Events in Frankfurt



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Events in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city reach of events connected to the world of economy, and this vocation of the city plays such an important role, to the point that some special benefits have been purposely created for event organizers: the Kongress-Ticket for example, is a single ticket valid one day which entitles to use of all public transports; and the Kongress-Museums-Ticket , which also includes free entry to numerous museums.

Here is a list of the main events:

Book fair

Fiera del libro di Francoforte

he biggest event which is not connected to the world of finance and congresses is the Book fair. This fair represents one of the most relevant events for the world of German and European editing, and it is un unmissable occasion for editors, writers, translators, illustrators and journalists.
The fair is also said to be the most updated for what concerns author rights and the world of publishing trade.

Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Next edition from 14th to 18th October 2009
Executive office:
Ausstellungs- und Messe-GmbH des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels
Reineckstr. 3
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:  +49 (0) 69 2102-0        
Fax: +49 (0) 69 2102-227/-277
Web: Buchmesse

International Automobile Exhibition
The International Automobile Exhibition is one of the most prestigious exhibitions for the world of automobiles.
Tel.  +49 (0) 69 / 7575-5000       
Next edition from 17th September 2009 to 27th September.2009


Feast of roses and lights
The feast of roses and lights is a good chance to visit the Palm-tree garden in a really singular way. The feast gives the possibility to admire these beautiful plants in a particular atmosphere, with suffused lights and music which make the garden a unique place. The feast is celebrated on Saturday night, and it is accompanied by an explosion of candles which lightens up the garden background, terminating with fireworks.

Feast of roses and lights
Palm-tree garden
In June, on variable dates


Museum night and museum feast
During this event numerous museums in Frankfurt and Offenbach stay open all night. The event takes place in August and mainly concerns the Embankment museums.


Museum night
Info and calendar: (in German language)


The revelry feast and wine market
Every year in June the Fressgass' celebrates itself with the Feast of Revelry, taking place in this street, while in August the wine market opens its doors in Rheingau.


Opernplatz festival
During the month of June, along the Fressgass', Frankfurt sublimates its gastronomy richness with a festival, which sees the best dishes of German tradition, making the street of revelries more appetizing than ever.
One week in June, at variable dates

Along the banks of river Main a dedicated festival takes place, with tons of wine flowing all over the place. The dominating drink here is cider, but anyone who loves drinking cannot miss this event.
August, at variable dates

At Christmas time the entire city is dressed in feast. Shops and malls exhibit decorated windows with huge Christmas ornaments. In the main streets it is possible to admire the stands and booths of Christmas markets, selling decorations and gifts, and food stands, which can satisfy all lovers of the German culinary tradition. Sweets, cookies, fruits covered with chocolate go along with stands selling glass and ceramic decorations, engraved wood and wax. Absolutely not to miss the grilled W√ľrstel, served with cabbages and fried potatoes.