26. January 2023

Press info from 26.01.2023: It’s back! The wonderful FASZINATION MODELLBAHN in Mannheim from the 10th through the 12th of March, 2023.

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“It’s finally happening again!” cheers her community on social media. We are talking about FASZINATION MODELLBAHN MANNHEIM, the International Fair for Model Railways, Specials & Accessories. With its unique focus on 100% railroad modelling and its top date as the first public event of the year, it will showcase the industry’s new products and trends live. The model railroad fair brings together its top brands, technology fans, friends and families in the cult location “Maimarkthalle Mannheim” for three days with the versatile possibilities of creative miniature railroad worlds. Participation is expressly desired, because the most beautiful hobby in the world is experienced here and lived with much joy fascinating.

The model railroad hobby is a world unto itself. There is hardly anything that does not exist: In addition to endless material for layout construction that enables beautiful train journeys through graceful miniature landscapes and villages, model train manufacturers also offer trains, tracks and technology for large cities, industrial railroads and other great miniature products in all gauges. The assembly of the plant parts usually serves a detailed reproduction of reality and so every detail must fit so that the overall work is correct. And that’s exactly why the community of model railroad fans succeeds in doing something that many people find difficult these days: they can really concentrate on something. In the creative process, the attention of the tinkering teams belongs entirely to the plant design, with all its facets and all its sensory experience. Of course, this also includes digital applications such as true-to-the-original sounds of station announcements and cool ride sounds. Just like in real life, there are lots of new technical developments that will be shown and explained by the experts at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN.

Participate, have fun, take along

Children’s eyes beam at the sight of the beautiful miniature worlds, created with love and care. Even adults quickly become young again when they immerse themselves in the model railroad worlds and give free rein to their creativity together with their offspring. So it is only logical that the exhibitors, clubs and associations of the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN MANNHEIM organize attractive lectures, competitions and participatory activities every day. In particular, the BDEF Junior College is once again engaging live, relaxed kids & teens to craft chic dioramas to take home. By the way, the history of the model railroad is as old as its great role model itself. Already in the early 19th century, when the first railroad lines were built, the first replicas of trains appeared en miniature. A true evergreen that connects generations, as industry leader Märklin aptly puts it. How beautiful in a world where so much is changing so quickly!

Chic private facilities in competition

From the hobby room into the limelight! A nice tradition of the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN also picks up speed again this year. Once again, model railroad teams with their chic and thematically exciting private layouts will compete against each other and face a real jury of experts! The evaluation takes place live during the fair, so that the audience in competition euphoria can also talk to the teams about it. Attractive prizes await the winners, provided by MIBA magazine, and will be presented to the top three finishers during the awards ceremony.

Railroad romantic and team worker

It’s the media buzzword of all model railroad fans: railroad romance. Although the last hosted show is long history, its accomplished and endearing host is still the toast of model railroaders: Hagen von Ortloff. At the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN he will be live again, cranking up nostalgic trains with the audience, signing autographs and laughing into the camera for selfies. Professional just.

Highly professional work also the hobbyists of the N-Club international. They travel from all over Germany with individual modules to bring a creative model railroad landscape to life here together. Teamwork is required in the planning and implementation of the plant as well as in the assembly and disassembly of the individual modules. This always creates a great atmosphere and a lot of joy in the shared hobby.

Cool steam on the pedestals

Fine mechanical rarities that make a lot of steam present themselves on their own stages. One wheel meshes with the other and drives versatile gadgets. That’s really cool and kind of comforting to watch them move continuously. The mechanics of the steam engine are still fascinatingly easy to comprehend and probably for this very reason exert a great fascination on young and old.

The preparations of the organizer Messe Sinsheim and the event teams of the manufacturers such as Märklin, LGB, TRIX, Piko, Viessmann, Tillig, Herpa as well as those of the many dealers as well as clubs and associations are running at full speed to meet and inspire their illustrious audience on the special model railway weekend. And to best illuminate the beautiful exhibits and installations, the cult location in Mannheim was equipped with completely new LED lighting. Save the date, anticipation is building!

All information about FASZINATION MODELLBAHN MANNHEIM, International Fair for Model Railways, Specials & Accessories, can be found at www.faszination-modellbahn.com.


Exhibition date 2023 March 10-12, 2023
Venue Maimarkthalle Mannheim
Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 101
68163 Mannheim
Opening hours Friday – Sunday
Prices online tickets Day ticket adults 12,00 €

Tageskarte reduced € 10.00
(Youths between 9 and 17 years, pupils, students, pensioners and other authorized persons with ID)

Family ticket 30,00 €
(2 adults + proven own children from 9 to 17 years)

We look forward to your reports and announcements.

You can find pictures here: https://www.faszination-modellbahn.com/presse/

Messe Sinsheim GmbH, Phone: +49 (0)7025 9206-100, E-Mail: presse@messe-sinsheim.de