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Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Postby 4472 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Has anyone been. We are thinking of going this year by train as I don't fly. We would like information on places to stay that don't cost the earth. SHMBO won't want to cook, so B & B would be best
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Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Postby Flashbang » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 pm

I went some three or so years ago. Absolutly worth the visit. They were talking then of building a UK section around 2018/19. Whether this will or has happen I have no idea?
As for staying, we spent four nights in the Radisson Blu hotel which is right outside Hamburg Dammtor railway station. It was about a 20 minute train ride to the MW station and then around a 5 minute walk to the building. Buy tickets on line they are cheaper and saves the queues!
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Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Postby hairyhandedfool » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:03 pm

There's an Ibis not too far away which can sometimes be quite good value.

Word of advice about Miniature Wonderland. Book ahead. Queues at the door can leave you waiting two or three hours and there's not a huge amount to do while you wait.

I'd also say it gets quite busy in there, even with the restriction on numbers going in at one time. Me and my friend, last year, had quite enough of the people in there well before we saw it all.
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Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Postby 4472 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:46 pm

We were thinking of going in September, outside of holiday period so the crowds would be less. I agree booking in advance seems to be sensible
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Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Postby Flashbang » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:18 pm

Loads of school parties visit MWL!
We went to Hamburg in late November. The Christmas markets, and there are many, were a treat for the ladies and us chaps too! :D
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