Railways and Trains models

Admiring toy trains and unique pieces faithfully reproduced by hand, you can retrace the Swiss and international railway history.


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Children's area

A disposizione per il gioco dei piccoli ospiti un treno funzionante a batteria

Napoleon train

Train of the Emperor Napoleon III

Created in 1856 for the Paris-Orleans railway company by the engineer Polonceau with the collaboration, for the interior furnishings, of the architect Viollet le Duc.

Armored vehicles

Armored vehicles and weapons used by the German army. Construction and donation Dr. Ing. Virgilio Curino

Our history

The Baumgartner Gallery, inaugurated in 2000, is a meeting place for demanding and enthusiastic model makers and houses one of the most interesting model collections exhibited in various staircases and brands such as Märklin, Fulgurex, Hermann, Metrop, Rivarossi and many others.

The abbreviation GB derives from the old Gotthardbahn and today is the protected trademark of GB Galleria Baumgartner.

The GB has created its exhibition spaces in the old building of the "La Spiga" pasta factory, on an area of 2,320 m2 divided on three floors with 2,500 meters of tracks, 3,000 pieces on display in the GB collection as well as numerous private collections .



Opening hours:

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Extraordinary openings on 7 and 8 March, 22 and 23 April

Closed on April 21st.

Adults CHF 12.-
Pensioners CHF 10.-
Children (6 to 16 years) CHF 6.-
Family (2 adults + children) CHF 30.-
Groups (minimum 20 persons) CHF 9.-  per person
Guided tour 90 minutes CHF 100.-

Free admission for Raiffeisen members (including 3 children) with the Maestro or V PAY card, MasterCard or Raiffeisen Visa Card showing the company badge. Free admission for young people with the Maestro or V PAY card for Raiffeisen youth

    Railway history

    Admiring toy trains and unique pieces faithfully reproduced by hand, you can retrace the Swiss and international railway history.

    Shop

    The shop sells models of various manufacturers, accessories for railway modeling, cars, toys, magazines, books.

    Coffee bar

    In the cafeteria you can stop for a refreshment and organize small birthday parties.

    Titles and Stamps

    Another sector presents numerous historical titles of railway and oil companies as well as collections of vintage postage stamps and postcards.

    Tanks

    Armored vehicles and weapons used by the German army during the campaigns of Africa, Russia (Operation Barbarossa) and the Ardennes from 1933 to 1945.

    Sailing Ships

    Historic sailing ships.

    Warships

    Warships of different nationalities and different eras.

    Models shop

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    Our partners

    Via S.Franscini 24 / P.O.Box 1457
    CH-6850 Mendrisio / TI
    Tel. +41 (91) 6 400 400
    Fax +41 (91) 6 400 409

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