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Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Huyssenallee 105
45128 Essen

Telefon +49 201 8436207 0

Represented by the managing directors

Florian Hess
Carol Rapp

Handelsregister Amtsgericht Essen, HRA 11773
UST-ID Nr. DE 173425571

Responsible within the meaning of § 18(2) Medienstaatsvertrag (MStV) [State Media Treaty]:

Carol Rapp
Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 
Huyssenallee 105 
45128 Essen

Overall concept and editing

Robin de Cleur (Director Communications)


Platform of the European Commissionaccording to Regulation on consumer ODR

We are neither obligated nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

1. Liability/warranty

Content of online services

Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG offers this website publicly to provide you with information about the Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG and its activities in a quick and simple way. Our website is free and accessible to all.

Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG accepts no liability whatsoever for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in respect of damage of a material or non-material nature caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded on principle, provided Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG has not committed any verifiable act of default through intent or gross negligence. All offers are subject to alteration and non-binding. Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete the whole or parts of pages without separate notice or to temporarily or permanently cease publication.


We employ the latest technologies for the operation of our Internet services. Nevertheless, we accept no liability whatsoever for the uninterrupted availability and error-free transmission of contents and data.

References and links

We have inserted links to other pages on the Internet on various pages of this website. Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG specifically states that it has no influence whatsoever on the design and contents of such linked pages and therefore expressly dissociates itself from all contents of all externally linked pages on this website and does not endorse their contents as representing its own view. This declaration applies to all existing links on our website.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer shall be considered as part of the Internet publication which referred you to this disclaimer page. If parts or individual terms of this text do not comply in full with the applicable legal requirements, this shall not affect the contents or validity of the remaining parts of this document.

2. Copyright

Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG owns a large number of registered trademarks. The following in particular are protected: the word and figurative marks Internationale Spieltage SPIEL and SPIEL. The fact that a mark is not included in this list and/or is not marked as a trademark does not mean that it is not a registered trademark and/or that it may be used without the prior written consent of Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.

Layout, graphics, sound recordings, video sequences, pictures, texts and functionalities in our electronic publications are also normally protected by law. This especially applies to copyrights, trademark rights and all other forms of intellectual property rights. Any use, reproduction, alteration or distribution of individual contents and/or complete pages, including in other electronic or printed publications, is prohibited without the express consent of Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Contraventions will be prosecuted under civil and criminal law.

The media on our database are available solely for editorial use and personal information. The photos can be printed free of charge when used for editorial purposes. Storage on databases or disclosure to third parties for commercial use is permitted only with the written consent of the person(s) shown on the photos or the subject’s copyright holder. Any permissible use of photos must include a reference to Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG and the photographer named in the photo credit. For commercial use, please submit your request by e-mail to info(at) When used in an editorial context, please send a specimen copy or a link to an online publication to:

Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Huyssenallee 105
45128 Essen
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3. Use of General Terms of Business

Our customers receive our General Terms of Business and other necessary information stipulated by the Disclosure of Service Information Act together with our offer for the services requested.

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