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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
69 1340-400
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Ranked #9 of 117 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Performances, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Fee: No
Owner description: Destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, Frankfurt's beautifully...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Performances, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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 operas.
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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went here to watch Beethoven's sonata Nr. 10 & 17 performed on piano. What a delightful building. An absolutely fine experience if you're traveling alone, and even if you are an English speaker, the staff is more than accommodating.

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Cork
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Really beautiful building especially after dark when it is lit up. Also very nice street light surrounding it.

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Rome, Italy
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61 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Beautiful building with a lovely fountain in front. Great photo op. This is what an opera house should look like!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Beautiful Architecture of this old building just faschinates me :) It's located in the middle of modern high scrapers and buildings. Besides, that close to it is a line of really good restaurants where you can dine for reasonable price.

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Montpellier, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The opera is very pretty and what is amusing you can hear the concerts of outside thanks the speakers installed outside the opera.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Alte Oper is definitely a place to see, when visiting frankfurt. It's only a short foot walk away from the city center and is surround by old buildings, which contrast the nearby financial district.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautifully restored building in the heart of Frankfurt. A fantastic location both day and night and the home to some truly wonderful performances - Berlin Philharmonic this month. Mexcelkent

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Destroyed during the WW2, it was entirely rebuild identically about 40 years ago so it looks like it is 150 years old: grand style of the Italian Renaissance, very photogenic.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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