The 69th Frankfurt Book Fair: 11 – 15 October 2017

October in Germany may seem a bit glum after the excitement of Oktoberfest, but that doesn’t mean you should stay in and nurse your never-ending hangover. Here are the Local’s picks of things to do over the month from all across the country.

The Frankfurt Book Fair, which is the biggest book fair in the world. More than 7,100 exhibitors from over 100 countries present 400,000 book titles at the five-day fair, although only the last two are open to the public.

Recommendation: you go on the last day, as all the books on offer are available to buy at their retail price. So if you’re looking for your next page-turner you can take your pick of what traders have to offer and start reading as soon as you leave.

Opening hours for professional visitors and press

Professional visitors and journalists can visit the Book Fair during the entire week and on the weekend with their credentials or press ticket. The fair starts on Wednesday, 11 October at 9 a.m. During the week and on Saturday professional visitors and journalists can visit the Book Fair from 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. On Sunday the fair is open from 9 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.

Opening hours for private visitors

Opening hours on the weekend:

Saturday, 14 October 2017: 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, 15 October 2017: 9 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.

Opening hours for exhibitors

Exhibitors can visit the fair during the entire week. The Book Fair week starts on Wednesday, 11 October at 8 a.m. During the week and on Saturday the fair is open from 8 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. On Sunday exhibitors can enter the fair from 8 a.m. until the end of breakdown. Set-up & Dismantling

Helpful notes

Ticket purchase
Order your tickets online and avoid the queues at the fair. You can find further information at Ticket prices

Private visitors, please note
The first three days of the Frankfurt Book Fair are for professional visitors only. On the weekend all visitors are welcomed to the Fair.

 

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