Berliner Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Berliner Philharmonie Reviews: 5/5

Berliner Philharmonie
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Symphonies • Architectural Buildings
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Often a tough ticket, the Berlin Philharmonic features some of the best classical music to be had in Germany.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Potsdamer Platz • 7 min walk
  • Potsdamer Platz • 9 min walk
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Vierdank
Stockholm, Sweden4,053 contributions
Wonderful building with wonderful music...
Mar 2020
As always, a great treat to visit the Berlin Philharmonie!
The building's emblematic profile is a well known landmark in the former West Berlin. Inaugurated in 1963, it has been the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker ever since. And is strongly associated with its, then and for many years, chief conductor Herbert von Karajan.
The building itself is well worth the visit. In the "Großer saal" you can practically sit anywhere and get both good views and good acoustics.

And if you attend a concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker, it really doesn't matter what it is on the programme... this world famous orchestra is in the absolute top leauge of symphony orchestras in the world. Amongst the top six...
Written August 2, 2020
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Miguel F
Buenos Aires, Argentina24 contributions
very modern concert hall
May 2019
We went to a concert in the Berlin Philharmonie and were amazed by its modern design , excellent acoustics and accesibility.
Written April 23, 2020
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Dale
Cheshire140 contributions
Free lunchtime concert by top-class musicians
Mar 2020
The place was packed at lunchtime but there was plenty of room to sit on the floor and everyone had a good view of the musicians. Good acoustics also, and this was a highlight of our Berlin trip. A cheap and cheerful lunch was also on offer before and after the concert, which was especially welcome as we hadn't had time to eat.
Written March 22, 2020
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David C
New York City, NY97 contributions
No better orchestra anywhere--
Feb 2020
WOW! I recently saw/heard Kirill Petrenko (the new conductor) lead the orchestra in a concert of pieces by Stravinsky, Zimmermann, and Rachmaninoff, and it was magnificent. Always wanted to hear a concert of the Berliner in Berlin, and now that box is ticked. The performance was tight and lively...extremely well-rehearsed. I am told that Petrenko is a bit of a perfectionist, and it certainly seems to have paid off. He is full of vitality--was able to watch his face because I was sitting on the right side of the orchestra pit...lots of fun. The concert hall itself is fabulous...great sound...visually stunning...audience sits all around the pit...everyone seemed happy sitting around me. You can buy tickets online...though I popped over to the box office one day, and there was a free concert happening in the lobby led by the current concertmaster--very nice. Listened to this, bought my tickets, and saw my full concert the next evening...wunderbar! You will not be disappointed by any aspect of the Berliner Philharmoniker experience...go...enjoy!
Written February 24, 2020
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ADM1959
Linlithgow, UK528 contributions
The Mercedes S-Class of Classical Music
Dec 2019
I was going to describe the Berlin Phil as the Roll-Royce of classical music, but it has to be a top of the range Merc, doesn't it. The hall was one of the first built in a modern style and offers great sight lines and acoustics. We heard the Orchestra perform Beethoven and Mahler - just fabulous. Unmissable!
Written February 12, 2020
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BMKtraveller
Berlin, Germany7 contributions
Great Experience
May 2019
Beautiful place to listen to the finest musicians from all over the world. Very recommendable experience.
Written February 12, 2020
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481ethelc
Rochester9 contributions
Concert
Jan 2020
Beautiful sound in an inspiring concert hall. Take the tour at 1:30 pm daily to learn more about the building, 3 Euro/person.
Written February 5, 2020
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asiap2005
3 contributions
Lovely Tuesday
Dec 2019
It's such a great experience to go and see the rehearsals of the concert for the free every Tuesday at 1 pm. I advise everyone to go and enjoy this show
Written January 20, 2020
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BlueBoots92008
Carlsbad, CA160 contributions
Don't miss it!
Dec 2019
Yes, it's a tough ticket and requires planning ahead--perhaps WAY ahead and then hoping your stay matches with an event, but try, try, try. The Berlin Philharmonic is fabulous!
Written January 9, 2020
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Alessandro Corbidge
4 contributions
I believe one of if not the highlight of my visit to Berlin
Dec 2019
A must see and possibly a must attend of one of the numerous excellent musical concerts on offer. A truly remarkable experience where true culture is being celebrated and cultivated. Scharoun's philarmonie complex together with the National Library close by are impressive examples of a democratic, open to all opportunity to culture.
Written January 4, 2020
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