Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

This morning I traveled with some friends of mine to Hamburg city. Although we’re all soccer fans, this was not the reason for visiting the city state. I personally think, HSV just stinks, except when they are loosing against Werder Bremen or winning against Bayern München. Nevertheless we wanted to take a look at the Miniatur Wunderland, located in the famous «Speicherstadt». Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany, the largest of its kind in the world.

Some facts about the huge and very, very impressive complex (facts from November 2007):

Leased Floorspace 6.400 m2
Model Area 1.150 m2
Construction Areas 7
Track Length 12.000 meters
Trains approx. 830
Wagons more than 13.000
Longest Train 14,51 meters
Signals 900
Switches 2.200
Computers 40
Lights approx. 300.000
Buildings and Bridges 3.500
Figures 200.000
Cars 5.500
Trees 215.000
Work Hours 625.000
Staff 162
Construction Cost 8.700.000 €

But I don’t want to bore you (sure, why are you reading this blog anyway??) with facts or a description of what I’ve seen. Just take a look at the pictures following on the next page. Moreover I must give you the advice to visit it by yourself: it’s definitely worth a visit and the entrance fee is really fair (they even have reduction for students) and worth every cent.

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