ISC High Performance 2020 Destination
Frankfurt is a modern, bustling city filled with dynamic businesses and is served by Europe's third-largest airport. The city also houses Europe’s largest financial institutions. Frankfurt prides itself on balancing its cutting-edge modernity with German traditions.
The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are located at the heart of Europe. Given its strategic location, Messe Frankfurt can be reached quickly and easily from anywhere by air, rail and road. The facility hosts around 43 large-scale trade fairs and exhibitions that attract a total of 40,800 exhibitors and 2.2 million visitors annually.
Visa for Germany
We encourage you to visit The Federal Foreign Office website to determine if you require or are exempted from the visa requirements imposed by the Federal Republic of Germany.
To avoid time-consuming requests for additional information or documentation, please consult the website of the German embassy or consulate in your place of residence to find out about the visa procedure and required documentation.
Invitation Letter for Visa Applications
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Venue & Accessibility
If you are in a wheel chair, you will find all the information you need for a barrier-free visit to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds here.
Arriving by plane
The easiest way to travel between the airport and Messe Frankfurt is the S-Bahn. The commuter railway lines S8 and S9 leave from Regionalbahnhof (regional train station) under Terminal 1 in the direction of Offenbach Ost and Hanau.
A ticket costs € 5.00 for adults (Preisstufe 4), tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at the regional train station. This ticket is good for a one-way trip to the Festhalle/Messe stop.
The first two stations from Frankfurt Airport are Stadion (Commerzbank-Arena, Eintracht Frankfurt) and Niederrad. The third stop after 12 minutes is Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Frankfurt Central Station).
Exit the central station to catch either U-Bahn Nr. 4 (direction Bockenheimer Warte), Tram 16 (direction Ginheim) or Tram 17 (direction Rebstockbad) and get off at Festhalle/Messe and walk for about five minutes to Entrance Festhalle Süd and follow the signage to Halle 3 (Hall 3).
Please note: Limited access to the fair grounds via the S-Bahn Terminal at stop "Messe Frankfurt"
Arriving by train
If you are relying on Deutsche Bahn to get to Messe Frankfurt, use the U-Bahn or the tram line mentioned above in “Arriving by plane” once you get to Frankfurt central station. If your ticket does not include the "City Ticket", you can purchase a ticket for €1.50 from any vending machine located inside or outside the train station.
Arriving by car
It is possible to reach Messe Frankfurt via the Autobahn or through the city of Frankfurt. You’ll just need to follow the overhead signs leading to Messe Frankfurt. Simply enter "Katharinenkreisel" as your final destination into the navigation system or use this google map. To access the fair grounds with a vehicle please use Tor Nord (Gate North). The designated parking lot for the duration of the event (June 21-24) is P3. Parking permits can be obtained on site.
Parking spots are available in lots P3, which cost 17 EUR, including VAT, per day or 51 EUR, including VAT, for the duration of the event.
Trams no. 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad) from the Frankfurt central station also stop in front of the Marriott Hotel. Your stop will be Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage (one stop after Festhalle / Messe).
Restaurants and Amenities
If you want to meet a business contact outside the fairground, there are quite a few restaurants within walking distance. You can use the great Frankfurt restaurant guide to help choose one. There is also a shopping mall very close by, offering a supermarket, a pharmacy, an electronic store, various shops, a food court and a rooftop restaurant.