The Semperoper is Dresden’s famous opera house. It’s located at the Theaterplatz near the Zwinger in the historical city centre of Dresden. Even more beautiful from the inside, you shouldn’t miss a visit! I’ll give you helpful tips how to spend a night at the Semperoper Dresden on a small budget!
Semperoper Dresden: How to get good seats on a budget!
Since the first construction at the Theaterplatz in 1667, the opera house has gone through some major changes. After being destroyed completely in 1869 after a big fire, architect Gottfried Semper gave the Semperoper its name and current shape. The best and most impressive way to see the Opera House from the inside is attending one of the operas or concert taking place almost every night. At the Semperoper Dresden, tickets are available at the box office for every (even sold-out!) performance – and the cheapest seats can be bought for only 22 Euros!
Guided tour through the Semperoper Dresden
The Semper Opera House is one of the most striking buildings in Dresden. And the colonnades inside are gorgeous! The ceilings are painted in a completely delicate way and you don’t even want to imagine how long it would take to get the ornaments looking like this.
Those who want to explore the Semper Opera even better can take part in a guided tour before the performance – although it will be a bit of a rush if you want to get one of the cheap seats at the box office. But you can also visit the Semper Opera House without the opera, there are also guided tours during the day. It is really worthwhile to see the Semper Opera House from the inside!
Where to stay in Dresden
From our hotel at the Altmarkt, it was not very far to the Semperoper, that is something I can highly recommend: You wouldn’t find a more central location. Apart from that, there are always good offers on pages like booking.com. Booking in advance is highly recommended if you want to visit Dresden during major events like the famous Christmas market (Striezelmarkt).