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Magische Welt

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Magische Welt
First issue
First issueJuly, 1952
Cover Magische Welt, issue 1/2014
Cover ZauberSalz, issue 1/2014

Magische Welt (Magic World) is a German Magic Periodical and by now (2021) Europe's longest running independent magic magazine having entered its 70th year in 2021, and it is the second oldest magic periodical in the world. The magazine was started as a bi-monthly by Werner Geissler-Werry in July 1952 and published by him until April 2000. When he died in June the widow sold the magazine to Wittus Witt who is still publishing the magazine.


  • 1952 the magazine was published three times that year, having started in July
  • 1953 until 1983 it was published 6 times per year
  • 1984 until 2000 it was published 4 times a year, due to Werry's health condition
  • 2000 until now it is back to a bi-monthly, it has changed its size to 22 x 29 cm and since 2010 published in full colour
  • 2009 it was split into two magazines, the main issues containing theory, history, biographies, Interviews. The trick section comes with a supplement called Zaubersalz (Magic Salt), a slightly smaller issue with around 16 pages per issue.

Magische Welt and Uri Geller

In 1974 Magische Welt was the first German magic magazine to expose the tricks of Uri Geller. In the following years Werry published several articles about PSI-phenomena which made the magazine difficult to many readers.

Cover Stories

Besides many well known German magicians MW has also introduced many international personalities. Among them were the following