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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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  • I have myself a model railway. But what is offered here again is just overwhelming. Also if you have been here more often you discovered something new. Even in the smallest.
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  • The MIWULA is mandatory for any Hamburg visit. Not only for model construction fans but for anyone who loves of special experiences. I recommend to use the edge hours early in the morning or in the evening. It's not too crowded and it can take time for many of the details of the system alone. And there's always something new to discover! A little pre-planning and booking is not so bad, even if you can go spontaneously.
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  • The passion of the two brothers is palpable. They have Hamburg created with the Miwula a great destination, that they are open for people who can not spare the price of admission. We go again liked.
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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