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Advertising Rights

Advertising column on Hauptwache, © City Planning Department, City of Frankfurt/Main

Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Frankfurt/Main re-assigned the right to advertise in and on municipal spaces. In 2017, as part of a pan-European concession award process, a total of four individual contracts (known as lots), each relating to a specific form of advertising medium, were put up for tender:

Lot 1: Mega-lights, city-light columns, and city-light posters

Lot 2: Large spaces and poster columns

Los 3: Commercial information signs and clock columns

Los 4: A1-format event advertising on switching and distribution cabinets


The company Ströer Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH was awarded the contract for all four lots up until December 31, 2025. For the purpose of implementing and supervising the topic, the Mayor of the City of Frankfurt/Main set up the Advertising Rights administrative department. This also serves as the point of contact for citizens and municipal administrative bodies.

Should you be interested in one of the advertising media put up for tender, please visit the website www.stroeer.de.

Rebate systems for associations

Werbung an Schalt- und Verteilerschränken in Frankfurt am Main, © Stadtplanungsamt Stadt Frankfurt am Main

For the City of Frankfurt, providing support for the non-profit associations in the city was an important concern in the tender process. For this reason, the provisions relating to space used by several advertisers (advertising columns for event and cultural advertising) and to event advertising on switching and distribution cabinets have two special rebate systems.


Rebate system 1: 100% discount only against reimbursement of the technical costs

The first rebate system commits the concession holder to make available to Frankfurt’s non-profit associations 10 % of the advertising space used by several advertisers, as well as 10 % of the entire event framework, together with a 100% discount on the media provided. Only the technical costs for installation and surveillance will be invoiced. These costs amount to three euros net per poster; It should be noted that the cost of printing is not included.

In order for all entitled associations, regardless of their size, to enjoy the same opportunities, the service is implemented by means of a communal event calendar. This is organized by Stadtverband der Frankfurter Vereinsringe, a body that represents the city’s associations, and is currently being finalized. Interested and entitled associations can register on the data base under the tab “Veranstaltungen” (events) on the website www.stadtverband.de. The event will then be displayed on the Stadtverband website, as well as in future in the event calendar.

Rebate system 2: 50% discount on list prices

The contracts for the concession holder also contain the provision that for bookings of their own on these two types of advertising media (space used by several advertisers and frames on switching and distribution cabinets), non-profit associations in Frankfurt be granted a 50% discount on the list price. Should an association wish to make use of this service, it should contact Ströer Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH directly.

District posting 

Independently of the abovementioned advertising options via DSM Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH, associations also have the option of inexpensively notifying people of events in “their” district in that district itself. The office to contact in this case is the City of Frankfurt’s Department of Road-Building and Development (ASE). Associations may hang up to 30 posters. Individual posters must not exceed DIN A0 (84 cm x 119 cm) in size. No administrative costs are charged. The association is responsible only for the production costs of the posters, as well as their hanging and removal.
Should you opt for this service we request that you return the following form together with the location list via e-mail to sondernutzungen.amt66@stadt-frankfurt.de. Should you have any questions, ASE colleagues will also be happy to answer them at this address.

Contact partner(s)

Ms. Dr. Sandra Trawny

Telephone: +49 (0)69 212 33123
Fax: +49 (0)69 212 30731

Ms. Valentina Pawelka

Telephone: +49 (0)69 212 74695
Fax: +49 (0)69 212 30731