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Remember the toy trains of your youth?
The Miniature Wunderland
Two men remembered the fun they had had when playing with their toy trains, and they decided to open a huge toy train miniature world. It turned out to be a total success story, they've been adding rooms and themes ever since and everybody who goes there loves it.
In the staircase up to the Wunderland there are signs saying they sell memory cards for cameras. I'm sure many people will need this service, when they run out of storage space on their card. There is so much to see, so many small details, that it is impossible to see everything on a first visit.
A friend had told us to book online and to book the very first time window. We did this, even if it meant getting up very early for a holiday, but it was worth it. We were among the first visitors and could really see a lot.
There is a film shown about the Wunderland, which would be good to see before you actually walk through the different countries, but we started looking straight away and only watched the film later, to find out what we had missed.
It's incredible and so much fun! You can press buttons press at each display, starting off a performance of Romeo and Juliet for example in a small theatre, or sending a UFO flying around.
And as in the real world, it gets dark from time to time.
My favourite scene is the meadow in the mountains, where the farmer wants to watch a football game and all the animals gather around him and join. It's a tiny TV set, but there's a real game showing .
Go early! When we left after a couple of hours, there was a two hour waiting line in the staircase.
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If it does not stop raining and you do not want to do something too cultural - this is a perfect fun museum: The "wonderland of miniature" - a model railway or rather model world. Really cute - also for adult children. I loved it and you can spend hours with watching the small pieces going around. It is pretty funny with many cute details - like Santa Clause coming from a toilet in the forest, or a love couple in a field of sunflowers...
Some facts: more than 500 m² of landscape, about 60,000 trees, same in figures, 5,000 cars, 7,000 meter of tracs, 3,000 houses and bridges, etc. - it is huge!
Here's their homepage: www.miniatur-wunderland.com
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The "Miniaturwunderland" is a tremendous "museum" with miniature trains in different scenarios.
The grade of detail is very high and precise. Everything is moving, even they have autonomous cars etc. moving within the scenes.
It is getting bigger and bigger every year. Everytime you drop in you will discover new details and features.
On some days there might be so much people waiting for entrance that it can take up to more than 45 mins.
You will get a rough overview and also information on waiting times on their web page.
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