The Mega Family Event in Göppingen

36th International Model Railroad Show & 12th Märklin Days.

Show focusing on big and small railroads on an area of 49,000 m2 (527,000 ft2), with fun and games – for 3 days!



• Factory tour (admission Fri & Sat from 9 am to 3 pm)

• Locomotive assembly for visitors• Locomotive parade at Göppingen railway station

• Cab rides

• Rides on historic trains

• View of the layouts in the Märklineum

• Over 140 exhibitors at 5 venues

• Large LGB exhibition in the EWS Arena

• Extensive children‘s program for young and old

• Shuttle bus service and many parking possibilities


We will inform you in good time about the many other attractions during the event. The event will start on Friday the 13th of September at 9:00 am and ends on Sunday the 15th of September at 5:00 pm. We look forward to your visit to the Märklin city Göppingen.




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.

Times of opening / prices

Times of opening: Fri./Sat.: 9 am to 6 pm, Sun.: 9 am to 5 pm


Day ticket normal   12 EUR
Day ticket Club members 10 EUR
Day tickets for disabled persons 10 EUR

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

25 EUR

Childen & Young People:

Day ticket for
children (3 to 12 years)
Day ticket for members of
Start up and my world Clubs

Club members receive in addition to reduced prices for entry
a welcoming gift (Staufer Park).

GLS parcel service

Two locations, at:

  • Stauferpark
  • Museum

Buy Märklin products without having to lug bags around: made possible
by the GLS parcel service. Shop at your leisure – GLS delivers your
purchases conveniently to you at home. Conditions per parcel:
3 euros within Germany, 6 euros within the EU.