Cologne Philharmonic, which opened in 1986, is close to Cologne Cathedral. Concerts take place on an almost daily basis in the modern concert hall, which is based on an amphitheatre.
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln has been based at Cologne Philharmonic since 1986. The ensemble is one of the leading orchestras in Germany. It’s name refers to the Gürzenich, Cologne’s historical ballroom, where concerts were held from 1857 on.
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