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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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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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  • Average9%
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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Innenstadt
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+49 69 1340400
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"beautiful building"
in 35 reviews
"concert hall"
in 12 reviews
"financial district"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 5 reviews
"old building"
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"second world war"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"during wwii"
in 4 reviews
"visiting frankfurt"
in 6 reviews
"city centre"
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"fountain"
in 38 reviews
"architecture"
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"acoustics"
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"performance"
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"fressgass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For decades after the war this was just a pile of rubble; now it is a gorgeous building both inside and out. Worth stopping to take a look.

Thank RebeccaPeter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Frankfort's most beautiful and fascinating places with a beautiful writing above it . I did not visit inside, but the environment was really great.

Thank payam f
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Opera House dominates a large pedestrian plaza called (appropriately) Opernplatz. The neoclassical facade features massive arches, columns surmounted by a freize, and a pediment topped by a winged horse. A large fountain in front leads the eye from the green trees lining Taunusanlage...More

Thank Carol A S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful architecture among the surrounding high rises in Frankfurt. We were told the structure was nearly destroyed and was rebuilt to its previous grandiose. There are a few eateries within the vicinity if you want some refreshments during your visit. A must visit if...More

Thank Suwanna C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this building while on a hop on off bus tour. Thankfully, we had to stop for a stop light, right here. When i turned and saw the building, i hurried and reached for my camera. Such a beautiful and grand building. I wish...More

Thank Deezy1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like a small version of the Vienna State Opera. It was in a state of disrepair until recently when it bwas completely refurbished.

Thank CharlesSeems
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Opera house dates back to the late nineteenth century. It was badly damaged during the second world war and has been reconstructed in its original form. In front of the magnificent building is an equally grand fountain. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The storm had passed and the sun was shining.. and just sitting infront of the building.. watching people enjoy the Spring sun.. added to the appeal of the place. The Fountain gushing.. and pretty much a walk in the park to get there too with...More

Thank Magellan720605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building itself is most impressive from outside and even more so when one enters the main hall. It was rebuilt in its old style, but using modern technichs, resulting in a super acoustics. It’s most certainly worth a visit.

Thank Abraham1_11
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This building is really beautiful, it is a very good spot for pictures and drink a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the restaurants and cafe in the plaza. It is a place for a good picture in your photo album of...More

Thank Javier G
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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.
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Loraine L
November 15, 2015|
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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
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tal-qasab
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!
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