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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 #9 of 131 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Alte Oper is in City Center and one of the best famous historical buildings in Franfurt. There is a nice cafe and a Gourmet Restaurant in the Opern.

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Muscat, Oman
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited it as part of a tour. Did not attend any performance. The building is amazing and a memory of what Frankfurt was. Now of course used for meetings and concerts and no longer for an opera

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We only walked passed here, we didn't go in. We saw it multiple times & it's beautiful during the day & at night with the lights. The surrounding area is lovely & there are lots of restaurants nearby.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

an amazing building, the arcitechutre, the detail of the sculptures and the marble in the grounds are fantastic. It is nice to view this from afar, but also to rest in the cheltered marble gardens, with some sort of climbing parts These encircle a fountain which is great on a summer day of course.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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2,862 helpful votes 2,862 helpful votes
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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