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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 #10 of 129 attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We saw the structure from outside...looks really good. There is also a massive fountain in front the building. Also a small walk way...

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Toronto, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Gorgeous building which I only saw from te outside. The surrounding area and fountain also stunning. Note the restaurants in the vicinity are expensive

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

You can include the Alte Oper on a walking tour of Frankfurt. Summer time is great weather and the fountains will be on. Perfect place for photo ops as you explore the city!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was on Friday (6.6.),the summer came in Frankfurt, and the fountain was working,so after I made a stroll I was sitting there and relaxing. It was closed,so I couldn´t go inside,but next time I will.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Didn't realize I had not submitted earlier review. This review is for the restaurant only. I've eaten here twice for formal business dinners. Both experiences had excellent food and superior service. The wine list is 5 star. The waiter was attentive without being over present. Food courses were served timely but not rushed, though the restaurant was near capacity both... More

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Quito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Alter Oper is a must see attraction to watch one of their events. The building in itself has most of the interior built as a modern multipurpose complex with concert halls and a congress center.

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Toronto, Canada
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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
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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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