Miniatur Wunderland (German for 'miniature wonderland') is a model railway and miniature airport attraction in Hamburg, Germany, the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt neighbourhood of the city.
In December 2021 the railway consisted of 16,138 m (52,946 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into nine sections: Harz mountains, the fictitious town of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, a replica of Hamburg Airport, Italy and South America. Of the 7,000 m2 (75,347 sq ft) of floorspace, the model occupies 1,545 m2 (16,630 sq ft).
|Monday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
Michael Bundgaard | Feb 17, 2018
Fantastic place! You're impressed over and over again on all sorts of small details, things that can move, the day / night theme, airplanes that land and take off etc, etc. Even our little boy in 2 years was absorbed all time we were here. Definitely an attraction worth driving for and not only to be visited if you're in Hamburg. Also a really delicious restaurant with good food and freshly made pasta dishes. Several good play areas for children. Must be visited!
Bharath Chandra Talluri | Feb 25, 2018
Most visited tourist attraction in Hamburg. This place is awesome with miniaturised working models of various cities and countries. Stays true to it's name and is truly a wonderland. The model airport with model flights taking off and landing is the highlight of the place. People of all ages would thoroughly enjoy this place. I personally visited this 5 times and it still fills my mind with wonder every time I visit again. Also the admission is at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend it.
Bradley King | Feb 20, 2018
One of the most fascinating attractions I have ever visited. There's so much attention to detail, and plenty of interactive aspects that will keep you entertained. Look out for fun little jokes and comedic scenes hidden throughout. Be warned, it can get really busy, so come early or late.
Ricardo Marino | Jan 28, 2018
This place is simply amazing. Bring your kids, or just the kid that you once were, to this 20M€ miniature exposition, answering the question you asked as a child: "What would happen if I had unlimited money to buy toys?". This is what would happen, and it is glorious. If you kid is into trains or airplanes, you might just bring it to the best experience of his life.
Sara Collier | Feb 24, 2018
A must on your visit to Hamburg. I booked online for the earliest slot on a Friday to avoid queues and it was still packed by 10am. Stayed at least 3 hours and it could have been longer to look at the amazing level of detail. Liked all the interactive elements and the model airport and trains were brilliant.
Maarten van Bemmel | Mar 22, 2018
An amazing experience for people that like model trains! The miniature land is breathtaking, but you need many hours to take in all the details. A second visit is recommended. After looking at the miniatures for 5 hours we decided it was time to get dinner and come back another day.
Kelly CHRISTINE | Apr 2, 2018
Great attraction for families but time slots need to be booked in advance (at the location or at the main train station activity office). The place is open pretty much all day so it is easy to find a slot. For people with no kids (and probably no patience like me) I would suggest an early slot (before 8am) or super late (anything after kids bedtime). I think it is possible to have a slot around 9pm to midnight...could be a different experience all together. Plan for 2h for the visit +/- snack and souvenir shopping
Reggie B | May 7, 2018
I highly suggest smoking a spliff and spending several hours in here. Sometimes it gets really crowded and you can't get close enough to see things, so you need a little bit of patience and don't go when you're stressed out and I've had too much coffee because the crowds could be overwhelming. But if you go there and plan on taking your time to see everything you won't get stressed out. One of the cool things about this place is you get to see the actual operating room with all of the screens and the people who are making all the magic happen behind the scenes. I really appreciate it that and would love to have been able to talk to them.
Angel Eduardo Rodríguez Fernández | Apr 19, 2018
We spent almost 5 hours there. It was a little crowded but still it was amazing. One of the best parts was that even though the closing hour was 11, they extended it and let us be until 12, probably because it was a little crowded earlier. Also they include a little game like "where's Waldo" in where you have to find 15 scenes in the whole museum and write down secret letters that make a word. All of this made the visit really awesome. Totally recommended.
A Mustafa | Apr 19, 2018
This is amazing! I loved every detail they make, as well as, the effort the put toward building cities with those tiny details. It is suitable for all ages, kids will love it and adults would too. For me, it’s a must to visit this place as you will enjoy every city you pass by and will also appreciate the effort. Entrance is 11€ and it deserves it
Aamir Bgl | May 4, 2018
Loved the place... for children and families is super fun. Waiting time to enter can be very long if you haven't booked the tickets online. But still you can enjoy the free soft drinks with your family while waiting in the lounge.
Ali Shaib | May 1, 2018
Wonderland indeed! There is something special about Miniature museum, it feels so realistic and you are one of the fairy-tale giants that is wandering between the cities, villages, mountains, naval and airports. The details are incredible, the texture feels real as if entire structures were shrunk into this place. It was crowded and 4 hrs were not enough to tour the entire complex. The souvenir shop is quite interesting, I would recommend to have a look inside.
