Frankfurt might not be the first German location to spring to mind when you think of Opera houses and concert halls but the Alte Oper really is the jewel in Frankfurt’s crown.
Opening in 1880 the Alte Oper survived World War 1 with minor damage but was not quite so fortunate during the Second World War. It wasn’t until 1952 that enough money was made to restore the grand building and give Frankfurt back it’s incredible music venue.
The Alte Oper can hold 2010 people and has been home to some of the finest operatic performances to grace the stage in Germany and continues to wow crowds to this day.
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The Staedel Museum, Frankfurt Romer, Palmengarten and the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew should all be pretty high up on any visitor to Frankfurt’s list but don’t forget to take in the Alte Oper at Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main. If you are lucky enough to be visiting while there is a performance on too that is simple unmissable.
The opera house is one of the main stops on tours across the city. If you’re planning to visit Frankfurt anytime soon, don’t get fleeced on paying too much for bus passes to get around town. You can get a cheaper bus ticket to visit attractions by looking up bahn angebote. Bahn is the German version of The Trainlineand you’ll find good coupons online for gutschein aka vouchers, that you’ll usually only get in Germany to help make getting around town much easier.
And on the off chance you’re visiting the Alte Oper and feel a little peckish, I’d recommend trying to book a table at Buffalo Steakhaus just over on Kaiserhofstraße. It’s a great little restaurant that serves Argentinian style steak with an infusion of traditional German cooking.