Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

A couple weeks ago we visited the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, the world's largest model railroad. Aside from the amazing model train action, the airport, and very busy streets, MiWuLa is known for it's intricate detailing of scenes all over the layout. Here are some examples...

Hamburg by night. Yes, it's a model.

An office building in Hamburg.

There are 4 independent scenes here.

Coal miners protesting retirement of steam locomotives.

The movement of the herd is clearly visible, even though nothing moves.

Airport Parking.
I went on a behind the scenes tour as well. Highly recommended. Not only do you spent an hour in a small group with a MiWuLa-guide answering any questions you might have, but you get to see areas that are normally not exposed to the public, including plenty of inside jokes.

Charging stations for airport vehicles.

Nuns sitting at the edge of the world.
The mechanisms inside the "clouds" are fascinating.

No comments: