Services for Journalists

Whether you are one of the more than 10,000 accredited journalists, including 2,000 bloggers, who will come to the Book Fair in October, or if you just want to inform yourself in advance online about the many activities of the Frankfurt Book Fair, we have a lot to offer you.

Dates and press conferences 2016

Opening press conference for Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.3
Room: Illusion 2+3
Admission starts at 10.00 am

Following the press conference, there will be a press tour of the Guest of Honour Flanders/Netherlands Pavilion at 12.45 pm (meeting point: Pavilion entrance, Forum Level 1).

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 opening ceremony

Followed by: Opening of the Guest of Honour Flanders/Netherlands presentation
Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 5:00 to approx. 6:30 pm
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.2
Room: Harmonie

Register at to participate in the Opening Ceremony.

Guest of Honour 2017 France press conference

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:30 -11:30 am
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.3
Room: Illusion 2+3

Handover Ceremony: Guest of Honour Flanders/Netherlands – France

Date: Sunday, 23 October 2016, 3:30 to approx. 4:30 pm
Location: Forum, Level 1
Room: Forum, Level 1

No registration required to participate.

Press Centre

Location and opening hours

The Press Centre will be located in the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), level C3. Starting from Wednesday, 19 October 2016, there will also be a press counter in level C0 of Congress Center Messe Frankfurt.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016: 9.30 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 until Saturday, 22 October 2016: 9 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday, 23 October 2016: 9 am - 5.30 pm


  • By public transport:
    The CMF is easy to reach by tram from Frankfurt central station. Take line 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad), and get out at the fourth stop (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage).

  • By car:
    Accredited journalists and bloggers can use the Rebstock car park free of charge from 19-23 October 2016 (address: Messeparkhaus Rebstock, Am Römerhof). The car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow signposts). There is a complimentary transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance. The car park pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm.

  • Cloakroom and luggage:
    The Press Centre has lockers but not cloakroom services. Media representatives can show their press pass to use cloakrooms free of charge in any of the halls part of the Book Fair. The nearest cloakroom can be found in the "Via Mobile" covered walkway in front of Hall 5.1.

Special note for Tuesday 18 October 2016 (opening day)

Please be aware that on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 (opening day), press passes are required to access the Press Centre. You can get accredited online at and, pending review, you will be able to print out your press pass. This helps to avoid waiting times at the press counter in the Ludwid-Erhard-Anlage entrance area. Waiting times, however, cannot be ruled out due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take account of potential delays.

All services at a glance

Press Team

PR Manager ANGLO

Kathrin Grün
Frankfurt Book Fair
Kathrin Grün
t: +49 (0) 69 2102170
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46170
Newsletter, Gourmet Gallery

Katrin Hage
Frankfurt Book Fair
Katrin Hage
t: +49 (0)69 2102-116
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46116
Social Media, Digitisation, Self-Publishing
Frank Krings
Frankfurt Book Fair
Frank Krings
t: +49 (0) 69 2102107
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46107
In Charge of Press, Corporate Communication
Katja Böhne
Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne
t: +49 (0) 69 2102138
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46138