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Fensterbau Frontale

(19 March 2024 - 22 March 2024 )
Venue: Messe Nurnberg
Location: Germany , Nurnberg

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Covid-19 Update

Fensterbau Frontale 2024 will take place between 19.03.2024–22.03.2024. The fair will be in an in-person format. The trade show will take place in Messe Nuremberg. It will not feature a strict COVID-19 prevention plan due to the country removing its domestic and travel restrictions. This is due to the improving pandemic situation. As a result, attendees will not be required to present upon arrival 3G entry documents. They can opt to follow recommendations such as wearing surgical masks in indoor spaces. 

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Fensterbau Frontale is the leading international exhibition for facades, windows, and doors. It coincides with the Holz-Handwerk – an international exhibition for woodcraft machinery. Founded in 1988 the fair creates influences the facade, window, and door industries. The fair takes place every 2 years at Messe Nuremberg and is among Nuremberg’s leading events.

Business Profile of the Event

Fensterbau is the meeting location for many professionals. Among them are specialists such as architects, carpenters, and manufacturers. Specialist trade professionals such as construction experts also attend the fair. So do safety equipment installers and suppliers. Among the notable companies that attend the event are 3M Deutschland GmbH and Accoya.

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Fensterbau Frontale is an international fair that can provide professionals with various opportunities. For example, specialists can network and form new connections. Additionally, such specialists can expand their knowledge and gain recognition. Furthermore, the event provides them with opportunities to exhibit or buy innovative products. The fair is also a suitable location for learning about the new window, door, and facade trends.

Fensterbau Frontale is an international trade show with an extensive support programme. One of the main events at the fair is the exhibition of doors, windows, and facade products. The exhibition showcases the products or services of over 800 high-profile companies. Providers whose products have high sustainability, efficiency or comfort receive special focus. The Exhibition includes several sectors for ease of navigation. These are:

  • Structural and Profile Systems
  • Semi-finished Materials
  • Materials and Production Aids
  • Components and prefabricated Elements
  • Shading and Ventilating Equipment
  • Glass and Glass Products
  • Hardware, fixing, and safety equipment
  • Office Organisation
  • Machines, Installations, and Tools
  • Operating Systems and Operating Equipment
  • Services, Associations, Research & Development, and Technical Information

Products found at the exhibition include window construction machines and materials. They also feature shading or ventilation equipment, hardware, safety services and others.

Fensterbau Frontale features a dedicated area for Architects known as the Architects’ Area. It is where such professionals can expand their knowledge, network, and gain recognition. The Area features various sub-events, including The Innovation Award Architecture+Window Door Facade.

The Award allows industrial enterprises and processing plants to gain recognition. It furthermore helps architects, interior architects, and designers to receive praise. Among the novelties that can receive the prize are construction elements and technologies. Each of the nominated products must have 1 or more novel design/technical aspects. Each participant can submit various products which they will present before a jury. The presentations take place via illustrated and written lectures. Winners of the Award will receive prizes such as certificates. All presentations receive a special mention in the Architectural magazine Xia Intelligente Architektur.

The Award has 2 categories: Synthesis and Products of High Architectural Quality. Synthesis focuses on products created through the collaboration of architects and manufacturers. The second category rewards professionals such as manufacturers, developers, and processors. To receive the award, they must present products with a high architectural value.

The Architects’ Area also includes the Forum Architecture-Windows-Facades sub-event. The Forum takes place in cooperation with the editors of Xia Intelligente Architektur. It contains a comprehensive program of lectures led by a top-class speaker. Often, the sub-event features a dedication that influences the lectures’ themes and topics. Attendees receive an exhibition catalogue, exhibition, and a book with forum documentation.

The support programme of the event frequently includes the Real Estate Conference. The Conference is the meeting location for real estate professionals. Such includes real estate agents and construction specialists. The Conference features a diverse set of presentations led by industry-leading experts. They focus on topics such as energy modernisation and the latest changes in the law. After the discussions, professionals can network and exchange know-how.

Another main event in the support programme is the Fensterbau Frontale Forum. It is the meeting location for attendees, such as construction professionals and others. The Forum features an extensive list of lectures and panel discussions. The topics typically include ventilation, age-appropriate living, optimising daylight and others.

Fensterbau Frontale is a must-attend event for architects, carpenters, window, and facade manufacturers. Skilled trade specialists, fixing, and safety equipment suppliers and manufacturers should also visit. So should professionals who operate and manufacture machines for window and facade installations.

Your Hotel Room in Nuremberg

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Nuremberg with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Nuremberg for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


Fensterbau Frontale is a biannual fair organised by Nuernberg Messe GmbH for 4 days. The fair takes place at Messe Nuremberg with opening hours for the first 3 days between 10 am and 6 pm. On the fourth and final day, the fair is available between 10 am and 5 pm.

Messe Nuremberg is among Nuremberg’s leading event locations. It is an exhibition centre that is easy to reach from different locations in the metropolis. This is due to the venue being reachable via train, metro, taxi, and tram. Travelling via public transport to Messe Nuremberg often saves time. For example, you will reach the venue in 8 minutes from the central railway station by bus. Likewise, you will reach the exhibition centre in 20 minutes from the airport.

Nuremberg is among Germany’s popular tourist destinations and one of its largest cities. It is easy to reach from other cities on the continent and in Germany. This is because of the city’s extensive railway and motorway links. For example, you can reach Nuremberg from Berlin in 3 hours and 10 minutes by bus. Likewise, you can reach Salzburg in Austria from the city in 2hrs and 52 minutes via train.

Nuremberg is a popular tourist destination with ample dining and accommodation options. For example, the city has over 300 hotels, hostels, apartments, and guest houses. Dining alternatives include restaurants, diners, bars, clubs, and bistros distributed throughout the city. When staying in Nuremberg, visitors should opt for neighbourhoods such as the Altstadt.

Audience and Statistics

Fensterbau Frontale is a high-profile event that receives over 110,000 attendees. For example, the 2018 edition received around 111.391 attendants. 814 of them were exhibitors from Germany and abroad, while 110,021 were trade visitors. 95% of the attendees were satisfied with their visit. 84% of the attendants were leading decision-makers. Fensterbau Frontale receives attendants from over 120 countries, including:

  • Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic,
  • Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, 
  • Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, 
  • Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Several industry sectors attend the fair. Among them are building technology, machinery, and interior construction. They also include the woodworking and furniture production industries. 

Past Editions


Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk 2022 were remarkable successes. They commemorated the joyous reunification of the relevant sectors. This demonstrated the significance of live trade shows for the industries. The events attracted 708 exhibitors from 33 nations and over 28,500 visitors from more than 100 countries. Exhibitors praised the high calibre of trade visitors. Many of those in attendance were decision-makers with particular purchase goals. The 2022 edition of Fensterbau Frontale once again hosted the Fensterbau Frontale Forum. The Forum featured lectures, panel discussions and other meetings. It focused on the novelties and good practices related to windows, doors, and facades. This provided professionals with opportunities for exchanging know-how and ideas. It furthermore allowed them to learn about new business predictions.


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