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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

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Address: Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 1340-400
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, Frankfurt's beautifully reconstructed...
Destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, Frankfurt's beautifully reconstructed opera house was reopened in 1981. It's now a major venue for concerts and operas.
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Saw the Rocky Horror Picture show here. Very nice building from the outside.I bought quite an expensive ticket, but tstill my view was a little limited. Great show though

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Saw the Rocky Horror Picture show here. Very nice building from the outside.I bought quite an expensive ticket, but tstill my view was a little limited. Great show though

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Liked every thing about it we loved the muilt culture the food is fantastic the people are very nice and friendly. Riding the trams around Frankfurt is fun our little daughter (9)had a great time.

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Sacramento, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We got to see a great show done by a very professional group. The Alte Oper has been beautifully restored and I was surprised at how many foreigners were going to the show and how many languages I heard not only from the visitors but from the staff. Of course, it seemed like everyone spoke English. Great place to visit.

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Ottawa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Oh my the food was so incredible. The duck breast was just perfect. I promise you an incredible dining experience.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you will stay outside de building admiring its unique architecture or enter the premises, it is a must-see atraction in Frankfurt!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very nice historic opera house, informative staff, great location, variety of options, something for everyone

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Munich, Germany
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Being heavenly destroyed during WW 2, this is one of the few buildings having been restricted to its old glory. Visit the beautiful coffee at the 1st floor, which gives you a good impression how the Opera once looked. It has a great acoustic and if you can, go and visit one of the many concerts performed here (everything from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Opera House very nice and classic, but when we reached there the House already closed since open only till 14:00.

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I sat in the last row in the upper tier. I could hear everything as if I were in the front row. Great acoustics. Its a classy opera house and if you ha chance to see a show here; do it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Among the fancy sky-scrapers, this attractive building with old-style architecture is pleasing. There is the beautiful fountain and park in front. If you have less time on your hand, you can skip this for Main Riverside. The Riverfront is very beautiful. The foot bridge gives a 360 degree view of the the Frankfurt skyline.

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