Above/featured: “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
The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Emergency vehicles near Rödingsmarkt station
Police at scene of an accident
Dammtor train station
Night traffic next to the Hauptbahnhof (central station)
Hauptbahnhof at night
Visiting FC St Pauli fans arrive at the Volksparkstadion