Train Wunderland Hamburg - the world's largest miniature train exhibition

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Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Switzerland exhibition
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Switzerland exhibition

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The Train Wunderland Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) aka ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ is the largest miniature railway museum in the world. It is located in Hamburg’s historic Speicherstadt district and features different exhibitions embedding several international miniature trains sceneries.

In 2001 the Train Wunderland Hamburg aka ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ opened its doors in an old warehouse in the Speicherstadt. At the beginning there were only two exhibitions about Southern Germany and the ‘Harz’, Northern Germany’s highest mountain range.

By today the museum finished 7 sections with over 890 trains that showcase the city of Hamburg, Knuffingen, a fictitious town only located in the Train Wunderland Hamburg, the Northern German mountain range Harz, and the countries Austria, Switzerland, and the US, plus Scandinavia. Upcoming exhibitions include France, Italy, the UK, and Africa.

Besides the trains endless details in the landscapes are entertaining the visitors. A unique car system runs through the exhibits including moving cars, fire trucks and police cars with sirens making sounds, speed cameras taping racers and so on.

Moreover, the time of day changes in the Train Wunderland Hamburg with stars and fireworks lightening the sky and streets and housing lights being switched on and off.

In addition, the creative team behind the Train Wunderland Hamburg played with everyday life and implemented common situations from work life, entertainment, and leisure activities to its sections. Last but not least visitors will find typical animals, sights, people and costumes or clothing in each specific exhibition.

Since the museum is very popular and listed under the top 10 attractions in Hamburg you might face longer wait times. The best advice is to reserve tickets in advance on the museum’s website. Moreover, parking is limited and the best way to visit ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ is by subway or metro bus (no. 3). The closest subway station is ‘Baumwall’ and just 3 blocks away.



About this Article

This travel guide has been written by Patricia Eggers.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Kehrwieder 2, Hamburg, Germany

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Admission

Adults EUR 12, Children under 16 yrs EUR 6


Opening Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:30am - 6pm

Tuesdays 9:30am - 9pm

Fridays 9:30am - 7pm

Saturdays 8:00am - 9pm

Sundays and Holidays 8:30am - 8pm


Contact Information

Email: info@travelin-mate.com

Related Links

Miniatur Wunderland, English website

www.miniatur-wunderland.com/


Miniatur Wunderland, Deutsche Webseite

www.miniatur-wunderland.de/


Hamburg Transportation Authority

www.hvv.de/en/index.php







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