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Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

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Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0351/49 11-0
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945...

Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance style opera house presents opera, ballet and jazz performances, and is worth a visit if only to marvel at its ornate interior.

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Beautiful architecture

This opera house has been rebuilt 3 times. The last time was after the city was bombed during WWII. The outside building has many wonderful details. They offer tours to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This opera house has been rebuilt 3 times. The last time was after the city was bombed during WWII. The outside building has many wonderful details. They offer tours to see the inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to take the tour but the English tours were done for the day. Luckily we had 2 German friends with us to translate. The tour seemed a little too long for my taste. I didn't know anything about the opera house and neither did any of our friends. Come to find out everything in the opera house except... More 

Thank Michelle M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Only on the Stage with Depeche Mode. Hearthfelt greetings Caroline Plea none Concert without Philharmonie that is k.o. Hearthfelt greetings Caroline

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Wanted to go in here and have a look but there wasn't an English speaking tour till 3.00 and I was there about 12. It is a stunning looking building though

Thank Jennifer D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Semperoper is one of the most classy buildings of Dresden. It was designed by the renowned architect Gottfried Semper in 1838 on Roman lines in neo-Renaissance style. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1869 and was redesigned by Semper, who was exiled for being a part of an uprising against the monarchy, in High Renaissance style. 1945... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was more of a lecture than a tour. We heard about how the paint was mixed to look like marble, but nothing about the design and its significance. We saw three areas only, and it was uninteresting, she talked and talked, not a breath was taken so the tourists could ask questions. Many people sat it out. Our group... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Dresden will forever live on in world history. The darling of Saxony and pre WW II history was the noted victim of the end of that war...primarily because of the place it held in the hearts of the German people. It is a wonderful testament to human resilience with the restoration of this incredibly beautiful city. A shining beacon on... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very famous opera house not only in Germany. You can visit the opera house during day time and experience the rich interior of it

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As everything in Dresden, the opera house is also impressive. Even if you don´t want or have time to go inside, give yourself a chance to admire it from the outside!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a building! Just coming to it you will go "wow". Unfortunately, we did not stay long enough to consider visiting any performance.

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