The Miniatur-Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is world’s largest miniature railway and one of the most famous sights in Germany. It is located within the Speicherstadt – the old goods storage – close to the harbour and the new Elbphilharmonie. The miniature world is still growing but it already covers 1500 m² and more then 1000 trains are running here.
Sometimes you forget to watch trains because there is so much else to see. You can explore Hamburg, Austria, Switzerland; but also Scandinavia, the Harz region in northern Germany and America. The newest sections are the Bella Italia section in the lower floor and the Elbphilharmonie, the opera house of Hamburg, opening in 2017.
Highlights are of course the airport of the fictive city of Knuffingen – where planes go over the airfield to the runway and really fly away (assisted by bars) – the new enlighted Vesuvio mountain, cars driving around or ships on the real water in the Scandinavia section. Lights simulate day and night.
You can reach the Miniatur-Wunderland most easily by subway train: take the U3 and exit at Baumwall, from there it is only a short walk to the entrance.
Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D