Miniaturwunderland - Hamburg, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.ToString
N 53° 32.629 E 009° 59.312
32U E 565503 N 5933222
Quick Description: The largest model railway in the world.
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 8:24:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMNPTY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member SearchN
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Long Description:
Miniaturwunderland (miniature wonderland) is the largest model railway in the world. In July 2000 the idea was bron by the twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun. November 2000 they started with 20 employees and in August 2001 the first section was opened.
Now, 14 years later, it is the the largest model railway in the world with 8 sections on 1.300m² model area, 13.000m track length, 335.000 lights, 215.000 figurines, 8.850 cars, 45 planes (with very real looking takeoffs and landings), 228.000 trees, 16 ships and a water tank with 30.000 liters.
After final construction phase 2020 model area will be 2.300m² with 12 sections!
Scale: HO scale-1:87

What is the era of the layout? (What time period does the layout depict?):
The model railway is divided into several sections (which are linked). Still exist: Harz (120m²), Knuffingen (120m²), Alps/Austria (60m²), Hamburg (200m²), America (100m²), Scandinavia (300m²), Switzerland (250m²) and Knuffingen Airport (150m²). Under Construction: Italy (150m²) In Planing: France

Is there an admission fee? If so how much..:
Children smaller than 1 metre/3 feet (accompanied by a parent): free Children under 16 years: 6,50 € Adults: 13,00 €

Is this location handicap accessible?: Yes

What type of location is this layout found in? ( Museum, Club, Hobby Shop, Business, Manufacturer,..:
MiWuLa is located in Speicherstadt of Hamburg (the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations). The exhibition is build over two floors and there are plans to expand to the other side of the Fleet (loading canal).

Layout Website: [Web Link]

What is the herald of the layout? (Is there a featured railroad line(s) for the layout): Not listed

What is the theme of the layout?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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