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Alte Oper

Once the city’s opera house, this building is now a concert hall that hosts some of the world’s greatest classical music ensembles.

The Alte Oper is a faithful reconstruction of a building that was originally opened in 1880, but destroyed in World War II. Take a tour around the building to see its many lavish sculptures, balconies and columns or reserve a seat to attend a performance in this beautiful venue.

For over half a century, the Alte Oper housed productions of Europe’s best operas. It even debuted famous operas like Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

During World War II, the opera house was almost completely destroyed. Its exterior walls remained standing, leading it to be described as “Germany’s most beautiful ruin.” Since being reopened in 1981, the Alte Oper serves only as a concert hall. Operas are now staged in the modern Oper Frankfurt.

Reserve a seat at a performance of one of Europe’s best classical ensembles in the Alte Oper’s 2,500-seat Great Hall. World-class ensembles, like the Berlin Philharmonic and London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, regularly perform here. Popular musicals are also commonly featured. Buy a ticket for a performance at the Alte Oper’s 700-seat Mozart Hall for a more intimate experience of a solo or chamber-group performance. Find concert times and tickets online at the Alte Oper website or from the box office.

If you would like to see the inside of the Alte Oper, but aren’t able to catch a performance, take a guided tour of the building. You will need a minimum of 12 people in your group and there is a fee.

The area in front of the opera house is a lively plaza called the Opernplatz. Take a stroll through the plaza on a summer afternoon to participate in one of the regular street festivals that take place here.

Arrive at the Alte Oper via the U-Bahn station next to the building or the S-Bahn station down the street. There are six parking garages within a 10-minute walk of the opera house. Check the parking garage just to the northeast of the Alte Oper first.


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Lodging Near Alte Oper

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KNM MS Switzerland II - Frankfurt

KNM MS Switzerland II - Frankfurt

Nizza Ufer, Frankfurt
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Museumsufer, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jewish Museum, Staedel Museum, and Frankfurt Opera House. Roemer and Maintower are also within 15 minutes.

$211
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Am Kaiserplatz, Frankfurt
4.4
of 5, from 860 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Luxury hotel on the Kaiserplatz in central Frankfurt, less than 500 metres from the Opera House; Alte Oper and Goethehaus are within walking distance. Shopping on the Kaiserstrasse is a few steps away.

$221
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

Opernplatz 16, Frankfurt
4.7
of 5, from 31 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

The Sofitel Frankfurt Opera enjoys a prime location in the iconic Opernplatz. Luxury shopping on the famous Goethestraße is a short walk away, as are the Goethe Haus, the German Architecture Museum, and the Hauptwache.

$155
Flemings Selection Hotel Frankfurt-City

Flemings Selection Hotel Frankfurt-City

Eschenheimer Tor 2, Frankfurt
4.2
of 5, from 268 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eschenheimer Tower, Zeilgalerie, and Stock Exchange. Alte Oper and St. Paul's Church are also within 10 minutes.

$205
Jumeirah Frankfurt

Jumeirah Frankfurt

Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, Frankfurt
4.6
of 5, from 508 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this luxury hotel is steps from Stock Exchange and Zeilgalerie. St. Paul's Church and Alte Oper are also within 10 minutes.

$73
Turm Hotel

Turm Hotel

Eschersheimer Landstraße 20, Frankfurt
3.9
of 5, from 127 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eschenheimer Tower, Alte Oper, and Stock Exchange. Zeilgalerie and St. Paul's Church are also within 15 minutes.

$153
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Hochstrasse 4, Frankfurt
4.3
of 5, from 689 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Central hotel set in parkland in the main business and banking district, next to the Opera House and 300 metres from Goethestrasse. The city’s most popular shopping districts and tourist attractions are within walking distance.

$138
INNSIDE by Meliá Frankfurt Eurotheum

INNSIDE by Meliá Frankfurt Eurotheum

Neue Mainzer Str. 66-68, Frankfurt
4.4
of 5, from 259 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this boutique apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Maintower and Alte Oper. Stock Exchange and Zeilgalerie are also within 10 minutes.