Become a gulliver. Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities
To see all the sights of the country in one place, take a walk through a beautiful park, step over houses and highways, admire global sights from the height of one's growth... Do you consider these entertainments to be a pure fantasy? For many years, amazing parks of miniatures have been functioning in various countries of the world, the main exhibits of which are exact smaller copies of world famous landmarks. In each of these parks you can see something special. For example, the most complex railroad systems, models of seas and rivers, and even unique types of dwarf plants. Parks of miniatures are incredibly popular among tourists all over the world. Not only parents with children like to visit them, but also adults who sometimes want to be in a fairy-tale atmosphere and feel like giants.
France Miniature, France
In the immediate vicinity of Paris, in the picturesque town of Elancourt is an amazing park called "France in Miniature." Its area is 5 hectares, in this relatively small area, creators of the park managed to place breadboard models of 160 main sights of the country. One of the main features of the park are five mini-rivers flowing through its territory. All models of outstanding sights presented in the park have been executed at a scale of 1:30.
The opening of the park took place in 1991. On its territory you can see miniature copies of the most famous sights of France. Here, there is a beautiful Eiffel Tower, and Versailles, and the Field of Mars, and one of the most spectacular is the mock-up of Notre-Dame de Paris. The creator of the amazing park is one of the local residents - Dan Olman. He managed to recreate, with amazing accuracy, mock-ups of outstanding historical sites.
The models presented in the park have been placed in accordance with their actual geographical location, so during an excursion many visitors to the park use a usual map of France. After inspecting the layouts of iconic attractions, guests of the park will be able to visit the indoor pavilion located on its territory. Inside, interiors of the most famous historical buildings of the country have been recreated. Small guests of the park will like the attractions located on its territory. Also, travellers should note that the park does not work in winter. Next - Madurodam
Perhaps, one of the most famous and visited in the world miniature parks is Madurodam. This park is located in The Hague. It offers visitors in a matter of hours to get acquainted with outstanding sights of Holland. The models that can be seen in the park are an exact copy of real monuments and structures in the proportion of 1:25. Some of the designs presented in the park are incredibly complex, work on them lasted about four years. Complete article
Italia in Miniature, Italy
You can see all the famous historical and cultural sites of Italy in one excursion, just visit the "Italy in Miniature" park, located in the immediate vicinity of the city of Rimini. This park of miniatures is one of the largest in the world, its area is 85 hectares. In the park there are 270 models of natural, architectural and historical sights of the country. Complete article
In Brussels, travellers have an opportunity to visit the most interesting "Mini Europe" park. It is located next to one of the most famous landmarks of the city – the "Atomium" sculpture. It is believed, that it is in this park of miniatures that one can see some of the most upscale and expensive models in the world, which represent exact copies of the most important European landmarks at a scale of 1:25. The park has a lot of interactive layouts. Everywhere you can see trains running on miniature railways, windmill mills with rotating blades and even erupting Vesuvius. Complete article
In Austria, the most interesting park of miniatures is to be found in the city of Klagenfurt. It covers an area of 26000 square meters and presents to the attention of visitors 150 mini-copies of outstanding world sights at a scale of 1:25. About half of park models are dedicated directly to Austria, except for the copies of architectural structures. There are incredibly beautiful canals and rivers, along which ships sail, as well as a railway with trains in the park. Complete article
Bekonscot model village, United Kingdom
In the British city of Bekonscot there is an eponymous park of miniatures. It is the oldest theme park of its kind and covers an area of 6070 square meters. The park is a small copy of a village with many interesting buildings and landscapes. Its opening took place a little less than a hundred years ago, in the 20s of the last century. The author of the park is one of local residents - Roland Cullingham, who many years ago decided to create an amazing miniature village for personal purposes. Complete article
Miniatur Wunderland, Germany
Guests of Hamburg will have an opportunity to visit the Miniatur Wunderland amazing park, which is a unique landmark of world significance. Wunderland is a small copy of Hamburg. The park met its first guests in 2000. Since opening, its main feature is a huge breadboard model of the railway, the length of which is 11 km. There are stations on the railway, small colorful trains run along it. Complete article
Catalunya en Miniatura, Spain
Catalonia in miniature can be admired in Barcelona. In a miniature park models of the most prominent and most visited sights of the region have been presented. The museum was opened in 1983 and covers an area of 60 000 square meters. About half of this area is occupied directly by mock-ups of sights. The park has been supplemented with incredibly beautiful landscape compositions. In total, 145 mini-copies can be seen in the park, which have been executed on a scale from 1:25 to 1:33. Complete article
Mini Israel, Israel
The Israeli city of Latrun represents a theme park 'Israel in Miniature', which introduces visitors architectural and historical landmarks of the country. Models of the most outstanding and beautiful buildings of Israel are presented in the park. Among them are beautiful palaces and temples, museums and theaters, as well as modern hotels, which are also considered important architectural monuments. Complete article
Studying the sights of Istanbul, don't miss the park of miniatures with a memorable name of Miniaturk. In this open-air museum, over one hundred models of the most beautiful Turkish buildings are presented, all of them have been recreated with the utmost precision. In the vast park, the area of which is about 60000 square meters, models of sights and other countries of the world are presented. All of them are executed in scale 1:25. Complete article