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"Märklintage" : Göppingen City and hotels

Since the "Märklintage" is such a huge event they their own table of contents :

HOME - The "Märklintage"
IMA - Internationale Modellbahn Ausstellung
Programs - Flyers
Food - Toilets
"Märklintage" commemorative cars
Göppingen - Hotels
Geislinger Steige
Special trains - locomotives
Toy stores - Shopping
Stuttgart - Göppingen Region

My photos from the "Märklintage"
"Fundgrube" at the "Märklin Museum"
GLS shipping service

The events at the "Märklintage" :
  • Göppingen train station
  • "Märklin Museum" ( Erlebniswelt )
  • "Stauferpark"
  • "Leonhard Weiss"
  • "EWS Arena" - LGB
  • "Werk 1"

    Google Earth POI's (Points Of Interest) kmz file.

  • For more information about Göppingen as a city :

    City of Göppingen ➚ official website.
    Hotels and other ways to stay the night in Göppingen

    My KMZ file includes various hotels and camp sites in and around Göppingen.

    If you can't find a hotel in Göppingen, you might consider one of the smaller towns between Göppingen and Stuttgart; i.e. Uhingen, Plochingen or Esslingen.

    Another posibility is one of the towns in the other direction ( towards Ulm ); Eislingen or Geislingen.

    Please beware; "Esslingen" / "Eislingen" are 2 different towns ! ! !

    Stuttgart has many hotels to choose from, and the train ride from Stuttgart to Göppingen is only approx. 30 minutes.

    Things to consider when choosing a hotel :

    If a hotel in Göppingen - how do I get to the event locations ?
    If a hotel in another town - is the hotel close to the train-station ?
    Or do you plan to drive your car to Göppingen, park there and use the shuttle busses ?

    Regio-trains to and from Göppingen run approx. twice an hour.

    Personal observations

    I like to be BOTH at the "Märklintage" AND to see e.g.the Geislinger Steige, the Schwäbischen Waldbahn ➚ ( and other things in the region around Göppingen ).

    This means that I prefer to have a car. Having a car means problem finding parking.

    The covered car park in Jahnstrasse in Göppingen is not expensive, and it is next to the station and the shuttle bus-stop.

    HOWEVER : the trip to Geislinger Steige will take at least 30 minutes in car and you could run into rush hour traffic, upsetting a carefully planned schedule.

    The DB, depending on whether it is REGIO or InterRegio, go from Göppingen to Geislingen in 12 - 20 minutes. So the advantages of staying in fx. Geislingen and leaving your car there are considerable !

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