Knuffingen Airport, World's Largest Miniature Airport, Goes On Display In Germany (PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta Subscribe to Kate Auletta's posts Posted May 5th 2011 03:30 PM

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The world's largest miniature airport has gone on display at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany.

Miniatur Wunderland
is also home to the world's largest model railroad landscape.

The model airport is based off of Hamburg's Fuhlsbüttel International airport, according to news.com.

The display took 7 years and roughly $4.8 million to build.


The model includes a whopping list of accessories, including 40 planes, 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings.

The figurines move autonomously via computer (watch the video below the slideshow of a plane taxiing the runway).

The roughly 494-square feet display opened on Wednesday.

Check out detailed shots of the incredible miniature airport below.



WATCH the planes move about the airport below:

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richard mestousi

i enjoyed that you have to have lots of tallent and time to do this love it

June 04 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matiyas

Very nice indeed! Looks like a real airport.

June 01 2011 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tcomf

cool

May 06 2011 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bansheemarc

How about U.S. Navy SEAL's rushing an airplane and shooting terrorists in the head? Maybe shoot a wife in the leg or something, to make it more realistic

May 06 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
silvermountain18

WOW

May 06 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bansheemarc

Will there be republican politicians in the men's bathrooms playing footsies with the guy in the next stall?

May 06 2011 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jorgebucci

In this "airport" can passengers keep their shoes on going through check points?

May 06 2011 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sean

I can't believe some of the idiotic comments on here about the cost of this attraction. When I see articles about Disneyworld's latest multi-million dollar ride or experience, I don't see people asking why they didn't spend the money on schoolbooks.

I say bless the Germans for having the passion to create such an amazing work of art. Some people actually get enjoyment from seeing the ingenuity and craftsmanship of their fellow citizens. I'd rather spend thousands of my dollars to travel to Europe to see this and spend 1 day there than spend 5 days hanging out with a guy walking around dressed in a giant plastic mouse head.

May 06 2011 at 7:33 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Ryan Payne

wow what a stupid thing to spend 4.8 m on

May 06 2011 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pepe5x1

WASTE OF MONEY... REALLY $4.8M? WASTE

May 06 2011 at 6:56 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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