Berlin Philharmonic

Berliner Philharmonie concert hall at night
Berliner Philharmonie concert hall at night

Berliner Philharmonie is a highly acclaimed contemporary designed concert hall that is home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - one of the top-rated orchestras in the world.

The concert hall, designed by architect Hans Scharoun, first opened in 1963. It is renowned for its excellent acoustics and for having a good view of the stage from any seat in the house.

Unlike most concert halls, the orchestra in the Berlin Philharmonic performs from the center of the audience. The ceilings emulate the sloped sides of a tent and the 2440 seats are arranged in terraces around the central stage.

If you sit at the back of the orchestra you can see the conductor face on, just like the performers.

You can see a virtual tour of the inside of the concert hall here.

If you love classical music, you'll definitely want to try to take in a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic during your visit.

At 1 pm every Tuesday from September through June they even hold free lunchtime concerts, not in the main hall but in the foyer. These offer a wonderful opportunity to see the venue and enjoy some fabulous music for free.

Berliner Philharmonie is part of the Kulturforum located just west of Potsdamer Platz.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Berlin Philharmonic

Fee: Fees vary by event. Visit the official website for an event calendar. Tuesdays from September through June they hold free lunchtime concerts

Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.

Category: Music Venues

Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 254880

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5 Star Rating Pretty good up and coming band. I hope they make it big! Read More

Nick D. Mar-16-2020

5 Star Rating Came for the free Tuesday lunchtime concert and it did not disappoint. I arrived 10 minutes before it started on a June afternoon and was able to get in still. Read More

Maggie H. Dec-23-2019

5 Star Rating This was glorious. Do yourself a favor and go see a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic. This orchestra is breathtaking. I went twice, once to a proper... Read More

Jiliane R. Feb-20-2018

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Directions

How to get to Berlin Philharmonic by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U2, S1, S2, S25, S26
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof

From Potsdamer Platz, walk west along Potsdamer StraBe. After it curves to the left look for the entry to Berliner Philhamonie on your right.

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