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Kolner Philharmonie

Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #4 of 87 Attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Architectural Buildings, Concerts
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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 NEW

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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were able to attend an open air Easter concert which was a magical experience and look forward to attending other concerts when we are in Cologne again.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just go to the Kolner Philharmonie and you won't regret it. They always have top-notch artists. I got last-minute tickets to see the world-renowned OSESP play with pianist Nelson Freire under the guidance of maestra Marin Alsop. I did not get the best seat, but it was hardly relevant, since the acoustics there are perfect. The clean, all-wooden architecture is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Philharmonie has a spacious public area with well trained and helpful staff. The large auditorium has a steep rake which gives an excellent view of the platform, wherever you are sitting, and the acoustic is very good indeed. I have spent several memorable evenings in this great venue.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The concert hall is fantastic, very good accustic, excellent concerts, quite a lot of steps to climb though

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florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Saw the Beethoven Violin concerto in this hall. I enjoyed the acoustics, the organisation, and the ease with which they handled a full house. Wonderful experience!! Thankyou!

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