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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. Make Miniatur Wunderland part of your personalized Hamburg itinerary using our Hamburg trip builder.
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  • It is in the meantime so Hamburg as Reeperbahn Speicherstadt, port, etc., It is long not only for (model) railway enthusiasts.
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  • The miniature Wonderland Hamburg is worth a visit quite when you have an eye for detail. Sometimes you have to watch very closely to see the differences and small details. But very already made especially that all 10Minuten will be dark and go to the many little lights from the buildings. :) A journey worth :)
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  • An attraction for young and old. Includes a visit to Hamburg! Hundreds of thousands of small miniature paintings inspire the visitors. I recommend to book tickets in advance or bring wait half an hour.
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  • A great place for everyone. We managed to arrive when they opened at 08.00, we had reserved tickets online the day before and got a 10% discount, and had the place almost to ourselves the first hour. The miniature landscapes are breathtaking. I was absolutely stunned by the attention to detail, the humor in all the modeled situations, and the beautiful craftsmanship. The food was surprisingly good.
  • I really enjoyed visiting this place and seeing the model locations and trains. . The details where amazing and fascinating. Has a really good time.. This is my boyfriends thing but this got my interested in this art form and even in the toilet they have miniature scenes in the walk.. would recommend this place for a visit
  • I went there this summer and I had an incredible time. It was worth every euro they charged, for their railway models are truly spectacular! My favorite zone of all is the Knuffingen Airport, a miniature model of the airport itself. The best part is that the planes there can fly and land just like what we have in real life! I also admire the Swiss zone which has splendid looking mountains and beautiful sceneries. I wished that I could stay in Hamburg longer just to see this attraction again! Ps. For tourists that are planning to go here, Miniatur Wunderland does not attempt to make their models 100% realistic as what it is in real life, they use more of their imagination, and the real place / monument as a guideline. So there might be some crazy surprises that will await you!! But seriously, this place is THE BEST!
  • Honestly, this sounded to me pretty lame. A giant miniature train set. But when I got in, it was super impressive. The scope and scale are amazing, but it's also fascinating to see what they chose to portray in different countries, and to see the jokes embedded in the displays. Strongly recommended.
  • Stunning and incredible. One of the best highlights of our European vacation. The displays are exquisitely done. There is loads of details and funny moments to spy. Much like a giant where's Waldo book. Spent three hours and still didn't get through it all. Great for all ages.
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