We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
This is a lovely venue, with a very good resident orchestra, The Essen Philharmonic. Easy to get to (just 5 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof), with plenty of bar space, cloakroom and easy to navigate around.
I took part in a guided tour, at just 3 €, explaining the history and the facility of Philharmonie. It was all German to me. But I could understand part of it and it was very interesting. It took about 1 hour. There were about...More
In 2004 the Philharmonic in Essen replaced the old Saalbau building which was in need of refurbishment. The result is stunning, it is now considered to be one of the most technologically advanced concert houses in Europe. There is a big auditorium (Krupp Saal) which...More
We were very happy, when we planned our trip to the Ruhr region we found to concerts in this venue. Both concerts were very good, this is a modern, nicely built concert hall, with excellent accustics. Visit it!
It boasts some good musical attractions, but the management really needs to look seriously at the pricing structure for tickets in those AWFUL balconies! Even for a a celebrated orchestra €30 is excessive for a seat in the galleries with almost NIL view of the...More
This is a beautiful, modern and wonderful concert hall and in my opinion it has superb accoustics. Only been there once recently, but this hall sees some of the great performers of our time, and I will definitely attend a concert here again. The only...More