Berlin: Model Railroad Offers A Bird's-Eye View In Miniature

A model railroad might seem like a weird way to get a view of uber-hip Berlin, but it's a fascinating introduction to the German capital.

Located on the fourth floor of a Berlin mall, the railway exhibit encompasses 2,500 square meters of scale model scenery(that's at a scale of 1:87). The approximately three miles of track hold more than 400 trains and the mini city is home to 50,000 little people.

Some of the sights visitors can take in include the TV Tower, the zoo, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Angela Merkel, who is apparently visible in the Chancellery.

Cars and buses move realistically about town and there's even a real working airport where model Boeing 747s take off and land.

See it for yourself below, and visit LOXX's website for more details on how to visit.

LOXX Railway