2017 / 365 / 211-2 "Miniatur Wunderland" (multiple images)

by Thomas Glaser August. 09, 2017 1542 views

In Hamburg, in the evening. A mandatory visit to the Miniatur Wunderland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniatur_Wunderland

"Miniatur Wunderland (German for 'miniature wonderland') is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany, and the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt district of the city.

In October 2016 the railway consisted of 15,400 m (50,525 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into nine sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, a replica of the Hamburg Airport and Italy. Of the 6,800 m2 (73,195 sq ft) of floorspace, the model takes 1,490 m2 (16,038 sq ft).

By 2020, the exhibit is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in a model area of over 2,300 m2 (24,757 sq ft). The exhibit includes 1,300 trains made up of over 10,000 carriages, over 100,000 moving vehicles, ca. 500,000 lights, 130,000 trees, and 400,000 human figurines. Planning is also in progress for the construction of sections for France, England, Africa and Australia."

However, the most interesting stories happen in the shadow of the trains. I tried to capture some of them:

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

WOW! These are wonderful! Incredible details & realism!

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Thomas Glaser Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

The displays contain a lot of those little stories :-)

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Elizabeth B 3 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful photos, wonderful effort!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Elizabeth B 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you so much!

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Debmalya Ghosh 3 years, 9 months ago

I am speechless! Just outstanding!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Debmalya Ghosh 3 years, 9 months ago

Wow,  thanks a lot, Debmalya!

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Timothy Bullock 3 years, 9 months ago

Oh my Goodness!! That is absolutely spectacular!!!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Timothy Bullock 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks very much Timothy, and the shallow DoF can be quite challening :-)

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- Kim - 3 years, 9 months ago

Great capture of very cute models!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to - Kim - 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you, they were indeed cute! :-)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 9 months ago

Great work Thomas. Love them all

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks very much, Antonio! :-)

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Heike 3 years, 9 months ago

I didn't know, that this wonderland is in Hamburg. Looks great, I love #1, it lt looks so real, when I saw it in the thumb, I thought it's a night shot from a bridge in the real world. All the nightshots, also that ones from the airport, don't look like from a miniatur-world! Well done, Thomas !

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Heike 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks so much Heike! Unfortunately, we had very limited time there. You could lose yourself in the displays for several hours easily :-)

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