Classical concerts, opera and high-class events take place at the Philharmonia in Essen, proof of the culture in the Ruhr Area.
The Essen Philharmonia, with its historical hall building, is one of the most beautiful and acoustically one of the best concert halls in Germany. A concert at the Essen Philharmonia is an absolute cultural highlight, especially for cultural city breaks.
The building was opened in 1904 by Richard Strauss, which can look back on a significant musical tradition. After considerable renovation, the building was ceremoniously reopened in June 2004, and has since garnered great recognition internationally for its programme of performances.
Many more musical highlights with internationally renowned artists and ensembles supplement the multifaceted programme of the Essen Philharmonia, with classics, jazz, new and old music, symphonic concerts and chamber music. The Philharmonia has been distinguished as "accessible for all" by a major German association for the disabled.