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Berlin Philharmonic

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Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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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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It is hard to rate as this is subjective… The hall itself is outstanding - well thought out sight lines, great acoustics, and a great cafe where you can pre-order an intermission... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here for free, fantastic performances and great musicians. Was busy as well so take your seat early if you can

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't buy tickets online and you can't pay with credit cards once you are there, the closest atm is 10 min walk away. It is all extremely ridiculous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is hard to rate as this is subjective… The hall itself is outstanding - well thought out sight lines, great acoustics, and a great cafe where you can pre-order an intermission cocktail and snack. The drawback is very poor signage once inside to find seats, coatrooms, etc. It is a maze of beautiful staircases that don't connect once inside.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. Free concerts on Tuesday, check out their website for times and dates. It was a lovely, diverse concert. The building is not beautiful, but functions well as an concert hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So lucky to be get tickets to the New Year concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Daniil Trifonov - Rach 3 is a favourite of mine, and this was one of the best interpretations I have ever had the fortune to hear - everything just flows and blends together seamlessly, each part well-balanced without overpowering another, giving each part a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, there weren't any Philharmonic concerts during my stay in Berlin, however, my only option to was to come in for one of their free lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm. I arrived at around 12:30, the place was jam-packed!! Seats have already been filled, people were sitting on the stairs, around the balcony and all over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to hear the Berlin Philharmonic in their incredible and huge concert hall. So glad that we got tickets to enjoy a concert during our visit. And if you're on the inside track, you'll order your wine and BIG pretzel before the concert to enjoy at intermission. Seems like EVERYONE had an advance order. Great venue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a world class experience! Sir Simon Rattle and the Philharmonic and brilliant. The theater is impressive with incredible acoustics. Worth the $$

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to the concert hall is a superb experience. The acoustic is excellent and the architecture is worthwhile a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pre-booked tickets online which was easy to do, in English. The building is a stunning modern construction with large public spaces and accessible facilities as regards refreshments and cloakrooms. So one's introduction to the evening is comfortable and welcoming. We saw Sir Simon Rattle conduct the Philharmonic in an oratorio by the American composer John Adams. The standard of... More 

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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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