It seems that the Elbphilharmonie wants to make the Sydney Opera house competition: Since its opening on 11. January 2017, the years of disputes about the construction delays and costs are to be blown off increases. The new landmark of Hamburg is world-renowned, and the city in the Ranking of tourist guides upgrade.

two years after the spectacular opening of the new concert hall on the Elbe river is a magnet for the public, and tickets are in hot demand. The latest Figures, published by the Hamburg cultural authority in its reply to an inquiry of the CDU show.

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stairs with pitfalls: How the stages in the Elphi to the dangerous trap

After that, will have visited since the opening of the Plaza to 8.5 million people, the public viewing platform in a height of 37 metres – up to 16,000 people per day. On popular days like new year’s eve or the port’s birthday, it is there so that the visitors can see the passing ships in the harbour, hardly – although the access is regulated via Tickets.

Also commercially successful

The Great hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is fully booked with an occupancy rate of approximately 99 percent as good as always – since the opening of 1.76 million people have visited a concert in the “Elphi”. “The development of the Elbphilharmonie is still very good. The enthusiastic rush to the Plaza, and the concerts”, says culture Senator Carsten Brosda (SPD). The extremely good capacity utilization also ensure that the operation of the Elbphilharmonie hardly any losses – other than first feared.

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What a view of the city: The , double-storey duplex Suite in the 19th century. Floor of the hotel in the Elbphilharmonie.

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Instead of the expected 246.000 euros in Minus in the season 2018/19, the cultural authority now, only to a Minus of 3000 Euro in the case of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle company is operating mbH. Also for a part of the concerts competent Hamburg music GmbH, the Figures developed better than expected.

“What is particularly pleasing is: who was there, obviously wants to come again and again. This is in addition to the fascinating architecture, especially the great program, the Christoph lieben-Seutter as the Director is in charge and he fully exploits the full potential of the house,” says Brosda.


the facade of The 110-Meter high and 866 million Euro building. Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from Basel.

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classic stars such as Anne-Sophie mutter, Hélène Grimaud, Jonas Kaufmann and Daniel Barenboim perform in the new concert hall. Topics festivals devote themselves to specific aspects – as Hamburg is the International music festival from the 27. April up to 29. May the Hungarian-Austrian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006) in the center.

“The continued success of the Elbphilharmonie is for us an incentive and responsibility to keep the concert offer of the house on the highest level and, where necessary, improve the public service constantly,” says artistic Director lieben-Seutter, the head of the house since 2007.

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