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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
69 1340-400
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As featured in 3 days in Frankfurt
Ranked #11 of 123 attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Operas, Theaters, Architectural Buildings, Performances
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It is worth seeing and taking photos with for sure!.. The building is unique and very well designed.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I agree with all the many comments about the building, but the restaurant in it also deserves praise. It is one of my favorites in Frankfurt, with excellent food and service. And of course the ambiance is wonderful. It is in what was probably the entrance lobby in the old days. The restaurant (the name escapes me at the moment)... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Saw "Westside Story" with my mum. Nice building, good acoustics. Food and drinks pretty expensive, so don't go hungry or thirsty!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stunning building. Built initially in 1880, it was severely damaged during WWII, but completely rebuilt, re-opening finally in 1981, 100 years after the first construction. They kept the grandeur of the original exterior, but the interior is now modern, and with beautiful acoustic. Just been to a beautiful concert here. Definitely one of the highlights of the city.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The most majestic building in Frankfurt. It is no 'West end' or 'Broadway' but I certainly am impressed by this building. In the summer it is a beautiful place to stand and watch people walk past and in this summer light it looks even the more special. You can wander into the front foyer to scatch a glimpse of the... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Although it is no longer used regularly as an opera house, there are still some concerts there. In addition to its functionality, it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Frankfurt which is quite a poor city in terms of "old architecture" compared to similar European cities.

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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I liked it in general! Lovely architecture and amazing art monument!! At night time is like a dream! To many people visit it so you have to wait to find a seat to enjoy a coffe or a tost..

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Cool sight for seeing. On NYE everyone like everyone goes here to celebrate and set off fireworks. Check out the fountain, during the summer months when it's flowing. Very picturesque.

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Richmond, Virginia
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220 attraction reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A Nineteenth Century exterior and a late Twentieth Century interior work well together. We were lucky to have had the combination of a wonderful concerts and very close seats so we could see everything. The house is spacious and seats 2,500. There are ample open spaces to mingle, drink and snack. While the exterior is elaborate, the interior is quite... More

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Puchong
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Will be lighted up at night. Check to see if there is a show and also the price. When I was there cheapest ticket was for 29.50 Euro to see the symphony orchestra. The water fountain was not functioning when I was there.

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