Miniatur Wunderland
Miniatur Wunderland
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Speciality MuseumsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 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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  • Sbangsuk
    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom1,793 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just wow absolutely breath taking
    Truly incredible lives up to all the hype and beyond. The level of detail is breathtaking especially seing layouts night and day, you could spend a full day here and not see all the amazing details and love and care put into the models. The bistro is very nice too with reasonably priced food and cool train seating. For those waiting for their time slot during the day there is free soda while you wait and games and tv which is a nice touch.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • CatherineTwinMum
    Castleford, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely brilliant
    Well here I am, adding to the numerous 5* reviews on here, but it really does deserve it! What an amazing place!! It has been on our wish list to visit here way before we had children, when we saw James May do a programme on model trains years ago! And today we made that wish come true. We booked this months ago, knowing full well that it gets booked up and having two 7 year olds, queueing is not good! We arrived around 9.30am and walked straight in. We had the 10 minute VR experience booked for 10am so had a quick half an hour to sneak a peek at some of the wonderful things. I had originally booked the VR thing as I had got totally confused and thought this would mean we definitely didn’t have to queue, so I wasn’t desperate to do it, but we headed down just before 10 to be given a brief explanation on how it all works (basically don’t walk into anything that is red, it’s either another human or a wall). We got the kids kitted out and in we went. I am 41….and not a computer games fan at all but this was an interesting experience, but the twins loved it!!! (As did my husband). 10 mins was long enough for me though! We headed back to the model trains and became fully absorbed in everything there is to see, press and just take in. Next time I looked at my watch it was 12.15pm so we headed down to the bistro for lunch. There wasn’t a kids menu as such so, I chose 3 mains and we shared. The food was lovely, and very German (our mission was to eat more traditional foods) and for three mains and drinks for us all it was €27!! I was sure she had missed something off the bill but she hadn’t! Full bellies we were back up into the model trains and we spent another 2 hours taking it all in. We finally headed back to our hotel for about 4pm for a cuppa. What a wonderful day out…. We are coming back through Hamburg on the return leg of the journey…. Already checking if there are any tickets available for that date! Amazing day out!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Anthea H
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mindblowing attention to detail
    I visited on the recommendation of a friend. I thought I'd stay maybe half an hour but ended up staying an hour and a half. There is just so much to see here and the scale and the detail involved blew my mind.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • RogerWnz
    Wellington, New Zealand90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Miniature heaven!
    I am from New Zealand. Our daughter lives in Hamburg. Long story! Every time we visit her, we go to this magical place, which just gets bigger and better! So, this trip we were able to see the beginnings of South America across the bridge. Truly beautiful! I can spend so many hours here, even though it’s now been six visits over the past 15 years. Can’t wait until I return, maybe in 2024.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Alex M
    Nottingham, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing - a must see
    It's hard to explain this place to be honest, but the pictures that you can find will go some way to explain it. It's an astonishing place, the scale and ambition of which is hard to define. There is an amazing amount of detail, kilometres of track, hundreds of things to watch, 'signature events' like a storm at night in the sea, etc. and so many little moments of comedy in the models. I like train journeys but I'm not into trains or even model trains, but frankly I'd recommend this to anyone. Kids will absolutely love it but even as an adult, if you don't happen to be a modellist, there is so much to see that you will enjoy yourself. A very strong recommend from me - leave a good 3 hours as well. There's also a cafe as well which comes in very handy. :)
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Chris M
    307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wonderland!
    This place is insane! I knew it would be good but blasted my expectations out of the water! It is HUGE and everywhere you look there are more and more large scenes or miniature diaramas. Before I went I saw that the average time spent was over 3hrs. After visiting where we spent 4hours I can't believe we rushed it! There are a couple of cafes and whilst we only had drinks they seemed reasonably priced. I'd recommend that if you visit you factor in a visit to the cafe to break up the visit. The only downsides are: The entrance to the place is ill thought out. You enter and exit through the same way, the gift shop. This creates a crazy log jam of people and a real shame. There are also seats located around the place to allow people to rest but these seem to be located at pinch points, making them worse.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • LINDA M
    Peterborough, United Kingdom688 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WELL WORTH A VISIT TO HAMBURG
    Visited here when we docked here on a cruise liner, which is really why we took this cruise. We booked this directly through Miniature Wunderland and got VIP entry plus we also booked behind the scenes tour, which an hour long. We made our own way from the cruise ship to this Miniature Wunderland, although probably not the easiest to find. Having said that, we checked straight in and noticed that people who had not booked there was only a very few people queuing to gain entry. All the scenes that we saw, so much attention and thought had gone into them especially all the amazing little figures, which there were hundreds of doing all sorts of things. The amount of trains that were moving round the tracks, plus the traffic on the roads as well. Then they would change the lighting from day to night quite frequently. The airport, unfortunately was working as well as it should have been, but a few planes did take off and come in to land. There was real water, with a cruise ship moving around, plus some other craft, We had a time slot for behind the scenes tour, which there were only six of us, and the chap that conducted our tour, was extremely good, he spoke excellent english and a great sense of humour as well, and a very enjoyable tour behind the scenes of this miniature wunderland and it was not expensive to do. They are still im[proving and in the process of doing more scenes. To top off your visit, then the next place to visit before leaving is the shop, where the products are all reasonably price which in this day and age was surprising, in as much that we did buy a few items. So all in all we had a lovely visit here, albeit that we never really got to see Hamburg itself.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Keith B
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Amazing experience. This should be somewhere every visitor to Hamburg comes. The detail and the number of models are astounding. Easily fills a few hours. You need to be able bodied and manage stairs though is my only reservation.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Pipolata
    Hamilton, New Zealand137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique experience.
    Miniature Wonderland is a unique experience, it unbelievable the amount of detail that has gone in to creating it. The imagination of the creators is incredible and the amount of work that has been done to make it. I also did a behind the scenes tour and although it was in German and I can't speak the. language I enjoyed being able to see how it all worked.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 8, 2023
  • dsingh2000
    Sydney, Australia163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this in Hamburg - amazing bucket list experience. Book online. Allow min 4 hours. Try to book guided tour
    Bucket list item for sure. This is our second visit and loved it even more. They have a also expanded with another wing. Every scene is so captivating. The more time you spend, the more intricate details you discover. They have also made it interactive with lots of buttons to press to trigger some actions - great for kids ❤️ it’s good to get tickets online to avoid the wait time and also we learnt when we were there that they do limited guided tours in English. We would have loved to do that as they take you into areas that are not for public access. On our list for the next time. Easily one of the highlights of our Europe trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
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Billybear1960
Romford, UK88 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, UK20 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, Spain152 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, UK66 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, NY5,876 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 Netherlands186 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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Englishrose
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful afternoon spent here. This attraction is great for adults as well as children.
You need to pre book either online or there. We booked in person the day before and then turned up at our allocated booking time the next day.

