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Hamburg Miniatur Wunderland: where tiny rules large

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)
  • Switzerland
  • Scandinavia
  • United States
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)


Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Emergency vehicles near Rödingsmarkt station

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Police at scene of an accident

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

HafenCity

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Dammtor train station

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Night traffic next to the Hauptbahnhof (central station)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Hauptbahnhof at night

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Visiting FC St Pauli fans arrive at the Volksparkstadion

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

A night match at the Volksparkstadion, with Hamburger SV hosting FC St. Pauli


Flughafen Knuffingen Airport

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

At the airport

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Airport traffic

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

By day, front-to-back: All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, “Hamburg Airport” Airbus 350-800, KLM Boeing 777-300(ER) PH-BVA, Lufthansa Airbus 380-800 D-AIMA

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Early-evening at the airport

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Night landing: at centre is the taxiing TUIfly Boeing 737-8K5 D-ATUM


Germany (Bavaria)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Freienstein


Switzerland

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Visitors tower over a cavernous mountain valley in Switzerland

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

St. Max

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Belloszona

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Visitors check out the model set for Belloszona

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

20-thousand spectators at DJ Bobo concert in Ticino


Scandinavia

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Rail- and road-bridge, North Sea crossing between Denmark and Norway

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Cargo train pulls into the Norwegian port city of Bergvik

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Rail- and vehicular-traffic pass in front of a weather station in northern Sweden


United States of America

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Greyhound bus passes hikers and horseriders in the desert of the American Southwest

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Interstate highway passes below Mount Rushmore National Memorial (upper right)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Approaching Las Vegas

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Las Vegas at night


November 1989: the fall of the Berlin Wall (temporary exhibition)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Flooding into the west, East Berliners form a narrow queue at the open border between the two Berlins and two Germanys (from east/bottom to west/top)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

East German border guards supervise as their citizens climb over the wall into the West, where grilled sausage awaits

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

A long narrow queue of East Berliners (top-left/DDR) pours into West Berlin (lower-right)

Miniatur Wunderland, MiWuLa, Miniature Wonderland, Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Welterbe, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

The border between East Berlin/Germany and West Berlin/Germany consisted of manned watchtowers, triggered automatic rifles, mines, roaming patrols, and the infamous “death strip” (Todesstreife)


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)”.

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•   “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.

Kontorhausviertel at night, Chilehaus, Sprinkenhof, UNESCO, World Heritage, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg at night, Kontorhausviertel UNESCO WHS

On 5 July 2015, UNESCO awarded World Heritage status to two sites in Hamburg: the Speicherstadt (Warehouse District) and the Kontorhausviertel (Office Building District). In the latter are two important brick buildings: Chilehaus and the Sprinkenhof, representative of the construction in the late 19th- and early 20th-century.

The Chilehaus was built by Fritz Höger from 1922 to 1924 in the Kontorhausviertel as a prime example of German expressionist architecture using hard-fired brick. Höger undertook the project for Hamburg merchant and banker Henry Sloman who made his fortune in the nitrate trade with Chile. Built entirely to serve and complement the functions of the warehouses in neighbouring Speicherstadt, the Kontorhausviertel was the first dedicated office and purely commercial district on the European continent.

(Click on the arrow-window icon at the upper-left corner of the map below for an explanation of the map symbols.)

I made this photo above on 3 December 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/4, ISO10000 and 24mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress on fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7Yt.

Hamburg’s Miniature Wonderland: Christmas eggs

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.

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Santa Claus riding ‘shotgun’ on Canadian Pacific engine-car

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Watch that first step; it’s a loo loo …”

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Idyllic winter scene … wait … what?

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

That’s … a kid on a roo, and a polar cub led by penguin …

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Fish heads fish heads, roly poly fish heads …”

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Without reindeer, this Santa’s got problems

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Breaking news from the parking lot: there’s a new baby (“MiWuLa Aussenstelle”, Miniatur Wunderland outpost)

Easter (Xmas) eggs, Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Hi, honey. Yeah, sorry; I’m gonna be late. I’m stuck in traffic …”

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.

Zollkanal, Kibbelsteg, Jungfernbrücke, Speicherstadt, Hansestadt, Hamburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg Speicherstadt, new UNESCO WHS

Earlier this week (5 July), the UNESCO World Heritage Committee awarded both Speicherstadt (Warehouse district) and the Kontorhausviertel (Commerical office district) UNESCO World Heritage Site status in the north German city of Hamburg. The above photo is in the middle of the Speicherstadt with a northeast view of the Zollkanal from Kibbelsteg towards Jungfernbrücke. Under late-winter afternoon light, the ever-present brick is cast in a warm red-orange glow.

I made the photo above on 8 March 2010 with the Canon 450D camera, the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit- and zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/640s, f/8, ISO400, 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6Yr.

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