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The World of Model Railways in One Museum

The Märklin Legend

In June 2021 the Märklineum in Göppingen opened its doors to the public. The museum illustrates over 160 years of this model railway producer’s company history and brings the Märklin brand legend to life (again).

Founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin, the company developed from a small factory making tin toys to the global leader we know today – a producer of high-class metal toys, and in particular of model railways. In 1891 a model railway was presented for the first time at the Leipzig Spring Fair.
On an exhibition area of around 2,000 square metres, the Märklineum presents products from every phase of the firm’s development. Interactive media technology and creative displays turn Märklin history into fascinating experiences. The highlight of the museum is the 400-square-metre model railway layout, which can be accessed on two different levels.
 

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