I would highly advise to try and go at quieter times , eg) late afternoon or evening and midweek.
The Wunderland can get very busy, and if it's really busy you would need to spend time waiting to get upto the models. We went at 3.30 on a Friday and spend around 3.5 hours here.

It's open until 10pm Monday -Thursday and until 1am Friday and Saturday.
You can get to Hafencity (where the minature Sunderland is ) easily from all the districts of Hamburg. There are buses and trains nearby or you can walk too it, it's fairly central.

Whilst we were there ,we didn't need to cue for long and we were able to all of the exhibits....and there were a lot, so be prepared to take your time.
It was really amazing and fun too see. We paid 20 euro each to get in, and felt it was worth every penny.

We took our time and had a good look, as there is so much to see on each exhibit and some things you need to really look for.
Overall, we loved it and would recommend to all ages :-)
Written March 1, 2022
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Mike Hilditch
Knutsford, UK159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I’d heard so much about this place being a big fan of model railways but never did I think it would live up to all the hype. From the moment you walk in your jaw drops and it doesn’t lift up for a good few hours after you’ve left. I’m still thinking about how wonderful it was days after visiting.

The level of detail is incredible. The size of it is incredible. The animations are incredible. The whole thing is just incredible. I’d advise going early or late so it’s not too busy otherwise you may struggle to see as much as you’d want. If you’re a fan of these types of things they do a behind the scenes tour. If I ever visit Hamburg again I’m definitely going on this tour.

The airport scene with aeroplanes taking off is just breathtaking. The larger planes take longer to get off the runway compared to the smaller ones and the detail of the planes touching down is just remarkable.

Please visit!
Written January 12, 2020
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Bella M.
Leverkusen, Germany23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We looked in the website for the waiting times and went on the moment it said 0 minutes which was absolutely correct and saved us €5 by not having to book a fast lane ticket. The miniature cities and countries were very beautiful, detailed, funny with little hidden easter eggs and interesting to see. Especially the airport really was amazing to see! It was very full at the beginning so it was sometimes hard to see everything or the get in front to push the buttons. But later it was calmer and we got to see things better. We spent around 2 hours here and it was worth the money. I must say though that it was an experience that I will not do again. It was great, yes, but also a bit "boring" after a while because at the end it is the same all the time. I would recommend it to families with kids. For adults that are not that much into railways or miniature things it can be bit boring.
Written February 17, 2020
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