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Opera Bonn

Take your seat in this magnificent modernist venue and see one of Bonn’s latest operatic productions, as well as musicals, recitals, dance and theater shows.

Opera Bonn (Oper Bonn) is the premier destination for the opera in a city famous for its historical contribution to classical music. The venue is part of the wider complex Theater Bonn and has an in-house operatic ensemble. View world-class performances of famous opera productions here, as well as intimate shows and little-known composers. See the Italian greats or treat the family to a fun-filled classical music experience. Admire the futuristic architecture of the mid-century venue and learn about its cutting-edge designers, Klaus Gessler and Wilfried Beck-Erlang.

Notice the distinctive design of Opera Bonn as you stroll along the downtown banks of the Rhine River. Sitting on the banks of the Rhine, the building’s exterior is covered in a fish-scale façade. The building was completed in 1965 to replace the war-damaged Baroque palace of Boeselager Hof. Stroll across the venue’s courtyard and walk through its entryway. Mingle with other patrons or have a pre-theater drink before heading into the auditorium.

This spacious venue can accommodate 1,024 patrons. Find your seat and look up at the magnificent lighting structure above. This unique lighting is designed in the form of the Milky Way and was created by the Otto Piene, who also designed the chandelier in the foyer. You might see a special performance by the venue’s operatic ensemble or the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. After the show, make your way into Bonn’s historic downtown for a meal or drink at one of the local bars.

There is a program of guided tours that highlight the stage technology and behind-the-scenes operations that ensure every show goes smoothly. Inquire ahead of time to see if English-language tours are available during your visit to the opera.

Opera Bonn is located east of the city’s historic downtown on the banks of the Rhine River. Bus and railway stations are located within a few minutes’ walk and parking is available in nearby downtown parking lots. Book your tickets online or at the Theater Bonn box office.


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Lodging Near Opera Bonn

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Hilton Bonn $102
Hilton Bonn

Hilton Bonn

Berliner Freiheit 2, Bonn
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 591 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Bonn hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Opera Bonn, Bonn Marketplace, and Rheinsteig. United Nations is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

    Centro Hotel Residence $75
    Centro Hotel Residence

    Centro Hotel Residence

    Kaiserplatz 11, Bonn
       
      4.0
      of 5, from 170 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Old Town, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bonn Minster and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from United Nations. University of Bonn and Beethoven Monument are also within 10 minutes.

      Centro Hotel Bristol $73
      Centro Hotel Bristol

      Centro Hotel Bristol

      Prinz-Albert-Str. 2, Bonn
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 143 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Bonn Minster and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from United Nations. University of Bonn and LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn are also within 10 minutes.

        Ameron Hotel Königshof Bonn $99
        Ameron Hotel Königshof Bonn

        Ameron Hotel Königshof Bonn

        Adenauerallee 9, Bonn
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 262 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bonn City Museum and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from United Nations. Rheinsteig and Alter Zoll are also within 10 minutes.

          ibis Bonn $68
          ibis Bonn

          ibis Bonn

          Vorgebirgsstr. 33, Bonn
             
            3.8
            of 5, from 201 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Located in Nordstadt, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from AnBau 35 and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from United Nations. August Macke House and Bonn Women's Museum are also within 10 minutes.

            IntercityHotel Bonn $92
            IntercityHotel Bonn

            IntercityHotel Bonn

            Quantiusstr. 22, Bonn
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 509 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Old Town, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from United Nations. Beethoven Monument and Bonn Minster are also within 10 minutes.

              Hotel Rheinland $91
              Hotel Rheinland

              Hotel Rheinland

              Berliner Freiheit 11, Bonn
                 
                3.7
                of 5, from 94 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera Bonn, Beethoven House, and Bonn City Museum. Bonn Marketplace and Old City Hall Bonn are also within 10 minutes.

                Sternhotel Bonn $145
                Sternhotel Bonn

                Sternhotel Bonn

                Markt 8, Bonn
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 32 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Old Town, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Old City Hall Bonn and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from United Nations. Bonn Marketplace and University of Bonn are also within 5 minutes.