Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model railway in the world and the most visited permanent exhibition in northern Germany. The fascinating miniature universe has something for every member of the family, so open your imagination and be prepared to be amazed by all the tiny details.
Take a journey around the worldA large number of model displays will take you on a voyage to Harz, the highest mountain range in Northern Germany and to Hamburg’s most famous attractions. Leave the country’s borders as you embark on an adventure to the Alps in Austria and Switzerland, see the northern lights and the native wildlife of Scandinavia. You can also explore America’s Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, as well as the Everglades.
Miniature Knuffingen AirportThroughout the journey, visitors will see sailing cruise and cargo ships, cars and trucks on the roads, sports stadiums full of spectators, operating fire engines and police chases in action. Watch day turn into night and experience another magical side of Miniature Wunderland. Visit the fictional town of Knuffingen, and perhaps the most impressive part of the display, Knuffingen Airport. This airport simulation, which covers over 150m², has over 40 planes constantly taking off, landing and taxiing around the airport. Watch the ground staff doing their best to ensure the smooth running of the airport.
How does it all work?Over 200 push buttons allow visitors to activate the interactive displays. A creative team of over 360 staff are constantly working to ensure that every little detail of the model railway system is fully functioned. As of 2016, the model covered 1490m² with almost 1040 trains and over 10,000 wagons, 260,000 figurines, 4110 bridges and buildings, and there is no end in sight for this ever-expanding exhibition.
Miniature Wonderland is located near the city’s Harbor and is easily reached from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg. The exhibition is open daily and queues can be avoided by getting there early or pre-booking tickets. After viewing the world on a small scale and exploring other city attractions, return to your stylish room and enjoy the convenient guest facilities that are available.