Hamburg offers an incredibly diverse range of attractions and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Miniatur Wunderland, the largest model railway in the world. A trip to the city is not complete without visiting this enormous, intricately designed model network.
The Miniatur Wunderland is Hamburg’s most popular tourist destination, pulling in more than 10 million visitors since it was opened in 2001. Visitors residing in comfort at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg airport will find that the short trip to the attraction is more than worthwhile.
A world in one building
A look at the scale of the Miniatur Wunderland reveals a dizzying and impressive array of statistics. It has taken 230 workers 580,000 hours to get the railway where it is now, and more is always being added. The exhibit is spread out over 6,400 square meters and is split into seven sections that include recreations of American, Scandinavian and Swiss landscapes as well as the towns of Harz and Knuffingen.
Statistics may give a sense of the scale that the Miniatur Wunderland is built on, but the only way to truly appreciate the achievement the model represents is to visit the miniature landscapes held there. The whole model has been brought to life by cutting-edge technology, creating a landscape in which anything is possible. In 2011 the Airport “Knuffingen”, based on the Hamburg Airport, became a part of the Minitur Wunderland after six years of construction. The astonishing level of details makes it easy to understand why it took so long to complete it. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport also got its place in the Knuffingen model, opening for the second time in 1:87 of its original size.
The incredible attractions of Hamburg
From ever-present architectural grandeur to big annual events like the Hafengeburstag Hamburg has something to offer every visitor. In this city of incredible sites the Miniatur Wunderland really is a must-see.
For visitors to the city looking for outstanding accommodation at Hamburg airport the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport is within walking distance of the international airport. It also has great transport links to the city centre.