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Miniatur Wunderland a Miniature Wonderland/Model Railroad, Airport and More, Hamburg, Germany

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Miniatur Wunderland *** official video 2012 *** largest model railway / railroad of the world — understandably one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany.

Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland, of course) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany that includes an airport and numerous traffic scenes. The miniature model with mountains, seascapes is the largest of its kind in the world, built by the twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun.

The railway consists of 39,370 ft of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland. Of the 68,889 sq ft of floorspace, the model takes 12,378 square feet, which is almost as large as the floor space of the Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

By 2020, the exhibit is expected to be in final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in the model area, totaling over 24,757 sq ft.

A miniature airport opened in May 2011, and is known as Knuffingen International Airport — modeled after Hamburg International Airport.

Expense to build the entire model? Total over $4 million.

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Modelleisenbahn Wunderland … Miniatur Wunderland, Kehrwieder 2, 20457 Hamburg, Germany.


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