Silkroad

Silkroad

Over Easter, the Elbphilharmonie was planning to take people on a musical journey along one of the world's oldest and most famous trade routes, the Silk Road. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the concerts, but we want to give our public the chance to take the trip in a digital version.

In the late 19th century, German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen coined the romantic name for this trading network that is over 2,000 years old. A wild mesh of paths and settlements from China all the way to the Mediterranean – passing through rugged deserts, wonderful mountain landscapes, historic monuments, religious memorials and cultural centres offering an insight into the fascinating places along the old Silk Road.

Click here for more information on the history of the Silk Road in our Blog.