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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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  • The miniature Wonderland is worth a visit even for non-railway fans, because the lovingly built towns, villages, etc. are full of important details. Example: football game end monks behind St. Peter's Basilica, police with water body, Neanderthals in their cave close to breakthrough of the modern tunnel drill... You should allow some time for the visit, under 2-3 hours it's not worth. There is also a restaurant/Café to rest in between. It is advisable to book in advance, then it saves any wait at the inlet.
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  • It's always great the heart one goes to this attention to detail never get bored more is almost not been
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  • My visit was fantastic on the 11 March 2017. The new plant section in Italy is caught in Rome with Hbf, Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica on electronically controlled high-bay warehouse, Western village and Pinoccio nose ever lengthening so extremely detailed, that are alone there needed hours to see everything each Niesche, every little joke - until to the Vesuvius with real outbreak! In between, you can control a mini shuttle near Atrani and trigger a "power failure". You can interact with the small thumbnails, there are countless buttons - press to me as an adult humorous and for children - whose Hauptziel probably the chocolate factory in Switzerland with real chocolate tablets at no cost should - be a lasting memory! The rest of the system (s), which is just partially revised, has it all. In cute, Germany ships in real water and in between hundreds lovingly designed scenes, straight female visitors (which are rather less technology enthusiastic) fascinated by cars and start fire department operations at the airport and landing aircraft in Scandinavia. In the self-service Bistro, there are hot and cold dishes at very reasonable prices. Lockers accommodate lien against € 1 the backpacks, so that you jostle not other visitors to and you go €1 on the coat larger pieces of luggage for 50 cents or (for very large objects such as prams). You can free download camera battery and Smartphone in charge cabinet (also against €1 deposit) and for the very small there is a mini plant, where they may control trains back in the bistro. The shop, the man comes at the beginning and at the end, holds many souvenirs, model construction accessories and books - free, you can get the MiWuLa newspaper "MiWuLa news. Overall a round thing, but you should necessarily reserve an intake time window (a time of arrival) to not have to wait. The ticket is then valid for the rest of the day. I come back - at the latest when Venice is opened!
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  • Amazing place. You can't believe the detail that is incorporated into this exhibition. We spent four hours in there and could have easily spent another four! I love the stories that can be told and the dark sense of humour that is in much evidence in some of the displays. Great fun but go later on in the evening when it starts to quiet down.
  • This is about more than just model trains. The dioramas are fantastic and you can stand for hours just looking at the details. I wouldn't come to Hamburg without seeing it. It is their main tourist attraction. The only downside to all of this is all the other people that want to see it too. We visited during the fall, somewhat off the tourist season and we we arrived just a little after opening and still the number of visitors made it difficult to view the models. A smarter layout would have provided for better viewing and crowd management.
  • A fascinating Museum and cultural attraction for visitors of any age, for locals and travelers alike. I, myself a Hamburger yet living abroad, go to visit every couple of years. The exhibition is ever-changing and always offers some new innovation the spectator has to get his/her mind around, due to such complexity and ingenious design. In recent year added, the audience can observe a miniature airport with planes that actually take off and fly away. A must-see when visiting Hamburg, and especially on one of Hamburg's infamous rainy days.
  • Wonderful. Impressive work. Fantastic for children. We spend the whole afternoon watching trains, cars, planes moving around different dioramas (Switzerland, Italy, Austria, USA, Hamburg). I recommend to book on the web, otherwise it exists the possibility to wait for a moment before to get a slot visit.
  • Great place! I enjoyed every second. If you want to deep visit all musum and find all the story and funny stories hidden, you'll spend a lot hours inside. I spent six hours inside; the end i show the last thing faster because a was so tired