The milestone 50 millionth visitor to Nuremberg’s Exhibition Centre in Germany walked through the entrance barrier, fittingly at one of the giant venue’s flagship events, Spielwarenmesse.

The honour fell to Davod Castillo from Utah in the US, who has been coming to the show from the Red Balloon Toy Store, Salt Lake City for some years, and he was greeted by Spielwarenmesse eG executive board member Florian Hess, Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor Marcus König and CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group Peter Ottmann. 

Hess said: “We are delighted that this occurred at our very own event.”

The toy show has been an annual fixture at the venue since 1973, as well as contributing significantly to the founding of the NurnbergMesse 50 years ago. 

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