Toy airport Miniatur Wunderland for $ 4.8mln
• Toy airport Miniatur Wunderland for $ 4.8mln
If you live inside a little boy, for whom the world around - it's a great game, then time for you to buy a ticket to Hamburg at one of the autumn or winter weekends to see the largest working model airport in the world! And if you have kids - the "Miniature World" in Hamburg should be made to the list of must-visit places in Europe.
15 000 people figurines;
300 and traffic signals;
300 buildings and 40 aircraft ...
And, most importantly, it is not a static model! 40 aircraft and 90 vehicles are in constant motion. Miniatur Wunderland - it is one of the main tourist attractions in Hamburg.
I've already talked about it a few years ago, but then the airport was still under construction, so I went back to Hamburg again this year.
1:87 scale layout and it is located on an area of 150 sq. m. What is just not ...
Of course there is the Airbus A350, still in Hamburg - a city of Airbus. It is the only aircraft that is not in the airline's livery, this board really do not. Each plane "flies" and "sits" on a special metal rails, and then moves on to the airfield terminal or parking with special magnets.
All absolutely real! Each board directs aerodrome equipment even unloading occurs.
There are exotic types of aircraft. Here, for example, Concord.
Or Ju-52, this board have the fleet of the German Lufthansa. Will you fly, be sure to look in the log book and find a U-turn, which is represented by the company's fleet.
Passengers can also click on the button set into the railing, causing the tripping of many different action scenarios.
The aircraft flew in and, after some time, flies again freeing up parking lot.
The most interesting moment - is when day gives way to night. Airport Life does not stop for a minute as opposed to the actual major airports in Europe, most of which are closed from 23.00 to 6.00 for takeoffs and landings.
There is a current board, which reflects the real-time flight status, are around. Near the huge parking terminal and rail station. Naturally, the train in motion and runs between the airport and the adjacent museum thematic areas.
Surely there is a place for humor, which is hidden in many tiny details, you just need to carefully look into them. Here the driver has released the sheep from the board of his truck on the grass:
How do I ordered above the airport - this is just one of the many facilities. Here you can easily get lost for a few hours to have a great fall or winter evening. Fresh pictures definitely show in the next reporting.
As Miniatur Wunderland - it is a private museum, while the work may vary depending on the season. At the time of my visit it was working right up to 23.00, which is absolutely not typical for Germany.