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Kolner Philharmonie

Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #4 of 89 Attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Architectural Buildings, Concerts
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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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201 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our tour guide let on that you could get to the Philharmonic before noon, and attend a rehearsal for free. Well, we were not the only ones who knew this - the fabulous concert hall was full, the rehearsal was fantastic, and what a treat to hear music and take a break from tourist shops and cathedrals!

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Cologne, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is super cool. We had a pleasent couple of hours just listeling to nice music. The venue is amazing and the accoustics are great. Would definately return!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful modern halls. Lovely wood and gorgeous detail. Everything is comfortable, and the place is a joy from the moment one enters to the easy exits. The acoustic is reasonable but not perfect. There are some late reflections which can make certain ensembles sound a bit brash. The oddest feature is the ceiling, which... More

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