World’s Largest Model Train Layout

Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model train layout in the world. Located in Hamburg, Germany, it is the branchild of Frederik Braun, who got the inspiration to build the project after a visit to a model train shop in Zurich in 2000.

Some of the incredible features of Miniatur Wunderland:

Model area-currently 1,150 meters (after final construction over 2,300 meters)

Track length-currently 12,000 meters (after final construction approximately 20,000 meters)

Trains-currently 890 (after final construction 1,300)

Signals-currently 900 (after final construction 1,900)

Switches-currently 2,200 (after final construction 4,000)

Computers-currenty 40 (after final construction 64)

Lights-currently 300,000 (after final construction 500,000)

Buildings & bridges-currently 3,500 (after final construction 6,000)

Figurines-currently 200,000 (after final construction 300,000)

Trees-currently 215,000 (after final construction 330,000)

Work hours-currently 500,000 (after final construction approximately 850,000)

Cost-currently 10,000,000 € (after final construction approximately 15,000,000 €)

Staff-currently 185 (after final construction 200)

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