As hinted a few blogs ago, I’ll be taking a back seat over the next couple of weeks whilst I am away. I’ll be posting (mainly) train photos taken by Allan in Switzerland, and pictures taken in Hamburg on his birthday visit to Miniatur Wunderland. Its website describes it as:
The largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany.
The Miniatur Wunderland has been constantly growing since the year 2001. Having started with two layout areas, Harz and Southern Germany, the Wunderland has openend the seventh area, Switzerland, in November 2007. More layout areas have already been planned until the year 2014.
We have pursued the principle of open workshops since the beginning, which means that you can actually see our modellers and technicians working in the Wunderland and observe how landscapes emerge.
As your questions and comments are mostly answered in detail, this way of working is apparently not the most productive. However, we think that after you have seen the construction sites and the bare frameworks you will better understand how many working hours and how much love we have put into the Miniatur Wunderland.
The entrance is less imposing than what’s inside, as the official video reveals….
There’s always time for a visit to the local station…..
The local Hamburg opera house also appears in model form…..
Trust Allan and Ron to get a room with a view – a budget hotel but with trainspotting thrown in for free!