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
Neighbourhood: Hamburg-Altstadt
How to get there
  • Baumwall • 6 min walk
  • Rödingsmarkt • 6 min walk
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  • Poke_it_with_a_stick
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly a wonderland but by no means miniature
    This place is huge. I cannot imagine the amount of work that went into this! Be prepared to spend several hours here, you would not do it justice to try to pop in for just an hour. There is a capacity limit so arrive early at 7.30am or during the week if you want to avoid a queue. There is a nice bistro, laid out like a train carriage (obviously) and a cloak room with coin lockers so you can comfortably be there all day. For the attraction itself, rather than a miniature railway this really was more of a miniature world with different counties, landscapes and weather conditions. Each set is jam packed with little stories being acted out in miniature and multiple buttons dotted around allow you to initiate various activities such as cable cars, busy tourists, forest fires and rock concerts. There is a day/ night cycle in each room which is really fun, the street lights and house lights come on to match. I really recommend going back to look at places you saw during the day once night falls. The static exhibits are educational and very thought provoking. I appreciated the timeline of a street in Berlin which brought it to life more than a history book could. The miniature collection of commercial pig farms sounds like a weird choice but it was expertly laid out to illustrate how farms differ depending on scale, output and the cost of pork at the end. All in all, it was lots of fun with good facilities and more educational than some museums.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Rosh99
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place will blow your mind.
    This place has got to be seen to be believed. The sheer scale of the attraction is incredible and we've just spent over 10 hours there today. The place is amazing. There are two great eating places within the building. Both serve great food at great prices. Compared to UK places, the prices are cheaper here and the food is arguably better. The staff are incredible too. We did the 30 minute virtual reality session and it was incredible. Make sure you pre-book your slot weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. I could rabbit on about this place for hours but here is a reason why this is the number 1 attraction in the city (and probably in Germany). Spent the whole day here. It's got to be seen to be believed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • ZX81Andy
    London, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unforgettable experience - you must visit!
    If you're interested in model railways or modelling in general, this place has to be on your the top of your go-to list. Even if it isn’t your thing, still visit – you’ll be blown away. What can I say about miniature Wonderland? It's amazing, absolutely amazing. The videos and pictures just don’t do it justice. In the end we visited twice in a week and still did not spend enough time there. On the first visit I missed a room (USA, Scandanvia) and when we went back on the second visit we spent at least 2.5 hours in that missed room. There's so much to see. I like all the little detail: you can always see new things and there are lots of little hidden treasures such as the chocolate factory or the interactive buttons. The trains go above your head, below your feet, and across the canal to another building. The modelling quality is excellent – they have concerts, fairgrounds, UFOs, boats, planes and of course trains. I read that the whole philosophy of Miniatur Wunderland is that it should be family-friendly and shouldn't break the bank to go there. The pricing is reasonable. It's open till late - we stayed there till 11:00 PM one evening and we were wondering where we can get some food. We found they have a café which serves hot food till 10:00 PM. You can store your bags there for 0.50E you can charge your phones there too. It’s so different from many tourist attractions where you feel like you're being ripped off at every corner. Miniature Wunderland is a real asset to Hamburg. Our sole reason to visiting the city was for Minatur Wunderland, but having ventured out into the city there was much more to discover. I’m already planning a second trip to Hamburg and Minatur Wunderland. Thank you!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 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 16 August 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 August 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 24 August 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 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 27 August 2023
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Karen7
London, UK648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We had a day to explore Hamburg after our Cunard mini cruise and found this recommended on TA and wow ! It's truly excellent
The scale is enormous and the detail amazing. We saw the actual hotel room we've stayed at in Monaco and loved the buttons to animate little details in each land. Best was the airport watching planes land and buses trundle as day turns to night across the lighting in the lands.
We tagged on a ten min VR experience to book tickets that were otherwise sold out which was awesome too, highly recommend
Written 13 July 2024
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Maria F
The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is not just a great place for young kids! Because there were no reasonable tickets available in advance, I was concerned about the lines, so we made the decision to arrive early (8:30 am on Monday) and enter directly. If you've ever been to the UK's Bekonscot, which is fantastic, the Hamburg version is ten times bigger and much more impressive.
You could spend hours there, if you so desired, and there were many different age groups represented. Worth visiting without a doubt.
The airport was my personal favorite location.
Although we didn't conduct a "backstage tour," we plan to do so in the future!
Written 9 July 2024
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Malene S
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Great place! It all looks amazing and both the kids and us adults loved it! The Pompeji volcano looks amazing. Especially when it turns to night time!!!
Worth a visit.
Written 9 July 2024
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Elliott R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Truly incredible experience. Words and photos really don’t do this place justice, the amount of detail on each section is beyond incredible. We spent 10 hours here, with only 2 of those resting/eating.

