Elbphilharmonie Information Pavilion
Everything you need to know about the architecture, construction and operation of the sensational concert venue
The Pavilion for the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall at the Magellan Terraces, in the centre of the emerging part of the city (© ELBE&FLUT)
Serving as a visitor center, the pavilion for the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall at the Magellan Terraces gives locals and tourists from around the world valuable information about HafenCity’s beacon project. The most spectacular exhibit can be seen on the second floor of the cubist building: a 1:10 model of the large concert auditorium, visible from outside. Acoustic engineers from the Japanese engineering firm, Nagata Acoustics, originally designed it for trials during the planning phase.
The main exhibition is on the ground floor of the pavilion, along both sides of a ten meter long central passageway. It contains information about the design as well as the use of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. Viewing and listening cones on the façade offer audiovisual exhibits. There is an event and conference room on the first floor of the pavilion, which is available for hire.
Magellan Terraces in HafenCity
Opening hours of the exhibition at ground level:
April - October: 9am - 8pm daily
November - March: 9am - 6pm daily
Opening hours of the model of the Main Concert Hall:
Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Elbphilharmonie lectures and tours in English, French and Dutch are only possible for groups not for single person.
Project Presentation Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with a HafenCity tour
The 90 min tour includes a short PowerPoint Presentation at the Elbphilharmonie Pavilion about the history, development and concept of the building Elbphilharmonie Hamburg concentrating on the Grand Hall and acoustics, followed by the visit of the Original 1:10 acoustic scale model of the Grand Hall, in which Acoustics Yasohisa Toyota did his acoustic measures for the Elbphilharmonie. Afterwards the group makes a 60 min walk through the West part of the HafenCity to the construction site of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. The guide swill provide information about the currently Europe’s biggest inner-city development project HafenCity and the status quo of the construction work of the concert hall. This tour does not include a walk through the construction site.
An English, French or Dutch guided tour costs 250 Euro for a group of maximum 20 people and takes about 90 min. Meeting point is the Elbphilharmonie Pavilion at the Magellan-Terrassen.
Starting from January 2015
Elbphilharmonie lecture: The journey to one of the best concert halls in the world
Get insight into the spectacular concert hall at the Elbe River which is mentioned in the same breath as the Sydney Opera House or the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles. Based on a detailed PowerPoint Presentation we show you step by step how the Elbphilharmonie emerged to become one of the best concert halls of the world and introduce you to the project. With pictures of the construction site and sketches we offer you an impression of what has been created so far and through films and animations show you what has still to be done until the opening. In addition, we face the question of what constitutes a concert hall of the 21st century and how the Elbphilharmonie is different from other orthodox and contemporary concert halls.
A booking is possible at any time. The lecture lasts about 75 minutes. The maximum group size is 40 persons and costs 250 Euro (English/French/Dutch).
Booking and contact
Mo-Thu: 14-18 h
Phone: +49 (0)40 357 666 80