I had seen photos of Germany's Minatur Wunderland in the past but never a good video. Our friend Dot shared a short Youtube video this morning and I found it to be quite interesting! Think you will too! The short copy below the video reads:
'After six years and over $4,440,000, the world's largest model railroad now has the world's largest model airport. The 1,600-square-foot addition is just the latest to Hamburg, Germany's Miniatur Wunderland.'
Goggle says that as of January 2011, the railway consisted of 39,370 ft of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland. Of the 68,889 sq ft of floorspace, the model takes 12,378 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 24,757 sq ft. The exhibit includes 890 trains made up of over 11,000 carriages, 300,000 lights, 215,000 trees, and 200,000 human figurines. The creators will work on models of Italy and France now that the airport section is completed. The airport is named Knuffingen International Airport and is modeled after Hamburg International Airport. Future additions include Africa, England, and a futuristic landscape.
Sure would love to see it in person. Anyone want to donate first class airline tickets for two???? LOL
Click this link for video and Enjoy! Minatur Wunderland