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What Frankfurt has to offer

Culturally diverse, elegant, sporty and green – these are just some of the different elements that make Frankfurt a cosmopolitan host city for many events.

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Advantages at a glance

  • Passengers from more than 260 destinations in around 100 countries worldwide land in Frankfurt Airport (Status: 2019)
  • Everything within easy reach, perfectly developed infrastructure with around 275 hotels
  • Thriving business centre with over 5 million people in its catchment area
  • Historical coronation city for the German Kaisers with vast potential for a stimulating supporting programme
  • Attractive surrounding area: Rheingau wine region with UNESCO World Heritage landscape

What our customers say

“Our annual meeting hosted by Messe Frankfurt was a tremendous success and we are delighted. We've had wonderful feedback from the 6,000-odd participants as regards both the central location in the middle of the city, with hotels within walking distance, and the perfect organization. A heartfelt 'thank you' for your support and the unfailingly friendly and reliable cooperation.”

"AEO has been privileged to hold a long-standing strategic partnership with Messe Frankfurt, and I have had the pleasure of attending a number of events at their home base Frankfurt am Main. I enjoyed a very warm welcome and was impressed with the venue, it’s services and the team. [...]"

"As one of the most important financial centres in the world, Frankfurt - together with the excellent facilities and services offered by Messe Frankfurt - provided an ideal host for our Innovate4Climate conference, which aims to support innovation around climate action."

"As an international hub for decision-makers from the financial industry, business and politics, Frankfurt offers top congress and conference management the ideal basis and most surely sets the standard internationally."

Frankfurt – the international transportation hub

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Frankfurt is situated at the centre of Europe, right in the heart of Germany, meaning that it is very easy to reach.

  • Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest commercial airport and an international air hub.
  • Frankfurt Central Station is Germany’s busiest train station, with connections to Paris, Vienna, Milan, Zurich, Brussels, London and many other major cities. 
  • The “Westkreuz Frankfurt” interchange links the A3 and A5 motorways and is directly connected to the most important North-South artery in the German motorway network.

Frankfurt – traditional business centre

First mentioned in writing back in the year 794, “Franconofurt” evolved into a central trade centre and exhibition venue with a flourishing stock exchange. Today, Frankfurt is one of Europe’s leading business centres – not only for trading, but also for research, production and rating companies.

When trade routes come together, they create a place that is home to many sectors and that offers events extensive expertise, visitor potential and infrastructure:

Frankfurt – everything within easy reach

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  • It is only a 15-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport to the city centre and the exhibition grounds.
  • Messe Frankfurt is very clearly signposted in and around Frankfurt. An integrated traffic management system is in place to guide traffic on many access roads to Messe Frankfurt locations.
  • The city’s enviable suburban rail and underground network and its buses and trams provide ideal transport connections within the city.

Traditional or new? Discover Frankfurt

Staedelmuseum

Art and culture

In Frankfurt, art and culture aficionados are spoilt for choice with some 60 museums and numerous galleries and theatres in the heart of the city and on the banks of the Main. Here, organisers have a whole host of options for incentives and events.

Frankfurt Roemer

New old town and trendy districts

An exciting mixture of reconstructions and new buildings has breathed new life into Frankfurt’s old town, conveying its vibrant history in a unique way. Tradition and future blend together in the pulsing heart of the city. Whether by ship on the Main, by tram on the Ebbelwei-Express or simply on foot, there is plenty to discover in Frankfurt.

Zeil Frankfurt

Shopping

Right next to the exhibition grounds (East Gate) and the Kap Europa congress centre, you can find the Skyline Plaza shopping centre, which houses around 130 shops. But the city centre has plenty to offer as well, such as the Zeil, one of the highest grossing shopping miles in Germany, or the small designer stores dotted around the old town.

River banks

Green and sporty Frankfurt

With its riverside promenade, its botanical garden (Palmengarten) and ring of parkland around the entire city centre, Frankfurt is ideal for relaxing or enjoying sports and leisure activities. Many sports clubs are based in Frankfurt and sporting events like Ironman and the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon attract many fans to the city.

Rheingau

Wine and world heritage

Just outside the gates of the city and a mere hour’s drive away, the area surrounding Frankfurt has a very special claim to fame: the Rheingau is a major wine region in a unique landscape and is the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Here, lovers of wine and fine food will be in their element and cultural history enthusiasts will also find a wealth of historical buildings, castles, mansions, churches and monasteries to discover.

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