Tour the World’s Largest Model Railway on Google “Mini” Street View

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany holds the record as the largest model railroad in the world, and with an astounding 13 kilometers of track and over 200,000 miniature people, that’s not too surprising. Now Google has shrunk their Street View technology to give us a first-person train ride through the massive model.


The Street View team used a series of camera toting trains and cars to drive through the miniature world, capturing it just like their full-sized fleet of cars. Because the cars can go places even visitors to the attraction can’t go, we get a peek into its inner workings and plenty of scenes hidden from public view–like deep sea divers at a county fair, farmers riding a broomstick, a newly-married couple on the steps of the courthouse and the dancing crowds at an outdoor concert.

Check out this “mini view” in all it’s glory on Google Street View.







Google’s Street View car found a permanent place in the giant model:

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(via Amusing Planet)

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