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  1. Miniatur Wunderland – another top Hamburg attraction

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Miniatur Wunderland – another top Hamburg attraction

    Sep022010

    When I visited the Miniatur Wunderland today I wasn’t expecting it to be as busy as it was. I knew it housed model railways but I really wasn’t prepared for the scale of the operation.

    The system of model trains and backdrops at Miniatur Wunderland is incredibly elaborate, featuring a host of different cities and countries, from Hamburg all the way to Las Vegas. The detail on the models is incredible, so much so that if you look into the ‘water’ areas of the models you’ll see tiny whales, rays and more.

    While I was there, they turned the main lights off for a while and brought up all the model lights. I’m so glad I caught that as it was really, really cool. It definitely brought back memories of being a kid and playing with model trains and lego and stuff.

    As I said, it was really busy in there and it wasn’t just kids visiting. A huge range of ages were represented there today, which I thought was great and just proves the appeal of the Miniatur Wunderland.

    This attraction is located in the HafenCity area of Hamburg, a neighbourhood that’s currently being developed into one of the city’s top destinations with lots more planned. Along with the Miniatur Wunderland, you’ll also find the Hamburg Dungeon here, along with plenty of quays where you can go for a stroll.

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