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Stars and starlets.

Whether Otto Waalkes, Tim Mälzer or Harald Glööckler, at Frankfurter Buchmesse you'll find many stars.

That was 2018:

Where can you congratulate Otto Waalkes on his 70th birthday and ask Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen for tips on the perfect plan for the second half of your life? Where can you ask the blogger, presenter and actor Riccardo Simonetti about his life in the limelight and experience television presenter Michel Friedmann up close? At Frankfurter Buchmesse, of course! In addition to a large number of top-class authors and publicists, you will also meet many stars from film and television.

Meet the stars.

Our highlight events.

Otto Waalkes

Otto Waalkes – Brains for everyone.

This is what generations of German fans have been waiting for: to experience 70 years of Otto Waalkes in one hour. The comedian presents his autobiography, including the highs and lows of his career and the happiest, most embarrassing and funniest moments.


Benno Fürmann

Experience Benno Fürmann live? No problem. The star of the successful film "Anatomie" and winner of the Adolf Grimme Prize will be at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Award.

Frankfurt Pavilion.

Ansicht des Frankfurt Pavilion der Frankfurter Buchmesse

The new landmark of Frankfurter Buchmesse: the Frankfurt Pavilion at the Agora provides space for book presentations, press conferences, award ceremonies and author events.