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Light & Building 2026 Frankfurt

Light & Building 2026 Frankfurt

08. to 13. March

Trade fair hotels & business travel planning

Book trade fair hotels for Light & Building 2026 quickly now. From 08 to 13 March, you can obtain information on current lighting trends as well as the electrification and digitalisation of home and building technology.

Light & Building is a popular industry gathering that takes place every two years. In 2024, around 151,192 visitors and almost 2,170 exhibitors came together here. This compares to 93,900 visitors and around 1,600 exhibitors in 2023. The trade fair thus shows that interest is growing. For 95 percent of visitors, Light & Building is a standing appointment in their calendar.

Are you one of them or is 2026 your first visit to the Light & Building trade fair? Either way we can offer you the perfect hotel, whether you already know what you have in mind or are still completely undecided. Contact our experts and benefit from our variety of hotel choices near the city centre and the trade fair.

  • Large contingent of hotels with all price and performance segments
  • Fair prices
  • Any number of rooms
  • Single room and double room
  • Room type for every budget
  • Cosy and clean rooms
  • Comfortable equipment, from desk to minibar
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Great location near the trade fair or the city
  • Restaurants and bars within a short distance
  • Good connection for car, bus & train
  • Additional services can be booked as an option

Your hotel, for your budget

Are you already getting excited about the next Light & Building? Then don’t wait any longer: plan your visit to the 2026 fair now. Sit back and relax and don’t let the stressful search for hotels dampen your anticipation – we at HM business travel will do the searching for you. Thanks to our extensive hotel contingent, we can offer you your desired hotel in a timely manner. Take a look at our service and see for yourself!

Have you already organised your trade fair visit in Frankfurt and are now wondering if you should extend your trip a little? Spend some time exploring this beautiful city on the River Main. A boat trip, for example, offers you an excellent opportunity to explore the city outside the exhibition halls.

A real insider tip for a special experience is to visit the Nordend district, known for its intimate cafés, bars and restaurants. Besides the great vibe, the international delicacies entice you to spend some time there. But if it’s a bit of culture you’re looking for, you should put the Schauspielhaus Frankfurt or the Opera House on your list. Both are internationally renowned and feature first-class performances in their programmes.

Is this your first visit to Frankfurt? Then you should not miss a visit to the historic district, the “Altstadt”. The Römerberg with its historic buildings and the Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus (St. Bartholomew Imperial Cathedral) are definitely among the highlights. We can also recommend the Städel Museum for one of Germany’s most renowned art collections, with works by Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso.

Do you need some more suggestions? Feel free to contact us, we have more tips for you. We will gladly plan the location of your hotel to accommodate the travel activities you are planning.

Want to wind down after your day at the fair but you don’t know where to go?

We could offer you some recommendations: for instance, the Frankfurt restaurant Apfelwein Wagner. Famous for its “Ebbelwoi” (apple cider), it offers hearty specialities on its menu. We would in particular recommend the “Frankfurter Grüne Sauce” (Frankfurt Green Sauce) and the “Handkäs mit Musik” (regional cheese with onions and vinaigrette). This restaurant is also a favourite with the locals.

Another traditional Frankfurt restaurant to put on your list is the “Apfelwein Dax”. The furnishing is rustic and traditional, while the menu offers a selection of “Rippchen mit Sauerkraut” (pork cutlets with Sauerkraut) and the “Handkäs mit Musik”.

Vegans and vegetarians are also looked after in Frankfurt, namely at the “Vevay”. Here, innovative and creative dishes are prepared using fresh and seasonal ingredients. An open kitchen and bar provide a modern and trendy ambience. Particular highlights are the “Vevay Bowls”, which combine different types of vegetables, protein elements and dressings.

And if you’re looking for an elegant bar, the Long Island Summer Lounge is a good choice. Here you have a breath-taking view of the Frankfurt skyline while your bartender mixes delicious cocktails and long drinks for you.

With an area of 306,000 m2, the exhibition grounds in Frankfurt am Main are one of the largest in the world. Light & Building occupies a total of 13 halls and thus offers plenty of space for exhibitors and visitors. In keeping with the concept of the fair, the exhibition grounds also aim for sustainability and energy efficiency. For example, a large part of the electricity demand is met by renewable energies.

Info on accessibility:

Wheelchairs and scooters are available for hire for visitors with reduced mobility. The rental stations are located in Hall 4 and Hall 8 at the first-aid posts. If you want to make use of this option, please call to make a reservation:

  • Hall 4: +49 69 75756500
  • Hall 8: +49 69 75756502

Note: If you are dependent on visiting the fair with an accompanying person, that person will be admitted free of charge if you have purchased an exhibition ticket yourself and can produce a disabled person’s pass with the reference “B”.

All-round comfort is also ensured by special sanitary facilities suitable for people with disabilities. At the Frankfurt exhibition centre, attention is paid to every detail when it comes to accessibility. However, you must obtain a key for these toilets:

  • During the trade fair:
    • You can obtain the key from the Messe Frankfurt Business Centre (Torhaus level 3, +49 69 75751391) for a fee of 25 euros.
    • Any questions? Get in touch using the contact details below:
      • Telephone: +49 69 75756999
      • E-mail:
  • Outside the trade fair:
    • Whether in Germany or abroad, you can get the key from the “Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde” (CBF) (“Club for Disabled People and their Friends”).
    • Any questions? Get in touch using the contact details below:
      • Telephone: +49 61 5181220
      • E-mail:

If you are wondering whether you qualify to obtain a key for the disabled toilet facilities, here are the requirements you have to meet:

  • Disabled person’s pass marked:
    aG, G with 70% upwards, B, H, BL, 90 or 100%
  • Illnesses (priority upon presentation of a medical certificate):
    multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

Light & Building 2024 once again provided a glimpse behind the scenes: In the world of lighting technology, there are constantly new developments and trends that change the way we use light. Concepts such as “smart lighting” and “human centric lighting” don’t just sound futuristic. While smart lighting technology enables individual control via an app or by means of a voice assistant, human centric lighting technology goes one step further. It takes into account people’s biological rhythms and adapts the lighting not only to individual needs but also to the time of day.

