Miniatur Wunderland - The world's largest model railroad system!
Miniature Wonderland is the largest model railway system in the world and has, in fact, been voted the most popular tourist attraction in Germany. Visitors can admire different countries and even an airport in miniature size. Besides the impressive miniature versions of Hamburg, the mountainous German region of the Harz, the Austrian Alps, France, Italy, North-America and Scandinavia ─ and several construction sites are open for curious visitors as well!
Hamburg’s miniature replica comprises no less than 200 square meters. This bustling city is home to over 50.000 'Wunderländer' (as its inhabitants are called) and includes the Hamburg's main attractions such as Michel and Hagenbecks Tierpark, as well as Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, at which 1,500 trains arrive on a daily basis.
How it started
In the year 2000, the brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun set out to build the largest model railway system in the world. After applying for a loan, they began construction in December 2000. In August 2001 they could already operate three completed, miniature sections. Today, this miniature world comprises 1000 square meters, with even more sites to follow. The next construction plans include Italy and France. Rumour has it that small-scale versions of Africa, England and a futuristic landscape will follow.
The Wonderland might be crowded on weekends and holidays.To avoid a long wait, check the 'waiting time forecast' or make a reservation. Miniature Wonderland offers travel guides in English, Spanish, Italian and Russian. Download them here.
Miniatur Wunderland Modelleisenbahn Hamburg
By public transport (HVV)
Station: Baumwall (U3)
Mon, Wed, Thu 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tue 9.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Fri 9.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Sat 8.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Sun and holidays 8.30 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.