Deutsche Oper Berlin

Sober and cool, but also monumentally and impressive – that’s how the facade of the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents itself since it was built in 1961 at Bismarckstrasse in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The 88 slabs of washed-out concrete chosen by Architect Fritz Bornemann to design the main facade evoke no memory of the previous classic column portico of the former „Deutsches Opernhaus”, which was destroyed during World War II. And thus they caused controversies in the contest’s jury even before construction began: The facade was, in the view of its opponents, lacking artistic formation.
But exactly this implemented wall symbolizes Bornemann’s theoretical attitude towards architecture. It conceals and protects the actual philosophy of the building. When passing through the entrance and the ground floor lobby, taking the staircase (a sculpture itself) and eventually reaching the main foyer, the clear beauty of Bornemann’s architecture reveals itself. In the foyer, visitors experience an open, simple and reduced elegance which is unique among Berlin’s other cultural buildings.

A2-Preise 68 54 34 19
B2-Preise 84 64 42 24
C2-Preise 98 80 56 32
D2-Preise 134 98 70 42

Public Transport
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.

Parking Garage
If you prefer arriving by car, the Parkhaus Deutsche Oper is at your disposal starting two hours before the beginning of the performance until 2 o’clock at a charge of € 3,–.

There are special conditions for subscription holders: you can obtain an outlet ticket at the first cloakroom to the right upon presentation of your parking-structure ticket for only € 2,50. You may of course use the parking structure during the daytime as well, either as a regular parking space for your job, a comfortable parking space for residents or as additional parking spaces for clients and employees.


Bismarckstraße 35
10627 Berlin


Mon. – Sat. (incl. public holidays): 11 am until 1,5 hours before the
beginning of the performance. Open until 7 pm on days without performances.
Sun.: 10 am to 2 pm.

Bismarckstraße 3
Resuming one hour before the beginning of the performance.

Closed on 24 December.