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Google Unveils Street View Of World's Largest 'Miniature Wonderland'

13/01/2016 13:36 GMT | Updated 13/01/2016 13:59 GMT

Google Street View has unveiled a stunning tour of the world in miniature form.

'Miniatur Wunderland,' in Hamburg Germany, is the largest model railway in the world and the search engine giant has now brought it to everyone's doorstep.

According to a Google blog post, the tourist attraction has more than 900 trains running through the model on a track length of 13,00 metres.

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Google captured a street view of this shrunken world by attaching cameras to model cars, buses and trolleys travelling within the Miniatur Wunderland.

Locations covered by the project include replicas of Las Vegas at night and the Port of Hamburg as well as other notable sights in Germany.

Google's Street View shows Wunderland's people, cities landscapes and even a fully functioning airport, with a plane taking off, in stunning detail.

Writing the blog for Google, Wunderland founders, Frederik and Gerrit Braun, said the Street View collaboration was another way to keep their childhood dreams alive.

Braun was inspired to begin building the miniature world after seeing a railway model shop in Zurich in July 2000.

Calling his twin brother Gerrit on the same day, he stated: "We are going to build the largest model railway in the world“.