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Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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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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  • Average8%
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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard from our walking tour guide Thomas that this is a 'fake' old building, ie it was reconstructed based on the original. That may be so, but the architecture is beautiful and the grounds outside it on the Sunday afternoon we visited were filled...More

Thank quekkg
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Frankfurt, this is one of the place, you must see! Very easily accessible by walk or underground! The distances in the centre of Frankfurt are good for walking.

Thank Spotter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location and the restaurant is a good option for lunch for who is walking around that area. Beautiful paintings on the walls and ceiling.

Thank rene z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the classic old Frankfurt Opera House that's now a very special concert hall. Built in 1880, it was destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt, opening again in 1981! Over its entrance is written TRUTH BEAUTY and the GOOD! These are virtues of Frankfurt until...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful old building just underneath the enormous modern buildings of Frankfurt. Love the contrast of old with modern.

Thank Pieris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great old opera building and beautifull plaza sorroundings with lots of things for children to do in the summer.

Thank rsbueno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Opera house is quite pretty on the outside and definitely stands out from a very modern Frankfurt architecture. I am looking forward to see it from the inside as well.

Thank Alina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very exciting building-very interesting place. And I was on Ann Sophie Mutter violin concert - it was really great!!!!

Thank Olga O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the peace and quit of the whole area. The wrought-iron street lamps are absolutely beautiful. The fountain outside is clean and working. We spend quite a bit of time in the adjoining park where there are a number of very old as well...More

Thank Simmelman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Opera House, a beautiful well maintained and historic building. Unfortunately never had the opportunity to see the interior as it was closed. The Opera House from the outside is quite remarkable and well worth a visit.

Thank grahamp687
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John V
9 May 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
15 November 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
22 June 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!