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Be part of it!

Whether trade visitor ticket or private visitor ticket. Here you will find all the information as well as access to the respective shops.

  • Opening hours: 19 - 23 October 2022, 9.00 - 18.30 (Sundays until 17.30)
  • On-site ticket sales only possible with card payment

2022 ticket options at a glance

Trade visitor tickets

You qualify as a trade visitor if you are professionally involved in the development, production, sales, or management of printed and electronic media as well as in art or antiques or are active in the area of education.

Authorised trade groups include, for example:

  • Employees of publishing houses, literary agencies, bookstores, and libraries
  • Authors, illustrators, and translators
  • Employees of printing presses, software firms and other service companies for the book and media industry
  • Teachers and school directors of all types of schools, educators, or other pedagogical personnel
  • Members of the creative industries, creative artists, and agents
  • Students of all disciplines and trainees in the book and media industry
Trade visitor ticket options  
Day ticket (can be used flexibly on any day of the fair) € 79,-
5-day ticket (Wed.-Sun.) € 129,-
Day ticket discounted* - only available at the ticket counters on site (card payment only!), proof of entitlement required € 20,-

*The following groups are entitled to purchase reduced trade visitor tickets - proof required when purchasing tickets:

  • students, booksellers, librarians, trainees and apprentices in the book and media industry, trade visitors with disabilities (from degree of disability 50%)
Private visitor tickets - Friday 21 October, 22 and 23 October 2022  
Day ticket (with day binding) € 25,-
3-day ticket (Fri.-Sun.) € 44,-
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children (7 - 17 years inclusive)) – only available at the ticket counters on site (card payment only!)


[Children aged 0-6 years (inclusive) do not need a ticket and can enter the fairgrounds free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at the entrance].
€ 53,-
Day ticket discounted* - proof of entitlement required € 15,-


*The following groups are entitled to purchase reduced private visitor tickets - proof required when purchasing tickets:

  • schoolchildren, students, pensioners, the unemployed, people with disabilities (for those with a disability recognised as level 50 and above), holders of the Frankfurt Pass and Culture Pass, Federal or Social or Ecological Service Volunteers as well as volunteers and trainees in the book and media industry.

Free entrance

Persons in wheelchairs or disabled persons with a "B" on their disabled person's pass will be admitted free of charge for themselves and their companion on presentation of their disabled person's pass.

Children up to and including 6 years of age accompanying a trade visitor or visitor will be admitted free of charge.

Accredited journalists and bloggers receive free entrance. (see accreditation website).

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct

Frankfurter Buchmesse stands for respect, diversity and tolerance. We celebrate our wide range of different participants whom we engage at eye level in open dialogue. Learn about our rules for an appreciative atmosphere of collaboration at the fair.

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Be part of it again - we will ensure your safety

Already last year, thanks to professional protection and hygiene measures, we managed to hold a successful trade fair despite the pandemic. We will continue to ensure your safety with various measures and recommendations, even though hardly any restrictions will be necessary this year. Of course, we will flexibly adapt our concept to the developments in autumn. Here’s an overview.

Protecting your health: hygiene concept

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