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Barrier-free access at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Here you can find all the information you need to ensure a barrier-free visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse.

  • Barrier-free access at the fair
  • Access to Frankfurter Buchmesse for people with a disability
  • Services for blind and visually-impaired visitors

Access to Frankfurter Buchmesse for people with a disability

Visitors arriving in a wheelchair and people who require an accompanying person (in Germany: disability ID with indicator “B”) can access Frankfurter Buchmesse for free, with or without their accompanying person, on all five days of the fair.

People who don’t have a “B” on their disability ID, but have a disability level (GdB – Grad der Behinderung) of at least 50 can enter the fair at a discounted rate on all five days. If you wish to buy a discounted trade visitor ticket online, please send a scan of your disability ID to servicecenter@buchmesse.de and let us know which day(s) you wish to visit the fair.

Visitors with a disability level under 50 pay the normal ticket prices.

Barrier-free access at the fair

Whether you have a wheelchair or a baby stroller:

The Messe Frankfurt website provides important information and maps for planning your barrier-free visit to the fair in Frankfurt.

Services for blind visitors and visually-impaired visitors

Guide service for blind visitors and visitors with a strong visual impairment:

We offer blind visitors and visitors with a strong visual impairment a personal guide. For 15 euros per hour, a host or hostess can lead you to your personal highlights at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Please book in advance to ensure that a guide will be available at the time you intend to come.

The following tours are specifically tailored to blind and visually-impaired visitors (only in German language):

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Norway: The dream we carry (in German language)

Tour of the Guest of Honour presentation (Forum, Level 1)
- Thursday, 4.15 – approx. 5.00 pm
- Friday, 11.15 am – approx. 12.00 pm

Tour of the Guest of Honour presentation (Forum, Level 1)
- Thursday, 4.15 – approx. 5.00 pm
- Friday, 11.15 am – approx. 12.00 pm

Recommended event after that:
Thursday, 5.00 pm: Music and literature – Norwegian artists at the Guest of Honour stage
Friday, 12.00 pm: Crime Time – Norwegian authors on the Guest of Honour stage

Logo der Gourmet Gallery

Hear and taste (in German language)

Tour of Gourmet Gallery and Frankfurt Audio Area (Hall 3.1)
– Friday, 2.00 – approx. 3.00 pm

Tour of Gourmet Gallery and Frankfurt Audio Area (Hall 3.1)
– Friday, 2.00 – approx. 3.00 pm

Afterwards: Johan Lafer in the Gourmet Gallery show kitchen

These guided tours are free of charge. Please register in advance; participation is limited.
If you require a personal accompanying person, please bring him or her with you or book one of our hosts/hostesses as a guide.

If you have any further questions, please ask.

Give us a call or drop us a line. We will be happy to help you.

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