Preiser Tanzende Kinder

Donation Pins and Magnets

Background Information

We live in a rich part of the world. Many of us are doing well to very good - but looking at the rest of the world though, we are doing excellent and outstanding.

Fortunately, there is a great will to help the less privileged and generous amounts of money are donated for the good cause. Still, every day around the world thousands of children are dying who, had their fate been different and were they born in rich countries like Germany, probably would still be alive today. But also in Germany there are poverty and illnesses, which hinder children from having the harmonious and care free childhood that most of you probably had.

We are only a small middle class enterprise, but we are lucky to draw quite a bit of attention. We have already used this attention in the past to support charities, including donations from ourselves as well. Both of this shall bring a lot more money in the future for the good cause.

Now we have come up with a special campaign: Many people have asked us about pins from the Wunderland in the past. Since 2007, we release a new collectible pin every month, and since 2010, we offer collectible magnets as well. The pins and magnets of each annual edition share a common theme, e.g. a section of the layout or special vehicles. They cost 2.90 Euros each, a standard market price - but in our case, it is entirely forwarded to the respective recipient of the donation, as our share of the donation are the manufacturing costs for the pins and magnets. We don’t deduct them and donate the total gross turnover from the sale. Until 2009, we have had an edition of 2,000 pieces each month, each raising 5,800 Euros (2,000 × 2.90 Euro). In 2011, we decided to manufacture pins in different quantities (1,000 to 2,500 pieces) therefore they generate different amounts of money for donation. The pin with the highest number of votes generates the highest amount of money.

We hope everyone will join in! The exclusive annual edition set with a special additional pin or magnet can be purchased in our Onlineshop. All buyers of this annual edition set have the possibility to decide which institution or cause shall be recipient of the donations. We look forward to your participation!

Thank You,

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Current Pins and Magnets

Ever since 2007, we release a new pin, as well as a magnet (since 2010), every month, with the most beautiful Wunderland scenes for collectors to buy. The entire turnover of these sales (and we are not deducting manufacturing costs) is being donated to a good cause - different ones every month. The buyers decide to which cause or institution the proceeds should be donated. The pins and magnets can be bought separately or as annual collections, which include a bonus pin or magnet. A pin or magnet costs 2.90 Euros each, and will hopefully be purchased by all our visitors at our Onlineshop or within the exhibition.

Current Suggestions

Who shall receive the donation money?

Every quarter the buyers of the donation pin annual edition may choose the three institutions who shall be pin partners for the next three months. The suggestions for the institutions come from you.

In order to keep the list at a manageable length, at every vote the last three places are taken from the list and can’t be voted for again at the next election.

1.) Hanseatic Help 
Hanseatic Help has been supporting and providing for people in need since fall 2015, distributing donations to charitable organizations. We have supported refugees, homeless, women’s shelters and orphanages in Hamburg and surrounding counties with clothing and other articles of necessity for everyday life. Our honorary association does not only provide regularly for 150 institutions for people in need in Hamburg, but also delivers aid supplies to regions of crisis such as Syria, Iraq, Greece, Sicily or Haiti. Thousands of people have been initially provided with clothing and articles of hygiene.

2.) Nestwerk e.V.
Especially young adults living in inner city regions lacking of infrastructure need adequate, continuous and gratuitous leisure time facilities to break through the vicious circle of poverty and neglect. State funding, due to empty cash reserves, isn’t enough, civic envolvment and practical help are needed. NestWerk sees its main role in offering low-threshold leisuretime and sports activities to help the children long term:

3.) Förderkreis zugunsten unfallgeschädigter Kinder e.V. (support network for children damaged by accidents)
The children suffering from damage through accidents have already cried enough from shock and pain. Thanks to good doctors they can run and jump again, but visiting their friends a few blocks over is something they cannot yet manage to do on their own. Building up trust and finding bravery within themselves is something they have to practice- with the help of Hamburg police men and women. Crossing streets, climbing trees and going on night walks is one way to practice. And going on two week excursions during the holidays into the snow, to the Baltic or to a horseback riding farm, just because it is fun and good for them! Further information can be found here:

5.) Doctors without borders
“Doctors without borders” is a private medical first aid organization, with their basic principles written down in a Charter. One of these principles is to help all victims regardless of their ethnic origin or their religious or political beliefs. “Doctors without borders” is neutral and impartial and works free of any bureaucratic constraints. To keep this independence they are financed by at least half through private donations:

6.) Viva Con Agua                                                                                                                  
Water - together with air - is the most important element of life. Only with water, life can be created, water is life. Water is the necessity for a healthy and happy life. This simple truth is the motivation for Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli: They initiate and realize water related projects in order to enable access to clean water for humans throughout the world. Unfortunately, many people on our planet are deprived of uncontaminated water. The Viva con Agua donation pin is meant to enable the construction of a water well in order to supply a whole village in a developing country with clean drinking water, thus protecting the inhabitants from diseases and affliction.

