The World's Largest Model Railway

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Have you ever wondered what the world's largest model railway looks like?

Look no further. 

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest model railway. 

In October 2016, the railway consisted of 50,525 sq feet of track in HO scale divided into nine sections. 

By this year, the exhibit is expected to add ten more sections in a model area of over 24, 757 sq feet. 

The sections of the model include:

  • Harz/Central Germany
  • Knuffingen
  • Austria
  • Hamburg
  • United States
  • Scandinavia
  • Switzerland
  • Knuffingen Airport
  • Italy

The project was created by twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun.

Miniatur Wunderland has taken more than 500,000 hours to build since its construction in 2000. 

Some of the many features included in the model are:

  • 36,000 feet of HO track
  • 900 trains and 12,000 carriages operating on a continuous schedule
  • 300,000 street, house and casino lights 
  • Nearly a quarter million trees throughout the landscape
  • 200,000 human figures 
  • A miniature airport

Miniatur Wunderland is open 365 days a year and reservations are highly recommended. You can learn more about the exhibit at







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