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Alte Oper (Old Opera House)

Alte Oper (Old Opera House) Review

Kaiser Wilhelm I traveled from Berlin for the gala opening of this opera house in 1880. Gutted in World War II, the house remained a hollow shell for 40 years while controversy raged over its reconstruction. The exterior and lobby are faithful to the original, though the remainder of the building is more like a modern multipurpose hall. Although classical music performanaces are held here, most operas these days are staged at the Frankfurt Opera.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Opernpl. 1, Altstadt, Frankfurt, 60313 | Map It
  • Phone: 069/13400
  • Website:
  • Subway: Alte Oper (U-bahn)
  • Location: Altstadt
Updated: 11-18-2013

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