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Visiting Semperoper Dresden

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Semperoper is an opera house of the Saxon State Opera and concert hall of the Saxon State Orchestra, while also being home to the Semperoper Ballett. Semperoper is located near the Elbe River, Dresden. It was built in 1841 and once had a fire so it was rebuilt in 1878. The Semperoper has a long history of premieres, one of them being the oldest one ever premiered, Rienzi. The Semperoper was a building with early Renaissance, Baroque, and Corinthian style architecture, athough it is now in the Neo-Renaissance style. With its architecural style mixed, it is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the Europe.

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See the beautiful Semperoper and get yourself entranced

See the beautiful Semperoper and get yourself entranced

1. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

1. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

'Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister or Old Masters Gallery is a gallery which displays paintings from 15th century to the 18th century. It has the paintings of many renowned painters and has a variety of collections, such as Dutch paintings, Italian paintings, Renaissance paintings, and more. It is a part of the Dresden State Art Collections. The gallery has around 750 paintings which are shown to the public in the gallery and everything in it has its own charm so don't miss the gallery.

2. Dresden Zwinger

2. Dresden Zwinger

The Zwinger is a palace in Dresden and is located in the northwestern edge of the Innere Altstadt or the inner old town which is a part of the historical places in Dresden. This area is filled with historical places such as the Dresden Castle, Dresden Cathedral, Frauenkirche, and many more. It was part of the Dresden fortress and now is a museum complex which consists of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister or Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Dresden Porcelain Collection and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon or the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

3. Katholische Hofkirche

3. Katholische Hofkirche

'Katholische Hofkirche is also known as the Dresden Cathedral, one of the most popular cathedral in Dresden. With its own style, the Baroque architecture style, the place has its own characteristic that attracts people to come. Katholische Hofkirche is a beautiful cathedral and if you're visiting Dresden, you must come and stop by to the cathedral to snap pictures as it offers you a picturesque landscape.

Semperoper Dresden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can buy the tickets at the ticket office in Semperoper or you could buy the tickets beforehand online if you don't want to miss the best seat to watch an opera or the performances held inside.

How To Get Around?

You can get around the Semperoper and its surrounding area by walking since every place nearby to the Semperoper is within walking distance.

What Should I Wear?

'There is no dress code required to enter the Semperoper if you are just walking and want to stop by the Semperoper, but if you want to watch an opera, ballet performances, or a premiere, you have to dress formally.

Semperoper Dresden Facts

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit the Semperoper would be when the Semperoper opens in the morning as to avoid the crowd that might be coming. The opening hours of the Semperoper, 10am to 6pm on Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 1pm on Sunday and public holidays.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

If you want to know more and learn about the history of the building, the orchestra, and the performers of the opera, you can take a tour. It is rarely open public so if you want to see the interior of Semperoper you would have to buy a ticket and watch an opera in the evening. The ticket to watch an opera may vary from EUR12 to EUR150

How To Get There?

You can come to Semperoper by car, railway, or tram. If you are taking the tram from the main station, you need to take tram line 11 towards Bühlau or tram line 8 towards Hellerau until you reach Theaterplatz station. If you are coming from the train station Dresden-Neustadt, take tram line 11 towards Zschertnitz until you reach Postplatz.

Additional Info

The opera performances in Semperoper change often so you might want to check their website to see what is playing or call the staff in Semperoper before you come to visit Semperoper. If you want to buy a ticket to the opera, buy the ticket online or at the ticket office and don't buy from scalpers around the opera house because it will cost you a lot more since they tend to increase the original price.