Menschen.Leben e.V. is a multi-generation project in Hamburg, which actively counteracts social and cultural impoverishment. It advocates social participation and encourages against loneliness and isolation. It also practices value based prevention against violence. Nowadays we face an increasing l meaninglessness and a deterioration in the values of society and this leads to aggression and violence everywhere. This results in suffering and discouragement for people of all ages, physically as well as psychologically. We want to improve the future prospects of children and adolescents and help them become confident young adults who recognize their value and believe in themselves. We enable seniors to actively contribute their great life experience as an asset and to feel as a valuable part of society again.

Joy and participation for the poor elderly- against isolation and loneliness 
This offer enables senior Hamburg citizens with little money and restricted bodily abilities to partake in cultural life. They are accompanied by high school students 16 years and over from their area. This way the seniors, who are poor due to their age, can still be part of cultural life and be integrated into society. Culture is the possibility to bridge the gap between generations- enabling contact and solidarity in the city’s quarters. Young people learn to take responsibility and engage themselves for their quarter and society.

9.) Bestohlen, beraubt, misshandelt - Der WEISSE RING hilft (Robbed or Abused, the WHITE RING Will Help)
The WEISSE RING in Hamburg has 80 well trained volunteer workers (3,000 all throughout Germany). They are like a social lifebelt, counselor, companion and supporter for all people and families who have fallen victim to crime and brutality (in Hamburg alone there are 1,300 cases a year). The volunteers help the victims with their anger, pain and sadness and are there as long as they are needed (sometimes years). They help in finding new perspectives on life. Every year the WEISSE RING lends 14,000 hours of support in Hamburg alone. The WEISSE RING also engages in projects to prevent violence with teenagers and is financed solely through donation money, member fees and inheritances:

10.) “The Shell” (mobile child and youth hospice service)
Receiving a serious diagnosis puts entire families into a state of emergency- it changes everything. Everyday life must go on in addition to the emotional and psychological strain - having time is something very precious. The focus of our work is on children and adolescents with life-shortening illnesses and their families. Our trained volunteer staff visit the families at home regularly, dealing with both- the sick child and the healthy siblings. They have an open ear for the worries and fears – not only of the children but also of the parents.

11.) Kids & Friends

The Kids & Friends Foundation wants to transform Hamburg children into heroes! Ever since 2008, the Kids & Friends Foundation has been a companion for children and young people in Hamburg who are starting from poor conditions. Children should be able to develop their full potential, to shape their lives independently and to create better future prospects. We support projects regarding education, sports, arts and social issues and evaluate the projects according to defined criteria for sponsoring to make sure the money reaches where it belongs: with the kids. In short- we invest in this city’s most important resource and therefore in its future: in Hamburg's children and young people.

12.) Jung & Alt e.V. (Young & Old association)
The Granny aid agency project was initially launched in Germany in 1979 by Beate Schmidt. What began as a childcare service is now an all-round service for the young and the old. In order to unite several individual projects under one roof, the association Jung und Alt in Zuwendung e.V (young and old in devotion association) was founded in 1993. Young and old can help each other - even if they are not family-related. Children who do not have their own grandparents close by, can be looked after by our seniors who can at least partially replace the grandparents and share their experiences. In the Granny aid agency senior citizens look after children in emergency situations (grandma fire brigade) as well as relieve the parents by the hour (babysitting). Going for walks, playing games or helping with homework ... our volunteers have a heart for children and they have time!

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 11 of the last election of 28th of December 2018

Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung (January)
Kinderhospiz Bethel (February)
Kinderkrebszentrum Hamburg e.V. (March)

4.) Viva Con Agua Händ für Kinder e.V. (Hands for children)

5.) The Shell (mobile child and youth hospice service)

6.) Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents

7.) KULTURISTENHOCH2 | Joy and participation for the poor elderly- against isolation and loneliness

8.) Nestwerk e.V.

9.) Hanseatic Help

10.) Kids & Friends

11.) Clubchildren e.V.