It’s time for all the fun of the fair as the biggest folk festival of the year comes back to town. One of the proudest annual traditions we have here in the Rhine-Main region, Autumn Dippemess is a massive family-friendly fun fair.
With a history dating back to sometime around the 14th century, it’s a rite of passage for anyone living in Frankfurt to embrace the bright lights of the rides, have a go on the Ferris Wheel, and grab a souvenir or two from the little stalls dotted around the fairground.
Coming to Autumn Dippemess this year, or staying here at Capri by Fraser Frankfurt and wondering what it’s all about? We have you covered with all the essential information you need to know about this year’s festivities.
When does Autumn Dippemess take place?
The festival takes place twice a year; once in the spring and again in Autumn, with the latter usually in early September as a sort of final hoorah before summer ends.
This year it runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th September
What time does Autumn Dippemess start?
Times vary throughout the week. This year the opening hours are:
- Mon-Thu - 14:00-23:00
- Fri-Sat - 14:00-24:00
- Sun - 12:00-23:00
Where does Autumn Dippemess take place?
The festival takes place just outside of Eissporthalle, the local hockey arena in the east end of the city.
What attractions does Autumn Dippemess have?
You can expect all the usual fairground games and rides including:
- Ghost train
- Traditional roller coaster
- Shooting Galleries
- Merry go rounds
How much are tickets for Autumn Dippemess?
It’s free to go and visit. You pay to play essentially, with every attraction and game a different price. Just remember to bring money and a little extra for food. At the Autumn market, you should hunt out the delectable doughnut sticks with chocolate sauce and schnitzel sandwiches.
How can I get to Autumn Dippemess from Capri by Fraser Frankfurt?
Eissporthalle Station is right by the festival grounds and the most convenient way to get there.
Your easiest option for public transport is to take the RE 4621Bamberg bus outside of Frankfurt Central station. It goes on a little loop on the south side of the city before driving through beautiful Ost Park to drop you off in about 40 minutes.
If you’re already out and about in town before going, any subway station connecting on the U7 line will get you there in no time at all.
Anything to know about the festival before going?
For families planning to attend, look online closer to the time to see what days do family discounts. It’s a tradition to have a day or two where families get half price on rides, or kids get a 2-for-1 deal on tickets.
Where can I find accommodation near Autumn Dippemess?
Most people visiting Frankfurt will want a central location to call home for a few days. That’s exactly what Capri by Fraser can do for you. Our serviced one bedroom apartments have the right mixture of luxury and charm to make a stay in our city as comfortable as possible. Each suite has a separate living and dining area, so you never have to worry about checking in to a cramped room.
Can I get a deal on a hotel suite for Autumn Dippemess?
Take a look at our offers page to see if there are any special rates available on our chosen dates. Don’t forget that booking directly on site is how you’ll get the best rate possible on a room at Capri by Fraser Frankfurt.
To find out what other events are taking place in Frankfurt in September, see our "11 Great Events in Frankfurt in September 2019" blog post.