Austere, but equally monumental and imposing - that's how the facade of the Deutsche Oper has presented itself on Bismarckstraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg since 1961. The clarity of Fritz Bornemann's architecture becomes apparent as soon as you enter the opera's foyer. Here, visitors are greeted by a sense of spaciousness and elegance defined by simplicity and reduction. The aesthetics of the audience area offer excellent acoustic qualities. The wooden wall paneling, subtle color palette, and carefully directed lighting emphasize that, during a visit to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the performance alone takes center stage. The opera house has 1859 seats, was designed without traditional boxes, ensuring a good view from all seats.
The Deutsche Oper Berlin is most easily reached by taking the underground line U2, which will bring you directly to the stop Deutsche Oper from the direction of Ruhleben or Pankow. The stop Bismarckstraße of line U7 is also very close by (there are lifts to the street level at this stop) as are the stops of the bus routes 101 and 109.
If you prefer to arrive by private car, the Deutsche Oper parking garage is available to you from two hours before the start of the performance. The entrance is located at Zillestraße 51. You can reach the main entrance directly along a covered path next to the Deutsche Oper restaurant. We cannot guarantee a parking space.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
In the year 1742, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden was founded by Frederick the Great and built in the heart of Berlin by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. In opera and concerts, it distinguishes itself with its unique programming, ranging from the Baroque period to the central works of classical, romantic, and modern literature, including premieres of contemporary composers.
Personalities such as Richard Strauss, Erich Kleiber, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Otmar Suitner, and Herbert von Karajan have significantly shaped the Unter den Linden Opera House as one of the most traditional and artistically significant stages in the world. General Music Director for over twenty years, Daniel Barenboim, who was chosen as conductor for life by the Staatskapelle Berlin in the year 2000.
After completing extensive renovation work from 2010 to 2017 - right on time for the 275th anniversary of the venerable institution - the Linden Opera uniquely combines historical spatial dimensions with state-of-the-art technology and holds a top position in Europe.
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden is fully accessible due to its excellent connection to public transportation (ÖPNV):
S-Bahn: S+U Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S5, S7, S25, S75)
U-Bahn: Museumsinsel (U5), Hausvogteiplatz (U2), Stadtmitte (U2, U6), Französische Straße (U6)
Bus: Staatsoper (100, 200 TXL) Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße (100, 147, 200 TXL)
The underground parking garage at Bebelplatz offers disabled parking spaces and provides direct barrier-free access to the opera house. For entry from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM, the parking fee is a maximum of 7 €. To avail of this rate, insert your parking ticket into the payment machine, and the note «Theatertarif» will appear on the display. Press the button below it - the discounted rate will then be shown on the display. Please note that this rate cannot be used for entry before 5:30 PM and will not be displayed on the screen in that case. Tip: Pay the «Theatertarif» at the payment machine before the event to avoid unnecessary waiting times after the performance.
Komische Oper Berlin
The Komische Oper Berlin has, since the construction of its building on Behrenstraße (opened in 1892 as Theater Unter den Linden), at various times been an international trailblazer in the field of musical theater. In the 1920s, it significantly shaped the Berlin and thus international entertainment scene as a leading operetta and revue theater. The musical theater concept of Walter Felsenstein revolutionized the entire European opera scene after World War II and remains a crucial reference point for the vast majority of contemporary-minded music theater directors to this day. This international radiance as a driving force for innovative musical theater is reflected in the many artistic careers that had their beginnings at the Komische Oper Berlin, including directors Götz Friedrich and Harry Kupfer, as well as conductors Otto Klemperer, Kurt Masur, Yakov Kreizberg, and Kirill Petrenko. Due to extensive renovation measures, the Komische Oper Berlin is currently located at Am Schillertheater 1 in Charlottenburg.