Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

1. Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

See the fascinating face of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and its beautiful Plaza. Get some exciting background information about the spectacular concert hall–from the original idea and implementation, to its completion difficulties and special features. Tour outside the building and learn about the façade and its other exterior features. Then enter the Elbphilharmonie on the Tube, the longest escalator in the world. Pass the large panoramic window then reach the Plaza: the hub of all activity and the link between the historical quayside and the modern glass structure. At the Elbphilharmonie Plaza hear everything you need to know about the concert halls and the venues and facilities within the building. Take the outside gangway of the Plaza and circle the entire building, discovering views of Hamburg's sights from all directions.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

2. Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

Visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza on a guided walking tour and learn some exciting background information about this spectacular building as you discover both its outside and inside. After meeting your guide, find out about the building’s original plans, plus its construction, completion challenges, and special features. Tour the outside of the building while learning about its façade and other external features. Then, travel on up the Tube — the longest escalator in the world. Glimpse its large panoramic window before arriving at the Plaza: an activity hub connecting the historical docks to the modern glass architecture. Take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg over the harbor and HafenCity from the Plaza. While there, hear about the music that is played inside as your guide gifts you with more tidbits about this striking modern structure.

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

3. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

Admire the Elbphilharmonie from outside and gain exciting background information about the new Hamburg landmark. Experience the lovingly named 'Elphi' up close with your professional city guide and enjoy the unique view from the Plaza after our tour. Admire the Elbphilharmonie from the quay before you enter on the longest escalator in Europe. Then take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg. Learn from your guide about the controversy surrounding the Elbphilharmonie project and hear exciting facts and insider information about the unique acoustics, the use of special materials, the construction costs and the price of an overnight stay in the building.

Hamburg: HafenCity Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

4. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

Start your 3-hour guided walk in the heart of HafenCity. Start from the metro station at Überseequartier and enjoy the first food tasting of the tour. Visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listen to exciting stories. In between you get the chance to try different well selected international appetizers in various special localities. Ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Savor a typical Hamburg snack and learn about the architecture and acoustics of the Elbphilharmonie from your guide. Head to the Störtebekers restaurant for a further culinary highlight at the end of your tour.

Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

5. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

Take a tour of the most spectacular foodie spots in the HafenCity and Speicherstadt and indulge in 5 delicious snacks. Whiz up to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie and soak in the unparalleled views. After meeting your trusty guide, set off on this unique walking tour. You’ll visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to exciting stories. Discover HafenCity, the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Then, ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the Elbphilharmonie’s plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Learn about the architecture and acoustics of the halls from your guide without physically going inside. As you journey from place to place, take the chance to try different appetizers in various special locations from traditional German delicacies to contemporary flavors.

Elbphilharmonie Highlights, Plaza & Surroundings

6. Elbphilharmonie Highlights, Plaza & Surroundings

Learn about the latest landmark of Hamburg on a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie. Get answers to any questions you have about the stunning new building in the HafenCity quarter. Hear why it took so long to build and how much it cost. Start with a walk around the building to admire its façade and learn about the area's past and new architecture. Then, go to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza via the longest curved escalator in Europe and get interesting details about the building as you take in the views of the harbor. Listen to your guide as they share anecdotes about Hamburg and its new landmark and tell you about its unique acoustics.

Instagram Food Tour of Hamburg with Elphi Plaza Visit

7. Instagram Food Tour of Hamburg with Elphi Plaza Visit

Start your tour at Überseequartier in the heart of the futuristic HafenCity. Taste your first delicacy and continue through the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Move on to Speicherstadt, whose 130-year-old brick buildings once formed the largest warehouse complex in the world, now UNESCO-listed. Snap the change from steel, concrete and glass of HafenCity to the red brick and the historic bridges and narrow canals of the Speicherstadt. See the Elphi, Hamburg's most popular attraction and one of the highlights of your tour. Considered to be the most modern concert hall in the world, it's home to the Tube, the longest freestanding escalator in Germany, leading to the Elphi-Plaza. Get a fantastic 360-degree view over the whole of Hamburg. Take a break in the restaurant Störtebeker for another snack while your guide provides insider knowledge about the turbulent construction phase and the imposing architecture and acoustics. Shoot gorgeous pictures and hear exciting stories from your qualified guide.

Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

8. Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

Explore the new landmark of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie, during a one-hour tour starting at the metro station Baumwall (U-Bahn Station). From here you can already enjoy views of the "Elphi" concert house, known internationally for its special architecture.  Gaze from the plaza over the port of Hamburg and the city itself, and enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere. Listen as your guide shares interesting information about this magnificent concert hall.  At the end of the tour another highlight is waiting for you: enjoy a Störtebeker beer to end the tour in a special way. You are more than welcome to stay here for the rest of the day.

Hamburg: 3-Hour Limousine Tour with Driver-Guide

9. Hamburg: 3-Hour Limousine Tour with Driver-Guide

Buckle up in a luxury, late model vehicle and get ready for a Hamburg tour to remember. You’ll take home entertaining stories and tales of your sightseeing in Hamburg, but more importantly, you’ll take home the memories. It’s no secret that Hamburg is a wonderful, unique, and exciting destination, what better reason to see it from the luxury of a limousine? This personalized and entertaining Hamburg sightseeing tour, driven by your own professional chauffeur and qualified guide, will introduce you to well-known and celebrated sites within Hamburg. You can hear the stories behind the recognizable places such as the port, the Reeperbahn, the heart of the city, the oldest part of Hamburg including town hall, the oldest shopping street and Hamburg's landmark "Michel", Jungfernstieg, Alster and the stunning Elbphilharmonie. Be entertained and have fun hearing stories that will pique your interest and stimulate questions as well as excite, entertain, and amaze you. Your knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate guide will be your "ear to the ground", showing you the familiar sites and the hidden gems of their favorite city. You will explore not just the iconic sites, but seldom seen hidden gems that most tourists never get to experience. This Hamburg tour is available year around and includes the best "Fischbrötchen" in town, as well as non-alcoholic drinks during the tour.

Hamburg: Walking Tour for School Groups

10. Hamburg: Walking Tour for School Groups

Have your school group explore Hamburg on a guided tour. Choose from 3 interesting tour options that are specifically designed for children and adolescents.  Speicherstadt and HafenCity: Visit the historical Speicherstadt, which is the world's largest warehouse complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the modern HafenCity and discover Hamburg's latest landmark, the Elbphilharmonie Plaza.  Hamburg's Altstadt: This tour features Hamburg's history. See the historic Kontorhäuser, City Hall, the city's main churches, and the most interesting part of Hamburg's port. St. Pauli: This walking tour is only suitable for children at least 14 years old. Visit the Reeperbahn during the day and hear the interesting stories and facts about the exciting nightlife there. 

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What people are saying about Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15,792 reviews

Great experience!

We were picked up right on time in a very clean luxury van and had a very knowledgeable guide. We saw all the sights and more of Hamburg and received all the inside information. I can highly recommend this guided tour! We enjoyed the whole 3 hours and were disappointed when it ended. Thanks for the lovely afternoon and the ‘Fischbrötchen’.

.... great tour, personal needs/wishes were addressed. Well maintained vehicles. Would we book again. Thanks very much.

nice and knowledgeable guide. Had interesting facts to share. not your usual tour stories. Nice clean vehicle.

A super guided tour with excellent knowledge of the guide

it was a nice tour with a great guide. thank you Ella