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Miniature Wonderland, Hamburg – a small world that makes a big impression

There's only one way to describe Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg: the biggest model railway in the world. Visitors are taken on a journey through different countries and continents, through realistic miniature landscapes and worlds of fantasy.

Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg portrays stories big and small. There are discoveries to be made everywhere you look. From Hamburg with its port, it's just a few short steps to the Grand Canyon, intersected by a long-haul train crossing a huge wooden bridge. The America section takes you on a sightseeing tour of the United States, from the Everglades to the bright lights of Vegas and into the Rocky mountains. Then it's onwards to Scandinavia, where cargo ships and cruise liners sail through 30,000 litres of real water and you can see Pippi Longstocking and a family of cave-dwelling trolls. This region also boasts a magical snowy landscape with lots of minute details. The make-believe city of Knuffingen is another must-see with tiny lorries and cars driving through the little streets as if by magic. And it doesn't end there. Other highlights include a rock concert, a fire brigade, a couple in a field of sunflowers and even the mythical Atlantis. Of course, as well as the Alps, Scandinavia, America and Switzerland, you also get to explore the beautiful city of Hamburg in miniature.

Highlights

Miniature Wonderland is the world's biggest model railway. The 2,300m² air-conditioned exhibition space features around 400,000 tiny figures meticulously positioned across eight different regions, over 1,300 trains and approximately 20,000 metres of track, more than 500,000 lights and 10,000 moving cars, day and night simulations every 15 minutes, and flight simulations, all controlled by more than 64 computers. And you are regularly met by spectacular views overlooking the entire miniature landscape. You can discover the model railway in a small group or in an intimate atmosphere at events such as Nights in Wonderland or on a Behind the Scenes guided tour, giving you the chance to appreciate the tiniest details and gain insider knowledge. By arrangement, wheelchair users and severely disabled people can enjoy exclusive access to Miniature Wonderland.

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There is no doubt that the three buildings belonging to the Hamburg Kunsthalle house one of the most important public art collections in Germany: perhaps the best place to discover connections, developments and trends in seven centuries of art history. The permanent exhibition of more than 700 works and alternating displays from the museum's holdings offer a unique insight into art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Every one of the museum's collections is important in its own right but in combination they have an immense impact. The museum presents the medieval altars of Master Bertram and Master Francke, 17th century Dutch paintings and 19th century German paintings with extensive groups of works by Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Adolph Menzel and Max Liebermann. Works of the Classical Modernist period include paintings and sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz and Max Ernst. The contemporary art section features alternating exhibitions, which have included Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mona Hatoum and Jenny Holzer. The Department of Prints and Drawings comprises more than 120,000 works and is a museum in its own right. The Kunsthalle also runs the 'Museum At Home' initiative where art historians give their expert opinion on paintings (on canvas and wood), drawings and prints for a small fee.

Upcoming dates:

10.05.2019 - 22.09.2019

13.08.2019 - 05.01.2020

23.08.2019 - 10.11.2019

Venue

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 1
20095 Hamburg

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

The Hamburg Cruise Days offer an unforgettable experience in one of Germany's grandest cities, so prepare to be wowed by a cruise event that is by far and away the best. Gaze in awe at the majestic ships and open your heart to the call of the cruise – these are three days devoted to all things maritime, to sumptuous food and quality entertainment. No fewer than seven liners are calling at Hamburg during the festival and will be anchored in the port.

The inaugural event was a success – this was the unanimous verdict on the first Hamburg Cruise Days of summer 2008, when more than 600,000 excited spectators from around the world witnessed the Elbe's transformation into a glittering open-air stage. Every two years since then, the docklands have become a maritime playground for the leisurely exploration of various theme islands: shopping, fashion and design, sport and relaxation, children's activities, markets, music, entertainment and food prepared by the city's best chefs. Experience the enchanting world of cruising on dry land between the two cruise terminals in HafenCity and Altona, or indulge your wanderlust on the water via the fleet of party ships at Hamburg Cruise Night on Friday evening or the grand Hamburg Cruise Days parade on Saturday evening. Another mesmerising highlight is Blue Port by acclaimed lighting designer Michael Batz, who swathes the area from HafenCity to Neumühlen in the colour of the sky, of the sea and of longing.

Upcoming dates:

13.09.2019 - 15.09.2019

Venue

Großer Grasbrook, 20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
Kaiserkai 10
20457 Hamburg

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.
The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s largest club festival and is considered as one of the three main venues for the music and digital economy in Europe.
The event includes around 600 programmes in various areas across more than 70 locations on and around the Reeperbahn Hamburg.

Upcoming dates:

18.09.2019 - 21.09.2019

Venue

Reeperbahn/ Stadt Hamburg
Reeperbahn 83
20359 Hamburg

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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