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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 132 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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Montpellier, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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66 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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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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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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