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  1. FAQ

Book Fair from A-Z

Here you will find all of the important information and facts at one glance.

A - Access/Admission Tickets/Advertising/Arrivals

Access

Everyone has access to the book fair.

Admission Tickets

As admission to the book fair is free of charge, there will not be any official admission tickets.

Advertising Materials

Once again, we will produce a variety of materials to advertise the fair, including a newsletter with advertising, postcards, posters and stickers. Please let us know if you are interested in these materials by sending a fax +49 6131 12 34 88 or by dialing +49 6131 12 26 76.

Arrivals

The City of Mainz can be reached via several motorways and train connections from all directions. Signs in and around the city will point the way to the fairgrounds. Numerous connections will allow you to make perfect travel arrangements to and from Mainz.

B - Banks/Book Fair Duration/Booth Setup/Bus Lines

Banks

The closest ATM is located downtown and is easy to reach from the fairgrounds. From the Rhine River go left past the Rathaus, cross the Rheinallee, and go straight into the city. At the fountain, you will find the ATM on the right.
The banks in the vicinity of the fairgrounds can be found as follows:

A branch of the Sparkasse Mainz is directly in the market square in front of the cathedral (Dom) when coming from the fairgrounds. A branch of Commerzbank is located at the Höfchen near the cathedral (Dom).
HypoVereinsbank AG is located at Gutenbergplatz 18,
Raiffeisen-Volksbank eG has a branch at Gutenbergplatz 1 and Citibank can be found at Flachsmarkt 4.

Book Fair Duration / Opening Hours

Thursday + Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (29th and 30th of June)
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1st of July)
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (2nd of July)

As in the past, the show will remain closed to the public on Friday morning until 2 p.m.; this is Publishers Day. Here you may leave your booth and stroll around the fair, without crowds of visitors.

Booth Setup

Booths may be set up as of 8 a.m. on Thursday morning (June 29th) (not earlier!) and must be completed by 1 p.m.. As of 1.30 p.m., we will award the remaining booths to those on the waiting list (fair opens at 2 p.m.).

C - Courier Service

Courier Services in Mainz

GO! Express & Logistics Mainz GmbH
Telephone +49 6131 96 29 0 -0
also under www.general-overnight.com/mainz

Freeway Kurierservice
Telephone: +49 6131 22 44 55
also under www.freeway-kurier.de

mailflash
Telephone: +49 6134 18 440
also under www.mailflash.de

D - Deliveries/Deutsche Bahn AG/Disabled People

Deliveries

Deliveries may be brought to:

Mainzer Rheingoldhalle
Rheinstraße 66
55116 Mainz

Deutsche Bahn AG

Travel by train to the Mainzer Minipressen-Messe. Numerous connections make traveling to and from the book fair easy. Owing to the central location of the Mainz Central Station, you will be able to reach the fairgrounds easily and quickly. Arrival and departure times, connections and prices can be obtained from the Railway Information Service by dialing +49 18 05 99 66 33 also under www.bahn.de

Disabled People

The book fair is at ground level and thus suitable for disabled people.

E - Exhibitor Passes

Exhibitor Passes

There is no special exhibitor pass for the Minipressen-Messe, but the certificate of attendance will act as such in certain situations. Short-term parking for setting up and dismantling booths is possible near the Rheingoldhalle. The certificate of attendance entitles you to drive onto the promenade on the banks of the Rhine River for 60 minutes!

F - Foreign Publishers

Foreign Publishers

In addition to German publishers, exhibitors from 16 countries around the world will be coming to Mainz this year in order to exhibit at the Minipressen-Messe.

H - Hotel Lodgings

Hotel Lodgings

Touristik Centrale Mainz
Brückenturm am Rathaus
55116 Mainz
Telephone: +49 6131 28 62 10
Telefax: +49 6131 28 62 155
E-Mail: touristinfo-mainzde
www.touristik-mainz.de

I - Information Boot/Interim Parking Tickets/Internet Access/Invitations

Information Booth at the Minipressen-Messe

At the entrance to the Mainzer Minipressen-Messe

Interim Parking Tickets

See under Exhibitor Passes

Internet Access

There is a hotspot in the Rheingoldhalle with WI-FI.

Invitations

Invitations to and certificates of attendance for the book fair will be sent out in April.

J - Journalists

Journalists

See Presse on the German pages of the Minipressen-Messe.

L - Lost and Found

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found Office of the City of Mainz can be reached by dialing +49 6131 12 24 32.

N - Night Guards

Night Guards

The fair is guarded by the security staff, which is dedicated to the Minipressen trade fair. At night the Rheingoldhalle is closed.

O - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Thursday, June 29th: 2 – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 30th: 2 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 1st: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 2nd: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

P - Parking/Physicians and Emergency Calls/Plans/Postal Address/Press and PR/Public Transport

Parking

Parking space is in the Rathaus Parkhaus (garage) not far away from the fair.

Physicians and Emergency Calls

In case of an emergency, please dial 110
Universitätsklinikum (University Hospital)
Telephone: +49 6131 170
Physicians practices nearby:
- Dr. Georg Angermair, Fischtorplatz 19
Telephone: +49 6131 22 27 20
- Dr. Susanne Thiel and Dr. Ulla Hahn-Hoffmann, Liebfrauenplatz 8
Telephone: +49 6131 22 35 44

Plans

A setup plan of the fair you will find here: Standplan MMPM

The placement and numbering of the booths can also be seen in the catalogue.

