Spring Dippemess

12.04. – 05.05.2019

Frankfurt's Spring Dippemess at the Ratsweg Fairground is the largest folk festival in the Rhine-Main region, attracting more visitors than any other outdoor fair. From party pavilions and food stalls to exciting fairground attractions, the Spring Dippemess guarantees fun and games for the entire family. The fair's high-tech rides are particularly popular, the unofficial slogan being "Higher! Farther! Faster!"

23rd March: Official Opening of the Spring Dippemess Fair

...  the traditional keg-tapping ceremony at 6:00 pm in the party pavilion (Festhalle Hausmann)

Opening times of the Spring Dippemess

Mondays to Thursdays 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays (incl. Easter Saturday) 2:00 pm – Midnight
Sundays 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Thursday, 29th March 2:00 pm – Midnight
Good Friday, 30th March Closed
Easter Sunday, 01st April 12:00 pm – Midnight
Easter Monday, 02nd April 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On the opening day of the festival, all businesses open at 2:00 pm.


Fairground "Festplatz am Ratsweg", 60385 Frankfurt am Main

Fireworks Display
Sunday, 15th April 2018, 10:00 pm

Fairground Regulations
For reasons of public order and safety, dogs and bicycles are prohibited on the fairground during opening hours.

Adventure Dippemess

A film of one of the most attractive festivities of Hessen - the Frankfurt Dippemess.


Getting to the Spring Dippemess:

Public transport stop: Eissporthalle/Festplatz

Please note that there is no parking available directly at the fairground!


The History of Frankfurt's Dippemess

The Dippemess is a traditional fair that dates back to the 14th century. At that time, the "Maamess", as it was then called, was a mediaeval market proffering domestic articles.