Bavarian State Opera House, Munich Nationaltheater
The National Theater, Munich's world-famous opera house, originally known as the Königliches Hof und Nationaltheater (Royal Court and National Theater), was Commissioned by King Max I Joseph and built by Karl von Fischer in Neo-Classical style in 1811-18. Burned down in 1823, it reopened in 1825. It was destroyed again during the Second World War, when the Opera moved to the Prinzregententheater, but was rebuilt in its original form and reopened in 1963.
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Official site: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de
Address: Max-Joseph-Platz 2, D-80539 München, Germany
Useful tips: The Nationaltheater seats 2,120 but tickets can be difficult to get with the best chance for modern operas, nonsubscription operas and repertory operas with house singers. The season runs from the middle of September until June but summer visitors also get a chance to see opera as the Munich Opera Festival takes place in July. The box office for both houses is located at Maximilianstrasse 11, a block from the Nationaltheater and is open weekdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10am-12:30 p.m. On performance days a different box office opens one hour before the curtain around the corner from the Nationaltheater's main entrance on Maximilianstrasse. Tickets can be reserved by mail four weeks before the performance by writing to the box office.
Transit: S-Bahn: S1-S7 (Marienplatz) U-Bahn: U3, U4, U5, U6 (Odeonsplatz), U3, U6 (Marienplatz).
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