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Minirex AG
legal form Corporation
founding 1972
Seat Lucerne , Switzerland
management Walter von Andrian-Werburg,
Margit Staub
Number of employees approx. 12
Branch Book publisher

The mini rex-Verlag , Lucerne , was founded in 1972 and specializes in railway literature. In addition to specialist books and the Minirex calendar, which has been published since 1978, the magazines Schweizer Eisenbahn-Revue , Eisenbahn-Revue International , Eisenbahn Österreich and Eisenbahnverkehr aktuell are published every month . Railway Update is published in English every two months . Around a dozen employees work at the publisher's headquarters in Lucerne. The publisher has its own editorial team in Vienna. There are also freelancers in Germany and other European countries.


In 1974/75 a small series of 300 pieces of the SBB Re 4/4 I locomotive was produced for the nominal size H0 . The first publishing product was an assortment of railway posters . The Minirex calendar appeared for the first time in the summer of 1975. Postcards have been part of the range since 1977 ; around 300 train motifs are now available.

In 1978 the company began to publish its own books and the Swiss Railway Review , with the aim of providing a source of information independent of the railways and industry. The magazine initially only appeared quarterly. At the beginning of 1992 the Eisenbahn-Revue International , aimed primarily at the German market, was launched. At the end of 1994, Minirex-Verlag was also able to take over the magazine Eisenbahn from the Austrian Bohmann-Verlag . The name was changed to Eisenbahn Österreich .

All three magazines appear monthly and are aimed at a specialist audience, such as employees of railway companies or the railway industry. International topics appear in a common middle section. The focus is on the European countries.

In 2006 the English edition Railway Update was launched. The issue, which appears six times a year, contains a selection of translated articles from the German-language issues.

At the end of 2009, the publisher took over the magazine Eisenbahnverkehr aktuell , which had been published by the Viennese publisher Pospischil until then . In contrast to the other publications by the publisher, this booklet also includes a model railroad section and provides plenty of space for historical topics.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Company profile Minirex AG ,, accessed on May 12, 2014
  2. Note with photos