If you think miniature anything is amazing to look at, then you’ll love this tourist attraction in Germany.
 
The Miniatur Wunderland in Hamberg, Germany has the world’s largest model railway—and it’s operational!
 

 

The Wunderland has nine sections of miniatures, featuring countries such as the United States, Switzerland, and Italy. Each section has been painstakingly recreated to mimic its real-life counterpart, down to the people and signs.

Because the miniatures are such a small scale, the engineers couldn’t use off-the-shelf parts and electronics. Instead, they had to use custom made parts for the miniature action sequences.

If you want to see the Miniatur Wunderland in person, adult tickets will set you back about $14 USD. Children under 16 get in at half price, and children smaller than 3 feet get in for free!

As for when to visit Hamburg, May to September offers the best weather. However, if you want fewer crowds and lower hotel fees, plan your visit for the fall, when kids are in school.


 
For more information on the Miniatur Wunderland, check out their website!
 
Watch more of the Miniatur Wunderland in the video down below!