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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

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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
Innenstadt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal venue for classical music!! One of the best in Europe and most certainly, in Germany. Highly recommended, especially in "season" from October to June!! Best artists, wonderful atmosphere, great restaurants just 2-3 minutes away.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank natochenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained, and always with different events and shows on, the Alte Oper is a great location for a photo opportunity, especially with the fountain. Given its close proximity to the Hauptwache, it's worth the walk to for a quick look, even if it's just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see this show last sunday.very interesting and original. I bougth my ticket on line and it was not expensive.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Giacperr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture from outside is stunning. Going around the building you will see different motives. Unfortunately the only way to see it from inside is to visit a concert or event. But if you like thus type of music and events it is worth spending...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 285tsvetomirt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just to stand in front of this building has a lot of flavour!, typical architecture, so many people going I really enjoyed experience!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Luis M
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
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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
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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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