There are reviews for this in 2 different places on Trip Advisor, so I will post this in both places. We were happy with our visit to the Hartmann Model Railroad, so I was surprised to see some negative reviews.
My husband is into model railroading and is constructing his own display in our basement. He likes to look at displays to get "ideas". The admission was $5 senior rate for each of us, and we thought it was worth it to spend an hour looking at all the layouts and the displays of old toys and models.
We spent some time talking to the owner, who is from Switzerland, and found him to be friendly and helpful. The displays were interesting and my husband got some ideas for his display.
I agree with other reviewers that the "running" trains were a little disappointing since the only thing running was the engine without a train in back of it, and not all levels of multi track displays were used. However, we thought the displays were interesting and worth a close look to see all the details and work that went into it. There was a lot of variety. Also there were shelves upon shelves of old rail road cars and other toys on display.
In reading some negative reviews, they are mostly from people who brought children. We are retired seniors so didn't experience any of the issues stated. However, I can see how parents may not want to visit a place where they were stressed out about the kids touching things. Also, we didn't notice the rules about riding the train; i.e. having to purchase something. If that were simplified and featured, perhaps more people with kids would feel welcome.
I would recommend the model railroad museum mostly for adults who were into model railroading or for those who had older children that would be interested in the details of the layouts.
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