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Alte Oper
Alte Oper

Alte Oper

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Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Historic Site, Concert Hall, Opera House
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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 13400
https://www.alteoper.de/
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The Alte Oper is a classic opera house in downtown Frankfurt that dates back to Kaiser Wilhelm in the 1880s. This landmark building seats 2,500 for performances, but is worth a visit even if you are ... Read more
not taking in a show. In addition to operas, the Alte Oper includes several other facilities for small gatherings or other functions, making it a great gathering place for your groups. The facade, after impressive renovations following damage during World War II, offers a fantastic photo opportunity and a great place to marvel at European architectural grace.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Affected by the Second World War, the building remained for 40 years a ruin. By the end of the 70’s it was nicknamed “Germany’s most beautiful ruin”. Even if you don’t go to a show, it’s worth admiring the luxurious reception which respects the original version.

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New York City, New York State, USA

If you want to see the interiors of this stunning building and learn about its history, go for the guided tour, the other option is to buy tickets to one of many performances: classical and contemporary music or theater. We thought a late morning Mahler concert (at about 25 euros a ticket) was appropriate, although next time we will go for something less intense...

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Singapore, Singapore

The Alte Oper is known not only for its architecture but also music and art experience for the young with a series of art, musicals, plays and performances. There are also events and workshops for audience as young as 0 - 3 year olds.

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Glasgow, UK

An impressive neoclassical opera house in the city centre, fantastically lit at night. This place is a sight in itself and worth a wander off the beaten track to see.

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Thessaloniki, Greece

A gorgeous building overlooking a beautiful square. The opera façade is quite impressive and this is the place a pedestrian zone starts off, full of nice coffee shops where you may enjoy lunch, a drink or your coffee!

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United States

The Alte Oper (Old Opera) is a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880, bombed in 1944, and rebuilt slowly in the 1970s, reopening only in 1981.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

The Opera House in Frantfurt is one of the visual highlights in this financial mecca. It is where all major cultural events take place in Frankfurt.

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Jonesboro, Georgia

Beautiful old building on a square that's worth seeing in its own right. The size, given that Frankfurt isn't renown for high-culture (more for finance), is especially impressive.

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Berlin, Germany

Went to see my favorite opera singer for my birthday and was super excited to discover I could actually afford 6th row seats!

Imagine my disappointment when said favorite opera singer was sick the night I went! :-(

The seats were amazing though and funny enough since this is Germany during intermission most of the orchestra and part of the chorus came outside to smoke alongside the opera goers.

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Local from Frankfurt

amazing place!!! i really love the architecture

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Pretty!

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Local from Frankfurt, Germany

Der Opernplatz der Alten Oper ist der wohl schönste Platz in Frankfurts Innenstadt. Das markante Gebäude ist Schauplatz für große Konzerte und Musicals. Außerdem lässt sich von hier der Ausblick auf einen Teil der Frankfurter Skyline genießen und die direkt benachbarte "Fressgass" bietet jede Menge Möglichkeiten, Essen und Getränke zu genießen und außerdem der Banker- und Business-Kaste Frankfurts beim Flanieren zu begegnen. Hier ist es vor allem im Sommer schön, wenn abends zum Opernplatzfest, Fressgassfest und Rheingauer Weinmarkt Locals und Besucher gleichermaßen unter freiem Himmel miteinander in Kontakt kommen.

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