TRENDING Experience the 'big little world’

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Experience the 'big little world’

By Feng Xuejun | People's Daily app

22:42, November 09, 2018

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 city’s historic Speicherstadt district. The world on a scale of 1:87 is growing steadily and attracts more than a million visitors every year.

According to a survey conducted by the German National Tourist Board in 2016, the big little world is the most popular German attraction abroad - even ahead of the Brandenburg Gate, the Cologne Cathedral, the old town of Heidelberg or Neuschwanstein Castle.

The Miniatur Wunderland (MiWuLa) is a single superlative. In 2016, the size of the model area was 1,490 square meters. There are 1,040 trains on 15,400 meters of tracks. The longest train measures 14.51 meters. The area is controlled by 50 computers. Nearly 760,000 man-hours have been invested since opening to expand the MiWuLa to nine sections. 360 employees ensure that the system works. By 2028, the number of construction phases will be increased from the current 9 to 13. The model area will be more than 2,000 square meters, and the length of the tracks will increase to 20 kilometers.


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