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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 254 88-0

Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best...

Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.

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I'm not overly knowledgeable when it comes to classical music but as this was on my daughters bucket list I tagged along. Dvorak's 8th symphony was truly amazing the dynamic... read more

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not overly knowledgeable when it comes to classical music but as this was on my daughters bucket list I tagged along. Dvorak's 8th symphony was truly amazing the dynamic displayed by this orchastra was truly awesome.

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This is a must visit on any trip to Berlin. If you are planning to go to an evening performance, I would advise booking in advance. We didn't and I really regretted this as tickets were sold out. Lunchkonzerts are free and take place in the foyer of the Philarmonic hall but come early as it's very busy. There's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Berlin on a night the Philharmonik is playing, DO NOT MISS IT. Planning ahead is useful, as every concert sells out. You can easily buy tickets on-line and they will mail or hold at boxoffice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw Bernard Haitink conducting Schubert and Mahler. The music was superb, acoustics great, and the wonderful thing is that the seating is 360 degrees around the orchestral podium. We had seat that allowed us to watch the conductor face-on. The architecture of the building is great and worth a look, even if you are not attending a performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a stunning building, great acoustics, superb setting and great performers. One of the sites you want to make sure you see inside and out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good concert conducted by Tugan Sokhiev: Franck's Le Chasseur Maudit, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Op. 43 (Piano Nikolai Lugansky) and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Excellent. We paid around 30 euros per ticket and we had very decent seats. A thing to note: the bars did not accept credit cards and as we were low on euros, we could not... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attended the free lunchtime concert at Berlin Philharmonic on a Tuesday in early September and it was a very rewarding experience. Held in the foyer of the building, you can sit on the stairs or floor, the performance went for about 45 minutes and was wonderful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was indeed the experience of a lifetime. The building, the music, the awareness of profound good fortune made it a perfect evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic music but functional venue. The acoustics are great though. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attending a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic is a MUST when visiting Berlin. The performance was mesmerizing. You should book tickets way in advance to get best seats. They mail the tickets to you so leave time for that, as well. They serve pretzels stuffed with butter and champagne or beer before the performance. Yummy!

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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