Location Frankfurt

Unique location for your film or photo shoot

If you are a film producer or photographer looking for an exciting backdrop for your production, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.

What kind of unique settings do the Frankfurt exhibition grounds have to offer? Here are just a few ideas:

  • An expansive exhibition grounds with attractive, green outdoor locations
  • Different parking levels with a direct view of the skyline
  • The Rebstock multilevel car park in the Rebstock site in Frankfurt
  • Size meets diversity – with our ten versatile trade fair halls
  • The generously proportioned Forum combines elegance and functionality with its elliptical glass structure
  • The Festhalle offers historical charm and an impressive glass dome
  • The gate in the west – our Portalhaus – has an entry hall that is 26 metres high with an impressive view from the rooftop terrace
  • The covered Via Mobile moving walkway extends for over 1.5 kilometres, connecting the east and west sections of the exhibition grounds
  • The Galleria in the west of the exhibition grounds, which combines transparency and style

Impressions of Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds

Forum und Messeturm
Cargo Center

Important information about your day shooting photos or film footage:

If you are interested in shooting photos or film footage at Messe Frankfurt and are ready to set the wheels in motion, you can find important information here that will help you in your preparations:

  • Photography and filming during trade fair times
    Please note that photography and filming are only permitted on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds at times when no events are being held. If you have been commissioned by an exhibitor to take photos or shoot film footage at one of our trade fairs, please contact the Messe Frankfurt team responsible for organising the event.
  • Recommended procedure
    A telephone call before the project begins can clarify questions and speed up the remaining procedure. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on this website. For the photo and film permit itself, we require a written application with an invoice address, a rough storyline, the preferred time schedule and the intended shooting/filming locations.
  • Contracts
    We provide a permit in the form of a contract for all kinds of photography and filming. You will also need to have a liability insurance policy with coverage of at least €50,000.
  • Time limits
    Generally speaking, permits are valid for a period of five working days. However, this can be extended in the case of more complex requests, such as those involving expert consulting. Trade fair times (incl. set-up and dismantling) may not be affected.
  • Costs
    Fees depend on each individual project and are calculated based on costs incurred and resources used (Messe Frankfurt facilities and human resources, etc.). Messe Frankfurt will charge a cancellation fee in the event that filming/shooting is cancelled by the producers.

Application for a permit for filming or a photo shoot

Please fill out our application form here:


Chiara Loos

Corporate Branding & Marketing

Chiara Loos

Phone +49 69 75 75-58 73

Fax +49 69 75 75-95 873

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