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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Address: Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
Phone Number: 69 1340-400
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Ranked #4 of 68 Activities in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Performances, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, Frankfurt's beautifully...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Performances, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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Toronto, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
52 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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