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Berlin Philharmonic

Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 254 88-0
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Private Tour: Berlin Architecture Tour
95%
Ranked #34 of 333 Activities in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

of course I went to rhe Phillarmonic! One of the best buildings in Berlin built by the great architect Hans Scharoun!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Impeccable playing. Take a map with you as the Philharmonic Hall is a little difficult to find as it is not signposted from the PostdamerPlatz metro station. There is no food available apart from some canapés, so eat before you arrive. Buy your tickets on-line because the Berlin Phil has a good web site in English.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was my first time visit to Berlin Philharmonie.The building is one of modern architecture from inside and outside,very nice.Never mind where you are sitting, it seemed to me that from every row (even from the highest and more distant seats) you can hear and see everything.The orchestra and the soloist were great!Even if you are not a fan of... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I stumbled over an abbreviated tourist guide reference to these free Tuesday afternoon (1 p.m.) concerts so I wasn't altogether sure what to expect...I'm VERY glad I made a point to check it out. It was a wonderful young string trio the week I went. These turn out to be well-attended gatherings so arrive early - chairs fill up quickly... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I have seen Berlin Philharmonic on TV before, but the building itself is even more impressive than it seems. unfortunately had no house orchestra concert scheduled for the days I visited, rather had opportunity to enjoy more private concert featuring organ and harp

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had tickets for Wolfgang Haffner and the percussionists of the Berlin Philharmonic and were treated to some icy cool jazz before a more experimental percussionist session. Amazing!

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As a classical music lover you have to walk the stairs where Karajan was once conducting. We joined a lunch concert and these are apparently so popular that you better arrive at the concert hall an hour before the concert starts

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Archidona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

definitely worth the visit and not too expensive and should be part of a visit to Berlin..not much else to say in 50 characters<!

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were lucky enough to hear Beethoven's Ninth in November. But the hall is so great that anything would be great. It is the best venue for classical music I have ever been at.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I played in orchestra in Jr. High and High School, but quickly moved to rock music so I am not a lifelong classical music fanatic. But it is certainly a cut above other, even well known orchestras. The hall, the conducting, the musicianship it all comes together.

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