Maneck Tandon | Jun 1, 2018
A great place to spend a few hours. Amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail. Enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Several of the displays have buttons that trigger movement etc. However if you are not fascinated by scale models, architecture etc it can n become tedious or boring rather quickly. Can be super busy, booking ahead would be a good idea. The staff is friendly, multilingual and helpful. The waiting area is comfortable and the gift shop has several interesting knick knacks.
Dave Barrington | May 10, 2018
Fantastic HO scale train layout with so much more. I spent 3 days visiting and discovered new highlights daily. Even someone barely interested in HO trains will be amazed. There is a website and YouTube videos that offer a taste, but you will be surprised and amazed by a visit. There is a good restaurant on the premise where you can get freshly prepared food and all manner of snacks and beverages.
Laxman Kunwor | May 16, 2018
This place is really out of the world. I wonder how they manage to put such tiny details leading to perfection. Then again you need time, patience and that curious mindset to make the most out of it. It features highlights based on the regions. Full functioning airport is on display where you can enjoy tiny planes taking off and landing. Trains maneuvering through Swiss alps, tunnels in bizarre tiny tracks is another sight. Staffs are also around if you have questions to ask.
Peter Petrick | May 31, 2018
Just wow... A must see and well really the only main attraction found in Hamburg. It might appear childish at first, but its far from, its a historical masterpiece. Whether you'd like to reminisce over your childhood modeling years, or your world wanderer this exhibition of tiny animated models will take you back. Outside of your personal experience, this would positively impact your child's imagination offering mechanical and historical significance. Prepare for a 3-4 hour visit, there is so much content I'd advise review it in detail. In any case you will miss something. Great for English speaking visitors, and German natives.
Justin Hardesty | Jul 6, 2018
This place was fantastic! My wife and I came here during our trip and had a wonderful time. Such great craftsmanship and displays that made for hours of fun to admire. You need a good 4 or more hours to truly enjoy it all and make your way through. The tickets were well worth the money and time. I'd love to come back and enjoy it again since I didn't have enough time to thoroughly enjoy it my first time around. Absolutely worth a visit with family and friends, you'll thoroughly enjoy it.
Simon Beckett | Jul 9, 2018
I've been waiting to come Miniature Wunderland for years and it was even better then I expected. The low admission price allowed me to spend the entire day, which I absolutely did. You can ask for a stamp that will allow you to leave and return the same day. That offer behind the scenes tours which cost about the same as the admission price, but I thought it was well worth it. In other words. If you are in Hamburg, go to this!
Jeremy Greysmark | Jul 1, 2018
One of the most surprising places I have been! I am not a model railway enthusiast, but I do appreciate if someone is. But since I have visited this place twice, I found myself education myself about the different systems and trains you can get. This place is wonderful, even for a normal person who's hobby is not model railways it is a very unique and breathtaking place. The model railways are spread out on to 2 different levels and consists of different countries such as the USA, Switzerland, Norway etc... There are remote controlled boats in real water as well, which is pretty impressive. One of the most impressive models must surely be that airport with its scheduled flights. The amount of detail is just incredible and definitely worth a visit. You can book a behind the scenes tour in English as well, which is extremely interesting, especially when you get to see all the shadow railways for train storage and routing. The people who do the English tours are not native speakers, but they are definitely doing their best to make your journey special. There is also a restaurant and a little souvenir shop located in the building. People with wheel chairs can access the different levels via the lifts.
Chris D | Jul 4, 2018
Wow! This place is awesome, make sure you take the time to read the history and understand the amount of work and patience it took to build this place. The family was highly impressed. My only issue was the place was PACKED with people and it was difficult to really enjoy it to its full potential. I would highly recommend but maybe during the off season.
Wan Jasmin Wan Abbas | Aug 12, 2018
First advice is buy ticket online and set your arrival time slot. Don’t worry about not making it because you have 1 hour period and extra 15 minutes delay acceptance. If you still can’t make it, you can change to a new time or day on their website as long as you didn’t past the original booked period. Good overall experience for all ages. It’s amazing to see the level of details on the €20m setup. They have nice cafe with train seats. Attraction not to be missed when you are in Hamburg!
Jesse Mallen | Jul 13, 2018
Absolutely flawless and magical. Truly a wonderland of miniatures. If you're a train enthusiast it's a done deal but even if you're not, it's still worth it. However large in scope you think it is, however detailed and immaculate with charm and character, it's magnitudes more so. Think of it like one giant three dimensional where's wally scene of parties, accidents and other Easter eggs. In motion. With vehicles and bridges and scenery out of every corner. I lost eight hours here my first trip and came back the next day, it's worth every penny and every moment you think you can spare.
Bas Rijcken | Jul 22, 2018
Lovely exhibition, which is still being expanded. According to their website there was a two hour wait time to get in but we could walk straight to the ticket booth. The tickets aren’t expensive and they offer discounts for certain people. Great restaurant with good food and low prices. I recommend to really take your time when visiting to see all the little details in the exhibition. Really a must visit for young and old!
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