On our last stop of our digital nomad adventure (or until we decide to jet off again), we went to Hamburg for 2 nights and I am so glad we did.
Miniatur Wunderland is a unique attraction in Hamburg and is definitely worth visiting, suitable for everyone with cheeky nude figurines for the adults, trains and an airport to keep everyone entertained, you really can’t go wrong.
We arrived on a Sunday late afternoon, headed up the stairs to the entrance, though I didn’t like the fight through the shop to get to the exhibition, you will soon forget once you see the magic. The exhibition is over 3 floors so there is a lot to see.
You are greeted at the top of the stairs by what looks to be a timetable on a screen, the screen displays the number of guests visited over the years from different destinations such as the UK, USA and more unknown as Saint Lucia and much more. This was a nice feature to see to really realise the popularity of the Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg itself.
I was surprised to see how detailed the exhibition was, from each figure being individual and different from the last, the detailing in making everything so life like. I really enjoyed seeing places we had seen ourselves or knew to see the detail of the scenery and the buildings.
There is everything to entertain from a fully working airport with a departure and arrivals board along with taking off and landing. The attention to detail within each section is worth spending hours to find everything you can. I love that there is something for all ages, fans of cars, planes and trains as well as the hidden nudes and cheeky scenes for the adults.
The only downside to the exhibition is the crowds, it can get a little tight and be prepared to leave a particular exhibition and come back to it when it is less busy. As people like to take their time and see everything they can on the exhibit, it meant that there was quite a build up in the first room but once past that initial room it tends to spread out more.
One of my favourite features of the exhibition was the change from daylight to nighttime and back again, with the details of the lights changing slowly to create a sunset and sunrise. Along with the change of days came the change within the exhibition, each car, building and street light also came on and off with the change. The attention to detail here was great to see and think it made it all the more exciting and real for me to see, especially if you visit Las Vegas in the change from daylight to sunset.
Overall I would definitely come again to Miniatur Wunderland to see more of the hidden figures, watch the planes take off and more. I would love to see it after more development and admire the hard work that has gone in to creating such an amazing place.
If you have visited Miniatur Wunderland, let me know what you thought and your favourite part in the comments.