From Budapest through Vienna right to Uelzen in Germany – the 300-square-metre layout is exciting not only for lovers of railways. One of the most beautiful railway tracks of Europe has been reconstructed here with an unbelievable love of detail, especially spending a lot of space, time and love on rebuilding the city centre of Budapest.
The landmark buildings help you find your way around. It is easy to recognise Nyugati railway station with its glass facade and small gates, so too the zoo with its stone elephants at the entry. Even Heroes Square and Vajdahunyad castle have been replicated in a 1:100 size ratio.
Proof that the makers of the model paid great attention to detail can be seen in the stone slabs covering Heroes Square, which bear the same marks left by weather and time as the ones on the square itself. Fans of the city will surely value the little streets with no particular sights in them. Budapest displays a private side here, a side that everyone knows very well.
One hundred trains, 600 buildings and more than 2,000 figures populate the 300 square metres to make the mini-world rich in detail and exciting. It took hours of work per square metre to put together the components of the Miniversum.
It all gets really exciting once you begin to push the different buttons along the miniature table. Don’t be afraid; this is why the buttons are there! As you press them, the cars, trucks and cable cars begin to move, the lights turn on and the whole thing comes to life.
A hint from the house: go down to the level of a child, to about one metre, because you will be able to see a whole new, maybe even more exciting side of the mini-world. After fully exploring, the small visitors can let off steam at an indoor playground and the parents may have a rest beside a cup of coffee.
As the Miniversum can only accept a limited number of visitors at a time, it is advisable to book in advance at www.miniversum.hu