The big news in Germany this year was the opening of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Five years behind schedule and 10 times over budget, the Elbphilharmonie is the most expensive concert hall in the world. When it opened in January 2017, Germany shouted a loud, ‘finally!’ The building itself is an architectural marvel, built on top of an old warehouse right on the riverbank. Even if a concert is not on the agenda, a tour of the building is now the highlight of any harbour visit.
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