Day and night simulation every 15 minutes. 930 locomotives, 274 moving cars, 6,800 square metres rental area, flight simulation Knuffingen airport, 335,000 lights, 46 computers, 215,000 figurines, 580,000 man hours, 13,000 metres track length, 1,300 square metres model area, 8 sections, over 14 million visitors. I am talking about world’s largest model railway, located in Hamburg, Germany! And I was there a few weeks back. Located in the old, historic part of the city (Speicherstadt) with it’s great architecture, harbour, water, ships and modern buildings, there is this fun place; Miniature Wonderland. Scroll down for more!
Little Hamburg when you are in Hamburg. I like!
Hauptbahnhof in Hamburg (main train station), in miniature.
Spot the tiny underwater swimmer..
It’s all in the details.
Moving cars and trains everywhere.
A mini-river cruise.
Tunnel in Swiss or Austrian mountains.
A garden mid summer party in Italy.
Miniature world Hamburg is very nice for young and old.
Miniatur-Wunderland is situated on Kehrwieder 2, Block D, in the old Speicherstadt neighbourhood of Hamburg (Germany). Closest Underground (U-bahn) is Baumwall or Maßberg. They are open every day from 9.30 until 18.00, and some days until 21.00. Adults pay 13,50 per ticket, children under 12 years old pay 6,50 euros. If you are with a group you’ll get a discount, but don’t forget to book. I think it will take you about 1,5 – 2 hours to get a good impression. I am always a fast museum and exhibition visitor so I was there only for about 1 hour or so. But if you are with children it will probably take you longer.
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*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited to write about Miniatur-Wunderland in Hamburg (Germany). It was my own idea. All photos are mine, made with a canon EOS M3 camera.