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Pure anticipation! Celebrate the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse with us!

The countdown is on: In just a few weeks, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse will take place from 18-22 October 2023. That means 75 times business platform, 75 times cultural festival, 75 times innovation hub and 75 times stars from media and culture. Be there and be part of our big anniversary! Ticket sales have already started. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Opening hours

Trade visitors

18 – 21 October 2023

Sunday, 22 October 2023

9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

General public

Friday, 20 October 2023

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Sunday, 22 October 2023

2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.


Tickets to the fbm23

Welcome to the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse! As a trade visitor or general public, join us in celebrating the 2023 cultural highlight in the heart of Frankfurt. Secure your ticket in good time.

To the ticket shop

Everything around the trade fair visit


Due to the central location of the exhibition grounds, you have many ways to get there: by bus, train, plane or car. Are you still looking for a hotel? Here are some tips.

Hall Plan

The whole fair at a glance: our Hall Plan is your map and guide to help you navigate the colourful diversity of Frankfurter Buchmesse again this year. You will find the detailed Hall Plan in the Frankfurter Buchmesse app.

The Fairground A–Z

From information on how to get there and the best parking options to ATMs, shopping facilities and book sales, the Fairground A–Z offers you a quick orientation guide for a successful visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023.

Exhibitor Directory

Want to know which exhibitors are in a certain hall or which hall to go to in order to find a particular exhibitor? Use the search function in our Exhibitor Directory to search by hall, topic, country or industry. All the exhibitors at a glance: in our Exhibitor Directory.

Calendar of Events

Use our Calendar of Events to search for events and don't miss a single thing at Frankfurter Buchmesse.


Whether you are in a wheelchair or have small children with you, you will find all the information you need for a barrier-free visit to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds here.

(Re) Watch programme highlights in our media library

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Frankfurter Buchmesse's media library

Our media library offers a collection of all the highlights from our events for professional and private audiences. Browse through a wide range of events and discover conferences, readings, talks, podcasts and performances from past fairs.

Go to Media Library

Future fair dates.

Plan your visit to the fair for the coming years now:

Year Guest of Honour
18-22 October 2023 Guest of Honour Slovenia
16-20 October 2024 Guest of Honour Italy
15-19 October 2025 Guest of Honour The Philippines
07-11 October 2026  
06-10 October 2027