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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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beautiful building!

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!

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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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This attraction is a must see if you are in Frankfurt. There is a subway station right outside it. It is advisable to see it after dark when all the lights and fountains are on.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rudi Arndt, one of the former mayors of the city, wanted to blow the opera away - which earned him the nickname "Dynamit-Rudi". Allied bombs had left the old opera house in ruins - a grim reminder of World War II unti the 1970s when the opera was reconstructed. It is now a stylish place for concerts and other events.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went spontaneously for a concert since we walked pass by and found something we might like and bought tickets right away. We were lucky to have two tickets amongst the sold out seats. Overall experience was very good, nice acoustic and lighting, everything is just nice. The architecture from outside is also worth to observe/photographed. In the front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The setting is castle like and very grand. Perfect for large groups. The wine and the three-course dinner was spectacular. Probably the best Frankfurt can offer. It was a memorable experience.

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Siegen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The so-called 'Old Opera' should really be called 'Former Opera' as it is no longer an opera house but a concert hall where concerts of all kinds are performed. The interior of the building is not quite as impressive as the exterior but still worth a look at when you attend an event there. If you want to see an... More 

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