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Kolner Philharmonie

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Address: Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 221 20408 0
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One of the best ways to spend a night in Köln

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2014
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

They have concerts and presentations there all the time and its usually really good stuff. For students its always worth going because of the special student prices.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great concert right in the main area of the city. Saw the Harlem gospel singers and a classical concert and its a great venue!

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've been here a few times now. The seats are great - comfy and well tiered, so you can see the stage from anywhere. The drinks are a little pricy, but nothing in comparison to the English theatres!! I love coming here, even if the occasional show is lacking, the Philharmonie always delivers. Professional, clean, and easy to book. Also,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a really amazing hall to take in a concert. I have now seen two performances months apart and both were fantastic experiences. It is a world class facility for sure. Round out your experience by having a glass of sekt (sparkling wine) before the performance and at intermission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A wonderful modern concert hall with superb acoustics. It's worth visiting just to admire the internal architecture - though it looks nothing from the outside!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were lucky to catch a free half hour concert during our stay and it was well worth the queuing - although we didn't understand the conductors jokes (in German) - the exquisite music itself transcended all language barriers. I think they regularly perform for free at lunchtime - the concerts are advertised on their website.

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