Small models really big – Intermodellbau in Dortmund from April 20th to 23rd

From April 20th to 23rd is in the Dortmund exhibition center again Intermodellbau: According to the organizers, the world’s largest trade fair for model building and model sports is just as much a place for fans of flying, floating, moving or rail-based models as for fans of clip-on and plug-in building blocks. Hundreds of exhibitors from a wide range of nations are expected, covering all the techniques and professions that inspire model building fans, from traditional H0 model railways to 3D printers.

There are many display facilities where you have the opportunity to see functional models in action – there is enough space for that.

(Image: Messe Dortmund GmbH)

Whether aircraft, railway, ship, car, functional or cardboard model construction – there is something for every taste and for the whole family. A special highlight of the Intermodellbau: Die LEGO fan exhibition in Hall 7 presents the best self-created models from the community. And after the experiences from the past few years before the Corona forced break and at Intermodellbau 2021, the visit is also worthwhile for makers who are not model builders, because at the Intermodellbau there are also technical trends to be discovered and precise craftsmanship to be admired.

The model boats are also in their element indoors at Intermodellbau.

(Image: Messe Dortmund GmbH)

In addition to exhibitions, display systems and dioramas, there are of course thousands of models on display, and they are also in action: a highlight at this year’s Intermodellbau promise to be the live demonstrations, such as the air shows or the robot exhibition fights German Roboteer Association e.V. In addition, there will be many entertaining and exciting hands-on activities as well as special areas such as an indoor water basin for model boats and tracks for RC car races.

The Battlebots can be examined up close

Intermodellbau will take place from Thursday, April 20th to Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 at Messe Dortmund. The opening times for visitors are Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be bought both online and on site. A day ticket for an adult costs 14.50 euros; Further ticket prices can be found in the online ticket shop on the website.

Speaking of the online ticket shop: This year, the Maker Media, Editor of the German Make-Magazine and organizer of Maker Faire Hannover, will be represented with a stand (Hall 6, Stand C28) at Intermodellbau. If you buy your ticket online in advance, secure it with the voucher code 155263 a discount of 2.50 euros.

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  • Note: Note: Maker Media GmbH, which belongs to Heise Medien, is cooperating as a media partner with Intermodellbau in Dortmund this year.


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