Have you ever looked at miniatures or models for buildings and marveled at just how cute and detailed they are? If you are a fan of such things, you may or may not have heard of the Miniatur Wunderland, which for those unfamiliar is a model railway attraction that features a railway comprising of 50,525 ft of track.
The attraction consists of seven different sections, and it seems that Google has decided that a project this big needs its own Street View. According to Google, “For those looking to relive their childhood dreams of being a conductor of their own railway and playing with dollhouses, we have a Street View surprise for you: Hamburg’s famed Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway, has come to Google Maps.”
So how did Google capture such a tiny Street View? Google writes, “But to capture the nooks and crannies in Miniatur Wunderland, we worked with our partner at Ubilabs to build an entirely new—and much smaller—device. Tiny cameras were mounted on tiny vehicles that were able to drive the roads and over the train tracks, weaving through the Wunderland’s little worlds to capture their hidden treasures.”
The end result is pretty amazing and if you’d like to check it out for yourself, you can head on over to Google’s website and explore it. Alternatively the video above will also give you a quick tour of Miniatur Wunderland in case you’re pressed for time.