Since 2001, Miniatur Wunderland has been delighting children of all ages in the northern German city of Hamburg with the world’s largest miniature railway set, attracting a total of 12 million visitors so far. After many visits to the city over the last decade, I’ve somehow managed to stay away, but it’s finally high time curiosity wins the day.
The Urban Dictionary describes “easter eggs” as: “hidden items placed in a movie, television show, or otherwise visual media for close watchers”; see also here. Plenty of details in the form of “easter eggs” await visitors at various sections in the museum. With a few shorts weeks before Christmas, the designers have cleverly inserted many Santa Claus and other Christmas- or winter-related figures throughout the entire venue.
Located in the historical Speicherstadt (Warehouse) district, Miniatur Wunderland can be reached with HVV public transport: with the U-Bahn (U3) to station “Baumwall”, or with bus (route 6) to stop “Auf dem Sande (Speicherstadt)”.
The Speicherstadt district is one of two areas in Hamburg which as of summer 2015 have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I made the photos above on 5 December 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7yP.