9th Fascination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2024: Set-up and dismantling information

Status: 03/2023

Fair date

March 8 – 10, 2024, Maimarkt grounds, Mannheim, Germany


Official set-up will be from Wednesday, March 06, 2024 to Thursday, March 07, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. There are no set-up passes at our trade shows!

To protect against theft, it is imperative that the set-up times are adhered to. We would like to ask all non-commercial participant to be present at the booth with at least one person until the end of the setup. The halls will be cleared by security at the end of the set-up period. If there are companies that have not yet completed the set-up at this time, an extension of the set-up time can only be allowed if a person from the security service supervises the set-up of this company at the expense of the exhibiting company. The cost for one person of the security service is about 25,- €/hour plus. VAT

However, access to the Maimarkthalle via the two rolling gates at the rear of the hall is only permitted for unloading and loading vehicles. Driving into the Maimarkthalle is at your own risk. The side doors have a size of 1.95 x 2.10 m and cannot be passed by larger vehicles.

Driving on the Maimarkt grounds or entry deposit

Driving on the Maimarkt grounds (access via TOR 2) during set-up is possible with a valid parking permit or against payment of a deposit of € 50 per car and € 100 per truck. A trailer counts as a separate vehicle.

Parking passes have a BARCODE and must be scanned upon entry and also upon exit. If you leave by the end of the set-up period (Thursday 8pm), your deposit will be refunded. After that, the deposit is forfeited.

Opening hours of the fair

The following opening hours apply to visitors:

Friday to Sunday, March 10 – 12, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Opening hours for exhibitors:

Daily 1 hour before or 1 hour after opening hours for visitors

Entry to the Maimarkt grounds during the fair is only permitted upon presentation of your exhibitor pass.

Driving on the Maimarkt grounds during the fair is only possible with your exhibitor pass and a valid parking permit. For the purpose of deliveries, you may also enter the Maimarkt grounds for a total of 1 hour upon payment of a €50 deposit.

If you have not settled your accounts by the start of set-up, you must do so at the show management office before the show. Checks cannot be accepted as payment.


The dismantling will take place on Sunday, the March 10, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Monday, the March 11, 2024, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that no dismantling of the exhibition stand is permitted on the last day of the exhibition before it closes at 5:00 p.m.

Parking during fair hours

Car - parking spaces (up to 3.4 to.)

A limited number of parking spaces are available for exhibitors within the Maimark grounds (access via GATE 2) . The Price for car parking permit within the Maimarkt area is 42,02 € plus. VAT and can be ordered with the online ordering system. A parking space in the booked parking area cannot be guaranteed! Parking permits must be visibly attached to the vehicle. The parking tickets are valid for the set-up and exhibition days.

If you wish to park outside the Maimark grounds in the visitor parking lots P6 to P8, you must pay a daily parking fee of a maximum of €5.

Trailer - parking spaces

Trailers are valued like a passenger car. If you wish to park your trailer within the Maimarkt area , you must obtain an additional car parking permit for 42,02 € plus VAT order

If you would like to park your trailer outside the Maimarkt grounds, you can also do so in the visitor parking lots P6 to P8 for a maximum parking fee of €5 per day.

Truck - parking spaces (3,5 - 7,5 to.)

A limited number of truck parking spaces are available within the Maimarkt grounds (access via TOR 2). The parking permit for trucks costs 63,03 € plus. VAT and can be ordered with the online ordering system. A parking space in the booked parking area cannot be guaranteed!

Outside the Maimarkt grounds, a further 20 truck parking spaces are available on P4 for a fee of €10 per day. The parking fee for P4 is collected via a parking machine.

Caravan and camper pitches

Motorhomes (no caravans) can be parked at the motorhome parking lot at Hans-Thoma-Strasse 3 in Mannheim-Neuostheim (15 spaces) . be parked. The following fees apply, parking space 10,- €/24 hrs, electricity 1,- €/1 kWh and water 1,- €/100 ltr. These fees must be paid in advance at the parking ticket machine. The parking ticket must be visibly attached behind the windshield. There is a toilet available at the technical building. More info under www.wohnmobil-mannheim.de! The Maimarkt area can be reached on foot in about 10 minutes.

Alternatively, you can stay overnight with caravans or campers in parking lot P 6 (no height restriction). The parking fee on P 6 is a maximum of 5,- € per day. There is no electricity, water and toilet available at the parking lot P 6.

Project management

The show management is available for all exhibitor needs at the show management office or by phone.

Tel.: +49 7025 9206-102

Delivery address for Faszination Modellbahn Mannheim

The delivery address for the construction and dismantling period and during the trade fair is as follows:

Maimarkthalle Mannheim
Fascination MODELLBAHN Mannheim
Name of exhibitor, contact person on site, hall, booth no.
Xaver Fuhr Street 101
68163 Mannheim

Operation of remote control systems

The operation of remote control systems in the halls is strictly prohibited. Excluding 2.4 GHz systems. In exceptional cases, a transmitter may be put into operation without an RF module, with the written approval of the exhibition management. We ask you to obey this request for safety reasons due to all actions taking place inside and outside the halls.

Fire protection regulations

Easily flammable, burning dripping or toxic gas forming materials such as Styrofoam or similar must not be used.

Decorative materials must be at least B 1, i.e. flame retardant, according to DIN 4102. The use of combustible decorative materials is permitted only if either.

  • a test certificate for B1 approval is available
  • the material has been impregnated with an approved flame retardant
  • the harmlessness can be determined in a fire test

If you do not observe this, the decorative material must be removed. Confirmation of flame resistance or of impregnation carried out in accordance with regulations can be requested from the Friedrichshafen Building Regulations Office.

Gas cylinders, propane (butane) cylinders

Gas bottles and propane (butane) bottles are generally prohibited. An exception permit must be applied for in writing to Messe Sinsheim GmbH in good time!

Brochure distribution

Distribution of printed matter of any kind outside your stand and also in the parking areas is not permitted. We ask you to note this

Please also forward this information to your trade fair construction company!

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