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Welcome to the Kölner Philharmonie!
We look forward to welcoming you!

We’re continuing to try and offer you the safest and most enjoyable visit.

For the time beeing we ask all our visitors to show a proof of vaccination or recovery as a condition of entry at the Kölner Philharmonie and all other venues for all events from November 21st. In accordance with the current official ordinance, there is also a capacity limit for concerts in the Kölner Philharmonie.

We also ask all our visitors and staff to continue to wear face coverings in the building and on the seat during the concert.

The ventilation situation in the Kölner Philharmonie was recognized as very good by the DTHG (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft).

Please note the following regarding your visit:
Persons with coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, cold, sore throat, general weakness, diarrhoea, impaired sense of smell or taste) are not allowed to enter the Kölner Philharmonie.

2G rule for concerts from November 21st
The 2G rule applies to events from November 21st.

To protect all concert visitors, only immunised persons with proof of immunisation are permitted to attend events at the Philharmonie (2G). Please keep your ID card and one of the following documents ready for inspection upon entry:

- a vaccination certificate with the last required dose of a vaccine recognized in Germany received at least 14 days ago. Overview of authorised Vaccines at Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

- medical or official documentation of having recovered from the coronavirus (positive PCR test from at least 28 days and no more than 90 days ago).

Box office
The box office in the Philharmonie's vestibule is currently closed due to the Corona protection measures. The Philharmonie's new booking office at Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz/Bechergasse on the ground floor of the Brügelmannhaus (opposite the Kölner Philharmonie) opens 120 minutes before the concert and provides all services of the box office. The walk between the Kölner Philharmonie and the new shop can be managed without steps. Please note that only cashless payments can be made. Payments are possible with the card of your personal bank and with all major credit cards (Visa Card, Mastercard and American Express), via Apple Pay and Google Pay.

In the concert

  • Is it obligatory to wear a facemask? Do I have to keep aminimum distance?

      At the entrance and on your way through the Philharmonie, the obligation to wear a mask and the distance regulation remain in force. Wearing the mask is also compulsory at the seat. Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other guests when entering the building and walking throughout the building.

  • Is the medical mouth-nose protection compulsory for children?

      Kinder und Jugendliche unter 16 Jahren gelten außerhalb der Ferienzeiten aufgrund ihres Alters als Schülerinnen und Schüler und benötigen keinen Immunisierungsnachweis (2G). Auf allen Wegen innerhalb der Kölner Philharmonie und am Sitzplatz müssen auch Schülerinnen und Schüler eine medizinische Mund- und Nasenschutzmaske tragen. Die Maskenpflicht gilt für Kinder ab Schuleintrittsalter.

  • Was gilt für Besucher, die sich aus medizinischen Gründen nicht impfen lassen können?

      Besucher, die sich aus medizinischen Gründen nicht impfen lassen können und über ein ärztliches Attest hierüber verfügen, sind von der 2G-Zutrittsbeschränkung ausgenommen. Sie müssen beim Einlass ein nach der Corona-Test-und-Quarantäneverordnung bescheinigtes negatives Ergebnis eines höchstens 48 Stunden zurückliegenden PCR-Tests oder eines höchstens 24 Stunden zurückliegenden negativen Antigen-Schnelltests vorweisen.

  • Können Nicht-Geimpfte / Nicht-Genesene bereits erworbene Karten zurückgeben?

      Die Einführung der 2G-Regelung für Konzerte ab dem 21. November berechtigt Nicht-Geimpfte und Nicht-Genesene, die Ihre Karten vor dem 19. November erworben haben, zur Kartenrückgabe: Bitte wenden Sie sich als betroffener Kaufender vor dem Konzerttermin an die Vorverkaufsstelle, bei der die Karte erworben wurde. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Karten vor dem Konzert zurückgegeben werden müssen.

  • When do admissions begin?

      The doors to the Cologne Philharmonie will open 60 minutes before the concert starts. Please arrive on time, the admission checks currently take more time than usual. In order to minimize contact during the admittance procedure, we kindly ask guests holding tickets for the middle of a row to enter the hall first. After the concert, please leave the hall one row after another, following the instructions from the ushers and maintaining your distance. Guests seated in Row 19 and above are requested to leave the hall by the upper doors.

  • Are the cloakrooms available?

      The cloakrooms in the Kölner Philharmonie are open again and free of charge. Please note that for security reasons larger bags and items may not be taken into the hall but may be left at the cloakroom.

      Availability of a cloakroom at other venues cannot be guaranteed and depends on the respective venue.

  • How long are the concerts? Will there be an interval?

      The concerts usually take place with an intermission and last between 80 and 120 minutes.

  • Will there be refreshments?

      All bars at the foyer are open. Tuesday to Sunday, the »Ludwig im Museum« is open after the concert, with access via the staircase in the foyer.

