At last: the Book Fair can be held again this year as an attendance event. After two and a half days of trade visitors, the fair will also open to the general public starting at 2 p.m. Friday. There are significantly fewer exhibitors this year and only fewer visitors are allowed. A maximum of 25,000 people are allowed onto the exhibition grounds every day. In addition to the exhibitors' offerings, there will also be book-signing sessions, readings, discussion panels and much more. In addition to the numerous events and offers on site, however, there is also, as last year, a rich digital offering that all interested parties can follow from home. You can find more info HERE.
Important info for visiting the Book Fair:
Tickets are only available online! No tickets can be purchased on site.
Private visitor tickets are available for Friday October 22 from 2:00pm, Saturday 23. and Sunday 24 October 2021
Opening hours: 9am - 6.30pm (Sunday until 5.30pm), for private visitors from 22 Oct., 2 pm
In addition to the online ticket, you will also need:
- a proof of complete vaccination against the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 according to the guidelines of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute valid in Germany or
- proof of a survived infection with COVID-19, which occurred more than 28 days and less than 6 months ago or
- the certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result (rapid antigen test), which must not be older than 24 hours on the day of presence on the exhibition grounds.
The relevant proof will be checked at the entrance in conjunction with an identity card or passport.
Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing requirement. For school-age children, submission of the test booklet is sufficient proof of participation in regular testing. No daily testing is required.
Masks are mandatory in all indoor areas and in outdoor areas where the minimum distance cannot be maintained! The mouth/nose protection may only be removed if a fixed place has been taken for it with an appropriate distance to all other persons (or behind an appropriate protective device).
In addition, the distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained everywhere.