100% model railways!

FASZINATION MODELLBAHN in Mannheim offers die-hard model railway fans 100% model railways - and a rendezvous with the international railway modelling community. As always, in addition to numerous extravagant model railway layouts, rail enthusiasts particularly look forward to specialised products by small-series manufacturers and renowned exhibitors with their brand-new programme of state-of-the-art innovations, many of which will be seen by the public in Mannheim for the first time.

This first insider event of the year is the highly concentrated focal point of model railway engineering and offers its specialist audience the whole spectrum of model railways under one roof: all gauges, drive technology, track materials, model railway software, signals, tree and shrub models, landscaping materials, figures, lighting technology and much more...

News & Stories

Faszination MODELLLBAHN Mannheim 2020 will not be rescheduled this year!

Due to the emerging situation and development of the corona pandemic, Messe Sinsheim GmbH has decided not to hold Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim this year, which traditionally takes place in the spring.

Postponement to autumn...

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Date of the FASZINATION MODELBAHN trade fair is postponed due to current situation

The FASZINATION MODELBAHN  2020 will not take place as planned from 13 to 15 March 2020. Due to the daily changing conditions and the sense of responsibility of the organiser Messe Sinsheim GmbH, the date will be postponed to a...

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100% Faszination Modellbahn Ready for Take-Off: from 13 to 15 March 2020 at the Maimarkthalle in Mannheim!

Springtime is (miniature railway) travel season! High-spirited curiosity for this year’s creative and inspiring new miniatures, which will make their way to Mannheim in a just few days, can be observed throughout the entire...

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Welcome to the Model Railway Forum!

At Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim usability in practice has high priority. The forum is free of charge so come and learn about new products and complex railway modelling topics. Short lectures full of content await you.


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Twenty Spectacular Model Railway Layouts at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2020

Messe Sinsheim GmbH will present 20 spectacular model railway layouts from all over Germany, France, the Netherlands and even Scotland at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim from the 13th through the 15th of March 2020!

Many of the...

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Digital Workshop at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2020

RailCommunity and DigitaleModellbahn (DiMo) will offer an extensive workshop programme at Faszination Modellbahn Mannheim:

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner, an advanced enthusiast or an expert – an interesting programme is...

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Out of the Hobby Basement and Into the Limelight – Private Layouts Competition with 6 Private Layouts at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2020

Interest in the contest for privately owned model railway layouts is again running high at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2020. 

A total of 6 attractive model railway layouts were selected for the 2020 competition run by MIBA...

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Top Innovations, Top Location, Convenient Travel Connections: from 13 to 15 March 2020 at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN

At last! Premiere. The introduction of new miniature railway products for 2020 – which can be enjoyed with all of your senses – will enter its most exhilarating presentation phase in just a few weeks: at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN!...

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IG Mikromodellbaufreunde Süd Rhein-Main (South Rhine-Main Micro Model Building Interest Group) at Faszination Modellbahn

Visitors at the booth operated by IG Mikromodellbaufreunde Süd Rhein-Main discover that the fascination of functional model building also takes place on a very small scale.

Excavation, transport and loading are implemented on a...

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A Creative Weekend for the Entire Family

In particular kids and teenagers are cordially invited to immerse themselves into the world of miniature railways from the 13th through the 15th of March. After all, there’s hardly another hobby that combines so many possibilities...

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Steam modelling: Full Steam Ahead to the Maimarkthalle

Once again in 2020, steam engines, hot-air engines and flamelickers will be on hand at Faszination Modellbahn. Even today, the fascinating and simple mechanical concepts of these steam engines inspire young and old alike, thus...

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Competition for privately owned model railways: Getting it Out of the Basement!

Entirely in keeping with the motto “out of the hobby basement and into the limelight”, trade journal MIBA is once again organising the private layouts competition. Self-made model railway layouts are presented to the public by...

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From the Southwest of Scotland to the Southwest of Germany

Yes milord! Yes milady. Once again in the year 2020, impressive model railway layouts will take visitors of all ages on endlessly varied miniature journeys. For example with Mr. Bisset, who will travel 1411 km from Scotland to...

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Reloaded at the Maimarkthalle in Mannheim: 100% Faszination Modellbahn from 13 to 15 March 2020!

After the brilliant premiere of FASZINATION MODELLBAHN at the legendary Maimarkthalle in Mannheim, expectations for the second edition at the splendid venue in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area are already gathering momentum. All...

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