Minitaure world in Germany
Discover the magic of the world’s largest model railway exhibit through the first ever mini-Street View. See tiny recreations of sites in Hamburg, Bavaria, Scandinavia, America and more.The largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany.
Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany, and the largest of its kind in the world, built by the twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt. In September 2015 the railway consisted of 15,400 metres (50,525 ft) of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland and a replicate from the Hamburg Airport.
By 2020, the exhibit is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in a model area of over 2,300 m2 (24,757 sq ft). The next section is Italy and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The exhibit includes 930 trains made up of over 14,450 carriages, 335,000 lights, 228,000 trees, and 215,000 human figurines. The creators will work on models of France, England and Africa.
The construction of the first part started in December 2000 and the first three parts were completed in August 2001. The project was created by twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun.
Check out www.miniatur-wunderland.com for details.