The 13th Märklin Days and the 38th International Model Railway Exhibition Göppingen

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An experience for all the senses: The IMA and Märklin Days 2023 are finally taking place again. A visit to the three days is well worth it. When the historic engines pull in majestically accompanied by white steam, it's that time again: tens of thousands of railroad fans from all over the world will gather for an event in a class of its own at the 38th IMA and the 13th Märklin Days in the Staufer town of Göppingen. The unique combination of the model railroad with its great prototype will once again make this year's event something very special.

Highlights such as the walk through production and the locomotive parade at the station, the store offering all current models, or the mascot of the Märklineum - the full-size locomotive 44 1315 - attract visitors. The model railroad exhibition with more than 130 exhibitors from the industry give an overview of everything you need for model railroading - including the novelties exhibited by the manufacturers. Show layouts of clubs complete the picture.

The Märklineums exhibition (separate entrance fee) is also open. However, we would like to point out that the number of visitors allowed in the building at any one time is limited by fire safety regulations and is therefore a legal requirement. This means that relatively few visitors to the IMA will also be able to see the inside of the Märklineum. We recommend to organize a separate

visit, where you can look at everything in peace. This way you can avoid long waiting times.

Reserve your dates now. From September 15th to 17th, 2023, it's that time again. The International Model Railway Exhibition (IMA) and the 13th Märklin Days will take place in Göppingen. Everything about large and small trains on 49,000 square meters, games and fun - for 3 days! A festival for the whole family.

• Factory tours (admission on Friday & Saturday from 09:00 - 15:00)

• Locomotive assembly for visitors

• Locomotive parade at Göppingen Station

• Cab rides

• Rides on historic trains

• Over 130 exhibitors at 5 locations

• Large LGB exhibition at the EWS Arena

• Diverse children's program for young and old

• Shuttle service and ample parking facilities

The event starts on Friday, September 15th at 9:00 AM and ends on Sunday, September 17th at 5:00 PM.

Locomotive parade at the station
Large installations in the EWS Arena
Wonderful show installations from clubs and manufacturers
Shopping in the Märklineum
Overwhelming crowd for the factory tour
Wonderful show installations from clubs and manufacturers
All renowned manufacturers in the exhibition halls
Detailed show installations from clubs and manufacturers
Fun and games for the little ones
Varied hospitality
Experience Märklin production up close


Super service: The ipunkt helps you find a hotel

Whether it’s a hotel in the town center or in an idyllic location further out in the picturesque
surroundings of Göppingen, the town’s tourist office will be pleased to find you a hotel room in all categories and will give you useful tips on planning your journey.

You can reach the ipunkt Göppingen by telephone on
+49 (0) 71 61 / 650-4444 or by e-mail on
They also have staff on duty in the midst of the event’s hurlyburly: During the IMA and Märklin Days the ipunkt team will be in the Werfthalle entrance lobby looking forward to your visit and has plenty of information about the town of Göppingen.


Convenient and gratis from one venue to the next

From the Märklin Museum to Staufer Park, from the EWS Arena to the Leonhard-Weiss premises? No problem, thanks to the Märklin Shuttle Service: All venues are connected by a free bus service.

Route: "Stauferpark" - "EWS Arena" - "Märklin Main Factory" (Fri. + Sat.) - "Station"  - "Leonhard Weiss" - "Stauferpark".

Around two dozen busses will ensure a frequent service, but even so it makes sense
to allow plenty of time to reach a specific event such as one of the many special trains leaving Göppingen station in good time and without stress.

Opening Hours/Prices Opening Hours: Fri/Sat: 9 am - 6 pm, Sun: 9 am - 5 pm Adults:

Regular Day Ticket15 EUR
Day Ticket for Club Members13 EUR
Day Ticket for People with Disabilities13 EUR

Afternoon Ticket
(from 2 pm)


Family Day Ticket
(two adults and
three children up to 12 years)

35 EUR
3-Day Ticket - Regular35 EUR
3-Day Ticket - Club Members29 EUR
3-Day Ticket - People with Disabilities29 EUR

Children & Adolescents:

Day Ticket for Children
(6 to 13 years)
Day Ticket for Members
Start Up and My World Club


Märklineum Admission (2 hours)

Due to fire safety regulations, there may be considerable waiting time. We recommend that you visit the Märklineum at your leisure on another day.

5 EUR (Children: 3 EUR)

Club members not only receive discounted admission prices but also a welcome gift (Stauferpark).

DHL parcel service

location, at:

  • Maerklineum

Buy Märklin products without having to lug bags around: made possible
by the DHL parcel service. Shop at your leisure – DHL delivers your
purchases conveniently to you at home. Conditions per parcel:
4,50 euros within Germany, 12,50 euros international.

Impressions of the 13th Märklin Days and the 38th International Model
Take a look at the picture gallery