The VR experience is also excellent and there’s a fascinating history exhibit which shows the area surrounding the Berlin Wall from post war to post fall.

Thoroughly recommend this but be prepared to just stand and stare for hours, as things change drastically during day and night cycles!
Written 27 June 2024
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LBHouston11
Houston, TX849 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The virtual reality was really fun and interesting but not easy to follow. My time was up before I completed.
The train and miniatures are amazing—but so very hard to find each room and display—we went up and down over 10 flights of stairs and then elevators trying to find everything. The people there gave us impossible directions—this made our visit frustrating.
Written 25 June 2024
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Bonglabongla
228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Small discount available with the Hamburg card, only at the front desk, there wasn't much of a queue, most people probabaly book their tickets online. You must not lose your ticket as you have to check-out when you leave. Lot of thought gone into the place, lockers for bags, snack-bar, resting chairs, disabled access etc. Got a guide but still found it a little bit disorientiering. You start and the top and work down. The order does not really matter. There are so many fine small details to see, but also action when you press a button (wait till it is comepletely green). A bit annoying is that other visitors tend to hog a view, which is disadvanteageous if you are small, although as comepensation there are plenty of mini exhibits at a lower level that the crowds and taller peolple seem to miss, e.g. Pinocchio . Loved the stormy sea. Not eveything works, they are constantly checking and repairing and you can see into their workshop, which adds to the liveliness of the place. You can spend hours but it's too exhausting - better to make a few visits if at all possible. Fun.
Written 25 June 2024
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Steve P
Musselburgh, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a fantastic Attraction had been watching videos of Minitaur Wunderland for a few years now, I was amazed watching the videos, but in all honesty that is nothing until you see the real thing up close and personal. The derail of everything is incredible they have a very reasonably priced Cafe and a fantastic shop. If you visit Hamburg this is a must go to attraction. We never queued either walked straight in.
Written 25 June 2024
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Bad_Seed4
Canberra, Australia721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Look, I can see why people love this and I did, mostly but once the crowds set in, its hard to enjoy. We were there on opening and the first hour was terrific but by the second, I had had enough and was ready to go, it was just too crowded. Add a school group into the mix and that's it for me. So, choose wisely. I went straight to the upper level so got a lot of that bit with very few people which meant by the time I returned to the lower level it was hard to see as well, so I got half quiet and half busy. Worth it, but not the greatest thing I have ever seen. YMMV
Written 24 June 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing place to visit.

There are a huge number of miniature installations to visit including, amongst others Hamburg, Venice, Monaco (including a mini Grand Prix race), Las Vegas, Rio Carnival, The Vatican and too many more to mention.

The exhibits switch between daylight and nighttime periodically.

The attention to detail is astonishing, including lots of humour such as a sheep pyramid, a man carrying his donkey, various people in trouble with the police and lots more.

Well worth the 20 Euro admission fee. I could have spent hours inside.
Written 16 June 2024
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Leila B
Munich, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This area is magnificent, the unlimited ongoing railway tracks and the scenic views really make it a great destination.
Written 11 June 2024
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