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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Opens in 25 min: 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.
Opens in 25 min
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

The visit to the opera house was worthwhile for its aesthetic appreciation. The exterior is full of facades and statues. The plaza in the opera house area is a lot to explore: from modern skyscrapers to authentic archectural marvels.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnyong511
Reviewed March 2, 2019

This is a lovely building, and the plaza in front of it is very nice to take pictures, etc. You can only see the inside if you're there for a concert or function, unfortunately. It's very pretty lit up at night.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeorgiaPeachPam
Reviewed February 25, 2019

This is a very beautiful building from the outside. I didn't go inside as opera is not my thing, but it was still worth a visit just to see it from the outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simsim7
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Have admired the building since before renovation. Attended many functions in it since it reopened, including the Opera Ball. Always find something to admire sitting in front of it. Marvelous!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guayames46
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We crossed the place many a times as my office was very near to the place and got an opportunity to go inside once. It was nice.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ankit R
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

In Frankfurt you can see modern and historical architecture confronting each other on a same location. This square is good example

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeoP951
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Without any exaggeration, this place is great! It is fascinating to be in and to think that this place was the first parliment in Germany. The building looks great in the night. And the ambiance inside is old and feels nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phillosophicum
Reviewed December 30, 2018

great traditional german food like goose and bavarian saturday brunch, excellent service and nice environment at Opera restaurant

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xiaotiantian021
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We visited the Alte Oper Frankfurt (Old opera house) twice while travelling through Frankfurt as tourists. We saw two visiting orchestras, firstly the Berlin Philharmonic and then the Luxembourg Philharmonic. Both concerts were excellent! The hall is very large and as tickets were quite expensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alexinmelbourne
Reviewed November 25, 2018

You cannot miss it when in the city, situated next to Goethestrasse and Fressgass', surrounded by good restaurants and boutiques. See classic performances or Jazz sessions, sound is good, restaurant upstairs is good

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael B
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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!