14. December 2021

We are in for a wonderful FASZINATION MODELLBAHN from March 11-13, 2022 in Mannheim, Germany

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After the absolutely successful re-launch of Faszination Modellbau Friedrichshafen in November 2021, FASZINATION MODELLBAHN is now also setting out to shine in the glorious spring month of March. With many well-known brand manufacturers, clubs, societies and of course their fans on board, the International Fair for Model Railways, Specials & Accessories will be making its way to the cult location Maimarkthalle Mannheim from March 11-13, 2022 – right in the middle of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Groundbreaking premieres, cool novelties of 2022 and technical updates, but also nostalgic feeling and team spirit as well as lots of hands-on activities are on the agenda. This guarantees the interested professional audience and families a 100% show of railroad miniatures with all the trimmings!

Cheerfully colorful miniature landscapes announce the start of the 2022 model railroad season in the Maimarkthalle Mannheim, which is predestined for the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN. What has just premiered at the trade fair in Nuremberg is now being shown in all its glory to visitors for the first time at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN. In addition to many extravagant model railroad layouts in all gauges, the passionate model railroad fan can, as always, especially look forward to the specialized small-series manufacturers and well-known exhibitors with their cutting-edge industry innovations. After the great restart success of Faszination Modellbau, project manager Sascha Bürkel is also full of anticipation for FASZINATION MODELLBAHN 2022: “Looking into satisfied faces and beaming children’s eyes everywhere, that’s the nicest confirmation you can get as a trade show organizer.”

A colorful bouquet full of model railroad highlights

At the first insider event of the year, the colorful spectrum of the model railroad world unfolds to the fullest: modern express trains, historic locomotives, steam-powered steel steeds, and passenger cars of all eras and all gauges glide on bare rails through fantastically beautiful landscapes. Brought to life by digitally recorded sound and real lighting technology, adorned with lifelike miniature figures, natural materials and cargo, the show layouts never fail to delight the audience of the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN.

100% show of the model train layouts

How the rolling stock, the diverse design accessories and the latest digital technology features look live and in action is shown by the numerous creative model railroad layouts designed by clubs and associations with great attention to detail. They passionately present their elaborate model railroad layouts at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN in the best light and amaze visitors with their great wealth of ideas. Model train enthusiasts can look forward to faithful replicas, immerse themselves in fantastic stories and landscapes, and experience the world of model trains up close in a very special way!

Flourishing knowledge & shopping highlights

If visitors are looking for valuable first-hand professional tips on the latest models and applications, then the Model Construction Forum is the place to be. Throughout the entire FASZINATION MODELLBAHN, interested visitors can listen here to competent lectures by brand manufacturers and model train outfitters on new products and complex content on the subject of model trains in a professional atmosphere. A super chance to take home a head start on knowledge! Top advice with great shopping offers for your own railroad operation is also available from the specialist dealers, who complete the trade fair offer with a large range of special tools, electronic components, materials and the latest model railroad software and make the model railroad heart beat faster!

Hands-on activities with fun guarantee for the whole family

The desire for creative, haptic design and technical tinkering, as well as the joy of experiencing and exchanging ideas together, makes FASZINATION MODELLBAHN 2022 a hotspot for kids & teens. Finally, tinkering and building, soldering and screwing, gluing and cutting, creating and arranging together again. The BDEF Junior College Europe is the perfect meeting place for this. At several stations you can build freely and under professional guidance you can make small dioramas for home. This makes the FASZINATION MODELLBAHN a popular family event with fun guaranteed!

We let steam into the Maimarkthalle!

Clouds of mist in the exhibition hall with that unmistakable smell? Logically, this can only be the detailed and handmade real steam treasures on the pedestals. Live steam is the keyword here, meaning steam engines, hot-air and Stirling engines, and flame eaters with fascinatingly easy-to-understand mechanics that delight young and old alike. The steam-powered models will also be letting off plenty of steam in the Maimarkthalle in 2022!

So let’s go on an exciting journey of discovery from March 11 to 13, 2022, with three days of 100% model railroad fun for everyone! In the Maimarkthalle in Mannheim, trade visitors and families are already awaiting the FASZINATION MODELLBAU 2022 with great pleasure!

Exhibition date 2022

March 11-13, 2022


Maimarkthalle Mannheim
Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 101
68163 Mannheim

Opening hours

Friday – Sunday: 09:00-17:00

Admission prices

Day ticket adults 12,00 €
Day ticket reduced € 10.00
(Youths between 9 and 17 years, pupils, students, pensioners and other authorized persons with ID)
Family ticket 30,00 €
(2 adults + 2 own children from 9 to 17 years)

Children up to 8 years have free admission

Visitors will only receive their tickets in advance and online via the ticket store. On-site ticket sales are no longer available due to Corona pandemic regulations.

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