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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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  • If you and your children like trains, it is the place to be in Hamburg. We did enjoy the airport and the orther scenes. Our son( 4 years) was very impressed and we all enjoyed the visit.  more »
  • Although, what we see is apparently the classic model of trains, here he has been led to a degree of magnitude, detail, automation and really amazing perfection. Highly recommended this visit, both for children and adults.
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  • Arrived about noon and had to wait about 45 mins as was busy, but it’s fine as got a coffee. What a place! Been to quite a few model railways but this beat them all. It was amazing. The attention to d...  more »
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  • First advice is buy ticket online and set your arrival time slot. Don’t worry about not making it because you have 1 hour period and extra 15 minutes delay acceptance. If you still can’t make it, you can change to a new time or day on their website as long as you didn’t past the original booked period. Good overall experience for all ages. It’s amazing to see the level of details on the €20m setup. They have nice cafe with train seats. Attraction not to be missed when you are in Hamburg!
  • It is definitely the best model railroad in the world! We came all the way from Berlin just to see it and we were vastly impressed. Great place for families with kids as well as for train enthusiasts. There is so much to see that you could come back another day. It also offers a shop and a train-themed restaurant. Great value for money. Advice, buy the tickets in advance from their website (15 euros each)
  • A wonderful place for both kids and grown-ups. My friend and I spent more than 3 hours inside trying to find some special details. ET was my favorite. Try to find all 15 special themes inside which will be a great hunt. (it's on the map) We only found 9 of them. But hey it was fun. ❤️
  • This is a super cool place to visit in Hamburg. It is basically a huge model railway with incredible detail. There are sections dedicated to Hamburg, parts of Germany and different countries. There is also an airport where model plains are taking of and landing every few minutes, just like at a real airport. It can be very crowded during holiday season, but still worth a visit. There is a reason why this place is so popular.
  • Magical! I like nature but this is one of the best manmade creations. Its is suitable for all ages. You must go there if you have time, I would say a good 4 hours, the detailing is amazing to observe. Originally started as a train museum, I suppose but now it has lot more to offer, a football field, the Vatican, a expansive airport, superman rescuing a distressed car and to my surprise I even saw a couple making out on the field(you really need to have an eye to see the details). What also impressed me was the representation an 24 hour rock concert! It is absolutely a wonderland. Take my word, be there when you are in Hamburg, you wont regret it one bit! Smiles!
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