We made a trip to Hamburg and visited the exhibition of Miniatur Wunderland. This is the largest model reailworld in the world. Covering a florplan of more than 10.000 sqm and with a total model plan of more than 2.300 sqm – this is absolutely encredible.
Before you get in to the actual model plans they showcase some constructions where you can get a close look at all the details. Allready here you get the impresions of very serius model craftmanship.
Above is a picture of the comming section with scenaries from Italy. It is very nice that you can get a look at the actual construction of the sections.
The first section you enter is the Swiss section. This section is 250 square meters and represents 3 regions of Switzerland.
An amazing festival venue with live performance and actual screens.
Tunnels through the mountains is a natural part of the Swiss landscape. All vehicles have light and it makes the whole scene much more alive.
On the mountain you find this beautiful scene of a Medieval Festival.
And then suddenly it gets dark. 24 hours is shortened to 15 minutes in Miniatur Wunderland. The light is perfectly controled so you get the feeling that the day ends and a new starts.
And it´s just like you are standing in a building and looking down on the street from the windows.
And slowly it turns into daylight again and a new day in Miniatur Wunderland begins.
The scenary from the mountains is absolutely fantastic.
Some of the cars are actually driving.
Knuffingen Airport. Around 40 plains and some of them are taxing to and from the gates.
Even at night the airport is busy. Flights getting loaded and taxi out to take off.
Front of the airport. Lots of cars and you get the feeling of arriving in a busy airport.
And this may look at the control tower for the airport but it is the control center for Minatur Wunderland.
You never stop getting amazed by all the details…this bike has lights!
The HSV Arena in Hamburg.
Fire in the house.
Then we jump to Scandinavia area. You can not see it from the picture but they simulate high and low tide every 30 minutes.
Windmills and bridges.
Snowy city in Sweden.
Very nice details with snow at this factory.
And then a quick trip over the ocean to the wild west of Las Vegas.
And we stop with this lovely scene – see the Christmas lights in the trees.