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Berliner Philharmonie *

Celebrated modern concert hall
Berlin's premier concert hall — and home of the Berlin Philharmonic — is also one of the city's icons whose unorthodox design by Hans Scharoun (1893–1972) is now far less controversial (derided) than when completed in 1963. You can't miss its pointy golden sandy-yellow exterior — "oh that's what that building is" — and its pentagon-shaped main space guarantees excellent seats (2,440 of them) and acoustics for all. There's also a chamber hall that accommodates 1,180. Now considered the heart and soul of the postwar, Berlin Wall-instigated Kulturforum arts zone. Principal conductors during the modern era are Herbert van Karajan, Claudio Abbado and, since 2002, Simon Rattle, who in 2018 will pass the baton to Kirill Pretenko. U-Bahn/S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz.

Tags: Music, Architecture

Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1
Berlin, Germany 10785
Tiergarten

+49 30/254 880
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