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Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg

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The world's largest model railway layout, Miniatur Wunderland consists of 12,000 m (39,000 ft) of tracks built in HO scale (1:87). This awe-inspiring exhibit is divided into seven sections with over nearly 900 trains, 11,000 carriages, 300,000 lights, 215,000 trees, and 200,000 human figurines. The layout includes huge panoramas of the Alps, the American West, Switzerland, Hamburg, and the fictitious city of Knuffingen. The latter features its own airport, with planes capable of taxiing and even flying. Originally started in 2000 by brothers Gerrit and Frederik Braun, this project is continuously expanding. It's expected to reach its final construction phase in 2020. Save time by booking your tickets online. Call the site in advance to arrange a behind-the-scenes tour. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Hamburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Miniatur Wunderland and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We go every year on my birthday here and go out with the feeling of having seen everything yet. We appreciate this special humor and creativity, the lovingly created a world of its own. And you can feel that this is not about a business model or a tourist trap, but a matter of the heart.
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  • Only during our fourth visit in Hamburg we have made a detour in the miniature Wonderland. That we were there not earlier, I have no regrets - but the visit was worth. The detail work (decorated everywhere on Christmas) was just awesome and you could feel the love for the detail. A visit is recommended, especially if you already know a lot in Hamburg or you're a Märklin - or technology fan!
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  • Fantastic place! Hours of fun also for the grown ups. Many funny small funny details. Lots of people so I recommend to go early  more »
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  • We spent almost 5 hours there. It was a little crowded but still it was amazing. One of the best parts was that even though the closing hour was 11, they extended it and let us be until 12, probably because it was a little crowded earlier. Also they include a little game like "where's Waldo" in where you have to find 15 scenes in the whole museum and write down secret letters that make a word. All of this made the visit really awesome. Totally recommended.
  • This is amazing! I loved every detail they make, as well as, the effort the put toward building cities with those tiny details. It is suitable for all ages, kids will love it and adults would too. For me, it’s a must to visit this place as you will enjoy every city you pass by and will also appreciate the effort. Entrance is 11€ and it deserves it
  • This is absolutely mind-blowing. The landscapes are so well detailed and you can stand there for hours finding new interesting things. The continuing day and night cycle adds to this impressive sight. As expected, it can be very crowded which makes it somewhat stressful. The ticket prices are also very acceptable, so it's definitely worth a visit if you have enough time (2-3 hours minimum), which you absolutely need.
  • The Miniature Wonderland is a great way to spend a few hours in Hamburg, especially if you're just trying to get your bearings of the city. Located on the waterfront just a few train stops away from the shopping district and the Reeperbahn, it's a perfect place to start your trip. The attraction itself far surpassed my expectations, with room upon room upon room of miniature sets based on different European countries or American cities. It even has its own miniature airport where crowds will gather to watch the planes coming in to land. Really fun few hours and would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Kids loved the buttons to make stuff move. Kids also loved the tiny figures that were funny, like a zebra skiing or dinosaurs hiding in the forest. The details were amazing! I was surprised how big the displays were. My favorite was the volcano eruption in Pompeii. I reserved our tickets online, or we would have waited 80 minutes to get in.
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