The Sounddown

We’re counting down the last 1,000,000 seconds until the Grand Opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with you. Add your voice to the world’s most unique countdown: The Sounddown.

Send us your three-second film of a funny, crazy, dramatic, exciting or musical sound. Together, the uploaded films will form a massive digital Sounddown collage, counting down from 1 January 2017.

Upload your Sounddown film for a chance to win the two remaining tickets for the Grand Opening of the Elbphilharmonie on 11/12 January 2017, travel and accommodation included.

Conditions of Participation

How do I take part?

  1. Your Sounddown Second

    Film a three-second video of your sound and post it using the hashtag #WinElphiTickets on your public Instagram account

    All contributions will be used to create the Sounddown collage that will count down each second until the Grand Opening from 1 January 2017.

  2. Fingers crossed

    By sharing your Sounddown clip by 23:59:59 on 31 December 2016 with us, you are automatically entered into the draw for the last two tickets to the Grand Opening Concert on 11/12 January 2017 in Hamburg. All clips uploaded from 1 January will still be used for the Sounddown collage.

    By the way: if you send us your clip before 31 October 2016, it will be immortalised on Germany’s biggest advertising space in Hamburg’s harbour.

    Conditions of Participation

  3. Win tickets

    We will inform the lucky winners and everyone else on 2 January 2017 via email or Instagram message, depending on how you shared your clip.


The Sounddown will start here on 1 January 2017.

If you upload your clip by 31 December 2016 at 23:59:59 you have a chance to win the two remaining tickets. Entries up until the very last second before the Grand Opening will still be used for the Sounddown collage, so start filming!

Conditions of Participation

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