Saturday, November 23, 2013

The largest model railway of the World - Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

The largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany. This model was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby and then started growing by leaps & bounds.

Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, carpenters and computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them lunch.

One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn't get you then the bakery definitely would.

This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs and a serving counter. Their latest finished area is the airport where planes look like they are flying and landing.

There are said to be more than a thousand trains, cars, aircarfts and ships that move about and the size of the model is around 1,300m2.

1 comment:

Linda said...

LOL! So, just throw in a bit of consciousness to the little dummy people, add a few tyrants, and there you have our world? lolllol dolls, idols, make for play. It's kind of cute though, how they've made their love such a business that brings joy and wonder to others! Go them. :)