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Kolner Philharmonie

Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #4 of 53 Activities in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Concerts, Performances
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Concerts, Performances

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I went to 3 concerts in this wonderful concert hall. Ticket prices are very competitive (about 1/3 or leass of what you pay in San Francisco for classical concerts). What amazed me the most is that despite sitting at different areas each time, the sounding effect was similar and very impressive; probably due to the circular , amphitheater-like structure, there... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

big theatre underground, we went to see the Brazilian show they had on really enjoyed it. We payed for standing tickets on the night as was told to wait just before it started and take any empty seats as it was a quiet evening. Definitely worth a visit.

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jerusalem
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We saw two wonderful concerts at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. while the concerts were magnificent, the concert Hall is wonderful too. Lovely seating arrangements which means one can see well from just about anywhere in the Hall.....and of course the acoustics were excellent. Tickets were easy to purchase just next to the concert hall.

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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Top-notch concert (Saraste conducting Sibelius 5th) with good seats available one day in advance in a very good hall. Looked like there were nearly constant high-quality concerts going on.

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you line up early, you can join about 1500 other people for a short, free concert by the Philharmonic. What was so great is that it is a chance to meet other locals from the area and take a break from "tourist attractions". We arrived about 45 minutes early and found great seats (first come, first chance to grab... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

what a beautiful concert hall, and a terrific performance of Brahms' German Requiem. Couldn't have been a better place to hear it. Afterwards, go upstairs to the cafe at the Museum Ludwig for after-concert drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are into concerts make sure you stop by the ticket center and learn about their program. The acoustics is great so it doen't really matter if you get a last minute ticket at a distant seat. Before and after the concert you may have a drink at the foyer. To make a long story short, this a great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were invited to listen to the last practice of an orchestral group. We found the acoustic and the architecture of the theater perfect for all the audience. Really nice!

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NY
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While, the accoustics are great, the concert hall was smaller than I imagined. There was a program of new compositions that I did not particularly care for.

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chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we went for a musical play as this attraction was so much hyped about by other travellers on the trip advisor. one we did not understand the language as it was in German. the acting and singing was very mediocre.we came out in the intermission a waste of 21 euros per person. the theater and the acoustics are good

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