Frankfurt's Spring Dippemess at the Festplatz (Fairground) on Ratsweg is the largest folk festival in the Rhine-Main region. This festival comprises a market with stalls as well as parish fair with fairground attractions. Fun and games for the whole family!
Fairground at the Eissporthalle / Festplatz, 60385 Frankfut am Main
Monday - Thursday 14.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Friday & Saturday 14.00 - 24.00 hrs.
Sunday 12.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Thursday, 17.04.: 14.00 - 24.00 hrs.
Friday, 18.04.: closed (Good Friday)
Sunday, 20.04.: 12.00 - 24.00. hrs. (Easter Sunday)
Monday, 21.04.: 12.00 - 23.00 hrs. (Easter Monday)
Wednesday, 30.04.: 14.00 - 24.00 hrs.
Thursday, 01.05.: 12.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Sunday, 04.05., 22.00 hrs.
All Dippemess Thursdays are family days! 50 % on all rides on these days.
Frankfurt’s Fairground (Festplatz) on Ratsweg is easily accessible by public transport. Simply take the underground (U-Bahn), Line 7, directly to Eissporthalle/Festplatz. Tram number 12 and bus numbers 103, 103N and 38 also stop at Eissporthalle/Festplatz. Please note that the residential areas around Festplatz are closed to traffic and that a one-way system in the direction of Festplatz will operate in Ostparkstrasse.
Please find the latest information about local public transport connections to Eissporthalle/Festplatz below:
Dippemess is a tradition which dates back to the 14th century. At that time, the Maamess, as it was then called, was a medieval market for domestic articles. Potters from the Westerwald, Kannebäckerland and Urberach came here to sell their wares, especially their ceramic bowls and pots. These were known in the Frankfurt dialect as "Dippe", from which the event soon took its name. Over the years, more and more fairground booths and popular attractions joined the market as well.
1950s, the Dippemess was relocated to Frankfurt Fairground (Festplatz) on Ratsweg as the showmen’s larger rides could no longer be accommodated in the city itself. In the generous space available here, the Dippemess rapidly expanded, and today, it is Frankfurt’s largest fair and Germany’s most popular Easter event. With visitor numbers reaching 2.5 million annually, the Dippemess always features the latest High Tech rides and attractions
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