark. And good acoustics. Located in the central city close to other sights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This should be experienced if you are going to Berlin. Never mind the seats you pick as you will see and hear just fine where ever you choose to sit.

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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