Postal Address

All correspondence pertaining to the book fair should be sent to:

Gutenberg-Museum
Minipressen-Archiv
c/o Jürgen Kipp
Liebfrauenplatz 5
55116 Mainz

Press and PR

Please note that films and photographs will be taken of the booths, products and interviews on behalf of the Minipressen-Messe. This material will be used for our own documentation purposes or for advertising measures. We ask the exhibitors to respect this and to support the production teams in their work as far as possible.

Public Transport

From Mainz Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), the following bus lines will take you to the book fair:
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 68
(bus stop: Rheingoldhalle/Rathaus)

Public Transport Timetable Information Systems

VCM - Verkehrs Center Mainz
Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH
Bonifaziusstraße 2
55118 Mainz (in front of the train station)
Telephone: +49 6131 12 77 77
Telefax: +49 6131 12 66 66
E-Mail: verkehrscentermvg-mainzde
www.mvg-mainz.de
(concerning Lost and Found, Prices, Timetables, Tickets and Fines)

ORN - Omnibusverkehr Rhein-Nahe GmbH
Kundencenter im Verkehrscenter
Bahnhofplatz 6A
55118 Mainz
Telephone: +49 6131 12 76 88
Telefax: +49 6131 67 10 28
mainzorn-onlinede
www.orn-online.de

Rhein-Nahe Nahverkehrsverbund
Bahnhofstraße 2
55218 Ingelheim am Rhein
RNN Infotelephone 01801/766 766 (Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the rate for local calls
Telephone: +49 6132 78 960
Telefax: +49 6132 78 96 29
info.rnnt-onlinede
www.rnn.de

R - Restaurant

Restaurant

There will be a café, where exhibitors and visitors can rest and refresh themselves. There will be the customary sausage stands, beverage stands and the stand run by an organic bakery in front of the Rheingoldhalle.

S - Security Services/Setup/Signage/Standard Equipment for the Booths/Subjects

Security Services

General security services for the book fair, the outdoor venues and the checks at the entry points will be provided by the security firms hired by the Minipressen-Messe.

Setup

A stand consists of a table (2.00m x 0.60m), two chairs and, depending on the registration, walls, and is placed by the Minipressen fair.

The screens are 2 meters high and 1 meter wide.
Caution: Do not tear or nails in any way (re-liability for any kind of damage!).

Hanging can be carried out from above by means of a hook. The walls are 1 cm thick. Exhibitors are requested to bring their own cords, tesaband, tools and decorative materials, it is not provided by us.

Signage

Booth signs will not be provided by the Minipressen-Messe, but may be made by exhibitors.

Standard Equipment for the Booths

Chairs, tables and wall panels will be provided at the Minipressen-Messe. You may bring your own booths only after consulting with Mr. Jürgen Kipp, who may be reached by dialing +49 6131 12 26 76.

Subjects

The groups of subjects are broken down as follows:
1. Book art
2. Books and games for children and teens
3. Art and culture
4. Literature
5. Nature and technology
6. Travel and leisure activities
7. Religion, esoteric matters and philosophy
8. Social affairs, politics and ecology
9. Magazines
10. Books – internal matters (production and distribution)
11. Fanzines
12. Science
13. Women/Men
14. Miscellaneous

These subjects will be grouped together at the book fair. Of course, special wishes concerning locations will be respected, which will loosen up the groups a bit.

T - Taxis/Theft/Tourist Information/Traffic Connections/Train connections

Taxis

- Taxis from the Allgemeine Funkzentrale e.G.
Telephone: +49 6131 91 09 10
- Taxis from Taxibetriebe Seifert
Telephone: +49 6131 96 97 98

Theft

Thefts can be reported, if applicable, at the Information Booth.

Tourist Information

Touristik Centrale Mainz
Brückenturm am Rathaus
55116 Mainz
Telephone: +49 6131 28 62 10
Telefax: +49 6131 28 62 155
E-Mail: touristinfo-mainzde
www.touristik-mainz.de

Traffic Connections

From Mainz Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), the following bus lines will take you to the book fair:
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 68 (bus stop: Rheingoldhalle/Rathaus)


Public Transport Timetable Information Systems

VCM - Verkehrs Center Mainz
Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH
Bonifaziusstraße 2
55118 Mainz (in front of the train station)
Telephone: +49 6131 12 77 77
Telefax: +49 6131 12 66 66
E-Mail: verkehrscentermvg-mainzde
www.mvg-mainz.de
(concerning Lost and Found, Prices, Timetables, Tickets and Fines)

ORN - Omnibusverkehr Rhein-Nahe GmbH
Kundencenter im Verkehrscenter
Bahnhofplatz 6A
55118 Mainz
Telephone: +49 6131 12 76 88
Telefax: +49 6131 67 10 28
mainzorn-onlinede
www.orn-online.de

Rhein-Nahe Nahverkehrsverbund
Bahnhofstraße 2
55218 Ingelheim am Rhein
RNN Infotelephone 01801 76 67 66 (Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the rate for local calls
Telephone: +49 6132 78 960
Telefax: +49 6132 78 96 29
info.rnnt-onlinede
www.rnn.de

Train connections

In many cases the Deutsche Bahn will take you to the Mainz Central Station (Hauptbahnhof Mainz) traveling from German and European metropolises. The station is not far from the Mainzer Minipressen-Messe.

W - Wi-Fi/WLAN

Wi-Fi / WLAN

The Rheingoldhalle as a venue for the trade fair has a WLAN hotspot. The prices and conditions of the current network provider are valid in order to get into the network.