Frankfurt Sights

Alte Oper (Old Opera House)

  • Opernpl. 1 Map It
  • Altstadt
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Kaiser Wilhelm I traveled from Berlin for the gala opening of this opera house in 1880. Gutted in World War II, it 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 and ballet performanaces are held here, most operas these days are staged at the Frankfurt Opera.

Sight Information


Opernpl. 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60313, Germany

Map It




Published 04/23/2016


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Frankfurt

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.