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For those who like lists: Here is one with plenty of reasons to visit Frankfurter Buchmesse.

  • Experience world literature at first hand.
  • Meet your favorite authors.
  • Try out new technologies.
  • Participate in exciting debates & conferences.

Private Visitors Tickets 2019 at a glance

1-day Private Visitor Ticket

€ 22.‒
  • 19 or 20 October 2019
€ 22.‒

Weekend Ticket

€ 30.‒
  • 19 and 20 October 2019
€ 30.‒

1-day Family Ticket

€ 46.‒
  • 19 or 20 October 2019
  • max. 2 adults and 3 children
  • Admission is free for children up to six
€ 46.‒

Admission is free for children up to six. Pupils can purchase the reduced 1-day Ticket at the box office or in advance at Frankfurt Ticket. They must present a pupil ID.

Visit Frankfurter Buchmesse during the trade visitor days? Take advantage of this selected offer.


€ 69.‒
  • 1-day ticket (redeemed flexibly on trade visitor days)
  • incl. free guided tour of the fair (limited spots)
€ 69.‒


Hjertelig velkommen, Norge!

Norway is 2019 the Guest of Honour of Frankfurter Buchmesse – the land of big Literature: from the classics of Henrik Ibsen to the modern best-sellers of Jo Nesbø. We very much look forward to experiencing the literature from Europe's far north. Join us on a tour of discovery.

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Highlights at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Bücher auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

New: You can now buy books all weekend long!

Starting in 2019 – for the first time ever – you can also buy books on the Saturday at the Frankfurter Buchmesse! For the entire weekend, many exhibitors will both present and sell a wide range of inspiring thriller, fantasy, romance, and non-fiction books.


Information: Books have fixed retail prices. This ensures that you pay the same price everywhere – regardless if you buy it in a small bookshop, a big book store, on the internet or at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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FAQ of the Frankfurter Buchmesse

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If you love literature and culture, Frankfurter Buchmesse is your colourful cultural festival that will inspire you and last a long time.