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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed November 4, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IslandManRides
Reviewed October 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susihunt
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 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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maxilee
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5 hours in Frankfurt on a Sunday (8 Replies)
Hi I have a layover of about 9 hours in Frankfurt on a Sunday. I will arrive Frankfurt at 12.00 noon and will depart at 9.00 pm. Taking into account immigration and custom clearance, I will have about 5 hours in Frankfurt. I plan to take the S-Bahn from Frankfurt Airport to the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) and deposit my carry-on in a locker along track 23 of the Main Train Station. I intend to purchase the "All day collective ticket" costing 15 euros. My plan is to visit the...More
September 07, 2014|
Response fromHolger B|
Hi, yes all the sights would be within walking distance from the main station. For the way to Frankfurt I would stay in the S - Bahn for two more stations until Hauptwache. After visiting the Städel you could also take bus no. 46 back to main station, if you don't feel like walking. The bus operates every 30 mins on Sunday. However it is also only a 15 mins walk to main station. Holger