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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
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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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I passed by this opera house, amazing building...located in the city centre, great park and children play ground nearby, excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I passed by this opera house, amazing building...located in the city centre, great park and children play ground nearby, excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

To be honest this oper builing in Fransfurt looks like the oper in Budapest even if Budapest's oper is 4 years younger. It was build in 1880 and it was seriously damaged during the second world war and was restored only in 80ies of the last century. Anyway, now it is not an oper anymore, just a concert hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Viewed from outside only, and the Alte Oper is a very impressive historical building in Frankfurt. It is on a city walk on a map, and there were lots of tourists photographing the building. Would loved to see inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

"The truth is pretty good" is written on the front. I'm not too sure as to why, but I like the quote anyway. We went in and explored some of the opera house and it was very beautiful. There's a nice restaurant that we went in but didn't stay because it was too expensive for our liking. Still a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This opera house is very near the U bahn Alte Oper station, which the building is very nice. There is a big fountain and lots of exciting rides suitable for young children. Around the East side there is lots of shopping and department stores, and it is good to buy souvenirs in Frankfurt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

"Dem Wahren, Schönen, Guten" (To the true, the beautiful, the good) is the giant inscription of the Alte Oper, facing the Square in front of it. In a city that was almost completely demolished in WW2 air raids, this Opera stands out, having been restored in the 21st century.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Built with the great architecture, and an opera is still going on, there are many bars and restaurants nearby as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good view from outside, architecture is similar to the Paris opera. Gardens near by have rabbits in them, all in all good way to pass time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Overall: The old opera is a must-see on any visit to Frankfurt (and why wouldn't you, it's right in the centre). Its symmetry makes it (in my opinion) one of the most beautiful buildings in the world! Sadly, the inside cannot measure up to the beautiful facade. The traditional interior was mostly destroyed by allied bombs during WWII. After the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There was a festival at the end of June with marquees with beer and all sorts of food stalls every night of the week till late.

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