      The 2-G-Plus rule applies to the use of the catering facilities. Please have verification of this ready.

      Catering in other venues cannot be guaranteed and depends on the respective venue.

  • What should I do if I am ill or have cold-like symptoms on the concert day?

      In that case, please stay at home. Persons with any COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, sneezing, sore throat, general weakness, diarrhoea, loss of the sense of smell or taste) and persons who have been traveling to high-risk areas are not allowed to enter the Philharmonie in Cologne. Please understand that we cannot refund tickets in cases of illness. However, you have the option of passing the ticket on to another person.

Ticket purchase

  • Ticket purchase

      The box office in the Opern-Passagen between Breite Straße and Glockengasse is open to the public again.
      Monday to Friday from 10.00 -18.00, Saturday from 11.00-18.00. 

      During these times ticket service is also available by telephone and e-mail to answer your questions!

      Telephone: 0221 - 221 28400
      Fax: 0221 - 221 28249
      Email: tickets@buehnen.koeln
      By post: Bühnen Köln - Ticketservice - Postfach 10 10 61 - 50450 Köln
       

  • Box office

      The box office in the Philharmonie's vestibule is currently closed due to the Corona protection measures. The Philharmonie's new booking office at Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz/Bechergasse on the ground floor of the Brügelmannhaus (opposite the Kölner Philharmonie) opens 120 minutes before the concert and provides all services of the box office.
      The walk between the Kölner Philharmonie and the new shop can be managed without steps.
      Please note that only cashless payments can be made. Payments are possible with the card of your personal bank and with all major credit cards (Visa Card, Mastercard and American Express), via Apple Pay and Google Pay.

      Box offices at other venues usually open one hour before the concert. Please note that only cash payment is possible.

  • Discounts

      Schoolchildren, students, trainees, federal volunteers (BFDler) and those on a voluntary social year (FSJler) (aged up to 28), holders of a valid Cologne Pass, and recipients of assistance benefits (Leistungen nach dem SGB II) will receive, upon showing proof, 50% discount when purchasing individual tickets for Subscription Concerts 1–12, and for the following special concerts at Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall: Gala Concert, Benefit Concert and Passion Concert. Chamber music concerts are excluded from discounts. Holders of a JULEICA and an honorary office card will receive 50% discount on all subscription concerts on Monday and Tuesday.

      Wheelchair users or severely disabled persons with 100% disability or with a B in their disability pass receive free admission to all concerts upon showing proof and depending on availability. The attendant person of a wheelchair occupant user or of a severely disabled person will also receive a complimentary admission ticket if the letter B is noted in the disability pass. You can get admission tickets at advance booking offices and at the box office.

      Please note that only one discount can be claimed at any time. Proof of eligibility is to be presented voluntarily when purchasing the ticket and at the entrance.

  • Prices & Venue

      Preise für Konzerte außerhalb der Kölner Philharmonie entnehmen Sie bitte der Programmseite des jeweiligen Konzerts.

  • Season brochure

      We will be happy to send you a printed copy of our 2021/22 season brochure (only in German available) on request. ► To order

      You can find the PDF (only in German available) for download ► Here

Subscriptions

Alle Infos zu unseren Abonnements finden Sie auf unserer ➔ ABOSEITE

Venues & directions

Most concerts take place in Cologne Philharmonie. Informations about other venues will be shown on this website in connection with the concerts announced for these venues.

Cologne Philharmonie

Bischofsgartenstr. 1
50667 Köln

  • Travelling by car

      If you are planning to travel by car, you can use the Philharmonie car park for the special price of € 2.50 for up to one and a half hours before and for up to two hours after the concert: Just present your concert ticket and carpark ticket to the carpark attendant or pay at the ticket machine.

      Follow the signs to Dom/Hauptbahnhof, as soon as you are in the city centre, signs show you the way to the concert hall.

  • Travelling with Public transport

      Situated approx. 5 minutes on foot from Cologne's main railway station, the Kölner Philharmonie is easily reached using public transport: Furthermore, your Philharmonie admission ticket also serves as your return ticket when travelling on the regional Rhine-Sieg (VRS) transport network.

Miscellaneous

  • Are there concert introductions?

      Due to distancing and safety measures, unfortunately we are currently unable to offer pre-concert talks or introductions to our concert programmes.

  • Are there programme booklets for the concerts?

      Program brochure are available on the day of the concert. They are also available for download five days in advance, please refer to our overview page.

  • ARE PRIVATE PICTURE AND SOUND RECORDINGS PERMITTED?

      For legal reasons, audio and video recordings are not permitted at any time. The Gürzenich Orchestra reserves the right to produce and disseminate audio and video recordings of individual concerts. By using the concert ticket, the concertgoer declares his consent to the production and a possible dissemination of his or her image in media in conjunction with such a recording.

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