Guided tour

Hamburg: Express Outer Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour

Hamburg: Express Outer Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour

From US$ 13.55 per person

Enjoy this express tour of the outer Elbphilharmonie. Learn all about the impressive building, it's scandalous history, and hidden secrets during this 45-minute tour.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the fascinating modern history of the Elbphilharmonie
  • Admire the beautiful architecture and buidling design
  • Listen to expert commentary covering hidden secrets of the Elbphilharmonie
Full description
Learn all about Hamburg’s fascinating landmark, from the original idea through to its completion in 2017. Join your group and tour guide at the Baumwall underground station. Together, walk towards the Elbphilharmonie and admire its architectural highlights. You will learn about the site’s history and why it turned out to be such an expensive project. During this tour, you'll also learn about the music that is played in the concert halls today. Take the opportunity to ask your expert guide any questions you may have surrounding the history of the building, its design, and the surrounding neighbourhood. After the 45-minute tour, you are free to enter the building on your own and enjoy breathtaking views of the harbour from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza.
  • Live guide
  • Recommendations of where to eat
  • Tips
  • Plaza Elbphilharmonieticket (only available at the official ticket office)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

U-bahn Baumwall: Exit/entrance Westliche Hafencity

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • It is not possible to visit the concert halls as this is an outside-only tour. You will not enter the building as part of this tour.
  • Entrance inside the building is free and tickets can be picked up at the local ticket office. Your tour guide is not able to guarantee tickets for the Elbphilharmonie, as access to the Plaza might be restricted.
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Ich wurde von unserem Guide am Vorabend angerufen, um unseren Treffpunkt zu verabreden! GROßARTIG, noch nie erlebt! Pünktlich trafen wir uns, wurden herzlich empfangen, und unsere Erwartungen an diese Führung durch die Elbphilharmonie wurden 100%-tig erfüllt. Wir kommen wieder! :) Tausend Dank und einen GUTEN RUTSCH ins Jahr 2018! Mit herzlichen Grüßen Maren Heesch :))

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December 26, 2017


Unsere Tour Guide, Melanie, hat uns humorvoll, lebendig und sachkundig auf dieser Tour begleitet. Sehr gut war, dass sie Fotomaterial zur Hand hatte, so dass man einen sehr guten Eindruck vom Gesamtbau erhalten hat - auch ohne in die Konzertsäle besichtigen zu können. Wir haben viel Hintergrundwissen zum Bau der Elbphilharmonie erhalten und es war eine spannende Stunde. Jederzeit wieder. Vielen Dank!

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January 10, 2020


Beautiful building and view

The view of Hamburg is very good. The building is alsof very Nice to see. The guide had a very entertaining way of telling the story. Interesting facts.

August 10, 2019

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