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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

Destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, Frankfurt's beautifully...

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Beautiful Building and Square

The Old Opera House in Frankfurt is a wonderful building in the heart of Frankfurt and the square surrounding it is a great people place with many restaurants and cafes in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Waterford, Canada

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Waterford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Old Opera House in Frankfurt is a wonderful building in the heart of Frankfurt and the square surrounding it is a great people place with many restaurants and cafes in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went there saturday to see a show and it was a wonderful experience. The place is not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well.

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Munchendorf, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the centre of Frankfurt you should at least come across and have a look to this wonderful building. It's not as big as the opera houses in Wien or Milano, but it's worth to have a look at it. It's also a good starting point for a tour in the city centre.

Thank enricoBeiWien
Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the most palatial building in a beautiful plaza that is surrounded by shops and restaurants. Fabulous place to walk around and then sit at one of the restaurants outdoors and watch the sunset as well as see the building transition to a beautiful amber glow with all the uplighting around it. Beautiful fountains as well in front of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone who has a few hours should definitely go to the opera house. Its stunning day or night. You can buy some last minute tickets on the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Surrounded by big buildings, this place stands apart in terms of architecture. On weekends there will be some events happening in the area.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The old opera house is a beautiful building with a nice park and square surroundings. It is a great place to visit walking towards the city center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Alte Oper Frankfurt - a building which stands for one of the best sound acoustics in the world, which has maybe seen all of the actual and former stars and where you can enjoy delicious food at "Käfer´s" in the historical and phantastic Retaurant "Opéra". Don´t miss to reserve a place at the breathtaking terrace, if the weather is fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice place from outside. Very close to the hauptwache. The walk from the Hauptwache station to the Opera house is quite enjoyable as well. One of the very few historic buildings left in Frankfurt.

Thank Sachin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very nice view from the outside, the further away the better so that you can also see the roof. Enjoyed a coffee in the cafe that is part of the building and well decorated before exploring other locations.

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