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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
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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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Beautifully restored

The Old Opera House was destroyed by Allied bombing during the 2nd World War. It has been beautifully restored to its former glory. It is well worth the price of a guided tour. Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old Opera House was destroyed by Allied bombing during the 2nd World War. It has been beautifully restored to its former glory. It is well worth the price of a guided tour. Be sure to check the times of tours conducted in English.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only saw the outside but a very imposing building. I believe there is a café but it was not open when we passed by

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With so much of Frankfurt being destroyed in WWII, I laud Frankfurt's willingness to rebuild the "Old" Opera House anew. One would think one was going to the opera in a horse drawn carriage. Kudos to Frankfurt for preserving its history.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very beautiful place!it makes you to feel that you belong in another season like the time stops! amazing time there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the building so beautiful from the outside, that I was kind of disappointed with how it looks inside. The show was good, though.

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Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifull site and unique architecture.Must see if you visit Frankfurt. A lot of sentimentals experience from Germán historia.

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This week there happened to be a culinary festival: varied food, alot of alcohol and life bands. It was so exciting. It is called opernplatz festival. From 11:00 -23:00

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Worcester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on business and during our meal, we had a short presentation on behalf of the Opera House. During the presentation, it was revealed that the attacks from the British during WWII had almost completely demolished the Opera House, so it needed to be rebuilt. The finished article is just stunning to look at. From any angle, this... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to people watch and to catch up with business clients in a relaxed setting. Excellent coffee and pastries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to a play with my wife and even though the play was in German we had a great time, lots of fun and the building is amazing.

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