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World's biggest model airport opens
The aircraft 'fly,' the cars move and the people queue. But Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg functions in a single room
You might think US$4.8 million is a bargain for a fully functioning airport -- but this one could fit inside your basement.
Knuffingen Airport is the latest exhibit at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, and after seven years in the making it has finally opened to the public.
It features 40 model aircraft and 90 vehicles that move and 'fly' around the airport, and 15,000 mini people. Not a single moment of air rage, however.
The airport is a reproduction of Hamburg's International Airport and joins the world's biggest model railroad system, also exhibited at Minatur Wunderland.
The model includes around 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains and 300 buildings.
The model covers 150 square meters and includes a variety of aircraft including Airbus A380s.
Lighting gives the airport a night-time hue and shows off the functioning lights on cars such as headlights and indicators.
Aircraft appear to fly thanks to the use of wires and disappear into a blanket of "cloud."
Miniatur Wunderland, Kehrwieder 2-4, Block D 20457 Hamburg – Speicherstadt, Germany
Opening hours: Daily, 9.30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Prices: Adults €12 (US$18); Children €6. Click here for ticket reservations.