How did I get this concert shot?
Or this one of a beautiful bridge in the mountains at night?
Well, maybe you haven’t been fooled.
These photos and the ones following were taken at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany where there are incredible miniature exhibits covering a space of 68,000 square feet.
The museum boasts having the “Largest Model Railway in the World” with 930 trains. More than 580,000 labor hours were spent on building the railway system.
This amazing model airport, Bayern Knuffingen, was just completed in May 2011. Here you can watch the jets taxi and take off, as well as the other busy activities on the tarmac and around the terminals.
The characters and situations seem endless in scenes of Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria, the United States and the city of Hamburg. There is a tremendous amount of detail in every figure and component.
The models include over 335,000 lights, 215,000 figurines, 8,850 cars and 228,000 trees. There are plans to expand the exhibits even further.
Miniatur Wunderland is located in the Speicherstadt old warehouse district of Hamburg at Kehrwieder 2-4, Block D, along the Elbe River. Click on the link for more information.
Wow this is even better than Legoland – the detail is incredible
Cool – a miniature village I’ve never heard of, and it’s in my neighbourhood (well, more or less). I esp. like that last photo, looks very real.
It does look very real doesn’t it? Especially the car park one, not too ‘prettied up’, good find!
Amazing details! Seeing the first two photos I could have sworn those were real places.
I absolutely thought they were real places and was very impressed with your concert photo, thinking how high you must have been!!
How fun! I love coming upon unique things like this.
Those are incredible. They look completely real. That would be great to see.
very neat! i’ll have to make a trip to see these at some point. :p
Totally fooled me. I was trying to figure out which European music festival you’d decided to brave.
Amazing looking place. I don’t even want to know how long it must take to make one of these.
And there I was thinking you had become a major concert goer. What an interesting place to visit in Hamburg. The last shot looks totally real.
I love these kind of model museum!! There is one in Taiwan that I use to go to a lot when I was a child, it makes me want to play with it though XD (Had to hold back on the thought and not touch anything ~)
Wow, full of detail. It really does look like the real thing and not just a model of the scene. Looks like a really cool Museum/Wunderland to visit!
Haha! You totally got me. Cool shots!
Clever, just clever!
Awesome photos! These models are great and look so realistic. I especially like the airport scenes. I would love to see what they come up with on their expansion.
Interesting place. Really must stop next time I drive by Hamburg.
Wow, that’a amazing. Glad you told us because I was fooled until you said! I can’t imagine how many hours have gone into making the whole thing if just the model railway took so many hours.
That’s amazing! There is even oil stains on the tarmac!
Imagine the enthusiasm of the people (or better,,artists) who created this incredible work.
This is too cool!
These look so real!
This is really cool! It looks so real.
Wow, totally amazing! I’d visit this place if I was going to Hamburg. Anyway, we have Legoland Malaysia which is set to open next year but I think this is way much more interesting.
That’s absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing this Cathy!
Wow, these are incredible. They look totally normal.
I nominated you for My Travel ABCs — http://insidejourneys.com/?p=7795. Let me know if you’re interested, will send you the questions.
A couple of those could easily have fooled me!
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these ones just made me smile from ear to ear and I am rather impressed. 🙂
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