Hamburg Travel Tip:
Toy Train Exhibition (Miniatur Wunderland)
Toy Train Museum (Miniatur Wunderland), Hamburg
The largest model railway in the world and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany. As of January 2008, the railway consisted of 11,000 meters (36,089 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into five sections: Southern Germany, Hamburg and the coast, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland. By 2014 the exhibit is due to double the number of sections to ten; the next section covering an airport, is due to open in 2010. The exhibit includes 900 trains made up of 12,000 carriages; 300,000 lights, 200,000 trees and 200,000 human figures. The creators promise that the railroad will evenutally include small models of France, Italy and the UK.
Hours: Open 365 days a year; daily 9:30am - 6pm; Tuesdays 9:30am - 9pm; Saturdays 8:00am - 9pm; Sundays and Public Holidays 8:30am - 8pm.
Admission: Adults 10 € Concessions 8 € Children under 16 5 € Children under 3ft. tall are free; a Family Card is 28 €.
Special Note: Wait times to get into Miniatur Wunderland can be long on certain days; the operators suggest checking the website for current wait time information, and encourage pre-purchasing tickets there.
[ Source: Miniatur Wunderland, English website ]
Related: Miniatur Wunderland, English website
Address: Kehrwieder 2-4, 20457 Hamburg
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