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2020-06-02 00:00:28

A miniature wonderland is the dream of every child

A miniature wonderland is the dream of every child

There is hardly a child who would refuse to visit the world's largest working model railroad. Probably this list should include not only children, but also adults. The area in which the layout is located also deserves attention. Therefore, choosing this place for a visit, you will kill two birds with one stone: you will see with your own eyes a piece of German Venice and a thirteen-kilometer model of the railroad. Wonderland is a unique opportunity to see the world from the outside, to observe how human life is arranged. Treat your inner child - touch a fairy tale!

One of the most popular attractions in Hamburg.

The miniature wonderland is rightly entitled to the title of Hamburg's most popular place: 1 million 250 thousand adults and children visit it every year. The Grand Marquee was opened in 2010. Its area is 6 thousand 400 square meters, including the railroad with a length of 13 kilometers.

Features of the layout

The railroad passes through 8 zones, connecting between each other:

  • Hamburg
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Alps
  • Harz Mountains
  • Switzerland
  • America
  • Knuffingen is a fictional town.


To make the layout as realistic as possible, a team of several thousand people worked on it, creating:

  • 960,000 trains.
  • 215 thousand people doing various things
  • 228 thousand trees.
  • Many places.

In 2011, a model of the fictional airport Knuffingen was developed, its area is 150 square meters. Visitors can examine in detail:

  • 40 airplane models
  • Airport layout, fully replicating the reality.
  • Inside the airport, life is in full swing: planes arrive and depart, people wait for their luggage and check in, mechanics scurry around the planes and cars drive by.

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

  • Every fifteen minutes, day and night change in the layout.
  • Visitors have access to special buttons that, when pressed, allow them to choose certain scenarios
  • Little people inside the layout eat lunch, rush to work, play sports, play soccer, and live their normal lives.
  • The real space station of America works in the section of America
  • The Scandinavian sea is made up of tides
  • The trial version of the layout consisted of 3 railroad sections.


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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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