There have been clips about this attraction over the past few years. This wunderland / wonderland is still not finished. It is growing to a conclusion, however, because the creative team that drives it will soon run out of space at the current large location.
There are two brothers, in Germany. They had a wonderful model railway that was something to see. Their wonderland started as a place to display the brothers’ hobby creation.
The initial display grew massive. It expanded by leaps and bounds as other enthusiasts with different skills joined the fun and word spread. Soon they also were joined by other ‘Model Railroad Clubs’ and a wide variety craftsmen.
Some were electricians, model makers, carpenters, computer programmers, plus many other creative people. The hobbyists’ wives would stop by to see what they were doing. They usually brought them lunch.
Visitors started to ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted. And one thing led to another.
Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery. Some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery. They added a complete kitchen too.
If the fresh Coffee smell doesn’t get you. The bakery definitely will!
Then, one of the Breweries joined in support. It furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter, etc. etc..
This wonderland is incredible. It draws millions of all ages as the best known tourist attraction in Hamburg.
The latest finished area, costing €3M, is the airport. Planes look like they are taking-off, flying and landing. Computer controlled vehicles roar around acres/hectares of manicured space. Thousands of characters populate the display.
Enjoy your five minute viewing plus regain a bit of your young-at-heartedness!