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Frankfurt exhibitions ground: a city within a city

27 Jun 2024

Located at the heart of financial and business centre Frankfurt, the exhibition grounds are among the largest and most modern worldwide with more than 392,000 m² of hall area and more than 64,000 m² of free space at their disposal. Thanks to their excellent infrastructure, Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region have very good international connections and can be reached easily from anywhere in the world.

Guests can travel to the exhibition venue quickly and comfortably by air, rail or road using public transport. The S-Bahn suburban train station “Messe” stops in the centre of the exhibition grounds, the U-Bahn underground train station and the Strassenbahn tram station are located directly at the City Entrance/Festhalle. The Rhine-Main region offers an excellent hotel infrastructure with an estimated 110,000 beds. Visitors and exhibiting companies can choose from a wide range of hotels within walking distance of the exhibition grounds. Mobility-impaired visitors can move about easily: the Via Mobile covered moving walkway is a barrier-free access and connection network that joins together all halls on the exhibition grounds.

With their unique designs, renowned architects such as Helmut Jahn, Oswald M. Ungers and Nicolas Grimshaw gave Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds an unmistakeable look that dovetails perfectly with Frankfurt’s modern cityscape. Messe Frankfurt’s guests set great store by the highly functional nature of its halls and conference facilities, which are ideal for hosting a broad cross-section of events. With the Congress Center and Kap Europa, the company operates two congress centres as well.

The Operation & Security Center is the central control room for all security-related matters. First aid station, police, security and all other security partners and service providers are found here under one roof.

Events can be held safely on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds thanks to a professional protection and hygiene concept, including state-of-the-art air conditioning and careful monitoring. Information about the most recent protective measures on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds can be found at the following link: Protection and hygiene concept (

Overview of trade fair halls, service and administration buildings
(Gross exhibition area in m²)

City Entrance & Hall 1 1989 18,000 m² Helmut Jahn
Festhalle (Hall 2) 1909 5,600 m² Friedrich von Thiersch
Forum 2001 Areal hall / Panorama hall 2,300 m² each KSP Engel / Zimmermann
Hall 3 2001 38,000 m² Nicholas Grimshaw
Hall 4 1983 43,000 m² Architects Otzmann, Maurer, Groethuysen and Wirsing
Hall 5

1971 / 72

2019 / 2023

21,000 m²

18,000 m²

Martin Schoenmakers

Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg

Hall 6 1961 / 1963 / 1971 / 2019 (originally 35,000 m²) 26,000 m²

Martin Schoenmakers

Torhaus main building / Torhaus Süd (South) / Torhaus Nord (North) 1984 / 1989 / 1997  117 m high / 30 storeys Oswald M. Ungers
Hall 8 1967 30,200 m² Steinbüchel-Rheinwall
Hall 9 1981 /1982 / 1996 56,200 m² Oswald M. Ungers
Galleria 1983 Between Hall 8 and Hall 9 / 100 metres long and 30 metres high Oswald M. Ungers
Hall 10 1973 / 1978 / 1992 64,700 m² Martin Schoenmakers / Oswald M. Ungers
Congress Centre 1996 15,000 m² / 4 levels / 9 congress halls   Helmut W. Joos
New Dependance 2005 5 floors Nicholas Grimshaw
Cargo Center 2007 5,500 m² Kölling Architekten Gbr
Hall 11 & Portalhaus 2009 23,000 m² Hascher Jehle Architektur
Kap Europa 2014 7,700 m² / 4 levels / 14 conference rooms Klaus Lenz
ECE Projektmanagement
GmbH & Co. KG
Operation & Security Center (OSC) 2014 2,200 m² hhp-Architekten
Hall 12 2018 33,600 m² Kadawittfeldarchitektur GmbH

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