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Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg

4.8
#1 of 2,494 in Museums in Germany
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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  • Best place in the whole city. I'd say it's a must if you're in Hamburg. There are thousands of details, actions, events that on a visit you fall short. The worst are the crowds of people that sometimes form in some places and that everything is in German and those of us who have no idea of the language are left without some details.
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  • Had us go in good weather and during the week. Nevertheless, it's packed but no waiting time. Great exhibition. Very diverse. As a wheelchair user, however, you have to have a lot of patience with all the children
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  • Excellent. We ended up spending over 4 hours here, from 7:30pm to midnight closing! We got to just about see everything. Took our time to see all the detail. The interactive elements are brilliant also. The airport was the highlight. How the planes move around and also take off and land is incredible. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing replica model cities with trains running through. So much happening it's hard to see it all. Had lunch at the cafeteria which was better than expected. Model train fans could easily spend the entire day here
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