Big brands return, dealers advertise with special offers and leisure clubs organize hands-on activities and tournaments. At the Leipzig Trade Fair, from the 30th September to 2. October the model hobby game took place, after the cancellation of the spring fairs the largest public fair of the year. More than 400 exhibitors have registered, including manufacturers such as Amigo, Schmidt Spiele, Ravensburger, Playmobil, Märklin, Roco/Fleischmann, Tillig and many more. The trade fair company expects about 70,000 visitors.


“It almost feels like it was before Corona,” says project director Heike Fischer. Despite supply bottlenecks and personnel problems, manufacturers and dealers expect a good start to the Christmas business. For this purpose, they present their autumn novelties in Leipzig – from current games to technical model making innovations. Creative accessories, robotics workshops, sports equipment, toys for all ages and huge areas for model railways, cars, trucks and ships are part of the picture of the popular leisure fair. “The exhibition halls are well filled again,” says Heike Fischer, “the expectations of the fair are high. One relies on personal contacts and the enthusiasm of the customers, which arises from trying out, emotional impressions or experiencing them together.”


Free places for school classes


For teachers and students, the model hobby game is again as popular as it used to be. Under the motto “School in a different way”, exhibitors offer workshops on topics such as creative, model making and technology. Among other things, there are actions that turn students into programmers and young engineers, with a new perspective on STEM subjects. School classes that still want to participate must be fast, because many slots are already fully booked. All information at:




Greater than ever are the offers for clubs on the model hobby game, which attract attention with committed actions after long periods of contact blocking. Numerous tournaments and competitions take place in the games hall, the model makers trump with very large facilities and courses. For the first time, the State Fire Brigade Association invites you to the action “Hot Hobby!” accompanied by the Branddirektion Leipzig and Sächsische Lotto-GmbH, which enables the dedicated firefighters to take the special show financially and organizationally. Also new is the CLUB challenge, where clubs can win cash for their club fund, supported by Lotto, the Leipziger Volkszeitung and Sportwerk GmbH.


No corona-related restrictions


The model hobby game is not subject to any restrictions by the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance. Nevertheless, the Leipziger Messe recommends taking responsibility for your own health and wearing a mask in case of heavy visitor traffic.


The model hobby game has from the 30th September to 2. Open in October, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maps can be purchased via the website at

www.modell-hobby-spiel.de/tickets or in advance booking offices. The online ticket not only saves the queue at the box office, but is also considered a ticket for arrival in the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund.


About the model hobby game


The modell-hobby-spiel is the most versatile leisure fair in Germany for model making, model railway, technology, games, creatives and sports. Manufacturers and dealers offer their current products at the start of the Christmas business. In addition, more than 70 clubs with elaborate actions present themselves. As a shopping paradise and a huge world of experience, the modell-hobby-spiel invites you to test offers, find new hobbies and meet like-minded people. Around 400 exhibitors are expected in 2022.


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