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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

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Address: Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 69 1340400
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Stunning exterior

Didnt get to venture inside but after a brisk walk in the cold and snow, it was a welcome sight in the piazza.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didnt get to venture inside but after a brisk walk in the cold and snow, it was a welcome sight in the piazza.

Thank Nickdave
Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at this nice location in my short tour. The outside view was really good, and the area around it was welcoming. I was inside for very short time, and I had to leave due to an event was about to start

Thank Qasem_N
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit here in November. Its a very well conserved place and there are some nice views around.

Thank BunnyPinina
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

While I didn't go inside, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the building's architecture and the fountain in front of it, from the outside.

Thank Christine20009
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Driving by the Alte Oper at night sure is glamorous and its illumination fits very well and is all glamorous. So are the balls thrown in here; if invited you should go and see for yourself.

Thank Fabian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love operas! I'm an art lover and I'm always interested to visit operas wherever I go, and I loved the one in Frankfurt. it's really nice from the outside and the inside as well!

Thank Esraa A
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Walk in tours aren't available. We were told that a tour could be booked online. The coffee shop is worth a visit on a cool day. It is part of the lobby, beautiful & romantic.

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A beautiful concert hall where we listened to Sokolov's brilliant performance of piano concerts. The foyers are appropriate and convenient.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I walk pass by Alte Oper each time when I walk to Zeil. I am always amazed at its nice design each time. A few weeks ago, we went to a concert, and was disappointed by its interior. I have been to the world famous opera house in Sydney, and Buenos Ares; this cannot compare. Feeling like sitting in a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend some time and see the opera house. Even though it is newly built, they have done a good job keeping a heritage look. The square outside has a big fountain which attracts a lot of kids. And they have an outdoor restaurant where you can have coffee / snacks.

Thank mcsc-squared

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