Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is currently the world’s largest model railway, and to give those who aren’t able to visit a closer view, Google last year built a miniature version of its Street View car to capture the streets within. By 2020, the exhibition is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in a model area of over 24,757 sq ft. It includes 1,300 trains made up of over 10,000 carriages, over 100,000 moving vehicles, ca. 500,000 lights, 130,000 trees, and 400,000 human figurines. Continue reading for another video tour and more information.

Miniatur Wunderland has featured on the British Television Series James May’s Toy Stories twice, with Sebastian and Gerrit helping BBC Top Gear presenter James May building an 00-scale Hornby model railway along the Tarka Trail abandoned railway between Barnstaple and Bideford. It was visited in episode six of the BBC series Great Continental Railway Journeys.