After a three-year break due to the pandemic, SightCity 2023 will finally take place again. Here you will find all the information you need for your visit to the trade fair. Please note that this info area will be updated regularly before the fair.
- Opening hours
- Admission & Catalog
- Companion dogs
- SightCity Guides Services
- Rent-A-Guide Service
- Catering at the fair
- Hotel recommendations
Wednesday, May 15, 2024: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2024: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2024: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early admission is not possible and is reserved for exhibitors.
Osloer Straße 5
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Admission & Catalog
Due to cost increases, we have to charge a small entrance fee from this year.
Admission: 5€ per person per day
Starting 01.March 2024 you could register for SightCity 2024. If you do so, you can exempt yourself from the entrance fee. Just show the registration email at the reception, and you will receive your daily wristband for free every day.
When you enter Kap Europa, general bag checks will be carried out by Messe Frankfurt security staff. Unfortunately, this is in accordance with the current regulations for public events.
Afterwards, please come directly to the reception to pick up your daily wristband for admission as well as the free trade fair catalog.
After the access control, at the escalators and elevators you will find the current hall plan as well as the event overview of the lectures in the SightCity Forum and the live lectures of the exhibitors in our exhibition studios.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
In addition to human assistants, guide dogs are welcome at our fair. The welfare of guide dogs (e.g. drinking places) is taken care of.
There is also a small meadow in the immediate vicinity of Cape Europe where the dogs can relieve themselves if necessary. For better planning in advance, here is the link to the green area: Platz der Einheit
SightCity 2024 takes place as a hybrid trade fair, i.e. the trade fair has two parts, the presence part in Frankfurt as well as the online part consisting of our website and online lectures.
You will find all exhibitors in Frankfurt at our trade show. At the same time, each exhibitor can also be found with their own exhibitor page on our website, where they present themselves and their products. In the coming weeks, the exhibitor pages will already go online again, so that you can optimally plan your visit to the trade fair in Frankfurt.
In addition, as last year, many exhibitors will offer online lectures on various topics, which you as a visitor can attend online free of charge and from home.
We will provide three livestreaming studios to exhibitors at the show, so you can also attend lectures live in Frankfurt. These lectures will also be streamed directly to the Internet, so you can also follow the lectures online.
All lectures, whether from exhibitors or in our SightCity Forum, will be recorded. If the exhibitors release their talk after the show, you can also watch the talks on our website, social media channels or on our YouTube channel at any time.
SightCity Guide Services
Of course, our trade show guides will also be at the show again, as always recognizable by their sunny yellow T-shirts. They will be manning the info points on the levels to answer all your questions.
With the new venue, there is also a new stop where we will be waiting for you with our guides. With almost 40 guides, we want to make your journey to and from the event as pleasant as possible – a new record, because we’ve never had so many guides at a SightCity before.
Every quarter of an hour, our guides will pick you up at Frankfurt Central Station, Frankfurt Main Station (Tief) and at the “Festhalle/Messe” stop and accompany you to Cape Europa and back.
As already mentioned, this year is also a new situation for our guides, so we ask for your understanding if you have to wait a little longer for a guide. We will do our best to accompany you to SightCity as soon as possible.
To give you an overview, here is a list of the stops with their respective lines:
- Frankfurt Central Station: All regional and long-distance trains, tracks 1 – 24.
- Frankfurt Main Station (Tief): S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, S9 & U4
- Festhalle/Messe: U4, 16, 17
If you get off at the main station, our guides will accompany you to the “Festhalle/Messe” stop either by subway or tram. We also regularly visit the Bahnhofsmission at Frankfurt Central Station, which we consider a central meeting point. The Bahnhofsmission is located on the south side, platform 1, door 7.
Our guides do not stop at the “Frankfurt am Main Messe” stop because Kap Europa is closer to the other stops.
At the end of the day, our guides will of course take you back to the main station so that you can start your journey home.
Do you need help at SightCity so that you can be individually accompanied from stand to stand? Then you have the option here of using our “Rent-A-Guide” service, which is available for a fee. A personal trade fair guide will accompany you to stands of your choice according to your wishes and support you wherever possible. Of course, our guides also speak different languages, in case you need a translator.
From 01 March 2024 you will find the redirection to the booking form here again. Thank you for your patience.
Catering at the exhibition
Various snacks and drinks will be offered on level 4 by Messe Frankfurt’s caterer. We will publish the offer here shortly before the fair.
Apart from that, there is the shopping center Skyplaza with a large culinary offer right next to the Kap Europa.
Self-brought food is allowed, but we ask you to refrain from using large glass bottles, as it could be that, as at other public events, this will be prohibited by the security of the Frankfurt Fair at the bag check. Should we receive more detailed information on this point in advance, we will of course share it with you here.
We do not have a contingent with any hotel that we can pass on to you. However, there are a number of hotels in the immediate area. Here is the list provided to us by Cape Europe.
- Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Messe
- Nhow Frankfurt Hotel
- Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
- Frankfurt Mövenpick Hotel
- Maritim Hotel Frankfurt
- Capri by Fraser Frankfurt
- Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre Messe
- Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide information on which of these hotels welcome guide dogs.
Many roads lead to Rome, but almost as many lead to us in Frankfurt.
Arrival from the airport:
After your arrival at Frankfurt Airport, take the S-Bahn lines S8 or S9 towards Hanau or Offenbach Ost to get to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. For information on how to continue your journey by subway or tram, please read the following instructions.
Arrival by subway:
From the Hauptbahnhof, take the U4 subway line towards Bockenheimer Warte. After one stop, get off at “Festhalle/Messe” and follow the corresponding exit “Festhalle/Messe/Kap Europa”. Once outside, you will have a direct view of the City entrance of the fairgrounds. Walk to the left of it towards Osloer Straße. From there, you are already heading straight towards the main entrance of Kap Europa.
Arrival by tram:
To get to the stops of tram lines 16 and 17 towards Frankfurt Ginnheim and Frankfurt Rebstockbad, please leave the Hauptbahnhof through the main entrance. The destination station is “Festhalle/Messe”. Once you arrive there, cross Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage towards the City entrance of the fairgrounds. Walk to the left of it towards Osloer Straße. From there, you are already heading straight towards the main entrance of Kap Europa.
Arrival by car:
If you arrive by car, we recommend taking the Europaviertel route either via the Emser Brücke and the Europa-Allee or via the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and the Brüsseler Straße. You can park your car in the parking garage of the nearby Skyline Plaza shopping center. You can access the parking garage through two entrances located in the Europa-Allee and the Brüsseler Straße. You can find information on parking fees on the Skyline Plaza website at www.skylineplaza.de.
The address is:
Osloer Straße 5
60327 Frankfurt am Main
For navigation with a navigation system, please use the address of the parking garage in the nearby shopping center:
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Arrival by foot:
Kap Europa is only about a 10-minute walk from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Please leave the station through the north exit and follow the “Messe” signs along Düsseldorfer Straße towards Messeturm. After about 5 minutes of walking, you will cross the Platz der Republik and follow Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage to the U-Bahn station “Festhalle/Messe”. Once you arrive there, turn left towards Osloer Straße and walk directly towards the main entrance of Kap Europa.
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