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Hamburg opens 2,150-seat Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and the Louis C. Jacob’s boat

Hamburg’s 2,150-seat Elbphilharmonie finally opened Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – andĀ Angela Merkel was there.

The concert hall, by Herzog & de Meuron (with sound by Japan’s Nagata Acoustics), rises above a 1963 brick warehouse by architect Werner Kallmorgan.

Hotel Louis C. Jacob, which runs restaurant CARLS an der Elbphilharmonie, has special packages which include pre-concert dinners, concert tickets and, afterwards, cheese and wine as you sailĀ back on the hotel’s own boat, as shown.