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Smooth design from the outside

My dad, Xiao, is a member of the Houston Symphony, and on one of his tours, he performed here with... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2019
Southside Place, Texas
Always outstanding

I havenever had a bad date here, and have been going for years. The sound is excellent, all operas... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Diane B
Essen, Germany
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May 24, 2019
“Smooth design from the outside”
May 23, 2017
“Always outstanding”
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Huyssenallee 53, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 81228801
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

My dad, Xiao, is a member of the Houston Symphony, and on one of his tours, he performed here with the Symphony. I liked the view from the neighbouring Sheraton. It was pleasantly modest.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DaCrayzyToreist
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I havenever had a bad date here, and have been going for years. The sound is excellent, all operas have been perfect.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Diane B
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Worth a short visit. An elegant structure sited in a lovely park with rolling lawns, a lake and tulip beds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Was at an EU event in Essen based in the Phiharmonie, excellent venue for an event with great facilities and easily walked to from the train station or city centre.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RicVick
Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a lovely venue, with a very good resident orchestra, The Essen Philharmonic. Easy to get to (just 5 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof), with plenty of bar space, cloakroom and easy to navigate around.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Visited the hall to watch Ludovico Einaudi.. great ambience with excellent service from the staff. A*

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MohammedY970
Reviewed November 12, 2015

I took part in a guided tour, at just 3 €, explaining the history and the facility of Philharmonie. It was all German to me. But I could understand part of it and it was very interesting. It took about 1 hour. There were about...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank WaterlooKai
Reviewed August 2, 2015

In 2004 the Philharmonic in Essen replaced the old Saalbau building which was in need of refurbishment. The result is stunning, it is now considered to be one of the most technologically advanced concert houses in Europe. There is a big auditorium (Krupp Saal) which...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank ACL3112
Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were very happy, when we planned our trip to the Ruhr region we found to concerts in this venue. Both concerts were very good, this is a modern, nicely built concert hall, with excellent accustics. Visit it!

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank 545medva
Reviewed February 16, 2015

It boasts some good musical attractions, but the management really needs to look seriously at the pricing structure for tickets in those AWFUL balconies! Even for a a celebrated orchestra €30 is excessive for a seat in the galleries with almost NIL view of the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank tonyking8652
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