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Monday, October 15, 2012

LOXX - Berlin's amazing toy train landscape

If toy train sets still make you go all soft and awaken the child inside of you, Berlin's LOXX is a station stop you shouldn't miss. 

With 2,500 square metres of H0-scale model railways right in the heart of Berlin, LOXX is claimed to be the world's largest digital model railway. LOXX technicians have recreated with great felicity the landscape and atmosphere of the city with about 4.15 kilometres of track, over 400 trains, 10,000 road vehicles and about 50,000 human figures. Every 20 minutes, nightfall is simulated and the set is illuminated with over 18,000 miniature lights.

LOXX, despite its stiff entry fee, is a hit with kids and kids-at-heart and some tourists have described it as the perfect way to spend a rainy day. After all, you're never tool old to play with trains!


A model of Air Force One, complete with red carpet and a marching band, glows at the airport of the LOXX miniature train landscape at the Alexa shopping mall.
A model truck drives past miniature passenger planes at the airport of the LOXX miniature train landscape at the Alexa shopping mall in Berlin, Germany.





Trains pass by a model of a coal-fired power plant with a cooling tower at the LOXX miniature train landscape.


A miniature version of the Angel Victoria stands on the Victory Column in Tiergarten park at the LOXX miniature train landscape.




A miniature version of the Soviet War Memorial stands in Tiergarten park in the LOXX miniature train landscape.








A figurine representing Knut the polar bear stands in his zoo enclosure at the LOXX miniature train landscape at the Alexa shopping mall.

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