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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Miniatur Wunderland and many more Hamburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hamburg travel route planner.
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  • A must-see for every visitor aged between 1 and 101! We spent a couple of hours there, and enjoyed the amazing range of subjects covered, with all the continents represented. Working models include... 
    A must-see for every visitor aged between 1 and 101! We spent a couple of hours there, and enjoyed the amazing range of subjects covered, with all the continents represented. Working models include...  more »
  • Would definitely recommend going, especially if you like miniature railroad exhibits. The detail in each exhibit is exceptional. The only drawback was no organized way for people to walk. If they... 
    Would definitely recommend going, especially if you like miniature railroad exhibits. The detail in each exhibit is exceptional. The only drawback was no organized way for people to walk. If they...  more »
  • If you are in Hamburg, even for half a day, do not miss this one. I am serious. Only Germans can make toy cars and trains so serious that it becomes an entire universe. They have built an entire... 
    If you are in Hamburg, even for half a day, do not miss this one. I am serious. Only Germans can make toy cars and trains so serious that it becomes an entire universe. They have built an entire...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed visiting this place and seeing the model locations and trains. . The details where amazing and fascinating. Had 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
  • Great fun for young and old. There is a reason it's the number one attraction! You think you won't spend hours in there but time flies when you look for all the little hidden details, so schedule in at least 3 hours. Highly recommended!
  • Amazing place to wonder. Never thought of such a complex operations of a small world. The interesting thing is the whole control room is visible to public where they can see how the trains and other vehicles are operated around the world. The airport and autonomous vehicles on airport are super amazing to watch. I wonder how much effort and iterations it would have taken to make that airport operations flawless.
  • Visited this place twice. Once in 2015 and not in 2021. Some new exhibits added. Some under construction so hope to see it next time I visit this place. Miniatur Wunderland is a children's delight, my daughter enjoyed a lot. Specially the airport, and lots of trains. The restaurant and shop is also good, so you can easily spend a whole day here.
  • Absolutely astonishing, there’s a million adjectives I could say about this place and I can’t seem to find a word for this masterpiece. The first sections were gorgeous the rooms are air-conditioned and that but also the details of every single man in the huge miniature model of Hamburg,Switzerland,Austria and the alps is living. I can visually guess that about 89 percent of all models is movable. Every aspect of the model including underground and above in the sky is shown in full detail. The posters for example are always made in local languages going with the theme. The most outstanding part for me was the airport (since I am a huge avgeek myself) the details as I can see is stringent to a almost horrible level. The airplanes are just so lively as if they were real. Almost every model plane can taxi by itself and a lot of them can even takeoff and land by them self even with features such as gear-tilt included. There’s also the airbus beluga, Junker 52, Boeing 777-300 ER etc. I would say that the this place is really really really worth your visit because you can feel the heart of the builders, you can feel that they build for the fun, not for the money! Please, if you every happened to read this. Go to Hamburg and visit this place. Bucket-list worthy!

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