About Scandinavia

Pippi Langstrumpf vor der Villa Kunterbunt

The layout part of Scandinavia is the largest and technically most challenging part of Miniatur Wunderland.

In 2005 Scandinavia was opened by the consuls of the countries which have been reproduced in the Wunderland. The northern Baltic Sea is filled with 33,000 litres of running water and marks the centre of this layout part. There are many different ships crossing the ocean.

Currently, the fleet on the North Baltic Sea consists of 25 ships. We are developing an autopilot which enables 15-20 ships to navigate on the sea controlled by a computer. The ships are manually navigated presently. Scandinavia has many highlights to offer even without the revolutionary autopilot.

The interaction of water, snow, and light is unique in Wunderland. The simulation of high and low tide every 30 minutes is groundbreaking. However, there are a lot more attractions, such as an "adult" film set behind a dune, flying fairies, and a ghost ship on the Arctic Sea. The Scandinavian section is 300 m² large, and is one of the most popular layouts for visitors and employees.

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..