The world’s biggest train set – Miniature Wonderland


The largest model railway in the world and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany

Miniature Wonderland (German: Miniatur-Wunderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany and the largest of its kind in the world.Travel arrangements are easy to make, as Emirates Airline maintains direct flights and on you can find a selection of nearby convenient hotels.

The construction of the first part Miniature Wonderland started in December 2000 and the first three parts were completed in August 2001. The project was created by two brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun. The railway consists of more than 11,000 metres (36,089 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into five sections: Southern Germany and the Austrian Alps, Hamburg and the coast, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland. Of the 4,000 square metres (43,056 sq ft) of floorspace, the model takes 1,500 m2 (16,146 sq ft).

By 2014 the exhibit is due to double the number of sections to ten; the next section covering an airport is due to open in 2010. The exhibit includes 900 trains made up of 12,000 carriages; 300,000 lights, 200,000 trees and 200,000 human figures. The creators promise that the railroad will show small models of France, Italy and the UK.

Many visitors show up early in the morning and leave in the very last minute, only to come back next morning. Miniature Wonderland cannot be explored in a couple of minutes. Therefore, it is virtually impossible to show you Wunderland in a 4 minute movie, but  here are some impressions:


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