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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
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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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There are several good resteraunts alongside the Opera House, a nice way to spend a lazy summer evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Darmstadt, Germany

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Darmstadt, Germany
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several good resteraunts alongside the Opera House, a nice way to spend a lazy summer evening

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Manchester UK
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Old Opera House forms a part of the Messe (Trade Fair) area & is an impressive building in the heart of modern Frankfurt

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Vaasa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go inside but the building is very beautiful! It's truly worth seeing and taking a few pics in the square.

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Leimen, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently my husband and I were invited to join friends for a concert being held at this venue. When we got off the train, there was no need to catch a bus, for the local commuter train stopped only a minute or two form the old opera, which looks like just that from the outside. We went inside, through a... More 

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Thank wanderingKatie
Heraklion Crete
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply excellent! Can't state much about the place, since it speaks out for it self. Definetely you have to pay a tribute.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just before lunch we decided to have a drink in the main bar/cafe of this stunning building. There was a lunchtime buffet being set up during our visit but all we wanted was a drink. The atmosphere was very relaxed with a sophisticated atmosphere. The interior is very grand with frescoes painted on the ceiling. It would be lovely to... More 

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Thank Sunseeker215
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was only Outside but still a great looking building. a must see in frankfurt in any time of the year

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Opernhaus officially reopened on August 28, 1981. It was renamed to 'Alte Oper' since Frankfurt had already built a new Opera House in 1951. While the exterior and the lobby were rebuilt faithful to the original, most of the interior is built as a modern multipurpose complex with concert halls and a congress center. The building has several halls... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The alte oper is famous but the restaurant should also be as the restaurant is situated within the complex! The interior is beautiful, with gold details on the ceilings and a balcony facing the fountain! The staff are super friendly and the food is just divine, with live music playing in the background!!! I visited the restaurant for a Christmas... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came across this place walking back from the city centre. It is truly a stunning building and one I will remember.

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