Above: “Modelleisenbahn Wunderland (model railway wonderland); “Block D” from street-level at Kehrwieder 2.
Our family couldn’t afford the purchase of (or the space for) miniature railway sets. Christmas was a special time and with my nose pressed against shop windows, I’d dream of the world of the railroad set.
Located in the historical Speicherstadt (Warehouse district) inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, Hamburg’s Miniature Wonderland is big on wonder, has plenty of extensive miniature sets, and does not skimp on discoveries for people of all ages. Very little on the outside tells anybody passing by that there’s another world inside.
Many are not fooled nor are they turned away.
Miniature Wonderland was voted the most popular of 100 attractions in Germany, according to the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) who polled 40-thousand international visitors to the GNTB website between March and August 2016. Museum highlights include:
- City-state of Hamburg
- Flughafen Knuffingen Airport
- Germany (Bavaria)
- United States
- The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Flughafen Knuffingen Airport
United States of America
November 1989: fall of the Wall (temporary exhibition)
Miniatur Wunderland (or MiWuLa) can be reached with HVV public transport: U-Bahn U3 to station “Baumwall”, or bus route 6 to stop “Auf dem Sande (Speicherstadt)”.
• “Christmas eggs” on a December visit
• Hamburg’s new UNESCO World Heritage Sites (FF)
• Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg Speicherstadt, new UNESCO WHS
• Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg at night, Kontorhausviertel UNESCO WHS
I made the photos above on 5 December 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8k9.