If you want to feel like a giant you need to get to Gieselwerder belonging to Wesertal, Germany. Close to the village, you will find the place where once a mill was standing and the small stream Lumbach running down the hill. Today it is an outdoor exhibition with hand-made miniature buildings named ‘Der Mühlenplatz‘ which started as a hobby in 1969. In the centre of the 3,000 m2 large area, there are several small mills which are powered with water taking from the Lumbach. Surrounding it you can see copies of castles, town halls and churches of the region – and some well-known from further away.

The buildings are in scale 1:25 and 1:40 and you can freely roam the area to look at them from all angles. The entrance fee is reasonable for the rather small exhibition (2.50 Euros) and they also offer some drinks and ice cream. The exhibition includes the Herkules monument in Kassel, the Krukenburg in Bad Karlshafen, the Sababurg belonging to Hofgeismar, town hall buildings like those of Melsungen, Hann. Münden and Duderstadt and also some rather far away places like the Pont du Gard in France, the famous Schloß Neuschwanstein in Bavaria or the Wartburg at Eisenach.

Der Mühlenplatz
Mühlenplatz 1
Gieselwerder, Wesertal (formerly: Oberweser)


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