Monday, July 12, 2010

MyWorld Tuesday: Miniaturwunderland

The Miniaturwunderland is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hamburg - it began when two brothers decided to built the largest model railway worldwide and to this day, it has had over 6 million visitors.
The cars on the streets are actually moving, computer controlled. Of course there are lots of model railway enthusiasths who visit, but it's fun whether you're interested in model trains or not because there are so many details to discover.

the Landungsbrücken

the Michel

Hagenbeck (Hamburg's zoo)

the Köhlbrandbrücke

when you're done with Hamburg, you turn around and suddenly you're in the US
Las Vegas - every 15 minutes, night falls in the Miniaturwunderland and all the buildings and trains and cars are illuminated
Area 51
Cape Canaveral at dawn


CSI Miniaturwunderland

wait, what?


There's more - for example Scandinavia with a real-water ocean and remote-controlled ships and a model of the Hamburg airport that's been build at the moment - complete with planes taking off and landing. But it's way too much to see it at one visit. I can only recommend it if you find yourself in Hamburg - you should make a reservation to avoid standing in line, though. A nice detail: they WANT you to take photos and if you happen to find yourself with an empty battery, there are charging stations (not to mention that you can buy just about anything from rechargeable batteries to memory cards there).

This is a MyWorld Tuesday post


Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place! I would love to see this! Your photos are terrific and the next best thing to being there! Hope you have a great week!


Martha Z said...

What a wonderful miniature world!

Lara Neusiedler said...

wonderful place! definitely worth visiting!

Barb said...

What a fabulous place for the young and young at heart! I loved seeing the details in your photos. I can't even imagine building something as tiny and detailed as this!

EG Wow said...

Miniature worlds are fascinating. This is when I would love to drink from the bottle that says "drink me" (Alice in Wonderland) and become very small so I could enjoy this word very close up.

Al said...

That's awesome, it reminds me of Madurodam in Holland. It's been decades since I've been there.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jennifer: That is absolutely amazing and you captured it so well.

byron said...

What an awesome place! The creators are quite imaginative... I could easily kill a new battery taking photos there!

Dave said...

incredible miniature place with incredible details.

Wren said...

Jennifer, this is incredible. I've seen large model railways, but nothing that approaches this size or pays such close attention to detail.

Petrus said...

I could spend a few hours here wondering around ..