Alte Oper can be found on the border of Frankfurt’s districts Innenstadt and Westend. It was designed by the architect Richard Lucae, who wanted to create something as majestic as the opera houses he saw in Paris and Dresden. He succeeded to create that, and in 1880 after 8 years of construction, the Alte Oper was inaugurated. At the time, it premiered some of the world’s most renowned operas, such as Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Unfortunately, it was destroyed during World War II, and was known as the Germany’s most beautiful ruin, until it was finally renovated between 1976 and 1981. The facade was recreated as it looked before the war, while the interior was refurbished as a modern concert hall.
Today, Alte Oper houses a congress center and several halls, with the Grosse Saal and The Mozart-saal being the largest. It hosts more than 50 events per year, including glamorous balls, congresses, concerts and music festivals. If you don’t get the chance to catch one of the events, you can also join other visitors in a 90 minute tour led by local volunteers. You can have a quick meal at Rosso Suite, or a luxurious dinner in Restaurant Opéra. There is also a cafe and stands if you want to have a drink while admiring the building or waiting for an event.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Alte Oper Frankfurt?
Alte Oper is located near the busiest neighborhoods in Frankfurt, so it’s not hard to find a good-quality gym there. PRIME TIME FITNESS – Westend is located only five minutes walking distance away, and it offers everything you might expect from a fitness studio in Frankfurt’s wealthiest district. It’s equipped with top of the line equipment for cardiovascular, strength and functional training and has glass walls that offer a wonderful view of the city. You can train in this fitness studio without breaking your budget by booking a day pass through the TrainAway app.