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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
+49 69 1340400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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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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!
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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