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Frequently Asked Questions

Note: Due to the current situation, there are separate FAQs for the Special Edition of this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse. If you have specific questions about the participation as a digital exhibitor and related digital presentation options, please check out the corresponding FAQ.

Infrastructure

Where can journalists park?

Journalists arriving by car can park free of charge at the Rebstock parking area. The fair's Rebstock car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow the signposted route or type "Messeparkhaus Rebstock" into your Sat Nav/GPS). There is a free transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance. The car park's pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm. Upon presentation of your press card, you will receive an exit ticket with which you can drive out free of charge. Attention: On Tuesday (opening day) this possibility is NOT available. The nearest paid parking possibility is in the hotels "Maritim" or "Marriot".

Does the press ticket allow free use of public transport?

No, the press ticket does not allow free use of public transport.

Where is the Press Centre?

In 2020, the Press Centre will be located in Hall 4.2. A press pass is requiered for entering the Press Centre.

How do I get to the Press Centre?

Please note: the press pass does not entitle the holder to use public transport for free.

By public transport:
Tram:
From Frankfurt's central station, take line 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad), and get out at the fourth stop (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage). Go in at the "City" entrance and follow signs for Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF).

U-Bahn (metro):
From Frankfurt's central station, take the U4 (direction Bockenheimer Warte) and get out at the first stop (Festhalle/Messe). Go in at the "City" entrance and follow signs for Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF).

By car:
As an accredited journalist or blogger, you can use the Rebstock car park free of charge from Wednesday until Sunday (address: Messeparkhaus Rebstock, Am Römerhof). The car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow the signs). The car park's pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm. Please show your press pass before leaving with your car.
There is a free transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance from the car park.
From there, you can take the shuttle to the last station "Festhalle/Congress Center Messe Frankfurt" (CMF).

What are the opening hours for the Press Centre?

Tuesday: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Where can I leave my luggage?

There are lockers in the Press Centre. Please leave large bags at the cloakroom. The nearest cloakroom can be found in the "Via Mobile" covered walkway in front of Hall 5.1. Media representatives can use the cloakrooms in every hall for free by showing their press pass.

Accreditation

How can I accredit myself as a journalist?

Accreditation can be obtained through our My Book Fair customer portal until Sunday of the Frankfurt Book Fair, 18 October 2020 12 PM. We will check and validate your credentials starting in August 2020. Please understand that this process might take a few days.

Please note: Because of security measures in place due to COVID-19, five-day press tickets will not be available in 2020. Journalists and bloggers wishing to enter the fair will require a new press ticket for each day. You can determine the days of your visit online and order your press tickets accordingly.

Please also note that this year, there will be no press accreditation available on site.

Are accredited journalists/bloggers allowed to bring along another person (such as a colleague) to the fair?

Accredited journalists/bloggers are NOT allowed to bring along additional people to the fair. Any further people need either their own ticket or a press pass to attend the fair.

How can I accredit myself as a blogger?

Accreditation can be obtained through our My Book Fair customer portal until Sunday of the Frankfurt Book Fair, 18 October 2020 12 PM. We will check and validate your credentials starting in August 2020. Please understand that this process might take a few days.

Please note: Because of security measures in place due to COVID-19, five-day press tickets will not be available in 2020. Journalists and bloggers wishing to enter the fair will require a new press ticket for each day. You can determine the days of your visit online and order your press tickets accordingly.

Please also note that this year, there will be no press accreditation available on site.

Where can I find the accreditation guidelines?

Details to our accreditation guidelines can be found here.

What should I take into consideration for the opening day (Tuesday)?

On Tuesday (opening day), you need a press pass to enter the Press Centre. Please get accredited online before arriving. This will help you avoid lines at the press counter at Via Mobile, in front of Hall 5.1 across from the cloakroom, which is the only counter open on Tuesday. Waiting times, however, are still possible due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take this potential delay into consideration.

Do press passes provide access to all events?

No. The opening ceremony of Frankfurter Buchmesse and certain other events require special accreditation. You can find an overview of press events here: https://www.buchmesse.de/en/press/dates

Interviews

Where can I hold interviews in a quiet place?

From Wednesday to Friday, it is possible to book 30 or 60-minute slots in an interpreter's booth in the Press Centre where you can conduct an interview.

5.- € per 30 min.

The booth has enough space for two people. It is not suitable for interviews with several people or a TV crew.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the fair, a larger room will be available in place of the booth.

Journalists who book an interview slot can enter the Press Centre with their interviewee. Please arrive together at the CRM escalator on the second floor, which takes you to the 3rd floor, and tell the receptionist at the entry that you have booked a booth.

Please register via e-mail: interwies@book-fair.com.

Opening hours Press Centre:
Tuesday: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

If you have any further questions, please ask.

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