Miniature Wonderland, Hamburg

Miniature Wonderland, Hamburg (must see)

Miniature Wonderland features the world's largest model railway. The railway has over 15,715 meters (51,558 feet) of track. There are over 1,000 trains, 100,000 vehicles, 385,000 lights, 260,000 figurines, and 130,000 trees.

Visitors will be awed by the different beautiful scenes. The fictitious city of Knuffingen joins the Alps, Austria, America, South America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Italy, Hamburg, and Hamburg airport. Monaco & the Provence are currently under construction. Visitors are welcome to watch technicians put together the new attraction, piece by piece.

Visitors can walk between different rooms by following the corridor. Visitors will see the beautiful Harz region, along with central and southern Germany. Additional features included the ICE high-speed road and a new Fun Fair with 150 attractions.

Knuffingen, the fictional town, features a road system with moving cars. Austria features the Aplas and a multi-level helix. Visitors can watch trains switch above their heads. Hamburg is the biggest city in Wonderland. One thousand five hundred trains arrive in Wonderland's Hamburg every day, and all the famous sites are on display.

The USA display features Las Vegas, which is lit by 33,000 lights. In addition, visitors can travel to Cape Canaveral, the famed Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Yosemite National Park.

The Scandinavian section features ships navigating real waterways. The ships are steered manually across the North and Baltic Sea. To recreate the dramatic seascape, the tides switch every 25 minutes.

The Swiss Alps reach up to six meters tall. Visitors can reach the second level via stairs and watch trains negotiate the steep switchbacks.

Knuffingen Airport is a sight to behold with impressive technology controlling different aircraft and vehicle movements.

The Italy section features Rome and Tuscany. Visitors can watch Vesuvius spew lava. Venice is one of Wonderland's most elaborate sections. One hundred fifty gondolas travel under 26 bridges, while Venice's gorgeous architecture is beautifully recreated.

Why You Should Visit

Miniature Wonderland is consistently rated as Germany's top tourist attraction. The attention to detail is incredible, and visitors of all ages will be enthralled by these miniature cities with thousands of moving trains, vehicles, and figurines.

Tips

Backstage Tours offer insight into how technology works to keep the trains and attractions moving. Weekdays are the best time to visit to avoid crowds.

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Miniature Wonderland on Map

Sight Name: Miniature Wonderland
Sight Location: Hamburg, Germany (See walking tours in Hamburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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