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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Alter Oper is a must see attraction to watch one of their events. The building in itself has most of the interior built as a modern multipurpose complex with concert halls and a congress center.

14  Thank idrovoviva
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's also good for people watching and may indeed be good to catch a performance, but for a touristy thing it's okay but neither the most exciting building architecturally nor would I go out of my way to see it if time was an issue....More

2  Thank Goog_and_Pooh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To think this place was destroyed in WWII has was put back together through private donations is amazing. If you get a can, that a look inside to witness the beauty of the old opera house.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecturally historic and magnificent building in Frankfurt. Went a pleasant experience. The square is beautifully designed

Thank susihunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Location to spend time Frankfurt..Superb view..easy to reach public transport and on the main shopping street

Thank Priyank_Singhai
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Very carismatic building and corner in Frankfurt. You can mix a walking with the shopping and dining around the cafes.

Thank uzmelissa
Reviewed October 6, 2018

What a beautiful old building Didnt have access which was very sad. Walked around the gardens near by. Always someone eager to help

Thank geoffrey b
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I am glad that they gave this place a face lift. It is so beautiful to see from the outside. There are various shows and one just has to pick the best ones. Enjoy a night out.

Thank ceedaworld1
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

nice artitecture good statues . nice place to chill out and drink cofee or beer lots of food shops and vibrant

Thank Confidence F
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I did not go inside to see, but I was around several times, the park and surrounding of the building is great. Architecturally, it is magnificent. Lovely building. I liked it and we were there to check it out several times to enjoy the sculptures...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It is the very nice place. I am enjoyed too much. The Alte Oper is very classic and nice architecture.

Thank 81dewi
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Alte Oper offers a widely varied program ranging from serious classical music to musical comedies.

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John V
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Sherry G | Reviewed this property |
Hi John I see others have answered. I thought I saw some publicity about it while I was in Frankfurt. Sounds like it will be a wonderful few days. Have fun and safe travels.
Loraine L
November 15, 2015|
Response from ralfk16 | Reviewed this property |
Loraine, which concert are you going to? At least there is a "Abendkasse" which opens 1 hour before each concert where you can purchase last minute tickets. Should be possible to deposit already paid tickets there as well... More
June 22, 2015|
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Response from reisen_xx | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If the concert is inside the opera, then I would definitely recommend wearing something chic. Not necessarily a tie, but a shirt and blazer will do! Hope I could help. Have fun at the concert!