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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
Fee: No
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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Stunning building!

Whether you will stay outside de building admiring its unique architecture or enter the premises, it is a must-see atraction in Frankfurt!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you will stay outside de building admiring its unique architecture or enter the premises, it is a must-see atraction in Frankfurt!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very nice historic opera house, informative staff, great location, variety of options, something for everyone

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Munich, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Being heavenly destroyed during WW 2, this is one of the few buildings having been restricted to its old glory. Visit the beautiful coffee at the 1st floor, which gives you a good impression how the Opera once looked. It has a great acoustic and if you can, go and visit one of the many concerts performed here (everything from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Opera House very nice and classic, but when we reached there the House already closed since open only till 14:00.

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NJ/NY
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I sat in the last row in the upper tier. I could hear everything as if I were in the front row. Great acoustics. Its a classy opera house and if you ha chance to see a show here; do it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Among the fancy sky-scrapers, this attractive building with old-style architecture is pleasing. There is the beautiful fountain and park in front. If you have less time on your hand, you can skip this for Main Riverside. The Riverfront is very beautiful. The foot bridge gives a 360 degree view of the the Frankfurt skyline.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Worth the time to see an event if you have the chance! It is a great point to start your tour of Frank from.

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed the Musical very much. But otherwise this house does not provide for any kind of comfort. The inner architecture is terrible. Sitting on the balcony (in the highest price category), you need to climb lots of stairs in narrow stair cases. The catering service during the pause was overstrained - it was just not pleasant to get something... More 

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The Bay Area, CA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After reading some reviews like "must visit" we bought the tickets for a children's show promissing the music of Mozart to be played. It turned out to be a low level experience with an average piano + violin players and very primitive acting on a little stage. We tried to get out and return the tickets but it turned out... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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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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