June 10, 2019
Last weekend, the concert hall "Elbphilharmonie Hamburg" has cleared the 10 million mark in the number of visitors to the Plaza. The publicly accessible viewing platform with stunning views over Hamburg / Germany and its port was opened in November 2016. Shortly afterwards, in January 2017, the two concert halls of this spectacular building complex followed suit, attracting over 2 million concert-goers to date. These figures are truly amazing, both for a tourist attraction and for a venue with mainly classical music. Two-and-a-half years after its grand opening, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg welcomed its 10 millionth Plaza visitor this weekend.
Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Elbphilharmonie attracts some 4 million visitors annually who enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the city and the port. The Plaza is thus on par with some of the world’s most iconic viewing platforms: the Empire State Building in New York attracts 4.1 million visitors annually, the oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai 5 million, the Eiffel Tower in Paris 6,9 million, and the London Eye around 3.5 million. For Hamburg as a music city, the Elbphilharmonie is a first-class tourism magnet and a global beacon of music. Moreover, the number of people attending Elbphilharmonie concerts surpasses comparable venues: since its opening on 11 January 2017, over 2 million people have attended a concert in one of the two concert halls – an amazing success that exceeds all expectations. Approx. 900,000 visitors annually enjoy the varied yet demanding concert programme. At a European level, the Elbphilharmonie is thus taking the lead: the Konzerthaus Wien attracts over 600,000 concert-goers annually, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam 700,000 and the Philharmonie de Paris (built in 2015) around 540,000. Tickets for Elbphilharmonie concerts continue to be in great demand.
Advance ticket sales for most of the 750 concerts of the 2019/20 season start on 20 June at . And even without a concert ticket, you can enjoy the unparalleled view from the Plaza daily from 9.00 to 24.00. Attractive packages and hotel deals can be booked from the Hamburg experts at Hamburg Tourism – simply visit or call +49 40-30051-720.
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