Miniatur Wunderland
Miniatur Wunderland
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Speciality MuseumsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model train exhibit, and still growing. See trains running through recreations of Hamburg and the coast, Austria, the Grand Canyon and Scandinavia.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Hamburg-Altstadt
How to get there
  • Baumwall • 6 min walk
  • Rödingsmarkt • 6 min walk
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  • Ellen L
    Chicago, Illinois35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    If you find yourself in Hamburg this is the the place to go! We could have spent hours watching trains, planes, and automobiles drive past. It was a bit crowded in certain areas, like the plane section. We loved that they had buttons to press which made you part of the experience even more! We had accidentally booked our tickets for the prior day but went in shortly after they opened and they changed our booking and let us in!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Anthony B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Wunderland
    My niece set up a surprise visit to Hamburg with the prime objective to view the excellent modelling at Wunderland. It certainly lived up to both are expectation and from what I have heard through friends in the railway modelling world. I have been in railway modelling for many years and attended many exhibitions, but this so far exceeded all of what I have heard. Well done to all persons who took part in building such incredible depictions of places, not only in Europe , but of other places in the world. Keep up the excellent work.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • HeatherD56
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    On a recent cruise to Hamburg my husband wanted to visit here. As it was reasonably priced I agreed although I thought it was be boring... not so. It was amazing. Nothing had prepared me for the scale or the complexity of the railway. I spend a couple of hours happily watching and photographing the trains and layouts. It was an easy 15 min walk from the Rathaus where the ship shuttle bus dropped us off and in quite a picturesque warehouse area.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • damdahl2058
    Saint Paul, Minnesota84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if near Hamburg!
    Unbelievable. Unlike anything we’ve visited before. We were traveling in Germany and in the area south of Hamburg. We took a train to Hamburg ONLY to visit this attraction. It was crowded. We didn’t buy tickets ahead of time but you can get in a waiting queue. The waiting area had seating, beverages and bathrooms. We were told the wait could be up to 70 minutes but our number was called after only 10 minutes. We enjoyed the many different exhibits and seeing the control room. Even with the crowds we loved this wunderland so much. A must see if you’re close to Hamburg!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 4, 2023
  • jupro23
    Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many impressions
    One of the must have visited places in Hamburg. So many impressions - we'll be back a second time. Online booking was a little too complicated but finally everything worked: buy online voucher-book online a reservation time slot- exchange the online vocher at miniaturwunderland reception desk.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Tom Carter
    458 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    All time favourite
    Over the last 10 years we visited several times and are always delighted to discover new things. Soooo many small details, so much passion going into the exhibits. Loved Rio and Patagonia, can’t wait for Monaco
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • fransiska dg
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overwhelming experience with a small black edge
    When you go to Miniatur Wunderland and start at the top floor, first you’re overwhelmed by everything you see. This feeling stays with you as long as you’re there. We enjoyed the perfect views, the tiny jokes every now and then and it’s amazing to see all the work put into it!! All those tiny pieces and so detailed, just incredible. We were with someone in a wheelchair, that made it a bit more difficult. He was looking at the handrailing at some points and couldn’t see the upper parts good. Also, cause it’s really crowded, we were having a hard time getting any further and seeing everything. This part is sadly mostly because of the people visiting, they really didn’t care about us, just standing in front, pushing us aside, very disappointing and annoying sometimes. Starting to imagine why they started with special wheelchair evenings, but this is for us harder since we have to travel a while… he did have a good time, but the people there gave it a bit of a black edge to the visit…
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • David R
    Quebec City, Canada6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal, somehow still under-rated
    This was easily the coolest tourist attraction I've ever seen. I actually went to Hamburg just to see this. We ended up spending a little over 5 hours there, and didn't properly get to see everything- it's really hard to understand the scale. The worlds they've built are so intricate, with thousands of little stories or vignettes to find. They have a functional lock in the Scandinavia section, and so many incredible Easter eggs. If you like this kind of thing at all, you've got to go.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Andreas H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Great experience! Could’ve spent a lot more time there. Bring enough time, three or four hours at least. Thanks to the whole team, I really enjoyed the time.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Christian E
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking and amazing
    Magnificent. Absolutely magnificent. Never seen anything like it before. Breathtaking and amazing. We were there for more than three hours and took hundreds of photos. Admission price is very reasonable considering the great work behind.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 11, 2023
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Alina A
Rasnov, Romania139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
By the time I got there, it was pretty empty but after an hour or so, it got really really crowded. I would recommend to visit early in the morning if possible, to avoid waiting in order to see the cities and constructions. I would say that, if you enjoy the collection and want to see it all (in detail) you need almost 3h . Cities are represented by day/by night (which was very impressive - also wait to see volcanic eruption, thunderstorm and many more).
Ticket price was 15.50 euros online (someone purchased it for me in Germany). I'm still not sure why for the same ticket the price shown on my phone was 18.50 euros.
Written February 26, 2020
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TheOriginalBobster
Romford, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is so much more than a model train exhibition - there are some fantastic scale towns and villages that have to be seen to be believed.The Airport is extraordinary, with planes that actually go down the runway and take off. We arrived around 10 AM and had to wait in the restaurant area for 50 minutes, so it's worth checking if you can buy a ticket in advance and secure an entry time. You need to allow several hours to see it all, we spent 3 1/2 hours there and had to rush through the last few exhibits, so next time we will start at the other end. There are several new exhibits to be launched later this year. We thought it was brilliant and if we return to Hamburg will certainly visit again.
Written January 8, 2020
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PETE G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is not a model railway display, this is a piece of art. Honestly, the whole thing is so well engineered that it being called a 'Model Railway' is just ludicrous. You are taken from place to place, country to country, scene to scene in beautifully crafted vignettes that just happened to have railways, roads, rivers and even aeroplanes in them. The sculpted scenery is stunning and the animations are very cleverly done. Lighting alternates from day to night and changes the whole perspective as it cycles through.
Yes, it can and does get full of visitors, is that a surprise? But plan ahead, buy a ticket before arriving and go straight in.
Sadly, it is not wheelchair friendly and to be fair, I cannot see how any display of this nature can be so as viewing is best done from somewhere higher than a sitting position.
So, if you like seeing well crafted miniaturised recreations, then this is a must. If you are somebody who would rather have a tooth drilled without anaesthetic than go to a model railway, (as I see some reviewers have put) then stay away and spend time elsewhere. If you do visit, allow at least four hours.
Written January 7, 2020
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Billybear1960
Romford, UK86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I'm drawn to writing this review after my experience at visiting this attraction. Arrival was very much as expected. You climb stairs to gain entry although there is a lift for disabled visitors. I had prebooked my ticket and this is generally advisable but on my visit was not really needed as the queues were very small. I put this down to being a week day, first thing in the morning so it's best I think to visit then. Also out of term time as well. The display was as been said very impressive, but the German section which I believe was the first area is showing some signs of wear now and needs a bit of loving care on it. There are lockers to place your rucksacks in but are not good for the very large ones, they cost a euro but that is returned when you retrieve your items.

