The construction began in the year 2000, and over the years, Miniatur Wunderland, located in Hamburg, Germany, has staked its claim as the largest model railway in the world. Watch as you take a ride across the seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland.
As the video attests, it took more than 500,000 working hours to create this massive miniature world. The most recent addition is the Knuffingen airport, located on 150 square meters, and boasting 40 airplanes that can taxi, take off, and land.
Miniatur Wunderland is constantly evolving: the final phase of the project is slated to be completed in 2020, by which time the model area will grow to nearly 25,000 square feet. No wonder Miniatur Wunderland is Hamburg’s most popular attraction.
Eugene Buchko is a blogger and photographer living in Atlanta, GA. He maintains a photoblog, Erudite Expressions, and writes about what he reads on his reading blog.