Mount Rushmore

Die Präsidenten am Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is one of the most famous landmarks in America and is therefore a must in the Miniatur Wunderland as well. The original was carved, chiselled and hammered into the granite.

The reproduction of the four American presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln took 14 summers in total. The Wunderland’s replica of these four great American personalities was a bit more efficient due to the scale of the work, the heads having been chiselled into the plaster of the rocks over months instead of years.

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History of the Wunderland

Frederik Braun and his then-girlfriend and today's wife were visiting the alpine city of Zurich in July 2000. Sauntering together through the alleys of Zurich's town center, they came across a railway model shop, which at once evoked childhood memories in Frederik.

During the following hours, the idea of realizing the long forgotten childhood dream became more and more mature. 

Read the complete story..