Frankfurt Book Fair

Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany


Frankfurt Book Fair -

The Frankfurt Book Fair (a.k.a. Frankfurter Buchmesse or FBM) is the most important event for the books, media, related rights and licenses sectors in the world. It takes place every October in Messe Frankfurt. Notable representatives, publishers, booksellers, film producers and authors attend the FBM show each year. The previous edition of the Buchmesse in Frankfurt received over 7300 exhibitors from 102 countries, close to 10,000 journalists and 286,500 visitors.

Digital media is among the key topics throughout the fair. Its possibilities and challenges are discussed in detail. The fair also includes a feature called “The Business Club”. Here attendees get the chance to experience the entire event in a new light. This includes meeting the top experts and public speakers in the industry. Frankfurt Book Fair is a great place to expand your business network and grow your professional skills. Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 is set to present over 4000 activities enabling you to do this.

In 2017, the guest of honor at FBM was France. The motto Frankfurt in French reflected the spirit of the event, the cultural exchanges as well as the projects and initiatives performed in cooperation by German and French companies. Innovation and hospitality will remain among the main themes of the accompanying programme in 2018. The media attention directed towards the expo will present extra opportunities for professionals involved in that sphere to get under the spotlight at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.

Hotels near Frankfurt Book Fair

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  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
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  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

With such an impressive number of Buchmesse attendees, the demand for hotels close to Messe Frankfurt is very high. Most FBM hotels are booked months in advance and suitable accommodation, in terms of price and distance from the venue, is quite difficult to find.

To help companies secure a good hotel for Buchmesse 2018 and have a pleasant experience, we work closely with many local accommodation providers in Frankfurt and the surrounding cities. Be sure to check Fair Point's exclusive deals for instant booking - we offer a great variety of hotels and self-serviced apartments to Frankfurt Book Fair participants.

You can also let us know about your accommodation requirements and request a customised selection, letting us find the appropriate options for your needs. Our team will get in touch with you with the top Frankfurt Book Fair hotels available right now.

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Venue: Messe Frankfurtdetails

Founded in: 1949

Industry: Books, Paper and Printing Industry

Frequency: every year

Where: Frankfurt, Germany

Organiser: Ausstellungs- und Messe-GmbH

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Travel Info For Frankfurt Book Fair

Airport: Frankfurt Airport 12 km

Railway station: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof 1.6 km

Subway station: Festhalle / Messe 0.8 km

Taxi: Approximate taxi cost from the city centre is EUR 12

How to get to Messe Frankfurt

By Rail

  • With S-Bahn lines S3 , S4 , S5 and S6 to “Messe” station

  • U-Bahn lines U4 is the only direct subway line to Messe Frankfurt. U lines which require one connection are :
    • U1, U2, U3, U6, U7 and U8 change to S-Bahn lines S3,S4,S5,S6 at “Hauptwache” station -> to "Messe" station
    • U5 change to S-Bahn lines S3, S4, S5, S6 at “Konstablerwache” station -> to "Messe" station

By Bus and Tram

  • Bus
    • line 32 stops at the Messe Main Entrance
    • line 52 stops at the Messe Main Entrance and Hall 9
    • Airport shuttles stop at Hall 3 and Hall 9
  • Tram lines 16 and 17 stop at the Frankfurt Messe Main Entrance

By Car

The "Rebstock” multi-store parking grounds hold 15,000 parking lots with shuttle bus available to trade fair grounds.

  • GPS coordinates : latitude 50.110416; longitude 8.647736
Map of Messe Frankfurt

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