Explore the interior of our house and the architectural features of the six halls.

Want more?

Let your gaze wander here from the foot of the Grand Staircase to Apollo, the god of the arts, in his chariot and learn more about our beautiful facade!

Das Konzerthaus von außen

The Great Hall

Detailed decorations in gold and red, 14 chandeliers, a magnificently decorated ceiling and almost 1700 seats - this is our great hall. With its rectangular shape, it belongs to the category of concert hall colloquially known as a "shoe box". Acoustically, it is one of the best in the world: the reverberation time is only slightly above the values considered optimal by room acousticians.

14 sparkling chandeliers bathe the Great Hall in the right light. Each one is individually adjustable and has 48 light bulbs. The chandeliers, weighing 540 kilograms, are anchored in the so-called crown floor directly above the ceiling of the Great Hall.

Konzerthaus Berlin

38 busts of famous composers look down from the walls in the Great Hall, among them Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Numerous design elements are borrowed from classicism. The decorators of the reconstruction used forms and working methods of the Schinkel period here - this is especially true for the ceiling ornately decorated with paintings, stucco and gold decoration.

Since the opening of the building in 1984, the Great Hall has been adorned with a Dresden Jehmlich organ.

As one of the most representative organs in Berlin, it has 74 stops - distributed over four manuals and pedal - which enable a wide variety of tonal colors and a broad repertoire from baroque to modern. 5811 individual pipes can be operated in 256 set combinations in a setter system renewed in 1994.

more about our organ

The Great Hall in 360 degrees

Just take a look around!

go upstairs

The Small Hall

The Small Hall is acoustically ideally suited for chamber concerts - whether performed by in-house ensembles such as the Konzerthaus Quartet or the Horenstein Ensemble, or by numerous renowned guest artists who can be experienced on its stage every season.

As part of the education program, introductory events for school classes are regularly held here before heading to the Great Hall to listen to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin rehearse.

Architect Manfred Prasser was inspired by Schinkel's Charlottenhof Palace in Sanssouci for the Small Hall: "That's where I got the black, silver, green, this delicate rosé. And why? Well, the Chamber Music Hall is the chamber, that's something feminine, small, delicate, while the Great Hall is masculine, the opposite." So Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who designed and built the former Schauspielhaus in the 19th century, is actually a direct model in the hall design.

go upstairs


The most modern venue in the house was opened in 2003. Designed by Cologne architect Peter Kulka, the hall is named after mail-order company founder and patron Werner Otto, and its flexible design makes it ideal for contemporary concert and musical theater performances - 132 lifting podiums can be moved independently of each other.


In the Beethoven Hall, decorated in festive white marble with its two rows of Ionic columns, the musical reference is visible everywhere: numerous instruments are worked into wall paintings and the stucco of the ceilings. Musically, it is used for the "Beethoven Salon", otherwise for refreshments during breaks and concert introductions.


The smallest performance space is the music club on the first floor of the south wing, which holds about 80 people and is used primarily for staged productions, readings and children's performances.


Similar yet different: The counterpart to the Beethoven Hall is the Weber Hall with its Corinthian columns, olive-green wall surfaces and gold decor. It is named after Carl Maria von Weber, whose famous opera "Der Freischütz" premiered in the hall in 1821. Concertgoers can also enjoy a snack and drinks in the Weber Hall during the intermission.

Grand staircase

The imposing flight of steps offers the best view of Berlin's most beautiful square: the Gendarmenmarkt. In addition to receptions and break catering, the steps invite you to linger - especially on the open day with a view of the open air stage!


The grand staircase leads directly into the vestibule. A certain contrast to its white marble and antique statues is provided by 21st century technology, which has its place in this vestibule to the Great Hall in the form of our digital exhibition. Around 10,000 visitors a month are interested in its virtual exhibits in augmented and virtual reality, which can be explored free of charge.

Wardrobe foyer

Marble ornaments and red carpets characterize the entrance hall with box office and checkroom. From there, the way leads via the side staircases of the north and south wings to all halls of the house.

Carriage Passage

The passage under the flight of steps originally served as a passage for carriages and is therefore called the "carriage passage" to this day. A bronze statuette there commemorates Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Prussian builder of the house.

go upstairs

Our beautiful facade

Here you can let your gaze wander from the foot of the stairway to Apollo, the god of the arts, in his chariot.

read more


For this event, you will not receive tickets through our webshop. You will therefore be redirected to an external page of the organizer. If you have any not completed bookings on konzerthaus.de, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.