Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities of Germany. It is a metropolis with an infamous nightlife named “Reeperbahn”, an enormous harbour and one of the largest contiguous warehouse complexes named “Speicherstadt”. Since 2017 the Speicherstadt get’s a new tourist attraction. In January the city of Hamburg opened one of the most modern and expensive opera houses of the world – the Elbphilharmonie was born. Expensive means: 800 million euros, in words eight hundred million euros! The construction time took about 10 years of German engineering 🙂 The fundament of the Elbphilharmonie was an old warehouse.
Elbphilharmonie in 2011
The construction progress in 2011. It seemed like a never-ending story…
Not just an opera house
The Elbphilharmonie also includes a luxury hotel, parking lot and private apartments.
The outer plaza allows a 360 degree view over the harbour of Hamburg. The entry to the platform is free for everyone. Even if you don’t buy a ticket for a concert.
The bigger opera hall has space for 2.100 people. The smaller one has space for 500.
One of the longest escalator of the world. 82 meter long and curved.
Finally, the Elbphilharmonie shines in all it’s glory.
If you are interested in visiting the Elbphilharmonie, whether as a tourist, a concert visitor or a hotel guest, please let a comment!! For the exact place of this building just click here.
Photo Credit: radiohamburg.de, elbphilharmonie.de