And, of course, trending topics such as sustainability and aesthetics are also part of the Light & Building programme.

Another focus of the fair in Frankfurt am Main is the electrification and digitalisation of home and building technology. Lighting, heating and security technology – all these areas of your household can be adapted to your individual needs through intelligent solutions. Would you like to know how exactly this works? The exhibitors at Light & Building will be happy to answer your questions.

And visitors can also look forward to an exciting programme in 2026.

Whether by train, plane or car – to make your journey easier, we have compiled all the essential information for you. Our objective is for you to get to your hotel and the trade fair quickly and comfortably. Should you require any further assistance over and above this, our team will be happy to assist you personally.

Arriving by plane:

Frankfurt am Main Airport is one of the world’s largest and most modern airports, offering a wide range of flight connections.

From the airport you can reach the exhibition grounds by taxi, S-Bahn or shuttle bus. Further information is listed below for you.

Our tip: Use the special tariffs offered by Lufthansa Group Airlines. You will get the best options for connections and combinations from them – just use the event code DEZLXRC. This code will also get you reduced fares at the travel agency.

Arriving by train:

Visit to find out if you can attend Light & Building at a reduced price.

Note: Event tickets are also valid as travel tickets in the entire area covered by the tariff.

Frankfurt Main Railway Station is only a few hundred metres from the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre (Frankfurt Messe). You have numerous transport options from here that will take you to the exhibition centre.

Would you like to see something of Frankfurt as soon as you arrive? You can also walk to the exhibition grounds from the main station – it takes ten minutes. The Messeturm with its pyramid-shaped top is your landmark.

Arriving by tram and bus:

Would you like to remain flexible and travel to the fair by public transport? The following options are available to you:

  • Are you going by underground (tube)? This is your metro route:
    • Route 4 – Direction “Brockenheimer Warte”.

From the Main Railway Station it is only one stop to “Festhalle/Messe”. From here, you can go directly to “Eingang City” and “Festhalle”.

  • Are you going by S-Bahn (suburban railway)? These are your routes:
    • Route S3 – Direction “Bad Sodem”
    • Route S4 – Direction “Kronberg”
    • Route S5 – Direction “Bad Homburg / Friedrichsdorf”
    • Route S6 – Direction “Friedberg / Groß Karben”

With these rail lines it is a maximum of two stops to the “(Main) Messe” S-Bahn station. You will then get directly to the “Eingang Torhaus”.

  • Are you going by tram? These are your routes:
    • Route 16
    • Route 17

You can get to both routes via the main exit by crossing the station forecourt from here. After three stops you will reach the “Festhalle/Messe” stop. From here, the “Eingang City” and the “Festhalle” are only a few steps away.

Note: Your event tickets are also valid as travel tickets. They entitle you to one journey to the event and one return journey by public transport.

Arriving by car:

Getting to Light & Building is also straightforward by car. To make sure you don’t get lost, clearly visible signs are provided to show you the way.

Still looking for the right parking area? Use the Exhibition Centre Car Park “Rebstock”. From here, a free shuttle service will take you to the venue.

If you are using your car’s navigation system to get there, we have compiled the correct names of the destinations for you here:

  • Exhibition Centre Car Park Rebstock: “Messeparkhaus Rebstock”
  • West Gate: “Straße der Nationen”
  • North Gate: “Katharinenkreisel”, then follow the signs
  • East Gate: “Brüsseler Straße”
  • South Gate: “Europa-Allee”, then follow the signs
  • Gate 8 and 9: “Katharinenkreisel”, then follow the signs
Arriving by taxi

Are you starting from Frankfurt Main Railway Station or the airport? Whatever the case, “Main Taxi Frankfurt” will get you safely to your destination, even to your hotel. And, of course, directly and easily to every entrance of the exhibition grounds:

  • Entrance City / Festhalle
  • Entrance Portalhaus
  • Entrance Galleria
  • Entrance at the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage / Congress Centre

Take advantage of the reliable 24h service – whether on arrival or booked in advance. Book your taxi: 069 733030

The adresse of Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

We at HM business travel are happy to plan your arrival and departure.

Experience Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a vibrant city in the heart of Germany. With its architectural diversity, vibrant culture and internationally influenced vibe, the city is a great destination for any visitor. From museums and historical sites to world-class restaurants and shopping, the options are plentiful.

Fancy some more? We will be happy to help you plan your itinerary and look for restaurants. Simply contact us directly.

Be electrified – Light & Building 2026

The topic of the move towards alternative energy is the benchmark for all current developments at the trade fair for lighting and building technology. The organisers clearly express this guiding principle with claims such as “Be electrified” (2024).

As a visitor, you have the opportunity to meet leading businesses and industry experts here and learn about innovative products and technologies. A variety of workshops and seminars make Light & Building an exciting place to learn about aspects of lighting and building technology.

At Light & Building, it becomes clear that the developments are united by one thing above all: they aim to reduce energy consumption and increase comfort at the same time. Come and see for yourself!

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