Now the clincher for me I had pre booked the behind the scenes tour, I was told to go to the temporary control point which is where all the layout is controlled from. The appointed time came and no one turned up, on asking one of the operatives I found out I should of been at the old control point. By the time I got there I had missed the tour. I went to complain about the miss information I was given the only response I got you can have your money back. No effort was made to find out if I could of joined the tour or any real apology for the error, or if something could be done. A lesson in customer service here is needed. Yes there is a sign at the temp control station but this gives the impression your in the correct place. So this is a warning to others not to fall not this trap like I did.

As a result this did put a dampener on my visit hence 3 stars.
Written February 6, 2020
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Colkat
Fareham, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you visit Hamburg this place is a must visit attraction. I’ve seen models before but nothing like these. The details are unbelievable. The models with the planes taking off and landing are brilliant. It’s not just about the models the technology to have so many working vehicles and trains is something else. We were in there three hours and could have stayed longer and only 15 euros per person
Written February 18, 2020
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Katja2018062018
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First of all, the museum impressed me the magnitude of hard work of those who participated in it's creation: in 9 rooms you can see entire cities and lands in miniature with day and night light simulating, intertwined by the railways and the roads. Everything moves, sometimes accompanied by sound signals. Most of all I liked Hamburg in miniature. There are a lot of visitors, so it is best to choose the earliest or latest time. The bus numero 6 goes to the Wunderland from the city center and the main train station to the final stop.
Written March 8, 2020
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max_hartwig
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain165 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place is overcrowded, so it is impossible to really enjoy looking at anything.

Some of the models are more complex than others, and might present some fascination in terms of their elaborate constructions, but fundamentally this is like paying for the privilege to enter a can of sardines.

It's just awful and best avoided.
Written August 28, 2020
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Moviegoer97
Southampton, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Amazing place! Incredible attention to detail and an insane amount of electronic and computer wizardry has gone into this! Way to much to take in. I would definitely do this again, and take an entire day to look around. We had the guided tour where we got to learn the 'secrets' of how it all works, and see stuff the general public don't get to see. Well worth doing. I can HIGHLY RECOMMEND this attraction to anyone with any respect of creativity and workmanship...and it's just good fun. Staff all friendly, everything clean. One thing that may be good is the occasional 'over 18s' evening where we don't have to suffer a million hyped-up children!Thanks for a great experience!
Written January 31, 2020
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Jae W. Lee
Long Island, NY5,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Upon arriving at the long multi-story red brick building, we got off our taxi. The building’s wall had signs “Hamburg Dungeon” and “Belleisenbahn Wunderland”. We almost entered the wrong door for “Hamburg Dungeon”. Be sure to enter the correct door for the Miniatur Wunderland. Inside the building, we walked upstairs following the sign “Miniatur Wunderland”. An elevator was nearby, too. At the ticket counter, we bought our tickets with the entrance time marked on them. Since we did not purchase our tickets in advance, we had to wait for about 20 minutes in the large waiting area next to the ticket counter. Advance purchase of tickets could have avoided this. The waiting area had complimentary beverages counter as well as comfortable seats & tables. On the walls, electronic display screens showed the numbers. Once the numbers on our tickets showed up on the displays, we went to the entrance to the exhibition area. The exhibition areas spread over 3 floors had many halls with model railway sets representing different countries & regions such as Austria, Middle Germany, Hamburg, Italy, Knuffingen, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Venice, America, etc. We were really impressed with painstakingly detailed miniaturized railroads and Hamburg airport scenes. While walking around, we faced recurring blackouts to show alternating day and night scenes. Over 2 hour period, we could see only a fraction of the world’s largest miniature wonderland in this establishment.
Written August 30, 2020
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Camiel S
The Hague, The Netherlands177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
On our first visit to Hamburg as a family of 4 with 2 teens, this had to be on the list. I knew I had to buy tickets upfront or else my kids would not support going to model trains. As it happened, they enjoyed it!
Miniatur Wonderland is a really nice exhibition of different worlds with trains around it. The craftsmanship of the worlds is amazing and one could spend a lot of time admiring all that. Unfortunately we picked the wrong time and the exhibit was very crowded, including with people who wanted to video every single detail.
This took away a lot of the charm: it would have been a lot nice to experience the day and night sceneries without all these mobile phones in front of your face.
We enjoyed it, but probably won't repeat.
Written January 2, 2020
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