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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1340400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location for a concert, wonderful acoustics. A beautiful building inside and out. The square outside the theatre is lovely with cafes and bars in the vicinity. The building looks even more stunning at night when it is lit up by the characterful street lights.

Thank bionicbooth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the “Carmina Burana” just couple of months ago. The building is beautiful both outside and inside. The hall is quite modern, great sound.

Thank Andrey_Nara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building along the river along with all the museums. Beautiful area. Didn't get to go inside due to time factors but is amazing from the outside

Thank 15Roc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical Opera house type restaurant where you can expect to pay €80 for just a main course each and bottle of water. The food was quite good and schnitzel. Was very tender. My white asparagus €39 with the schnitzel was a bit...More

Thank PeterCinLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of this building is absolutely stunning. It is located in a pedestrian area with a large fountain in the front and the park is beside it, making it a lovely area to be in. We booked tickets from Canada, for two different concerts...More

Thank Singent
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you're walking around the city or taking a tour on a hop on hop off bus, you keep must stop and see this landmark. It's in the Hesse area close to shopping and cafes. We weren't able to go inside but we're still taken...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

After a day walking around Frankfurt I stopped here on Sunday afternoon to graba bite. I was solo and the waiter ignored me before I could get a table. Another table arrived 15 minutes after I sat down and they received their menu and drinks...More

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

When you're in Frankfurt, you should go and see the building. If you don't manage to get tickets for one of the concerts or events, at least go and have a look from the outside and walk around. It's a beautiful building. But you should...More

Thank andijah
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

An Institution you cannot miss, when visiting Frankfurt. All big balls in the city are being held here and the illumination at night is glamorous.

Thank Fabian K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Well worth a look as the photo opportunities are many. I didn't go inside but wandered about the outside and took pictures.

Thank Sherry G
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John V
Me and my buddy will be coming through there on our way to Windhoek Namibia. We are spending the day here on July, 3 and heard there was a fest going on then. Does anybody know if there's any truth to this? Alte Oper Fest??? Thanks, JRV
10 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
Is there any way I can pick the ticket up at the location? It would be a waste to have it shipped home for a price that is more than the actual price of the ticket...
16 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
Hi ,I am going tom be there for Sir Tom Jone's concert this coming Friday , what kind of dress code is to be worn there please ? Thankyou very much for your help. Alexander Spiteri
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!